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Beyond Bootcamp: How Tech is Changing Warfare

Beyond Bootcamp: How Tech is Changing Warfare

Technology is helping to better train soldiers, as the military incorporates gaming and entertainment software into increasingly sophisticated battle simulations.
Kat Ascharya in Politics



Why Mobile Payments Are in Trouble

Why Mobile Payments Are in Trouble

Retailers, financial institutions, carriers and phone makers are banking on mobile payments, but the emerging industry could hit a significant roadblock: reluctant consumers, concerned about privacy and security.
Kat Ascharya in Mobile Payments



How Apple Is Softening Its Legal Strategy

How Apple Is Softening Its Legal Strategy

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he’d “rather settle a patent lawsuit” than fight legal battles to a bitter finish, but a kinder, gentler Apple won’t show up in the courtroom.
Kat Ascharya in Motorola



Steve Jobs Bio May Get Expanded Material

Steve Jobs Bio May Get Expanded Material

Walter Isaacson, author of the best-selling book “Steve Jobs,” is mulling over adding an extension to the bestseller, as Jobs continues to capture the public imagination.
Kat Ascharya in Arts & Entertainment



HP to Offer WebOS as Open-Source Platform

HP to Offer WebOS as Open-Source Platform

HP will make WebOS an open-source platform, offering a challenge to Android as phone makers begin to investigate other software alternatives.
Kat Ascharya in Hewlett-Packard



Verizon to Launch Streaming Movies, TV Service

Verizon to Launch Streaming Movies, TV Service

Verizon is angling to take on Netflix with plans to stream movies and TV shows over the Internet, though an increasingly protective cable-TV industry may throw up obstacles to its ultimate success.
Kat Ascharya in Verizon



Retailers Use Mobile Devices to Shorten Checkout Lines

Retailers Use Mobile Devices to Shorten Checkout Lines

Stores are integrating mobile devices and apps directly on the sales floor this holiday season, transforming the shopping experience in a quest to retain customers.
Kat Ascharya in Strategies & Solutions



"Social Network" Screenwriter Mulls Steve Jobs Biopic

"Social Network" Screenwriter Mulls Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Social Network,” may bring another tech titan to life for the big screen, as interest in Steve Jobs continues to heat up even after his death.
Kat Ascharya in Arts & Entertainment



Smaller SIM Cards to Slim Down Phones

Smaller SIM Cards to Slim Down Phones

Giesecke & Devrient has developed a smaller SIM card, which may help phone makers like Apple make even slimmer devices.
Kat Ascharya in Innovations & Inventions



New York Teen Slain Over IPhone

New York Teen Slain Over IPhone

A teenager in Queens was stabbed to death after a gang of teens attempted to steal his iPhone.
Kat Ascharya in Crime & Punishment