Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close

Grant George, the former head of testing for Windows, was one of several executives left on the outside looking in following a September reorganization of the Windows unit.

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.

Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good. (No, Really!)

Two personal finance apps, SaveUp and Mogl, offer rewards as a byproduct. Their CEOs describe them as “a bit of gummy on the financial vitamin” and “Toms shoes for food,” respectively.

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

The company says it will try to defend against attacks on its products by anyone.


Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor

A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday.


The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley

The dolphin in the tuna net is us — our industry, our work, and the social fabric of our community.

Veteran Microsoft Engineer Jon DeVaan Leaving After Almost 30 Years

DeVaan is one of several longtime technical execs whose position in Redmond has been unclear since a September reorganization of the Windows unit.

You Won’t Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

The NSA’s Sears catalog for spies has been released.

BlackBerry’s John Chen on What He Is Doing to Shake Up the Phone Maker

In an op-ed for CNBC, Chen insists he is making the needed changes to allow BlackBerry to survive and return to profitability.
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Late Start May Be Tempering China Mobile’s iPhone Preorders

But what will sales look like after the 5s and 5c officially launch?

HP Is Negotiating to Settle Bribery Charges

The allegations stem from a deal with a Russian government agency.


Acer Sees Senior Executive Departures

Acer Inc. said Monday that three senior executives had recently left the company and some of them won’t be replaced as the embattled personal-computer maker tries to keep costs low.

That Giant Bitcoin Crash in the Wake of China Restrictions? It Never Happened.

The digital currency shows some resiliency.

How Can You Miss Us if We Won’t Go Away? Paczkowski and Swisher Highlights From AllThingsD.

And so it goes in Silicon Valley.

What You Need to Know About Online Gift-Card Exchanges

The gift-giving season is over. Here’s how to turn in that gift card you don’t want — for cash — or buy other gift cards on the cheap.

Bringing Inexpensive Mobile Access to Researchers in Antarctica

A unique approach combines some of the benefits of walkie-talkies and satellite phones while using ordinary cellphones connected to a base station from startup Range Networks.

CIOs Brand Enterprise Social Tools as Most Overhyped Technology of the Year

Most underhyped? A tie between mobile and security.

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

New data from NPD suggests that Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all commercial notebook sales.

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

The update had been available for just 10 days.


NSA Struggles to Make Sense of Flood of Surveillance Data

A former NSA employee says the agency knows so much, that it can’t understand what it has.

The Longish Goodbye: Highlights From AllThingsD Staffers Johnson, Del Rey and Cha

I don’t know why you say hello, we say goodbye.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

… but he lost another $4 million in performance-based stock awards.

Apple Explains Why Icahn’s Buyback Proposal Should Be Shot Down

“The company is one of the largest dividend payers in the world and has the largest share repurchase authorization in history.”

Malware Attacks by Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Are on the Rise

The Syrian Electronic Army isn’t the only pro-Assad group using hacking attacks.

Target Says PIN Numbers Among Data Stolen in Breach

They were still encrypted, the store says.