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Android on track for 1B total activations later this year, Google chairman says

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As of today, there are now 1.5 million Android devices being activated every day, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday. That’s led to more than 750 million Android phones currently in use. But he said the current rate of signups and phones being sold means Android devices in use “will cross...
Android on track for 1B total activations later this year, Google chairman says

AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

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There's been a bit of a kerfuffle in Hollywood lately surrounding the documentary Bully, which has drawn attention to the ridiculousness of the MPAA's movie ratings system—and may even indicate the first real erosion of the organization's power in that area. The documentary—which has been well-received as an accurate depiction...
AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips
Nokia surprises: Feature phone volumes grow and smartphone ASP bounces

Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

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The mobile patent wars continue to drag on, with Motorola scoring a point Tuesday with a preliminary decision against Apple at the International Trade Commission. Apple was judged to have violated one of four Motorola patents with the iPhone, and if a six-judge panel agrees with the preliminary ruling, Apple...
Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

Appcelerator: Developer Interest In Android Has Cratered, But It's Starting To Improve (GOOG, AAPL)

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Despite the explosive growth of Android's market share, it hasn't won over developers. In fact, developer interest in Android has been in decline for a year now, according to the latest report from Appcelerator/IDC. They survey over 3,000 developers to get their take on the which platforms are most interesting....
Appcelerator: Developer Interest In Android Has Cratered, But It's Starting To Improve (GOOG, AAPL)

Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

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CEO Marissa Meyer risks blowing the blogging platform's cool - but the deal could rejuvenate the tech giant's ad businessDespite the breadth and diversity of life online, there are relatively few opportunities to make the kind of acquisitions that make the industry stop and take stock. Yahoo's $1.1bn deal to...
Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things

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Google on Wednesday launched Google Keep, an Android and web app designed to help users remember things and jot down ideas. Keep appears to be Google’s answer to Apple’s Notes feature, which rolled out a web version last year. It could also serve as a basic, mobile to-do-list service for...
Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things

Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

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Google has a lot of information at its disposal, and it’s using it to great effect in its Field Trip app. The app debuted on Android devices last fall, but it just arrived on iOS last week. Using notifications and an optional Bluetooth connection, Field Trip turns your phone into...
Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

Samsung displaces Nokia has overall cellphone king

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Thanks to an erosion in Nokia's smartphone business, the company saw its 14-year reign end. [Read more]...
Samsung displaces Nokia has overall cellphone king

Forget e-books; are you ready for virtual books?

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Updated. As an avid e-book reader and lover of gadgets, I love the concept of this “virtual” book. Siglio Press is offering 250 signed and numbered copies of a limited edition print book that requires a webcam and computing device to actually be read. Why? The print pages — a...
Forget e-books; are you ready for virtual books?

Live blog: RIM hopes for a revival with BlackBerry 10

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At 10am ET on Wednesday, Research in Motion executives will take the stage in New York for what is probably the most important product presentation in the company’s history. After years of struggling in the wake of Apple’s iPhone launch to come up with an answer to a product that...
Live blog: RIM hopes for a revival with BlackBerry 10

The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ

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The United Nations is not taking over the Internet. At least - not yet. But that's the fear many have as talks take place in Dubia this week as the UN's Telecommunication Union and delegates from around the world meet  to decide whether it should have oversight or regulate...
The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ
T-Mobile first in U.S. pushing Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II
Verizon turns on Razrs’ GSM radios, pushes out Android 4.0 upgrade

White House, Tiring of Death Stars And Deportation Requests, Ups 'We The People' Signature Threshold From 25,000 To 100,000

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The White House has just raised the signature threshold at the "We the People" website from 25,000 to 100,000, no doubt in an attempt to trim down the number of Death Star/deportation/secession/impeachment petitions it must respond to. (Why no one thought to kill two birds with one stone and exile...
White House, Tiring of Death Stars And Deportation Requests, Ups 'We The People' Signature Threshold From 25,000 To 100,000

