Lockerz, Though Not Quite Dead, Raises $9 Million to Shift Focus to New Shopping Site Ador

A new beginning for the heavily funded Seattle startup.

Mobile Thursday? Smartphone Shopping Is Still Tiny, But It’s This Year’s Big Online Buzzword.

This year’s questionable anecdotal meme: Apple iPads go well with pumpkin pie.

Adobe Admits It Is Saying Buh-Bye to Flash for Mobile Devices

Looks like Apple’s Steve Jobs was right (as usual).


It’s All About Content: Why Tablets Help Hard Drives

To paraphrase Mark Twain: “Rumors of the hard drive’s death have been greatly exaggerated — again.”


Microsoft’s Advertising Arm Still Weighing "Do Not Track"

The latest version of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer includes a do-not-track tool that broadcasts users’ wishes not to be monitored online–but that doesn’t mean Microsoft’s advertising unit is honoring those requests yet.

Pen Computing Backers Hope to Write New Chapter With Android

The rise of the iPad might suggest to some that people just prefer a touch-based device to pen computing. However, those who support using a stylus say there are yet opportunities and are shifting their attention to Android. Adobe is among those hoping to see a return to pen computing.

Google’s Andy Rubin Gives a Flash of Tablet Future

Taking the stage to kick off D: Dive into Mobile, Google’s Andy Rubin gave a glimpse of Android 3.0 running on a prototype Motorola tablet. That was the icing on a pastry-laden talk filled with Gingerbread, Froyo and Honeycomb.


Shunned Profiling Technology on the Verge of Comeback

One of the most potentially intrusive technologies for profiling and targeting Internet users with ads is on the verge of a comeback, two years after an outcry by privacy advocates in the U.S. and Britain appeared to kill it.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Is iPad’s First Real Rival

The Galaxy Tab is a serious alternative to the iPad and one that will be preferred by some folks who want a camera and the ability to run Web videos and applications written in Adobe’s Flash software, writes Walt.


"Cookies" Cause Bitter Backlash

Tools that track users’ whereabouts on the Web are facing increased regulatory and public scrutiny and prompting a flurry of legal challenges. Since July, at least six suits have been filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against websites and companies that create advertising technology, accusing them of installing online-tracking tools that are so surreptitious that they essentially hack into users’ machines without their knowledge.

So Many Trackers, So Little Time

Apple iPad Event Liveblog

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