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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

...Apple showed that phones can handle much more than email and phone calls. Blackberry was late in overhauling its operating system to compete.BlackBerry now holds a small fraction of the U.S. smartphone market after commanding a nearly 50...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/blackberry-launches-classi
Local school districts still weighing flexibility options

...10 billion cut from schools over the last decade ? especially in a district like Columbia County, where the operating system appears to be working.Columbia County alone has lost more than $115 million since 2003, while nearly $173 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-13/local-school-districts-st
Dow, S&P 500 mark latest record highs; relief over better news from Japan and Germany

...percent, to $7.93 on news that the company plans to launch a tablet computer next year that will run on the Android operating system.? SunEdison surged 29.3 percent after the solar energy company agreed to buy wind energy company First Wind for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-18/dow-sp-500-mark-latest-rec
Apple's iOS 8 upgrade makes typing on iPhone much simpler

...my iPhone if I hadn't upgraded to Apple's new operating system, iOS 8.With the free upgrade, typing on the iPhone's...outside party, similar to what Google's Android operating system has allowed for years. A few are free, while others...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-11-22/apples-ios-8-upgrade-makes-typing-i
Apple unveils thinner iPad featuring faster processor, better camera

...starting Friday.Meanwhile, Apple made its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, available as a free download starting...competition from cheaper tablets running Google's Android operating system. Google announced Wednesday that an 8.9-inch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-16/apple-unveils-thinner-ipad
Business news

...unveiling of its latest tablet computer at an Oct. 16 event. The showcase also is expected to feature an update to the operating system for its Mac computers and the possible release of a new digital payment service called Apple Pay. The company's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/business-news
Yelp CEO reviews his business

...upset with Google. (Jobs had accused Google of stealing ideas from Apple's iPhone to build Android, a rival operating system for mobile devices). He felt that Yelp was a great company and wouldn't be a great company if it fell in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-16/yelp-ceo-reviews-his-business
Small businesses step up hiring pace as healthier economy boosts revenue

...already up 55 percent from this time last year.FEWER HOLDOUTSWhen Microsoft Corp. ended support for its Windows XP operating system, forcing businesses and people to find alternatives, Marcus Networking was able to hire four people. The end of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/small-businesses-step-hiri
Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

...2009. It is the most popular online game on Xbox, and the top paid app for Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system in the U.S."Minecraft is more than a great game franchise - it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/microsoft-buy-minecraft-ma
Android news, wearable gadgets, smart home devices rule at Google developer conference

...more details about Android Wear, a version of the operating system customized for wearable gadgets such as smartwatches...all devices as long as the gadgets are running the operating system, so a user can check e-mail on a smartwatch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-25/android-news-wearable-gadg