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Enterprise mobility – which platform should you choose?

Big Data concept - mobile flying down a data tunnel
Who is winning the race for dominance of the increasingly cut-throat mobile market? Can Windows Phone catch up? Is BlackBerry dead? What about Xiaomi? Stuart Sumner investigates
31 Jan 2014

End of an affair: why Google flogged problem child Motorola to Lenovo

Motorola logo taken at MWC
When Google splashed $12.5bn on Motorola Mobility less than two years ago, many observers wondered what exactly it was going to do with it. It's a question that Google never did manage to answer
30 Jan 2014

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismisses customers’ NSA snooping concerns

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison
"It's so secure, there are people that complain," claims Ellison
30 Jan 2014

Lenovo buys Motorola from Google for $2.3bn – and just $660m in cash

Google sells Motorola Mobility for just $2.9bn compared with the $12.5bn it paid for it
30 Jan 2014

GCHQ 'snooped on YouTube and Facebook' and analysed data using Splunk

Spy agency had real-time data on Facebook 'likes', YouTube and Blogger visits
29 Jan 2014

Data Protection Day: What should be done about web firms' exploitation of personal data?

To mark Data Protection Day, Computing asked the experts if and how web firms' data use should be reined in
28 Jan 2014

US government enables tech firms to release more NSA spying data

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and LinkedIn can publish aggregate number of national security requests they receive
28 Jan 2014

German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party images

Web search giant will appeal, saying ruling contravenes European law
27 Jan 2014

Google to acquire London artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Deal for AI firm, which helped launch the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, could reach $400m
27 Jan 2014

Google and Samsung reach 10-year patent cross-license agreement

Google and Samsung reach 'self-protection agreement' over patents
27 Jan 2014

Education sector is fastest growing for DDoS mitigation - DOSarrest

Schools and universities could be guarding themselves against their own students, says CTO Jag Bains
24 Jan 2014

Google chief Schmidt says middle-class jobs could be wiped out by IT

It is a 'race between computers and people', he says
24 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Google "complained at great length" to NSA after snooping revelations

Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google had no knowledge of NSA surveillance prior to Snowden leaks
22 Jan 2014

Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2bn

Thermostat and smoke alarm maker was founded by two former Apple execs
14 Jan 2014

Motorola fails yet again in Apple iPhone patent case

US appeals court says that Apple did not infringe wireless delivery of data patent
13 Jan 2014

Google enables Gmail users to email their Google+ contacts

Move raises privacy concerns and may initially swamp users with unwanted emails from social media contacts
10 Jan 2014

French privacy watchdog fines Google for failure to comply with data protection act

Google's privacy policies for services and data collection don't give users 'capacity to exercise their rights', says CNIL
09 Jan 2014

Windows device shipments to jump by a third, says Gartner

Meanwhile Windows 8.1 is to get its first upgrade, according to screenshot leaks
09 Jan 2014

Google Chromebook outsells MacBooks and Android tablets in US

Does Google’s web-tethered device point the way to the future of laptops?
02 Jan 2014

Obama to meet with tech CEOs on NSA, HealthCare.gov issues

US President will seek advice from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce
17 Dec 2013

Google buys its eighth robotics company this year with Boston Dynamics acquisition

Boston Robotics specialises in building "dynamic" robots and software for "human simulation"
16 Dec 2013

Google unveils new data centres in Asia to manage growth on continent

Google opens data centres in Taiwan and Singapore growth in internet users in Asia booms
11 Dec 2013

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013