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  • FBI never sought Carrier IQ data, director says

    FBI Director Robert Mueller today denied his agency has ever sought any information directly from Carrier IQ for any of its investigations.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan15 Dec. 11 09:28
  • TeleNav to offer Web-based HTML 5 navigation services

    Location-based service provider TeleNav on Wednesday announced an HTML 5 browser-based navigation service for mobile devices that will give users the ability to receive free voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions when using an app or visiting a Web site for a restaurant or other destination.

    Written by Matt Hamblen15 Dec. 11 04:33
  • Flow launches new data exchange technology

    A startup called Flow Search Corp. recently launched real-time data exchange technology for mobile developers, consumers and enterprises.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 Dec. 11 22:06
  • Google's Schmidt calls Carrier IQ software a keylogger

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today distanced his company from Carrier IQ's software, even as he described the technology as a keylogger. Schmidt's comments came at an Internet freedom conference in the Netherlands.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan09 Dec. 11 09:05
  • Telehealth can reduce deaths by 45%, study shows

    Using remote monitoring technology to keep tabs on patients' blood sugar and cardiopulmonary disease can reduce the risk of patient mortality by up to 45%, according to a U.K. Department of Health study.

    Written by Lucas Mearian08 Dec. 11 07:44
  • Flipboard's service collapses on iPhone app launch

    Flipboard's servers couldn't handle the volume of new users as its first iPhone app launched today. Flipboard shipped its first iPhone app earlier today, but within hours the company acknowledged that its service was down, overwhelmed by demand.

    Written by Gregg Keizer08 Dec. 11 05:44
  • Carrier IQ drops legal threat against security researcher

    Software vendor Carrier IQ has withdrawn its threat to sue a security researcher for saying that its software helps phone companies surreptitiously track users of many popular mobile phones.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan29 Nov. 11 07:12
  • Physicians using tablets to treat patients

    Within the next year, almost half of all doctors will be using tablets and other mobile devices to perform everyday tasks, such as accessing patient information in electronic medical records (EMRs), according to the <a href="http://www.comptia.org/news/pressreleases/11-11-16/Healthcare_Practices_Embrace_Mobile_Technologies_New_CompTIA_Research_Reveals.aspx">survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association</a> (CompTIA), a nonprofit group.

    Written by Lucas Mearian18 Nov. 11 07:53