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Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites

A new app puts blueprints with Apple's tablet, allowing construction managers and architects to leave the thick bundles of paper behind and distribute updated plans without the hassle of reprinting.

Yahoo laying off 2000 workers to save $375 million

After weeks of rumors of a pending reorganization, Yahoo announced this morning that the company is laying off about 2000 workers.

FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

The update to the database software line includes new themes and starter solutions aimed at helping users create eye-catching databases. Other features include new file management tools and new free versions of FileMaker's iOS apps.

Remains of the Day: Sleep is for the weak

Looks like you can't teach a new iPad old Smart Covers. Elsewhere, HP shareholders want to know why everything it can do Apple can do better, BlackBerry lets the homefront slip through its fingers, and the iPhone might soon get all the G's.

Mobile credit card readers grow, with iOS as foundation

There's a growing market for iPhone- and iPad-based card-swiping systems, like those offered by Square. PayPal recently announced that it's launching its own card reader and app for iOS; it joins a sector that also includes big players like VeriFone’s Payware and Intuit’s GoPayment. We survey the field.

What does the new iPad mean to business?

Apple's new iPad arrived Friday and will almost certainly start showing up in the workplace this week. While this month's buzz has been mainly focused on Apple's...

Apple updates report on supplier working conditions

Apple is now offering monthly updates to its Supplier Responsibility website, tracking efforts to reduce extreme overtime hours worked among employees of Apple’s manufacturing partners. The initial reports show improvement.

Businesses get special service at Apple Stores

A little-known program gives business customers special access and extra attention at Apple's retail outlets.

Square Register turns an iPad into a cash register

For more than a year, Square has been on the leading edge of a revolution in commerce with its app that lets merchants use iOS devices as credit card readers. On Monday, it expanded its efforts with a new app, Square Register, that turns an iPad into a fully-functioning cash register.

AT&T's app developer billing scheme: Will app makers buy in?

AT&T's trial balloon of charging app developers for bandwidth their users consume might not stay in the air very long.

Getting started with the new Facebook Business Pages

Several months after Facebook first started rolling out Timeline to the public, the social network has formally announced Timeline's expansion to brand- and business-focused pages.

Intel hopes for SSD boost in memory asset sale to Micron

Micron Technology has bought out Intel's stake in two wafer factories that are part of a NAND joint venture between the two companies.

The BYOD struggle: From writing custom apps to defining security

Companies are grappling with the question of whether and how to let employees use their own smartphones and tablets at work even as a huge push is being made to set up internal "app stores" of approved and custom-built corporate mobile apps.