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iPhone Looking Invincible With China Demand Helping Dominate Cellphone Profits

Apple’s brand-loyalty casts a long shadow upon its rivals

07/13/2015

A sign is posted at the Intel company headquarters on July 20, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. Intel will report their quarterly earnings today after the market closes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Intel Makes $16.7 Billion Bet On Mobile With Acquisition Of San Jose’s Altera

San Jose-based Altera specializes in programmable chips for all sorts of things like cars, industrial uses and communications applications, and its been making solid inroads into data centers, an area of strength for Intel as the world’s biggest chipmaker looks to expand beyond the weakening PC business and also make inroads into mobile, where it lost $4-billion last year, and is forecasting another $3-billion dollar loss this year.

06/01/2015

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Survey Finds Growing Number Of Drivers Snap Selfies, Video Chat While Driving

Nearly four in 10 use social media, nearly 20 percent snap photos and some even video chat on their smartphones while driving, according to a study commissioned by AT&T. The wireless company described the findings as “unsettling.”

05/19/2015

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Starbucks Auto Reload Accounts Become Target For Hackers, Bank Accounts Drained

One in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer’s account balances, and worse.

05/13/2015

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Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

The city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone “right to know” law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.

05/13/2015

App therapy is a growing field with at least half a dozen sites. (CBS SF)

Stressed Out? These 3 Apps Can Help Calm Nerves

A growing number of websites and apps are now offering help with stress, anxiety and other common mental health issues.

05/05/2015

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Stock Value Down 25 Percent This Week As Long-Term Revenue Questions Persist

Wall Street analysts are growing pessimistic on Twitter’s business model

04/30/2015

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Smartphone Obsession Leading Many To Feel Painful ‘Text Neck’

As our obsession with our gadgets grows, more doctors are seeing a painful phenomenon known as “text neck.”

03/11/2015

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Millions Of Apple, Android Users Vulnerable To ‘FREAK Attack’ In Browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.”

03/03/2015

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Google Reportedly Planning To Sell Wireless Phone Service To Consumers

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.

01/22/2015

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