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After Years of Courtship, Apple and Facebook Finally Hook Up

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Apple announced Facebook sharing integration with its iOS mobile software at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, thus making formal a long-anticipated pairing between two of the most-watched technology companies of Silicon Valley. “We’ve been working very closely with Facebook to make sure we’ve got...
After Years of Courtship, Apple and Facebook Finally Hook Up

Business Cloud Consulting Is Consolidating

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Two of the larger consultancies that specialize in business applications for the cloud are merging, creating the largest player in a still small field. Cloud service providers, as they are called, help both Google and Salesforce sell products, and aim to teach companies how to collaborate and use social media...
Business Cloud Consulting Is Consolidating

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

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Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps...
Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute
Gift-giving holidays spur huge success for mobile-game developers

When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

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When Apple forced its mobile software leader Scott Forstall out of the company, it pushed out the most prolific inventor at the company, as measured by recent patent filings. Forstall's name is on 166 pending patent applications. That's more than anyone at the company, according to data from investment bank...
When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

Listen up: Podcasts now a standalone iOS app

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No longer buried under menus in the Music app, Apple has created a standalone place to keep your podcasts: in an iOS app called, you guessed it, Podcasts. It’s free and is available now. In addition to all its previous features as part of the Music app, the new Podcasts...
Listen up: Podcasts now a standalone iOS app
Why You Shouldn't Expect Too Much From Apple's Next iPhone Software Release (AAPL)
Apple Tightens The Noose On Apps For Recommending Apps, Going After Sharing And Search Tools

Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?

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While Facebook is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of Facebook Home, it looks like it is also continuing to make acquisitions that will help bolster that strategy overall. We have learned that in the lead-up to the launch last week, the social network appears to...
Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?

E3 Roundup: Day one in mobile app news

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Microsoft SmartGlass adds mobile, tablet integration to Xbox 360 — Microsoft announced a new Xbox feature called SmartGlass at its E3 press conference. The technology will let players use smartphone and tablet owners use their devices as supplementary controllers and remote controls for their consoles. Users will also be able...
E3 Roundup: Day one in mobile app news

Google posts strong first-quarter results and announces two-for-one stock split

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Search giant's first-quarter earnings up 60% to $2.89bn year-on-year, but cost-per-click falls for second quarter in a rowGoogle has reported strong first-quarter earnings, up 60% year-on-year to $2.89bn (£1.81bn), with gross revenues also up, by 24%, to $10.65bn, and has announced a two-for-one stock split that will effectively act as...
Google posts strong first-quarter results and announces two-for-one stock split
PhoneScope 3D Gives iPhone Users A High-Res 3D Scanner in Their Pocket

Microsoft sued over use of Live Tiles in its Windows 8 and Windows Phone software

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Launching in the last week, Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms are already the subject of legal complaints, after a Portland-based OS development company called Surfcast sued the company for allegedly infringing on its patents with the use of Live Tiles in its desktop, tablet and mobile software. Surfcast...
Microsoft sued over use of Live Tiles in its Windows 8 and Windows Phone software
Anyone Who Believes In "Mobile First" Needs To Look At This Photo

Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put

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Google's smartphone operating system hits new peak for daily activations, while Android chief denies rumours he's about to leave the company.Andy Rubin, the founder of Android (the company) and head of Android (the mobile software division at Google) is not leaving Google.And, simultaneously but unrelated, Android device activations are now...
Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put

The Kindle Phone

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The Kindle Phone: So it looks like Amazon is entering the smartphone space as well — or at least thinking about it, if Tim Culpan, Olga Kharif and Ashlee Vance’s sources are correct. And they likely are. This is the obvious next step after the Android-powered Kindle Fire. The one glaring...
The Kindle Phone
The App Store's 50B Downloads Vs. Google Play's 48B: Android Closes The Gap

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

Google CEO Page Says He Can't Recall Email on Oracle's Java

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Google Inc. Chief Executive Larry Page said he didn’t remember an internal email Oracle Corp. presented Wednesday as evidence the Internet search company knew it needed to pay up for Oracle technology used in its mobile phone software. The testimony came on the third day of the companies’ intellectual property...
Google CEO Page Says He Can't Recall Email on Oracle's Java

Report: Apple, Google CEOs talk possible patent truce

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Could Apple and Google be ready to put their mobile patent unpleasantness behind them? A Reuters report on Thursday says that the two companies are in discussions about the various mobile patent issues that keep the two competitors at odds with each other. Those talks have extended as high up...
Report: Apple, Google CEOs talk possible patent truce

Growth, Mobile and More: Facebook's First Quarter Earnings

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Well, the numbers are in. Facebook made its revenue estimates this quarter, coming in at $1.458 billion, though missed its profits by a penny at earnings per share of 12 cents. The real story here is mobile (as always). The company’s mobile ad revenue accounted for 30 percent of the...
Growth, Mobile and More: Facebook's First Quarter Earnings
For Apple, Microsoft, and Google, mobile convergence means executive consolidation
15 months after launch, Apple’s Mac App Store hits 10K app milestone
Titans Talking Turkey? Larry Page, Tim Cook Reportedly Discussing Patent Issues

Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond

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Toronto-based startup Whirlscape believes that taking a keyboard originally designed for a typewriter, turning it digital and calling it a day is the wrong way to go about making the best possible smartphone text entry experience. That’s why the young company from a team of University of Toronto faculty...
Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond
Former 'Facebook phone' maker Inq pivots to apps with beautiful Flipboard killer Material

Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort, Desire to Replace Google as iOS Search Engine

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Bloomberg Businessweek's profile of Apple one year after the death of Steve Jobs includes an interesting glimpse of Steve Jobs' role in Apple's mapping effort, a project that has been a number of years in the making but which only now has made its way into the public's hands. Unsurprisingly,...
Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort, Desire to Replace Google as iOS Search Engine

Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

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Lots of companies want to let their employees use personal devices for work purposes but aren't yet doing so. There are a ton of security and privacy concerns with such a move, especially if an employee loses their device. VMware and Verizon's enterprise group say they've got a solution for...
Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

Apple's Primary Map Data Partner: If You Have Issues Arising From Apple's Mediocre Maps, Don't Call Our Customer Service Line (AAPL)

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When Apple launched the original iPhone, one of the biggest complaints about the phone was that it was awful for making phone calls. Apple did not bear the brunt of this criticism, though. It was its cellular partner AT&T who was, and continues to be, trashed for bad performance. Similarly,...
Apple's Primary Map Data Partner: If You Have Issues Arising From Apple's Mediocre Maps, Don't Call Our Customer Service Line (AAPL)

Who really needs the Firefox phone OS? Not me.

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Made to run on weak handsets in emerging markets, I'll pass on Mozilla's new mobile software. [Read more]...
Who really needs the Firefox phone OS? Not me.
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