Moves, made by the Finnish startup ProtoGeo Oy, thrusts Facebook into the fitness-tracking market. The app has been downloaded more than 4 million times by Apple and Android users.
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The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned from the country if they don't store data on its soil — a move that would allow Russian authorities to easily snoop on user data.
Verizon's enterprise business struggled, but the company says it's ramping up cloud efforts. Verizon had five weeks of the first quarter with full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
Salesforce plans a limited beta of Salesforce1 Service SOS, which takes Amazon's Mayday concept and makes it available to enterprises. Can companies get their operational act together to support it?
Amazon spent $6.56 billion in 2013 on technology and content expenses and you can bet that those costs are going higher due to an exclusive HBO licensing deal. Will the HBO deal boost engagement and land incremental Prime subscribers?
Microsoft's move to put Office on non-Windows tablets could improve attach rates for Qualcomm's LTE chips. Or so Qualcomm hopes.
Efforts to boost the Gear 2 ecosystem include the Samsung Gear App Challenge, where developers could win cash prizes equating to $1.25 million.
In a Q&A session, Phil Gerskovich, SVP of New Growth Platforms at Zebra talks about the Internet of Things, the acquisition of Motorola, and how Android-based rugged devices fit in.
Which streets offer speeds 30 times slower than Britain's average of 17.8Mbps?
iPhone sales are up, but iPad growth crumbled. Apple CEO Tim Cook explained more on its earnings call. Cook also explained the firm's greater push to reach the enterprise.