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Google, Samsung, HTC, Opera and others celebrate April Fools' Day with pranks

It's not April Fools' Day if Google isn't throwing a few pranks into the mix.

Apple's iOS 7 eliminates need for cellular connectivity

Apple's new iOS 7 software has a little-known connectivity feature known as the Apple Multipeer Connectivity framework that lets users connect directly via Bluetooth personal area networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi or a traditional Wi-Fi network, obviating the need for a cellular network.

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad as Nadella outlines vision for cloud and mobile

Microsoft announced that its Office suite will finally come to Apple's iPad. More broadly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella used his first large public address as CEO to talk about his vision for a "mobile first cloud first" world.

Facebook's Connectivity Lab aims to spread Internet access via satellites, drones and lasers

Facebook is hoping to connect more of the world's population to the Internet using a combination of satellites, drones and lasers, and as part of the effort it is launching a new Connectivity Lab via Internet.org, the group Facebook is spearheading.

Report: Apple ponders iTunes app for Android, a new streaming music service

Apple is considering creating an iTunes app for smartphones running Google's Android software, according to a  Billboard  report. Such a move would break with Apple's strategy of keeping iTunes only for its mobile devices running its iOS software.

Stephane Richard warns of Orange instability if board elects new CEO

Orange chief executive, Stephane Richard, hinted the company's board would be taking a huge risk by replacing him, despite concerns about his involvement in a government payout to settle arbitration in 2008.

Broadcom, ShanghaiTech University partner on Wi-Fi cities, Internet of Things and wearables

Chipmaker Broadcom is collaborating with ShanghaiTech University on what they call a "Wi-Fi City" program and is also partnering with the school to set up a joint innovation center focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Qualcomm's Gimbal proximity technology proving its value in ad-hoc networks

A Canadian company that used Qualcomm's Gimbal geolocation beacon technology to create a series of secure ad-hoc networks for interactive sessions at the recent South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, also intends to use the technology at future events.

Nielsen: 70% of U.S. consumers have heard of wearables, but might not bite because of price

Wearable computing is still a nascent industry, although Google, Samsung Electronics and others are doing their best to hurry it along. According to a new report form research firm Nielsen, most U.S. consumers are aware of such devices but might not buy them en masse because they are too expensive.

Georgia's Habersham electric cooperative gets into the 1 Gbps FTTH game

Habersham EMC (HEMC), a member-owned electric cooperative serving northeast Georgia, is the latest service provider to introduce a 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service targeting five of the state's communities.