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Ian is an independent writer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His current focus is on all things tech including mobile devices, desktop and laptop computers, software, social networks, Web apps, tech-related legislation and corporate tech news.

Report: Verizon scraps Palm Pre plans

Verizon has reportedly ditched plans to offer the Palm Pre early next year.

Netflix Prize 2: What you need to know

Is Netflix on the brink of a major data breach with its latest contest? Ian Paul of PC World tackles questions swirling around the Netflix Prize 2.

Sidewiki: One big headache for Google?

The launch of Sidewiki, a comment system that lets Google Toolbar users discuss any Web page in a browser's sidebar, has provoked another content ownership debate. PC World's Ian Paul weighs in.

Music industry wants Apple, Amazon to pay up

Performing arts groups including the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Broadcast Music Inc. believe retailers like Apple need to pay royalties on the 30-second song samples in iTunes. Ian Paul of PC World breaks down the argument.

Place a phone call -- via Twitter

Twitter users will soon be able to make short phone calls for free directly through the micro-blogging service. JaJah, an Internet telephony company that allows...

Why I don't want (or need) Visual Search

Features like Bing's Visual Search and Google Fast Flip are supposed to be improving the traditional search engine. Searching with images is meant to help us find what we want faster. But Ian Paul of PC World thinks these tools are doing more harm than good.

iPhone MMS showing up early for some

Some lucky iPhone owners are reporting that multimedia messaging has started working on their iPhones ahead of AT&T's scheduled September 25 roll-out date.

Can Google save newspapers?

Your favorite newspapers may soon be charging for online content with help from an unlikely source: Google.

Opinion: Apple, stop breaking Palm Pre sync with iTunes

Bad news, Palm Pre owners: it looks like Apple has broken the Pre's iTunes syncing ability once again.

The Beatles and iTunes: A complicated history

Could Wednesday finally be the day that the Beatles arrive on Apple's iTunes Store? Ian Paul of PC World recounts the complicated history between the band and the computer maker.

Palm Pre price cut expected

Palm-watchers suggest the phone will sell for $150 after a mail-in rebate from Tuesday until October 31.

Google's Gmail fail casts dark cloud on cloud computing

Tuesday's Gmail outage was not only an inconvenience. It calls into question -- yet again -- the feasibility of present day cloud computing.

9 Web-based office productivity suites

Looking for alternatives to Microsoft Office? Here are nine office productivity application suites you can run inside a Web browser.

Sony to embrace open e-book standard

Sony is expected to announce today that its line of e-readers will support the open ePub standard by the end of the year.

Microsoft begins offering Zune HD pre-orders

Beginning today, Microsoft is offering pre-orders for its forthcoming Zune HD portable media player.