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Bill to Restrict Mobile Location Data Collection Introduced in the Senate

The Location Privacy Protection Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal, seeks to require companies to inform users if and when location data is being collected by their mobile devices. Read More >

Panasonic to Launch Android-Based Toughbook Tablet

Panasonic's anticipated Android-based Toughbook tablet will go after RIM's enterprise user base rather than take on Apple's iPad in the consumer space. Read More >

BlackBerry Maker RIM Reports Revenue Down, Layoffs Looming

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, shipped 500,000 of its new PlayBook tablets in its fiscal Q1 2012. Even so, the company reports a 12 percent decline in revenue from the previous quarter. Read More >

From Apple to J.C. Penney: Retail's Ron Johnson Makes Big Move

In hiring Ron Johnson, J.C. Penney is bringing aboard a tech-forward CEO who made his mark as Apple's senior vice president of retail. Can he work the same retail magic for the department-store chain that he did for Apple? Read More >

American Airlines to Offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for In-Flight Entertainment

Samsung is partnering with American Airlines to offer 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets for personal entertainment in-flight. Read More >

Apple, Nokia Settle Patent Dispute

Nokia and Apple have agreed to settle all patent litigation, and Apple will pay Nokia a one-time fee and royalties. Read More >

IDC: Android Market Share to Top 40% in 2011

Android will command 40 percent market share through 2011, with growth tapering off to 44 percent by 2015. Apple iOS currently has 18 percent, RIM nets 14 percent and Nokia Symbian is at 20.6 percent and falling. Read More >

Nokia CEO Says Company Not for Sale

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, denies that the company is an acquisition target in the wake of rumors that Microsoft could be interested in all or part of it. Read More >

Apple CEO Unveils Company's Future Headquarters

Apple needs more office space, an indication that the iPad-maker plans to go on a hiring spree in the future. Read More >

Gartner: Android Smartphone Market Share Accelerates

Mobile devices running the Google Android operating system continue their worldwide market penetration, accounting for 36.2 million smartphones sold worldwide in Q1 2011. The platform is giving Apple's iPhone a run for its money, even as market share for smartphones running Symbian, BlackBerry OS and Windows continues to decline. Read More >

Sophos Launches Mobile Control for Enterprise Mobile Device Management

Sophos unveiled the Sophos Mobile Control, a new mobile-device-management platform that will allow IT departments to securely protect all endpoints, including mobile devices, desktops and laptops, regardless of where the user is. Read More >

RIM Recalls Nearly 1,000 Faulty PlayBook Tablets

According to online reports, about 900 of Research In Motion's PlayBook tablets have been experiencing operating-system issues. Read More >

RIM Acquires Ubitexx to Boost Apple iOS, Android Management Capabilities

Research In Motion bought software maker Ubitexx to help its enterprise customers securely manage Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets. Read More >

RIM Launches Facebook, Video Chat Apps for PlayBook

Research In Motion is touting its new PlayBook apps for Facebook and video-conferencing at its BlackBerry World 2011 conference in Orlando. Read More >

Windows Phone 7 Plagued by More Update Issues

Microsoft is apparently grappling--again--with some updating issues related to Samsung smartphones. Read More >

Apple's White iPhone 4 Could Give it a Boost Against Android

According to new research by NPD Group, Apple is managing to hold its own against the growing army of Google Android smartphones. Read More >

Fake Kaspersky Antivirus App Targets Mobile Devices

Rogue malware masquerading as a Kaspersky Lab antivirus app has been spotted on mobile devices, targeting Russian-speaking users. Read More >

Microsoft Using Patents to Squash Android Competition: Barnes and Noble

Barnes & Noble alleges that Microsoft is throwing its weight around by using its patent portfolio to claim royalties from Android manufacturers. Read More >

Greenpeace: Apple Produces Dirty Data

Greenpeace says that although Apple has become more transparent about the environmental footprint and operational performance of its products, it hasn't been as forthcoming about the current or expected impacts of its online products. Read More >

Apple Earnings Strong on iPad, iPhone, Mac Sales

Apple said it sold every iPad 2 it could make at its second-quarter earnings call. The company reported revenues of $24.67 billion, up from $13.5 billion in the year-ago quarter. Read More >

Apple's COO Talks Samsung Lawsuit, Return of Steve Jobs

COO Tim Cook spoke on the company's quarterly earnings call about Apple's impending legal battle against Samsung and the health of CEO Steve Jobs. Read More >

Apple Sues Samsung for iPad, iPhone Patent Infringement

Apple alleges in its 38-page suit filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California that Samsung's smartphones and tablets are too similar to its iPhone and iPad. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons Why CIOs Still Hate Apple

Apple's relationship with the corporate world has run hot and cold over the years. At times, the company shows that it fully understands what enterprise users require. At other times, it ignores what these users need and does whatever it likes. Hence, many CIOs have become all-out Apple-haters. But now, reports claim that Apple is starting to make some real progress in improving its... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Smartphone Apps: Small Businesses Depend on Mobility

The workplace is changing. Gone are the days when people in your organization needed only a computer and a desk to do their jobs. Now, they may need that computer, but they don't always need that desk. Instead, they need smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices that help them perform the day's tasks wherever they are. This is particularly the case for small businesses, according to a... Read More >

Forrester CEO: Apple Could Overtake HP, IBM

The CEO of research firm Forrester says Apple is poised to surpass tech giants IBM and HP in the coming years, eventually hitting $200 billion in revenues. Read More >

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