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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, hailed as a "visionary and creative genius" by colleagues, has died, the U.S. firm said Wednesday on its Web site. He was 56.
Virus scam spreading across Canada

Virus scam spreading across Canada

OTTAWA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian police are warning against computer virus scammers who convince people to give them access to their computers, for a fee.

Hackers impersonating 'trusted' Web pages

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Three companies working with Web browsers to ensure the authenticity of Web pages where consumers enter sensitive information have been hacked, authorities say.
Forbes pegs Gates as richest of the rich

Forbes pegs Gates as richest of the rich

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Forbes Magazine said Wednesday Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, worth $59 billion, was the richest U.S. citizen in 2011.

Lawsuit says Microsoft tracks phone users

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed in Seattle charges Microsoft has been gathering location data on users of its Window Phone 7 even when the users have opted out.

4 years in jail for Microsoft embezzler

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A former Microsoft contractor in Washington state convicted of embezzling $500,000 Friday faced a four-year prison sentence.
GQ lists worst dressed in Silicon Valley

GQ lists worst dressed in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- GQ magazine responded to sister publication Vanity Fair's 2011 International Best-Dressed list with a list of the worst-dressed men of Silicon Valley.

White House names new technology chief

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel has been named U.S. technology chief, the White House announced.
Google on patent buying spree

Google on patent buying spree

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Google said it is on a buying spree for patents that are seen as a way for a company to protect itself from lawsuits.
iPhone tops consumer survey

iPhone tops consumer survey

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- A survey of U.S. consumers found the Apple iPhone is practically in its own category in terms of popularity compared with other smartphones.

'Cloud' computers could heat homes

REDMOND, Wash., July 26 (UPI) -- Microsoft says installing cloud computing servers into homes and businesses could heat them instead of wasting energy by cooling the air in server data centers.
Microsoft sorry for ill-timed Amy Tweet

Microsoft sorry for ill-timed Amy Tweet

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Microsoft has apologized for posting an online message urging Amy Winehouse's fans to buy her records shortly after she died.

China accepts two U.S. applications

BEIJING, July 9 (UPI) -- Chinese regulators said they will not shut down Google Inc. or Microsoft Corp.'s Internet mapping services.
Apple loses App Store trademark battle

Apple loses App Store trademark battle

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in California said Apple Inc. could not show its "App Store" mark is famous enough to warrant an injunction against Amazon's AppStore.

Study predicts areas of 'missing' species

DURHAM, N.C., July 5 (UPI) -- Most of the world's "missing" or undiscovered species live in regions already identified by scientists as biodiversity hotpots, a U.S. study says.

Microsoft probes leak of upcoming game

REDMOND, Wash., July 4 (UPI) -- Microsoft says it is investigating leaks of the Gears of War 3 video game, which it says do not reflect the final version.

Lack of playground shade is a health issue

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- A lack of shade at America's playgrounds is exposing children to risks of the most serious form of skin cancer, health experts say.

Nortel patents raise $4.5 billion

OTTAWA, July 1 (UPI) -- Bankrupt Canadian telecommunications giant Nortel Network said its bankruptcy auction of technology patents raised $4.5 billion.

Google hires a dozen lobbying firms

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Search engine giant Google said Friday it would hire a dozen Washington area lobbying firms as the Federal Trade Commission prepares its antitrust inquiry.
Smartphones overtake mobile device market

Smartphones overtake mobile device market

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Market tracking firm Nielsen said smartphone sales had reached 55 percent of U.S. consumers purchasing a new mobile device.

Net ads urge 'Stop. Think. Connect.'

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Winners of the "Stop. Think. Connect." public education campaign to promote Internet safety were announced Monday by three U.S. federal agencies.
Nokia launches N9 smartphone

Nokia launches N9 smartphone

SINGAPORE, June 21 (UPI) -- Finish mobile phone giant Nokia launched its latest phone in Singapore, a smart phone called the N9, that allows the user's thumb to change applications.

Microsoft loses patent evidence challenge

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. suffered a major defeat Thursday in the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously in favor of a high standard for proving a patent invalid.
Court denies bloggers journalists' shield

Court denies bloggers journalists' shield

TRENTON, N.J., June 8 (UPI) -- Amateur bloggers cannot invoke journalists' shield protections, the New Jersey Supreme Court says.
E3 in LA: A big show for gamers

E3 in LA: A big show for gamers

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. Monday revealed the Xbox game platform would incorporate television programming and YouTube by the fall of this year.
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