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  • Carlos Slim Backs KPN Capital Increase Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:56 AM ET
    Passengers pass a Royal KPN NV internet centre at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Dutch telecoms group KPN said its largest shareholder, America Movil, had backed its plan to raise 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) and the two would seek to develop joint cost-cutting initiatives.

  • Vodafone Hires Bank for Possible German Cable Bid Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    Vodafone

    Vodafone moved closer to a possible 10 billion-euro bid for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland by hiring long-time banker Goldman Sachs to advise on options, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • Microsoft's Outlook Takes Aim at Google's Gmail Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Google Chrome

    Microsoft is so confident it has the best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.

  • Rolling the Dice: Silicon Valley Bets on Gambling Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    Silicon Valley is betting that online gambling is its next billion-dollar business, with developers across the industry turning casual games into occasions for adults to wager. The New York Times reports.

  • Dell CEO Agrees to Lower Shares' Value to Push Buyout Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Dell Chief Executive Michael Dell, aiming to clinch a $24.4 billion deal to take the No. 3 PC maker private, has agreed to value his 16 percent stake about 2 percent below the offer price.

  • The Future of Pizza Lies in Mobile Phones Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:55 PM ET

    Mobile devices and other digital platforms are the future of pizza, with a growing number of Australians and New Zealanders using their mobile phones to make an order.

  • Mobile Phone Maker Nokia Expands Budget Asha Line-Up Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:54 AM ET
    Nokia

    Mobile phone maker Nokia expanded its line of low-end smartphones on Tuesday with the Asha 310, which comes with dual-SIM and wi-fi access, aiming to bolster its market share in developing markets.

  • Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple’s Cool Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    The South Korean manufacturer's Galaxy S III smartphone is the first device to run neck and neck with Apple's iPhone in sales. The NYT Reports.

  • Apple and Samsung, Frenemies for Life Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:11 AM ET
    An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.

  • E-Cigarettes: Escaping the Smoke Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Smokers seeking alternatives to cigarettes have found cause for optimism in electronic cigarettes, which use vapor to simulate tobacco smoke, and look and feel almost like the real thing, minus the unpleasant smoke, odor and ash.

  • Apple: Most Undervalued Stock on Wall Street? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Despite concerns that Apple has lost its way, Goldman still believes in the stock. TheStreet.com reports.

  • Dell Reaches Deal to Be Taken Private by Founder Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Inc.

    Dell agreed to be taken private Tuedsay in a nearly $24 billion buyout deal by a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell.

  • Malone Eyes Virgin Media in Challenge to Murdoch Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 5:45 AM ET
    John Malone

    John Malone's Liberty Global has opened talks with Britain's Virgin Media over a takeover that would increase the U.S. cable group's dominance in Europe and step up a challenge to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

  • The Energy Department was hit by an online attack last month that compromised the personal data of several hundred employees.

  • US Tech Groups Criticized for EU Lobbying Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 1:16 AM ET

    The head of a key pan-European industry group has sharply criticized intensifying pressure from US lobbyists on behalf of Google and Facebook to relax EU privacy laws to suit Silicon Valley businesses.

  • F.T.C. Suggests New Policy Guidelines for Mobile Apps Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    In a strong move to protect the privacy of Americans as they use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets, the FTC said the mobile industry should include a do-not-track feature in software and apps and take other steps to safeguard personal information.

  • Sony Playstation Meeting Ignites Talk of PS4 Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 3:08 AM ET
    A DualShock 3 wireless controller for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 3 (PS3).

    Sony will this month host its first major Playstation meeting in two years, sparking a flare-up in online speculation the Japanese consumer electronics giant is preparing to unveil the successor to its 70 million-selling PS3 games console. Sony declined to say whether it would release a new product at the meeting in New York on Feb. 20. "

  • Is Samsung Closing the Image Gap With Apple? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:13 PM ET

    Millions of smartphone users around the world who are now viewing Samsung's mobile devices in a new light and opting for them over Apple's devices.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Impressive quarterly earnings from Facebook did little to keep analysts at bay or placate investors, with the stock sinking in pre-market action on Thursday.

  • Can a Rimless Blackberry Avoid Extinction? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    Thorsten Heins, CEO, Research In Motion

    Even after Canada-based Blackberry launched it's anticipated line-up of revamped smartphones and their surprise name change, investors were unimpressed as its stock slumped 12 percent.