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It’s the privacy snafu that will not die. A day after a developer discovered that mobile social network Path was storing users’ entire address books on its servers, the start-up seemed to have defused the incident by apologising and deleting all the personal data it had stored. But now Gawker’s

Nokia may have some hot new smartphone models coming this year, but its financial turmoil isn’t over. The Finnish phone giant said on Wedneday it plans to cut 4 000 jobs this year. The company is reducing production at plants in Hungary, Mexico and Finland. The three plants

If anyone needed proof that cricket’s new video-replay scheme, the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS), has completely changed the sport, the Test series in which England have just slumped to defeat against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided a watertight testimony

Kinect, Microsoft’s remote game console that sits in the corner of the room and registers a user’s intentions from his gestures, will be the shape of things to come if Chris Harrison, a researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has his way

Adobe Creative Cloud, a forthcoming service that will let you license Adobe’s highly sought-after Creative Suite and give you a plethora of cloud-based extras, now has a price tag: US$50/month with a required one-year contract. Creative Cloud was introduced at the annual Adobe Max

If you’re running the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, also known as Android 4.0, on your smartphone or tablet, you can run along right now and download Chrome for Android. The latest addition to the Chrome family is a mobile beta that brings a (purportedly) better and faster

Amazon.com, long the king of online retail, might finally be ready to take on real-world retailers with a brick-and-mortar store. The store, which has been confirmed by unnamed sources close to the process, is reportedly opening its doors in Seattle sometime in the next few months and

The next quarter will be tough going for Taiwan’s HTC as it tries to recover from its first big fall in profits in two years. HTC reported revenues of NT$101,42bn for the fourth quarter, but the company projects revenues of up to 36% less in the first quarter, from NT$65bn to NT$70bn (US$2,20bn-$2,37bn)

Google has pulled off a coup by hiring an Apple senior director of product integrity for a secret project. The recruiting feat is historic since Google has never hired such a senior person away from Apple. The hiring is also interesting because the US department of justice is investigating Google and Apple

Microsoft has removed the “Start” menu button from its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, according to a consumer preview released earlier this week. The Start button. which made its debut in the Windows 95 version of the operating system, sits on the far left side