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iPad Mini (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Scribd, HarperCollins Offer E-Book Subscriptions

Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix as it sets out to create the world’s largest subscription service for digital books…

10/01/2013

The Yahoo! Screen website. (Yahoo)

Larry Magid: Yahoo Introduces Streaming Video App For Mobile Devices

Yahoo! has introduced a new app that streams video to mobile devices called ‘Yahoo! Screen,’ but with well established competitors already out there, the question is how will they differentiate themselves?

09/09/2013

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Trade Commission Bans Some Samsung Phones, Tablets

Samsung will not be allowed to import certain smartphones and tablets, following a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday.

08/09/2013

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

London Mayor Joins San Francisco, NYC In Smartphone Theft Fight

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York said that the mayor of London is joining their effort to stop the surge of stolen smartphones.

08/07/2013

The Microsoft Surface tablet computer. (CNET)

Larry Magid: Microsoft’s Dismal Fourth Quarter

Microsoft released a dismal fourth-quarter earnings report today, which missed estimates partly due to poor PC sales.

07/19/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Security Experts In San Francisco To Test Phone Anti-Theft Locks

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.

07/18/2013

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

SF’s Gascon Urges Smartphone Makers To Curb Thefts, Add ‘Kill Switch’

Law enforcement officials nationwide, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are demanding the creation of a “kill switch” that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen.

06/13/2013

Acer DA220 Android computer (Acer)

Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest Computers

As the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what’s next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.

06/05/2013

Chris Yerga, Google engineering director for Android, announces the new Google Play Music All Access as he speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Thousands are expected to attend the 2013 Google I/O developers conference that runs through May 17. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Unveils New Streaming Music Service At SF Conference

Google Inc. unveiled a streaming music service called All Access that blends songs users have already uploaded to their online libraries with millions of other tracks for a $10 monthly fee.

05/15/2013

BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: BlackBerry Messenger Available On Competing Devices

Research In Motion is making its BlackBerry Messenger service available on competing devices, including Android and iPhone.

05/14/2013

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