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Tech writer for Forbes. Trans-Atlantic hybrid. Occasional tree climber. Author of 'We Are Anonymous'

A Powerful Rolodex That Should Make Google Sweat — A couple of years ago, Mark Zuckerberg got up on a small stage at Facebook's headquarters and launched a shiny new product to herald his revamped mobile strategy, an Android launcher called Home.

AT&T Profits Beat Estimates Despite Competitive Pressures — In a saturated market it's no surprise that AT&T is watching the rate of new subscribers slowly decline, but one of the bright spots in its first-quarter earnings report on Wednesday was that the carrier is doing a better job of keeping its customers from leaving.

Nokia Said To Explore Return To Mobile Business — Nokia's former life as a phone maker may make a resurgence of sorts next year. According to a report in Re/code citing two anonymous sources, the Finnish company is exploring a return to the mobile phone making business in 2016, though not in the same vein as when it was the world's-biggest mobile-phone manufacturer.

Google's Mobile-Ranking Showdown Is About To Kick Off — Google is putting its foot down for websites that aren't tailored to our increasingly-ubiquitous mobile screens. From Tuesday April 21, websites that aren't deemed "mobile friendly" by Google's own analysis tool will fall lower in search rankings than those that do, which could mean dips in revenue for companies who depend heavily on web traffic.

Jawbone Gets Back UP With New Payment Wearable — Jawbone hasn't had it easy lately. There have been reports of squeezed cash flow and angry suppliers, on top of a five-month delay to its flagship wearable gadget, the UP3. Yet that's all taking a backseat now that Jawbone has announced a pair of new devices, and a report from Re/code indicates the company had raised another $300 million at a $3 billion valuation.

EU Formally Accuses Google Of Market Abuse, Opens Probe Into Android — The European Union's competition chief formally laid down the gauntlet to Google on Wednesday, accusing it of market dominance in web searches, particularly around online shopping. It also opened a formal investigation into whether its Android operating system unfairly favored its own apps.

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent For $16.6 Billion — Nokia's biggest acquisition to date is a big step towards becoming a world-leading networking equipment maker, and finally getting a foothold in the United States.

Nokia Confirms Advanced Takeover Talks With Alcatel-Lucent — They've been the subject of takeover speculation for years, but telecom equipment makers Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent finally confirmed on Tuesday that they were in advanced deal talks. " Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent confirm that they are in advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination, which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent," Nokia said in an official statement.

Messaging App Kik Is 'Exploring Partnerships' — Never say never. At around this time last year the founder of popular chat app Kik published a blog post titled "Independence." In it, founder Ted Livingston stated categorically that "we are choosing not to sell," suggesting a suitor had come knocking or Livingston's investors were eager for an exit.

Meet The LinkedIn For The World's Most Successful People — Life can be a struggle when you're a successful asset manager worth tens of millions of dollars. In between your busy schedule you're obliged to maintain a vibrant online reputation, and there's a plethora of social media profiles demanding your attention. There's dozens of inbound requests for coffee and job offers on LinkedIn.
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Apr 23, 2015

RT @dannysullivan: Google Fi is cool, but secret plan T-Mobile never talks about remains even better (if you don't need a hotspot).…

Apr 20, 2015

@BenedictEvans And all within a square mile radius of a billionaire or three. (If you're in SF).

Apr 15, 2015

EU Formally Accuses Google Of Market Abuse, Opens Probe Into Android…

Apr 15, 2015

EU Commission formally accuses Google of market abuse, will investigate Android.… Live:…

Apr 15, 2015

And it's really happening. Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion.…

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