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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Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Reach out and touch something.
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Samsung Says It Has Sold 10 Million Galaxy Note 3 Phablets

Samsung said on Tuesday that it has now sold more than 10 million of its Galaxy Note 3 devices, a milestone also reached by the prior two Note models and the Galaxy S, SII, SIII and S4.

Plantronics Says It Can Be a Wearable Computing Company, Too

Interested in wearables? Do let it go to your head, the company’s CTO says.
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Fingerprint Plans Edutainment Network for Samsung Devices

San Francisco-based kids’-app startup Fingerprint today announced a partnership with Samsung to launch a mobile app network for children in Southeast Asia in Q1 2014. The project would give the mobile app developers that work with Fingerprint a more direct line to families using compatible Samsung devices, CEO Nancy MacIntyre said. Fingerprint has previously rolled out similar app-network partnerships, but Samsung’s collaboration will add more parental control and progress-tracking features.

Apple Store a Big Source of Cellphone Sales; Best Buy Is Key for Carriers

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile still get half or more of sales from their own stores, but a couple of other retailers have emerged as significant players in the cellphone-selling business.
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Intel Chairman: “We Seemed to Have Lost Our Way”

Long guided by Moore’s Law, Andy Bryant says Intel took its eye off the ball and let others capitalize on the latest shifts.
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Southwest to Be First With Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi Service

The airline, which uses a different inflight Internet technology than other U.S. carriers, plans to announce the service on Thursday.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Qualcomm Issues Upbeat Earnings Report, But Guidance Disappoints Investors

The company hiked its forecast for high-end phone shipments for 2013 and said the company sees its revenue and per-share earnings growing at double digit percentages for the next five years.
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YouTube Is Going Mobile First, Too

Nokia Sets October 22 for Next Product Launch

Apple’s iPhone 5s/5c Event, in Pictures