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On the Call: MasterCard CEO on mobile payments

Electronics payment processors like MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. are trying to adapt to new technologies for making purchases. That includes the use of mobile devices, including smartphones that enable "contactless" payments just by flashing a phone at an electronic scanner. Full story

Motorola Mobility narrows loss as phone sales rise

Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., the maker of cellphones and cable set-top boxes that split off from the rest of Motorola in January, said Thursday that it narrowed its loss in the first quarter as it nearly doubled shipments of smartphones. Full story

On the Call: EBay CEO John Donahoe

Though it's known for helping people buy and sell things online, lately eBay Inc. has been investing in the local commerce market by snapping up several companies that help consumers buy things closer to home. The most recent of these purchases was in April when eBay bought Boston-based Where, which Full story

Congress deepens Apple location tracking probe

Lawmakers extended their probe into location tracking on mobile devices this week, asking Apple Inc and other developers to divulge how they use location data and scheduling a separate hearing on mobile privacy. Full story

Zagg shares rise; good reviews for iPad 2 keyboard case

Shares of Zagg Inc <ZAGG.O> rose 9 percent to an 8-week high on Monday, with the mobile device accessory maker winning favorable reviews from technology blogs for its recently launched keyboard case for Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> iPad 2. Full story

Surprise: Cellphones Make People More Social with Strangers

Reading the news on a mobile device while waiting in line at a coffee shop may seem like you’re cutting yourself off from the people around you, but a new study from the University of Michigan suggests the opposite: The more people use their phones in public to stay up on news, the more likely they Full story

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Acer appoints new president, cuts PC shipments forecast

EU opens radio frequencies for 4G mobile devices

FCC adopts rules to drive wireless competition

Moody's downgrades Nokia's debt ratings

Nevada bill would expand gambling to hotel rooms

Apple boosts share of US cellphone market

Acer replaces CEO after weak outlook triggers selloff

Exclusive: Stores must reach out and touch more mobile users

Home Depot starts barcode shopping from smartphones

New Barcodes Allow Shopping from Smartphones at Home Depot


  Santa Goes Mobile

A new report reveals that 15% of wireless phone users plan to buy gifts using their mobile devices, with Mindy Grossman, HSN Inc. CEO.

  Pogue: The Volkano

This week, NY Times tech columnist David Pogue reviews the Vulkano, a set-top box for your television that lets users schedule, record and watch full-length programs on mobile devices.

  Are Google's best days in the past?

A cnbc panel questions if Google can keep its dominant position in the tech industry as the firm branches out from search into new markets like mobile devices and social networks.

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Holography and mobile devices
Holography and mobile devices

This illustration shows how holographic displays might someday be incorporated into a mobile device. Such a concept is nowhere near reality yet, but IBM's forecasters say it could be in five years.