Google’s Android Likely to Lose as Verizon Gets IPhone

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Description: Google Inc. may lose business as Verizon Wireless starts selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone, giving the carrier’s customers a new alternative to smartphones running the Android operating system. Source: CNN.com & Businessweek.com Date: Jan 11 , 2011 Verizon said today it will offer Apple’s iPhone 4 as of Feb. 10, and begin taking orders a week… Read more »

F.T.C. Backs Plan to Honor Privacy of Online Users

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Description: Signaling a sea change in the debate over Internet privacy, the government’s top consumer protection agency on Wednesday advocated a plan that would let consumers choose whether they want their Internet browsing and buying habits monitored. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 1, 2010 Saying that online companies have failed to protect the privacy of Internet… Read more »

Smartphones and Tablets to Take Over in 2011, Researchers Say

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Description: The research firm IDC predicts that in 2011, computing’s third major technology wave will become mainstream, when computers held in one’s hand — smartphones and tablets — really take over and start putting personal computers in the rearview mirror. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 2, 2010 Next year, the research firm says in a report… Read more »