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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

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive, has talked for years about the notion of a “social graph” which connects people to their friends and all of the things they are interested in. By encouraging hundreds of millions of people to share their deeds and reveal their

Microsoft’s upcoming software for Windows Phone, dubbed “Apollo”, will offer integration with Skype and Windows 8, according to internal video uncovered by Pocketnow. The Windows Phone OS will have a make-or-break year in 2012, and it’s already off to a good start by being featured in Nokia’s anticipated Lumia

Whether accurate or exaggerated, claims of rampant malware apps have haunted the Android Market. Now, Google’s Android team is announcing Bouncer, a new security mechanism that should prevent bad apps from ever making it into the Market. It’s a programmatic solution that’s

One of the biggest risks Facebook listed in Wednesday’s high-profile filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission was “mobile .” The company hasn’t quite figured out what to do with advertising on phones, so it could struggle to bring in the bank as more users choose phones

It all began as a lark. Mark Zuckerberg posted pictures of his fellow Harvard students online to let viewers comment on who was hot and who was not. Eight years later, Facebook is one of the hottest companies in the world. On 1 February the social network

Mark Zuckerberg controls a majority of Facebook’s voting rights, and will continue to enjoy that control after it goes public, according to an unusual arrangement he struck with some key investors and colleagues among Facebook’s shareholders. A string of voting arrangements outlined

Facebook filed for an initial public offering on Wednesdsay and included an updated report on the giant social network’s user and usage data. The company’s total number of active monthly users, which it defines as registered Facebook users who have logged in and visited the