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On Google, a Political Mystery That's All Numbers

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Google's quest to guess what we want before we want it has produced an unusual side effect: a disparity in the results the company presents about the presidential candidates....
On Google, a Political Mystery That's All Numbers
The Galaxy S III is a huge hit, but usage in the U.S. still lags way behind iPhone

THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

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Yesterday, the Fed released its latest Survey of Consumer Finances. The report included a lot of depressing data about the financial situation of average Americans. But nothing was so shocking and depressing as this: The median net worth of American families dropped nearly 40% from 2007 to 2010. Wow. Most...
THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years
Facebook still has an Android problem

Gird thyself: Nation-wide Internet sales tax appears all but inevitable, and could be coming soon

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This isn’t exactly breaking news, but it matters all the same. Today Rep. Darrell Issa took to Reddit once again to answer the questions concerning Internet legislation. The Representative was pushing his new legislative idea of barring new Internet law for two years. Don’t let that fact cloud your judgement....
Gird thyself: Nation-wide Internet sales tax appears all but inevitable, and could be coming soon
iPad 2 said to have extinguished Kindle Fire demand

Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is spearheading a fresh attempt to block the extradition of a British student to the United States over copyright infringement charges. Richard O’Dwyer was arrested and bailed in 2010 for being the owner and operator of TVShack, a “resource site” which allowed people to search for...
Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

Google Declares Victory Over The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt is not mincing words when it comes to the smartphone war with Apple. Speaking with Bloomberg reporters, Schmidt said, "This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago -- Microsoft versus Apple ... We're winning that war pretty clearly now."...
Google Declares Victory Over The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

Remaking genome analysis

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Bina is bringing an Apple-like business model to the rapidly expanding world of genomics. FORTUNE -- The human genome can now be sequenced for as little as $1,000. But actually deciphering all that raw genetic data can still cost upwards of $10,000, costly by any stretch. Redwood Shores, California-based Bina...
Remaking genome analysis

Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

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A new report from advertising and analytics company Flurry demonstrates just how dedicated developers still are to Apple’s platforms, with some 7 out of every 10 new apps being made for iOS, versus only 31% for Android in Q1 of 2012. The firm measures the ‘new project starts’ by recording...
Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android
Google Play About To Pass 15 Billion Downloads? Pssht! It Did That Weeks Ago

Looking For Work? Facebook Wants Salesmen, Google Wants Product People

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Facebook or Google aren’t in the habit of laying out their corporate roadmaps for outsiders. But you can get a decent sense of what they’re planning on by looking at their job postings, which they helpfully post on LinkedIn. Capstone Investments has sorted through the last few months of postings,...
Looking For Work? Facebook Wants Salesmen, Google Wants Product People
Facebook Boasts That A 'Crazy Hack' Made Its New Android App Possible

Spanish retailer suspends plan to sell the Nexus 4 as LG hikes its retail price by hundreds of euros

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Spanish mobile phone retailer Phone House has announced on its Facebook page that it is suspending plans to sell Google’s new Nexus 4 after it learned that manufacturer LG is to sell the phone at a far higher price than Google is offering directly. Google is currently advertising the new...
Spanish retailer suspends plan to sell the Nexus 4 as LG hikes its retail price by hundreds of euros

Ngmoco’s Neil Young: “Zynga is a far more formidable competitor than GREE.”

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With DeNA’s Mobage platform finally coming to iOS this month, the company says its mobile gaming platform has now seen 160 million app downloads across Android and iOS. We checked in with Neil Young, who is leading the Japanese gaming giant’s expansion in Western markets. A former EA executive, Young...
Ngmoco’s Neil Young: “Zynga is a far more formidable competitor than GREE.”

Econ 101: Competition lowers broadband costs

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The cost of local access to the Internet is disproportionately higher than the cost of sending the same bits over long haul networks, but the price difference is far from random. A study of access prices on long haul and local transit found that the technology used and local competition...
Econ 101: Competition lowers broadband costs

Woman sues Verizon for lying about Internet speed

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A California woman claims that Verizon talked her into buying a faster internet plan even though it didn’t have the technological capability to deliver what it promised. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles state court, Patricia Allen of Santa Monica says that a Verizon sales rep talked her into...
Woman sues Verizon for lying about Internet speed

Advertisers should slash newspaper and magazine budgets, says WPP boss

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Sir Martin Sorrell says WPP finds huge disparity between outlay on advertising and time consumers spend reading publicationsSir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, has said advertisers should think seriously about slashing the amount they spend on newspapers and magazines - and accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of being...
Advertisers should slash newspaper and magazine budgets, says WPP boss

Android Is... Still Getting Destroyed In Mobile Web Browsing

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Android Is... Still Getting Destroyed In Mobile Web Browsing: Mobile Safari hit 66.22% share of mobile browsing in July, the highest number yet that NetMarketshare has calculated for the browser. Android is growing too, at 19.41%, but amazingly, not as quickly.  John Gruber wonders how this could be given what...
Android Is... Still Getting Destroyed In Mobile Web Browsing
KAYAK: iOS Usage Is 3X Android Usage (GOOG, AAPL)

And the 32 GB Surface Pro Will Have Just Enough Storage to Display the Start-Up Screen

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Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablets are built with either 128 GB or 64 GB of storage. But by they time they’re loaded up with Windows 8 and the other applications the company intends to ship with them, they’ll have nowhere near that amount. Out of the box, the 128 GB...
And the 32 GB Surface Pro Will Have Just Enough Storage to Display the Start-Up Screen
A visual journey through 2012′s biggest funding highlights (infographic)
Twitter won't take down "giant food" photos, so artist sues
Amazon Gets Feisty, Updates Homepage To Talk Smack On The iPad Mini

9 Things We Want Out Of Our iPad Mini (AAPL)

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Apple is universally expected to announce an iPad Mini. The actual event will either confirm or crush loads of speculation. Here are nine things we'd like to see out of the device tomorrow, along with how likely we think each item will actually come to fruition.Cheap price tag There is some...
9 Things We Want Out Of Our iPad Mini (AAPL)
Why Google Customizes Results When You Search for 'Obama,' But Not for 'Romney'

Google Buys Photo-Editing Site Picnik

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Google has bought up online photo-editing service Picnik—the latest in its string of recent acquisitions. In a blog post, Picnik says that nothing will change immediately at its site and that its staffers will continue to work on Picnik from Google’s offices in Seattle. One obvious result, however, could...
Google Buys Photo-Editing Site Picnik

Intel Core i7-3770K review: Ivy Bridge brings lower power, better performance

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Intel’s Ivy Bridge (IVB) has been one of the hottest tech topics of the past 12 months — we haven’t seen this much interest in a CPU since Intel launched Nehalem. Ivy Bridge is the first 22nm processor at a time when die shrinks have become increasingly difficult, the first...
Intel Core i7-3770K review: Ivy Bridge brings lower power, better performance

Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

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In case you were wondering why newspapers like the New York Times continue to cut costs and fire people, here are some stats for you. They come from former newspaper veteran Alan D. Mutter, who fled the industry years ago. (Mutter writes the excellent blog "Reflections Of A Newsosaur"). The...
Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

Apple rules top three smartphone spots but loses new users to Android

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Apple continues to hold the title for some of the top-selling smartphone models, with the iPhone 4S being the best selling handset in the US last quarter, according to a new report by market research firm NPD. But while the iPhone has repeatedly made Apple the top smartphone vendor...
Apple rules top three smartphone spots but loses new users to Android
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