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Steve Wozniak visits Xiaomi in China, endorses its products

Wozniak was invited on a speaking engagement to help inspire the company's engineers.

Study sees Microsoft brand in sharp decline

Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.

Black Hat: Who patches security holes faster, Microsoft or Apple?

Apple's teasing commercials that imply their software is safer than Microsoft's may not quite match the facts, according to new research.

Intel, Microsoft: Multi-core chips need new developer skills

More than charity lies behind Microsoft and Intel's announcement this week that they will donate US$20 million to a pair of U.S. colleges in the hope of spurring advances in parallel, or multicore, programming research, as a Microsoft research scientist readily acknowledged.

Google's search share up, Yahoo and Microsoft down

Google continued to increase its share of the U.S. search market in February, widening the gap that Microsoft hopes to fill by buying Yahoo.

Analysts: Dell smartphone imminent

Dell is primed to enter the cell-phone market with a smartphone, but it will need an "iPhone killer" to make a dent in the market, analysts said.

Silverlight for iPhone next? Not quite, says Ballmer

Could Silverlight be the next Microsoft technology to work on the iPhone? Don't bet on it anytime soon, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Forbes: Apple’s Jobs is world’s 189th richest person

The financial magazine put the Apple CEO’s net worth at $5.4 billion in its annual list of the world’s richest people; Bill Gates lost his first place position after 13 years at the top.

Phone makers catch 'iPhoneitis'

Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung have all caught "iPhoneitis," joining in on one of the hottest trends at the Mobile World Congress -- touch-based user interfaces.

Microsoft clears Vista Home for virtualization

Microsoft has cleared the lower-priced versions of Windows Vista for use with virtualization programs such as Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion.

US bans spare lithium batteries from checked bags

New rules in the US from Jan 1 will prohibit air passengers from packing spare laptop batteries in their checked luggage.

AOL to end support for Netscape browser

AOL will end support for Netscape browsers on Feb. 1, 2008.

CES Preview: Will 2008 show live up to iPhone?

The pressure's on for this year's Consumer Electronics Show not to get overshadowed by Macworld Expo, after the iPhone grabbed the spotlight from last year's event.

Opinion: iPhone and me: A love story

Elizabeth Montalbano's new iPhone has changed the way she lives.

ComScore: Online shopping strong last week

Stragglers and tightwads boosted online sales last week.