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Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads
Location-based Advertising

Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads

The South Korean has affixed signs at airport power outlets that needle the Apple iPhone's notoriously poor battery performance.
Geoff Weiss
'We're the Uber of X!'
Startups

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.
Laura Entis
California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law
Kill Switch

California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law

The legislation, which would require smartphone makers to include a preinstalled 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in the state, has passed in the State Senate and now awaits the governor's signature.
Laura Entis
4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers
data security

4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers

Your iPhone has robust security features that you will really wish you'd have used if your phone is hacked.
Troy Hunt
Closer to a Comeback? BlackBerry Says It's Ready to Hire Again.
Smartphones

Closer to a Comeback? BlackBerry Says It's Ready to Hire Again.

Fresh off closing a very dark chapter in its history -- and winning major government security clearance -- the once-iconic 'CrackBerry'' claws its way back.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung
Apple

Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung

The consumer-tech giant will reportedly unveil two new iPhones with larger displays.
Benjamin Kabin
Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller
China

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

In China's mobile market -- the largest on earth -- there's a brand new leader in town.
Geoff Weiss
Mobile Marketing, the Unstoppable Game Changer for Entrepreneurs
Mobile Marketing

Mobile Marketing, the Unstoppable Game Changer for Entrepreneurs

A report finds advertising directly to consumers, based on where they are and their known interests, will be a $400 billion industry next year.
Brett Relander
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either
Travel

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays
Far Out Tech

Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays

Have trouble seeing? No worries. A team of university researchers is developing displays that can adjust itself depending on your prescription.
Nina Zipkin
Want to Know What's Happening in Your Industry? This Addictive Magazine App Can Help.
National Small Business Week

Want to Know What's Happening in Your Industry? This Addictive Magazine App Can Help.

Flipboard lets you catch up on what's hot in your line of business in a few quick swipes.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure.
Growth Strategies

CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure.

While the embattled company's CEO is unsure that BlackBerry will be the iconic brand it once was, he remains optimistic about the future.
Nina Zipkin
Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader
Amazon

Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

If the rumors are true, the nation's largest online retailer could give Square and PayPal a run for their money.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys
Business Travel

Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys

The initiative is aimed at younger travelers who are increasingly placing hotel reservations on mobile phones.
Geoff Weiss