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  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition a Deal It Had to Make

    Microsoft had to make a move in the mobile market, and it made a big one acquiring the smartphone business of Nokia. As a bonus, Microsoft may have also bought its next CEO.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige03 Sept. 13 19:57
  • Will Wearable Technology Kill the Smartphone?

    When it comes to emerging technology, 'wearables' may be the talk of the town these days. But don't throw away your trusty smartphone. It may become the driving force behind wearable technology such as glasses, watches and clothing.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige23 July 13 13:41
  • Dual-Persona Smartphones Not a BYOD Panacea

    Mobile vendors are pushing technologies that split a smartphone into two separate platforms for business and personal data. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. It's still easy for employees to circumvent the two worlds.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige17 May 13 17:21
  • VMware and Verizon Tackle BYOD with Dual Persona Phones

    VMware has partnered with Verizon to offer dual persona smartphones for Verizon enterprise customers. It's currently available on two Android-based phones, but more Android devices and iOS support are expected soon.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud15 May 13 14:28
  • Which Workers Are the Best Fit for BYOD?

    From the always-on salesperson to the clock-punching hourly worker, companies will need to weigh the pros and cons of including each worker type in a BYOD program.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige14 May 13 23:21
  • BYOD Gets Messy with AT&T Class Action Lawsuit

    With a BYOD twist, AT&T agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for overcharging corporate customers for almost seven years. But like most things involving BYOD, this gets complicated.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige10 April 13 20:07
  • Smartphone users tap Facebook obsessively

    A new report shows just how much smartphone users love Facebook, checking it as much as 14 times a day. In advance of Thursday's Facebook phone announcement, this could be good news for the social network.

    Written by Kristin Burnham03 April 13 17:40
  • HTC First 'Facebook phone' leaked?

    Facebook's rumoured new smartphone may have been leaked on Twitter just days before it is expected to be unveiled.

    Written by Ross Catanzariti03 April 13 08:46
  • In Pictures: HTC One

    The Taiwanese company’s hoping to make a splash with the HTC One, its highest-profile release in years.

    Written by Jon Gold21 Feb. 13 08:48
  • In Pictures: BlackBerry 10 smartphones

    Our initial glimpse at RIM's (er, make that BlackBerry's) attempt to claw its way back into the smartphone market

    Written by Jon Gold31 Jan. 13 09:13
  • Non-profit cuts costs with BYOD

    Compassion Australia has saved thousands of dollars since shifting to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile strategy, according to the non-profit organisation's systems administrator of projects, Blessing Matore.

    Written by Adam Bender24 Jan. 13 13:56