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues
One S plus One X equals HTC Droid Incredible 3 for Verizon

Soundcloud & Rdio come to Xbox & PS3, thanks to Skifta

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Xbox and Playstation 3 owners can now listen to their favorite tunes and sounds from Rdio and Soundcloud, provided they also own an Android mobile device: Qualcomm Atheros just released version 1.5 of its Skifta media shifting app for Android. Skifta lets you access and play local and Internet media...
Soundcloud & Rdio come to Xbox & PS3, thanks to Skifta

AT&T sells 6M smartphones in Q1, accounting for 9 out of 10 device sales

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As you might expect, AT&T saw its growth drop off considerably in Q1 compared to the always blockbuster holiday quarter, but it didn’t do too shabby. It posted a net increase of 291,000 new subscribers, sold a first-quarter record 6 million smartphones and even saw a surprising uptick in connected...
AT&T sells 6M smartphones in Q1, accounting for 9 out of 10 device sales

Nokia's North American sales soar by 444%, but emerging markets take a big hit

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Apple (AAPL) wasn’t the only handset vendor to disappoint this week; Nokia’s (NOK) share price dipped by -5% in Helsinki after the company released its fourth-quarter results. Nokia had already told investors about key metrics, but there were still some surprises in store. One of the biggest was the scale...
Nokia's North American sales soar by 444%, but emerging markets take a big hit

With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed

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The group in charge of arbitrating the battle over the future of mobile SIM cards appears to have choked — by postponing the contentious vote for at least a month. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI, was due to vote on Friday over which standard to adopt for the nano-SIM...
With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed
Carriers' messaging nightmare gets worse as Apple's iMessage growth pulls even with WhatsApp
eBook Revenues Top Hardcover
Outages aren’t just for LTE: T-Mobile experiences network hiccup

Louis Vuitton Touts Basketball Trademark Victory In Similar Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

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We recently wrote about the terrible ruling in which a district court said Hyundai had diluted Louis Vuitton's trademarks with a one-second clip of a mock LV basketball in a commercial. Now THR reports that Louis Vuitton has included that ruling as part of a new filing in another ongoing...
Louis Vuitton Touts Basketball Trademark Victory In Similar Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

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London-based peer to peer currency exchange Transferwise has just reached a milestone: it’s broken through €10 million in transactions. That’s $13.4 million — perhaps not a vast amount in the grand scheme of things — but when you consider that means its customers have saved around €500,000 in bank charges,...
€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

Video: Chrome for Android is faster and feature full

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Google finally merged its Chrome browser with the Android mobile operating system today and I’m thrilled to see it. Not only is the new Chrome beta about 15 percent faster than the stock Android browser, it brings a cleaner interface that makes it easier to browse. And if you’re a...
Video: Chrome for Android is faster and feature full

Smart home company Alarm.com raises $136M

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A ten-year-old company that makes wireless security and energy management systems called Alarm.com has just closed a round of $136 million in equity according to a filing. The company confirmed the round with me, but wouldn’t disclose any more details. A couple years ago investors ABS Capital, Equis Capital and...
Smart home company Alarm.com raises $136M

Our Google I/O 2012 live coverage is here

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After a month dominated by Apple’s introduction of iOS 6 and Microsoft’s surprise airing of the Surface tablet, it’s Google’s turn to take the stage at Google I/O 2012 in order to share a vision of the future of computing, and we’ll be providing live coverage from the Wednesday...
Our Google I/O 2012 live coverage is here

Sprint sells the ZTE Optik, its first sub-$100 tablet

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Sprint announced on Thursday that it will carry the Optik, a 7-inch 3G-enabled tablet built by ZTE, a China-based company. The Android 3.2 tablet isn’t cutting edge, but has capable components and runs Android 3.2. The best feature may be the price: just $99 with a two-year Sprint contract or...
Sprint sells the ZTE Optik, its first sub-$100 tablet
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