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Motorola's Droid made a big splash when it slammed America's favorite smartphone, Apple's iPhone, in a high-profile ad. Now that it's finally been fully revealed, it's clear that the Droid has become the yardstick by which all Android smartphones are to be measured.

Users of the popular social network are being tricked into revealing their passwords and downloading a Trojan that steals financial data.

Yahoo and Microsoft have agreed to extend the negotiating period for their search ad pact. by Larry Dignan

Microsoft has flipped the switch on some partner deals that turned its ho-hum Internet TV feature into something worth watching.

Sprint lost 135,000 retail subscribers, but added that its year-over-year post paid gross additions were a sign the company was headed in the right direction. by Larry Dignan
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Here's a tour of some of the best business apps that can help turn your iPhone into a portable office. by Larry Dignan

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