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Where in the World Are Windows Phones Outselling iPhones?

Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press In January, Nokia began selling phones in India that use the newest version of the Windows Phone operating system. On Wednesday morning, Frank Shaw, the head of public relations at Microsoft, published a blog post tallying Microsoft’s progress across several different product areas, including Windows Phone, its operating system for smartphones. One of the factoids in Mr…. Read more →

Red Hat’s Q4: Misses revenue but wins on earnings

Given the heightened interest in putting open source to work for big data analytics in the last few months, many eyes were on Red Hat after the bell today. The open source company reported fourth quarter earnings of $43 million, or 22 cents a share (statement). Non-GAAP earnings were 36 cents a share on a… Read more →

There’s more to tablet productivity than hyper-portability

(Source: Apple) In the course of a few years, tablets have shifted from being a niche device into a mainstream product for enterprise and consumers alike, and helped boost productivity in a number of key work areas. But what is it about tablets that makes them such colossal productivity boosters? Forrester Research analyst J.P. Gownder… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: New Directions in Start-Ups, and iCloud Trouble

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here. At Y Combinator, Social Is Out and Revenue Is In WSJ.com |  At Y Combinator, social media start-ups are giving way to companies “solving boring problems that make money.” – Joshua… Read more →

How 3-D Printers Are Now Making Weapons

Vice Magazine Cody Wilson, a 24-year-old law student at the University of Texas, shoots a gun with some parts made on a 3-D printer. In October, I wrote a column about 3-D printed guns, and profiled Cody Wilson, a 24-year-old law student at the University of Texas, who was building a completely functional printed weapon. At the time, people I… Read more →

Wal-Mart Introduces Lockers as It Battles Amazon in E-Commerce

Following Amazon.com, Walmart will soon allow shoppers to order items online and pick them up from lockers in local stores. The introduction of lockers is part of Walmart’s effort to become a superstore online and on cellphones. It announced several e-commerce and mobile tools on Tuesday at a news event at the San Bruno, Calif., headquarters of @WalmartLabs, its digital… Read more →

In Philadelphia, tackling education with technology

PHILADELPHIA — The streets are hushed and the wind is brisk on this bright Sunday morning in February. At this hour, the sidewalks are mostly empty, but occasionally, a person emerges from one of the brick buildings that line the street and makes their way down the block with head tilted uncomfortably forward into the… Read more →

Microsoft scores three patents for Surface Touch cover

Microsoft has secured three patents covering the design of its keyboard Touch Cover accessory for the Surface tablet. The US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) granted Microsoft the patents on Tuesday based on applications it filed last May, about a month ahead of the tablet’s official launch where Microsoft touted the magnetic covers as a key… Read more →