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Aneesh Chopra, the first White House chief of technology, resigns

Aneesh Chopra, the first White House chief technology officer, has resigned after about three years on the job.

Apple's Tim Cook responds to accounts of poor factory conditions

Apple Inc.'s chief executive responded to a wave of negative attention to conditions at overseas factories that make its products, saying the insinuation that Apple doesn't care about the welfare of its workers is "offensive." "Unfortunately, some people are questioning...

Facebook IPO filing reportedly due 'as early as next week'

Facebook's initial public offering has been anticipated for months and is speculated to be worth as much as $100 billion dollars whenever it arrives. And right about now, that's the biggest question for the world's largest social network...Show More Summary

Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs top young adult list of greatest innovators

Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg make it on the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index of the greatest innovators of all time. But Thomas Edison wins.

Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein leaves Hewlett-Packard

Jon Rubinstein, former CEO of Palm who helped develop the iPod when he was at Apple, has left Hewlett-Packard.

#TwitterBlackout: Tweeters protest nation-specific blocks

Twitter is faced a growing backlash on Friday, less than a day after it announced that it can now block specific tweets from being published in specific countries that legally require it. On Friday, a day after the country-specific censorship...Show More Summary

Motorola sells 200,000 tablets, reports $80-million loss

Motorola Mobility sold 1-million tablets in 2011 -- only 200,000 of which were sold in the fourth quarter of the year, a quarter in which the company also reported an $80-million loss. The smartphone, tablet and consumer gadget focused half of Motorola reported the tablet sales, and the profit loss on Thursday in its quarterly earnings report. Show More Summary

Twitter can now censor tweets nationally, rather than globally

The wings of some Twitter users may get a little less clipped a bit going forward. The San Francisco based company said Thursday that it will now be able to censor tweets in specific countries that ask it to do so based on legal reasons,...Show More Summary

Santa Monica embraces Silicon Beach -- don’t call it Tech Coast

Silicon Beach: At Santa Monica's State of the City address, technology boosters promote the fledgling tech start-up scene but say the city needs to encourage firms to stay.

The making of NASA's super hi-res blue marble Earth image

Blue marble earth: VIIRS image of the Earth is captivating viewers around the web.

Google+ now open to teens, with a few security tweaks too

Google+ opened up to teenagers on Thursday, a move that Google no doubt hopes will help it challenge Facebook as the social network of choice. "Teens and young adults are the most active Internet users on the planet," said Bradley Horowitz, Google's vice president of products,in a post on his Google+ page. Show More Summary

iPad reportedly down to 58% of tablet sales as Android catches up

Despite gang-buster sales last quarter, the iPad has lost more than 10 percentage points of market share to rival Android tablets since the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.

Nokia loses $1.38 billion in Q4, sells 1 million Windows Phones

Finnish phone-maker Nokia reported a $1.38-billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2011 on Thursday, but Nokia also said that it has sold "well over 1 million Lumia [Windows Phones] devices to date."

Motorola sues Apple over patents, probably with Google's blessing

The power of mobile technology: Never before have consumers been able to hold so many lawsuits in their hand. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. has just thrown another baton in the smartphone lawsuit parade that has stretched to courtrooms across the...

HP plans to make WebOS open source by September

Hewlett-Packard says it will make its WebOS available to the open-source community by September.

Harvard study finds the iPad can be a pain in the neck

iPad and tablet computers: Researchers at Harvard are starting to look at the physical effects of using an iPad and other tablet computers.

Nokia's Lumia 900 Windows Phone may launch at $99

Nokia's eagerly anticipated Lumia 900 might undercut rival flagship phones on price in a big way, according to new reports on Wednesday. How big? Well, the tech sites BGR and CNet are reporting that an unnamed "trusted source" has told it that the Lumia 900 will sell for about $99, on a 2-year data plan, and launch on March 18.

Is Facebook 'Subscribe' for real? Booming new traffic explained

Facebook says the "Subscribe" function, introduced last September, has instantly become a hugely popular feature.

Facebook reportedly suspends share trading ahead of IPO

Facebook has reportedly frozen shareholder trading on secondary markets this week for the next three days, a move that might be made in preparation for the company's expected initial public offering. Officials at Facebook were unavailable...Show More Summary

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