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News Archive - August 2011

Justice Dept. to block AT&T's T-Mobile deal

August 31, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a petition with a federal court in Washington, D.C. to block AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA.


Android nabs 41 percent share in U.S.

August 31, 2011

During the three-month period that ended in July, Android captured 41.8 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, representing a 5.4 percentage point increase over the 36.4 percent market share it had in the quarter that ended in April.


Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs submitted a letter of resignation for his role as CEO of Apple. He requested to remain on with the company as an employee and Chairman of the board. He recommended Tim Cook as his replacement.


Microsoft trims price of cloud computing platform

August 16, 2011

Microsoft is dropping prices on its entry-level cloud computing platform to encourage more developers to use the service, a move aimed at helping the software giant win market share.


Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

August 15, 2011

In an attempt to protect Android and continue its fight against Apple, Google has agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for about US$12.5B.


Look out Skype! Google makes its VoIP service international

August 3, 2011

Google is taking its VoIP service around the world and getting ready to square off with Skype.


GoToMeeting Gets Videoconferencing

August 2, 2011

Citrix is adding Videoconferencing capabilities to its GoToMeeting product.