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iPhone 5 Debut: Apple Needs a Hit on September 21

Earlier this week, we confirmed speculation that Apple will roll out its latest iPhone on September 21, a mere four weeks away. An iPhone debut is always an event, but things should be particularly interesting this time around.

Motorola Mobility Unveils Much-Anticipated Xoom Android Tablet

Just a day after Motorola split in two, its mobility division has unveiled the much-anticipated Xoom, the first tablet to run on a tablet-specific version of Android version called Honeycomb. Could this tablet be the one to give the Apple iPad a run for its money?

The Year in Tech: Top 10 Highlights of 2010

A broad array of technology news helped define 2010, from the launch of Apple's iPad to the arrival of the app to a supernova of Internet stock gains. Here's a look back at those major stories -- and a glimpse of some highlights you can expect next year.

Amazon to Launch Android App Store

Amazon.com is reportedly planning to start its own Android app store, putting it into direct competition with Google to sell applications for the mobile operating system. The move would also help Amazon flank the Apple Apps Store which distributes software for the iPhone and iPad.

Rumor or Not, Microsoft Should Buy Adobe

Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer's not-so-secret meeting with Abode CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss a joint battle strategy against Apple raised the tantalizing possibility of an Adobe buyout. That deal wouldn't just be good for Microsoft, it would be good for the future of the Web overall.

LG Electronics Taps Founding Family Member as New CEO

LG Electronics named founding family member Koo Bon-joon as CEO Friday, replacing Nam Yong, who resigned over the company's poor recent performance. The No. 3 mobile handset marker has struggled to find its footing in the rapidly evolving smartphone sector.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab Takes Aim at the iPad

Look out, iPad! On Thursday night, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab, its long-awaited new tablet computer system, setting the stage for a fall showdown between the new Android-powered device and Apple's wildly popular product.

Why Google Is a Sound Long-Run Bet

Google's below-expectations earnings saw its stock pummelled. But there are many positive factors -- from Chrome and Android to its smart acquisitions -- that will help Google remain dominant in the future.

Google to Push Android Software in India and China

Google (GOOG) is planning to expand sales of Android mobile software in China and India as it seeks to step up competition with Apple and Nokia, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported. Google is aiming to puts its Android operating system on cheaper phones made by Huawei Technologies and LG Electronics in parts of Asia and Europe, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported. They also hope to make it easier sell products on mobile devices in the hope of attracting programmers to the Android system.