Unless U.S. wireless carriers voluntarily agree on the rights of consumers to unlock their phones, the FCC has stipulated it will make rules to enforce a general policy.
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In a landmark copyright case, a judge has ruled Google's massive book scanning project for its search engine fair use.
The iPhone and iPad maker rolls out the latest version of its mobile platform, including fixes and updates to its Spotlight search engine and iCloud Keychain.
Users can store and process terabytes of data each hour from hundreds of thousands of sources, including (but not limited to) financial transactions, social media feeds, and location-tracked events.
"There is a reason why we have these, and they're not just for scale," remarked Amazon's CTO.
The chip-making giant is setting up shop (albeit temporarily) in New York City with a handful of pop-up stores, ahead of an expected busy sales December quarter.
Amazon's cloud guru holds court.
The growing enterprise cloud storage provider is beefing up its legal credentials.
In a giant middle finger to the U.S. Justice Dept., Google throws the government agency under the bus in a fight for First Amendment rights to disclose data request figures.
Every company is a software developer now. Under Armour hops on the fitness tracking bandwagon via an acquisition.