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Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service

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Facebook has just acquired Parse, marking its entry into a whole new business category: paid tools and services for developing mobile apps. The company is buying the mobile-backend-as-a-service startup (yes, the industry acronym is mBaaS) in a deal that we’ve heard is worth $85 million. Neither company is commenting on...
Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service
Galaxy S IV won't hold many surprises: 5-inch screen, 13-MP camera, & more outed early

HTC's Wild Marketing Ploy: If You Buy an HTC One this Weekend, They'll Pay You Big Bucks for your iPhone 5 or S4

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Attention to all U.S. iPhone owners: HTC wants your business. If you switch and buy their new HTC One smartphone by Sunday May fifth, HTC will reimburse you ......
HTC's Wild Marketing Ploy: If You Buy an HTC One this Weekend, They'll Pay You Big Bucks for your iPhone 5 or S4

Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II

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Currently, Google Wallet is available on a plethora of smartphones, but is there really such a thing as too much coverage? Google surely doesn't seem to think so. Earlier today, the company added support for its mobile payment system to the GS4, HTC One (Sprint) and the Galaxy Note...
Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II

Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]

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[tc_5min code="517734091"] The Facebook Home experience is based around next-level gesture control. Here you can watch us swipe, fling, and pop Facebook content on the new HTC First handset that comes with Home pre-installed. Compared to Facebook’s flagship mobile apps, Home is much more responsive. You could even call it...
Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]

Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one

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Amazon 1-Click 'should never have been awarded' and Apple's pinch-and-zoom 'questionable' says man who changed software industry in 1968The man who was awarded the first software patent says that he thinks the field is now "a big mess" - but that he "hopes it will get straightened out in time"....
Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one
The Facebook phone is coming, and it's already in your pocket
NFC Task Launcher App Maker Tagstand Partners With T-Mobile on Tap Tag App, Plus Other Carriers And OEMs
Software leak shows the likely Facebook phone specs and features

Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

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Plus Z10 v Xperia Z, why Bitcoin isn't a currrency (but is a medium of exchange), Microsoft hits at Facebook and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHome turf >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance (who used to work at Apple): While the...
Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

The ever-expanding smartphone screen: how supersized became everyday

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It used to be that any smartphone screen beyond three inches was considered big -- and it was, for an audience still weaning itself off of flip phones and PDAs. Flash-forward several years, however, and we're to the point where many won't even consider less than a 4-inch screen,...
The ever-expanding smartphone screen: how supersized became everyday
Sony reportedly creating 'Google Edition' Xperia Z, following Samsung and HTC
Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A "Well-Funded Startup," Downplays Smartphone Rumors
Apple builds on its lead as top U.S. smartphone maker; HTC takes biggest dip [chart]

Samsung Stays Secretive With Its First Galaxy S IV Teaser Video

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Now that Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S IV will be revealed in a grand event in New York on March 14, mobile nerds only have one mystery to mull over — what is the damn thing going to look like? Well, Samsung isn’t telling just yet, but...
Samsung Stays Secretive With Its First Galaxy S IV Teaser Video

Crave giveaway: OtterBox Realtree Camo case for HTC One

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Do you own HTC's new flagship smartphone? With this case from a top maker of tough mobile accessories you can dress it up in sturdy style. For free. [Read more]...
Crave giveaway: OtterBox Realtree Camo case for HTC One
Five Years Of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS

Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

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Samsung is planning to invest more than INR5 billion ($84 million) in India to boost its mobile production capacity, the Press Trust of India reports, citing industry sources. When contacted by TNW, a Samsung spokesman said the company is looking to strengthen its manufacturing presence in the country “to fulfill...
Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

Microsoft signs Chrome and Android deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

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Software giant's deal with parent firm of manufacturer Foxconn covers devices using Google's smartphone system and browserBesides Samsung, there's one other company making Android pay: Microsoft. The software giant just signed a patent licensing agreement - including unspecified payment terms - with Hon Hai, the parent of manufacturing company Foxconn...
Microsoft signs Chrome and Android deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Samsung Galaxy S4: review roundup

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US reviewers have got their hands on Samsung's new flagship smartphone - is it better than the iPhone 5 or HTC One?Samsung's Galaxy S4 - its new flagship smartphone - is in the hands of reviewers in the US, who have given their verdict. Here's a roundup.AllThingsD/Wall Street Journal: "Galaxy...
Samsung Galaxy S4: review roundup

After a rise and fall, BlackBerry 10 is RIM's last, best comeback attempt

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The year was 1999 when Research In Motion first unveiled its initial BlackBerry email pager, the beginning of a strong product brand that continues to this day. In that time, the ubiquitous BlackBerry has grown beyond a simple email machine to capable smartphones in 2003, gathering a cult-like following of “crackberry”...
After a rise and fall, BlackBerry 10 is RIM's last, best comeback attempt

The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

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Time and again, Mark Zuckerberg has made it perfectly clear: "We're not going to build a phone." Zuck's most recent pronouncement came at Facebook's 2012 fourth-quarter earnings call. (See also Facebook's Zuckerberg: We're Not Going To Build A Phone.)  On Thursday, just two months later, Facebook is widely expected to announce an...
The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

Customer satisfaction with Microsoft software declines slightly after Windows 8 launch

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New data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index shows satisfaction with Microsoft software declining slightly this year, falling 1.3 points to a score of 74 on a scale of 100. The result follows the release of Windows 8 last fall, with a new interface that creates a learning curve for...
Customer satisfaction with Microsoft software declines slightly after Windows 8 launch

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

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Facebook did not just launch a "Facebook Phone" last week, as was expected. Instead, along with the HTC First, it offered up Home, a "family of apps" that is neither a phone nor a smartphone operating system - but which may ultimately have a far greater impact on the mobile industry...
Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

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HTC is rumored to be the partner here. An invitation to an event next week has reignited the Facebook smartphone rumor again. Entitled "Come see our new home on Android", the launch is taking place at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Thursday 4 April, and has 9to5Google claiming...
Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

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Windows RT has struggled to gain adoption for months. Samsung and Acer are among the companies abandoning RT devices, while Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, and HTC won't touch it. So Microsoft's latest effort to boost Windows RT is apparently to cut the licensing costs device makers pay to use the...
Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Phone? Probably Not Any Time Soon, Says Exec (MSFT)

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One of the biggest questions facing Microsoft's mobile business now is whether or not it'll decide to go it alone and make its own smartphones.  Speaking at AllThingsD's mobile conference this morning, Windows Phone's corporate vice president Terry Myerson appeared to shoot down any speculation that a Microsoft-made phone was...
Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Phone? Probably Not Any Time Soon, Says Exec (MSFT)

HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

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A couple of weeks after we reported on five senior departures from HTC, Business Week reports that the company’s COO Matthew Costello has also gone. Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello stepped down after less than three years at Taiwan’s biggest smartphone maker amid slumping sales that have pushed down shares...
HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One in spring with new plans

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In conjunction with T-Mobile’s 4G LTE news, the carrier revealed on Tuesday that it would make many 4G LTE-capable devices available with its new plans. A few of the notable Android devices include the Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC One, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. T-Mobile said the HTC One is...
T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One in spring with new plans
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