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No, Windows Does NOT Have 90% Market Share By The Measure That Matters

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There's a weird argument going around today that Windows 8 will necessarily become the dominant tablet platform, replacing Android and reducing the iPad to a minority player. There's certainly a chance that Android will fade away -- it's facing a lot of problems. But the logic behind the inevitable dominance...
No, Windows Does NOT Have 90% Market Share By The Measure That Matters

Google wants to build private airport terminal

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Google wants to fly. The Internet search leader with interests in advertising, mobile operating systems, self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses is seeking to get into the aviation game. Google plans to build an $82 million private airport terminal in San Jose, Calif., to accommodate its business jets. It...
Google wants to build private airport terminal
Mobile app security: Always keep the back door locked
Tizen shows off new interface and the potential of HTML5 mobile apps
Apple Engineers Working Overtime on iOS 7's 'DeForstallization'

Facebook Still Not Making Much Money in Mobile, but Driving Lots of Traffic to Others

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Ahead of its planned stock offering, Facebook is looking to show itself as a serious player in mobile, even if the company has yet to make much money in the category. The social network has purchased Instagram, launched several industry initiatives and offered some details on its efforts to move...
Facebook Still Not Making Much Money in Mobile, but Driving Lots of Traffic to Others
Malicious apps beware, Windows 8 will feature a ‘kill switch’

Dell acquiring data protection specialists Credant Technologies

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Credant's services are also designed to support multiple mobile operating systems, which hints that the company's portfolio might be of interest to Dell as it continues to try to tackle BYOD....
Dell acquiring data protection specialists Credant Technologies

Gaming spending on iOS and Android surpassed dedicated gaming handhelds in Q4 2012: Report

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Nintendo and Sony once held a lock on the mobile gaming industry, but Google and Apple have cracked that wide open with their respective mobile operating systems. A new joint report from IDC and App Annie claims that combined spending on games in the App Store and Google Play in...
Gaming spending on iOS and Android surpassed dedicated gaming handhelds in Q4 2012: Report

Switched On: Battling for the Bronze

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Windows Phone 7.8 hands-on Nokia is hooked on Windows Phone, now has to pay for it Editorial: Betting on BlackBerry (or hoping) Apple and Google, the latter riding on a Samsung partnership, continue to play...
Switched On: Battling for the Bronze

Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

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Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the most interesting sections of her presentation were her thoughts about the future of the Internet. In...
Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

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We caught up with Opera Software CEO Lars Boilesen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to discuss some of the company’s recent moves and announcements, and to talk about the recent acquisition rumours and the big push of Firefox OS by chief competitor Mozilla. The Norwegian browser software company...
Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

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With 140 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West. Despite this staggering statistic, there are still many opportunities for uTorrent to expand its user-base. In recent years mobile operating systems have become increasingly popular, but to date none of the...
uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event: Follow it live

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When Microsoft pulls up the curtain on the newest version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, you can see a live blog of the action here. The formal unveiling of Windows Phone 8 comes on the heels of Microsoft's official...
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event: Follow it live
Facebook looks to drive app installs with 'send to mobile' button in News Feed

Jon Rubinstein: Hewlett Packard's purchase of Palm was a waste

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Finally, Jon Rubinstein is ready to re-open the wounds sustained from HP's bungled acquisition of Palm. When Fierce Wireless asked the former CEO what he'd do differently, he said that selling the company to Hewlett Packard was "a waste," and that he probably wouldn't do the same again. He...
Jon Rubinstein: Hewlett Packard's purchase of Palm was a waste

Mobile device security plan defended by Army

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The Department of Defense's inspector general has reposted and updated a report critical of the Army's shortcomings in handling cybersecurity for commercial mobile devices, with some changes to correct for what it says were mistakes. However, the basic findings in the reposted report, "Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring...
Mobile device security plan defended by Army

Spotify’s mobile app finally hits BlackBerry App World

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Spotify’s BlackBerry app exited beta and was made freely available to a selection of compatible handsets back in December, but it still wasn’t available in BlackBerry’s official app store. Until now that is. The app was first announced back in October but was available only as a preview for users...
Spotify’s mobile app finally hits BlackBerry App World

Android and iOS still rule the mobile world; Microsoft and RIM have long roads ahead

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The latest numbers from research firm ComScore reveal the difficulties both Microsoft (MSFT) and Research in Motion (RIMM) face when deploying their new mobile operating systems. Windows Phone 8 handsets are just around the corner and the first BlackBerry 10 devices are slated to arrive for early next year, however...
Android and iOS still rule the mobile world; Microsoft and RIM have long roads ahead

Nokia sells its Qt software business

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Finnish phone maker has agreed to sell its Qt software business to IT services firm Digia OyjStruggling mobile phone maker Nokia has agreed to sell its Qt software business to Finnish IT services company Digia Oyj as part of its strategy to sell off non-core assets.The companies did not disclose...
Nokia sells its Qt software business

Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone

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My week with Android, or why I'm buying an iPhone 5; Foxconn riots; and how to buy a smartphone. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone

uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

torrentfreak.com
With 140 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West. Despite this staggering statistic, there are still many opportunities for uTorrent to expand its user-base. In recent years mobile operating systems have become increasingly popular, but to date none of the...
uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way

How To Buy A Smartphone: Which Is Better, Android or iPhone?

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What is the difference between Android and the iPhone, really? Where do Windows Phone and BlackBerry fit in? All these platforms do basically the same thing (connect a phone to the Internet and applications), but there are fundamental differences. Determining what kind of smartphone is right for you means knowing...
How To Buy A Smartphone: Which Is Better, Android or iPhone?

Editorial: What we want to see in iOS 6

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We asked for third party apps, copy and paste, multitasking, wireless sync, data-only messaging and better notifications and year by year, they all arrived. iOS 5 may be one of the most mature, and popular mobile operating systems out there, but that doesn't mean Apple can take the day...
Editorial: What we want to see in iOS 6
7 Bold Predictions Of What The Mobile Industry Will Do In 2013

Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem

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Microsoft has given its users an unprecedented view into the development of Windows 8 but nothing matches the scope of the latest unveil. Steven Sinofksy himself has descended from his lofty throne and taken up pen and paper to describe Windows on ARM (WOA) in great detail. The full article...
Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem
Mountain Lion’s Facebook integration coming in the fall, not at July launch

Ubuntu smartphones will go on sale in October, but in which territories and made by who?

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Early last month, Canonical announced its foray into the smartphone market with the Ubuntu Phone. Offering an alternative to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Symbian if you swing that way, Canonical's Linux mobile OS could be a refreshing new take on mobile operating systems, but when will that refreshing...
Ubuntu smartphones will go on sale in October, but in which territories and made by who?

The App Business Has Gone Rabid, and Apple's Mountain Lion is Leading the Pack

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Apple’s App Store was one of the first viable mobile platforms for independent developers, allowing them to reach a new, software-hungry customer base easier than ever before. Some developers, like Instapaper’s Marco Arment, have been able to create a successful business out of app development. For all its efforts to improve...
The App Business Has Gone Rabid, and Apple's Mountain Lion is Leading the Pack
Clash of the bantams: The bloody smartphone battle that will take shape in 2013
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