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Engineer fired for privacy violations, Google says

A Google engineer was fired for violating the company's privacy rules, Google said Wednesday.

Hurd joins Oracle as co-president

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has been appointed co-president of Oracle, the software company announced Monday.

Executive steps down amid Apple kickback charges

A Singaporean executive has stepped down from his position "for the time being" as the company investigates Apple kickback charges.

Apple plans to open a retail store in Hong Kong

Apple intends to open a retail store in Hong Kong as part of wider expansion plans in China, the company said Tuesday.

Apple Store in Shanghai opens its doors

Apple opened a retail store in Shanghai on Saturday, the company's second in China.

Exec: Lenovo 'lucky' Apple not focused on China

Lenovo is "lucky" that Apple CEO Steve Jobs isn't focused on the Chinese market, according to reported comments by Lenovo's chairman.

Report: Users find yellow discoloration on iPhone 4 screens

Some users who purchased the latest version of Apple's iPhone report finding yellowish spots and bands marring the device's high-resolution display.

Sony Ericsson focused on smartphones, but keeps options open

Despite the hype that's built up around tablet computers and handheld devices with larger screens, Sony Ericsson remains focused on smartphones.

Skype CEO envisions switching devices during calls

Skype wants to give users the ability to switch devices without interrupting voice and video calls made using its software.

Intel readies Atom platform for tablets

Intel plans to release a version of its Atom processor early next year that's designed for tablet computers.

Nvidia CEO: Hardware makers uniting behind Android

Hardware makers will unite behind Google's Android as the primary operating system for tablet computers, Nvidia's CEO says

Salesforce.com CEO praises the iPad

Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff is a big fan of Apple's iPad.

Israel gives approval for iPad imports

Israel lifted a ban on imports of Apple's iPad on Sunday, saying the device conforms with local wireless standards

Bing loses more money as Microsoft chases Google

Microsoft continues to suffer heavy losses in its Online Services Division as it tries to match rival Google.

One in four countries block some Google services

Google's services are blocked or censored to some degree in one-fourth of the countries where it operates.