Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google

Foursquare’s VP of business development Mike Harkey, who has been with the company for more than five years, has left to join Google as its director of global product partnerships. His LinkedIn page shows that he joined Google this month after serving a lengthy tenure at Foursquare, which has seen a significant shift from an […]

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Google’s lightweight OS Android Go launches as Android Oreo (Go Edition)

Google’s made a number of tweaks since announcing Android Go back at I/O in May. The lightweight version is finally ready to launch, albeit with a slightly altered name. The OS is launching with the release of Android 8.1, now carrying the decidedly less catchy Android Oreo (Go edition) title. As per the new name, […]

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Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud in November 2015. Greene appeared to be excited about the prospect of her joining the […]

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Google finally gains traction in cloud services

Google has long run a distant third behind Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud services business, but it finally seems to be catching some momentum, if the most recent quarter is an indicator of future trajectory.During an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google Cloud Platform continues to experience […]

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Android smartphones: Which one is right for you?

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In this complex and tech-rich society, most of us have become dependent on our smartphones to help us get through our workday — and after. As a result, the introduction of a new phone is considered an event worthy of attention. New devices are presented to us with a mass of advertisements and news coverage; announcements of how many people stood on line to be the first to own one; and proclamations about how this phone is the best yet.

In order to really figure out which phone is right for you and/or your employees, it’s important to cut through the glitz and glamour, and find out how much of what we’re told is real and how much simply promotion. To that end, we have assembled some of the most recent Computerworld reviews of Android phones by Dan Rosenbaum, an expert assessor of mobile devices (and an enthusiast of good tech as well).

For each phone, we’ve summarized the most important specs, along with the pros and cons; we’ve also provided a link to the full review so that you can get a more complete idea of whether that particular smartphone is the one that suits you best for business or personal use — or both.

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