Martyn WilliamsSenior Correspondent, IDG News Service

Martyn Williams covers technology news in text and video for PC World, Macworld and TechHive and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

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Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

Twitter picks New York Stock Exchange for IPO

The initial public offering, which is likely to be one of the hottest of the year, will see the company list its shares under the ticker symbol TWTR.

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Apple iPhone 5C (5)

Hands on with Apple's iPhone 5C and 5S

Here are my immediate first impressions on Apple's iPhone models, the 5C and 5S, which the company launched on Tuesday and allowed reporters to test after the press conference at its Cupertino, California, headquarters.

Ricoh Theta (1)

Hands-on: Ricoh's Theta, a personal 'Street View' camera

Camera enthusiasts can duplicate the Google Street View panoramic effect with Ricoh's Theta, a sleek camera that fits in your pocket.

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Sony's QX10 lens camera (3)

Hands on with Sony's QX10 lens camera

Sony unveiled a pair of lens cameras -- the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10 -- at this week's IFA show in Berlin. We spend some hands-on time with the QX10.

Toshiba takes step toward 3D flash memory chips

This new type of memory chip being developed by Toshiba could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.

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Xerox releases patch for scanning error issue

Xerox has issued the first software patch intended to fix a problem in some multi-function printers that causes characters to be incorrectly reproduced when scanned.

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ITC finds Samsung infringed two Apple patents, orders import ban

The U.S. International Trade Commission sides with Apple in a patent cast and rules that some Samsung phones should be blocked from importation to the United States.

Xerox to patch scanner glitch that can alter numbers

Xerox will disable a scanner setting in some of its WorkCentre products that can sometimes result in figures being altered in scanned documents.

London mayor joins NY, SF in battle against smartphone thefts

London Mayor Boris Johnson has signed on to a smartphone anti-theft initiative recently launched by top law enforcement officials in New York and San Francisco. He is the first official outside of the U.S. to join the effort pushing for major smartphone makers to include technology that would render a smartphone useless if it's lost or stolen.

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Apple OKs pre-teen iTunes accounts upon school request

Apple is allowing children under 13 to have their own iTunes accounts as part of a new push coming later this year to increase the use of its iPad in education.

Apple vs. Samsung

Possible sales ban for Samsung to be decided next week in patent infringement case

The United States International Trade Commission expects to complete its investigation next week into allegations of patent infringement between Apple and Samsung.

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George Gascón

San Francisco DA: Microsoft, Google not doing enough on phone thefts

San Francisco's district attorney says he's optimistic that Apple and Samsung are making progress on a system that would render stolen smartphones unusable, but the same isn't true of Microsoft and Google.

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Apple vs. Samsung

Apple-Samsung phone battle to hit appeals court in August

A court's decision not to prevent multiple Samsung handsets from being sold in the U.S. despite their being found to infringe Apple patents will go before an appeal's court in early August.