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Google Play will challenge iTunes & iCloud for media management supremacy

Another Cloud Computing Acronym To Drive You Bonkers

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Scanning the news the other day and what do we see but a reminder of the many acronyms in the cloud computing world. Again, it's a vendor with a made up name. This time it's Verizon with an update to its "Computing as a Service" or CaaS for short. Acronyms...
Another Cloud Computing Acronym To Drive You Bonkers

Six Android apps you need now

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Planning to pick up a new Android device over the holiday break? If so, you'll probably want to break it in with a few killer apps. Here are six of the hottest available on Google Play today. [Read more]...
Six Android apps you need now
Google launches 'Google Keyboard' to bring Nexus touch typing experience to all Android 4.0+ devices

Cisco’s Mood Message: Not Happy With Microsoft/Skype Deal; Appealing To EU

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As one big tech merger gets approved by the EU, another might get kicked back into play. Today, Cisco launched an appeal against the purchase of Skype by Microsoft, a deal that was originally unconditionally approved by the regulators back in October 2011. The appeal hinges on Cisco’s contention that...
Cisco’s Mood Message: Not Happy With Microsoft/Skype Deal; Appealing To EU

Google I/O statshot: 900 million Android devices activated

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Here are some of the key data points coming out of Google’s 2013 I/O keynote: Android device activations: Google has activated 900 million Android devices. The announcement comes just two months after Android hit another milestone: In March, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said that the mobile operating system had surpassed...
Google I/O statshot: 900 million Android devices activated
Android Market is now Google Play

GOOGLE: Here Are All The New Smartphones And Tablets We Would Have Launched Today If New York Hadn't Been Closed

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A blog post from Google's mobile chief Andy Rubin reveals what the company had on tap for its launch event in New York today. The good news is... the new gadgets are now available.   Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes by Andy Rubin. People increasingly have...
GOOGLE: Here Are All The New Smartphones And Tablets We Would Have Launched Today If New York Hadn't Been Closed

Report: Market For Paid Apps Hits $8B In 2012, While Average Revenue Per App Drops 27%

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The mobile app economy continued to show impressive growth in 2012, with Apple’s App Store maintaining its course, while its rival, Google Play, was able to make some significant gains. A November report from mobile analytics firm App Annie showed that, while iOS revenues still hold a lead over its...
Report: Market For Paid Apps Hits $8B In 2012, While Average Revenue Per App Drops 27%

TiVo releases Android app, countless tablets to be lost under couch cushions

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It's been a bit of a waiting game for TiVo users with Android tablets, ever since the company released an app for iOS. As of today, however, that wait is over. The TiVo app is now is arriving in the Google Play today store for tablets, bringing with it...
TiVo releases Android app, countless tablets to be lost under couch cushions

More Than 1M U.S. Android Users Downloaded Adware in the Past Year

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You know what sucks? Apps that “display advertising outside of the normal app experience, harvest unusual personally identifiable information, or perform unexpected actions as a response to ad clicks” without user consent. But adware, as mobile security company Lookout defines it, is widespread among Android apps, and it’s growing. Approximately...
More Than 1M U.S. Android Users Downloaded Adware in the Past Year

Network Effect: SingTel-Owned Amobee Expands Mobile Ad Network To Cover Its Globe, Optus And Telkomsel Holdings

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When the pan-Asian mobile carrier SingTel paid $321 million to acquire mobile ad network SingTel in May last year, some of the thinking was that the Singapore-based SingTel could use Amobee to serve targeted ads to its nearly 500-million mobile subscriber base across the region. Some 8 months after the...
Network Effect: SingTel-Owned Amobee Expands Mobile Ad Network To Cover Its Globe, Optus And Telkomsel Holdings

Airbnb Waives Fees In Sandy-Ravaged Regions

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Post-Frankenstorm, Governor Chris Christie does not have the monopoly on gentlemanly behavior, it seems. Airbnb is to waive its fees on all properties in the areas devastated by Sandy, after one of its homeowners offered up her rooms for free to victims of the disaster. The offer stands until November...
Airbnb Waives Fees In Sandy-Ravaged Regions
Google Play's App Revenue Share Up 8% Since November, But Apple Still Leads

Gnip unlocks real-time social data from Tumblr’s 50 million blogs

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It was only a few days ago that we wrote about Boulder-based Gnip pulling in social data from China’s Sina Weibo. While those 300 million users do account for a huge amount of information, the growth of Tumblr makes Sina Weibo look like child’s play. Today, Gnip is announcing an...
Gnip unlocks real-time social data from Tumblr’s 50 million blogs
Google Play updated with movie and TV purchase support and magazine subscriptions

Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards

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Google rebranded Android Market as Google Play today to showcase the company’s recent forays into other types of digital content like movies, music and books. Google Play is now a single destination for apps, games, movies, music and books, in the way that the iTunes store has also hosted songs, podcasts...
Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards
.Choice: With $100M+ Raised, Donuts Launches A Registry For New Top-Level Domain Names

New game from Modern Warfare creators is an Xbox/PC exclusive

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GameInformer In the coming console wars, small differences between multiplatform games probably aren't going to be enough to give a system a significant advantage over another. It's the exclusive titles that are going to largely determine the winner in the next-gen console battle. Which is why today's leaked announcement...
New game from Modern Warfare creators is an Xbox/PC exclusive

Google signs up MGM to add 600 titles to YouTube and Google Play in North America

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Earlier this month Google announced an agreement with Paramount Pictures to bring over 500 new movies for rent to YouTube and Google Play. Today Google is once again continuing its promise to beef up hollywood content with the announcement that Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has signed an agreement to bring...
Google signs up MGM to add 600 titles to YouTube and Google Play in North America

Disposable Number Service Burner Comes to Android, Goes Free on iPhone

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Burner brought some hot privacy features to the iPhone last year with its disposable phone number service, and now that fire has spread to Android. Developer Ad Hoc Labs released the new app on Google Play today with a new free-to-download model that makes both the Android and iPhone apps free with an...
Disposable Number Service Burner Comes to Android, Goes Free on iPhone

Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes

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People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day. Nexus—Google’s hardware line for Android devices—gets rid of the hassle. Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go, whatever device you’re using: photos, emails, contacts, bookmarks, even your...
Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes
He Who Controls The Mobile Photos, Controls The Universe

Vibease: The Long-Distance Relationship You Always Wanted

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We’ve seen quite a few startups try to disrupt relationships lately. There’s Dejamor, which sends you a box of romance each month, Boink Box, which sends you a box of sex toys, and I seem to remember a somewhat embarrassing interview with OhMiBod at CES. And today, yet another sexy...
Vibease: The Long-Distance Relationship You Always Wanted

iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

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Apple's new iPad goes on sale today. People - already lined up around the world - will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple's "post-PC" revolution. But the real key to Apple's post-PC...
iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

Movies, TV and magazines are now available to purchase on Google Play

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Today at Google I/O, the company has announced that Google Play is expanding its offering, and is now adding Movies, TV and magazine purchases. This additional content is available today. Movie partners include the likes of Disney, Bravo, NBCUniversal and more. More to follow....
Movies, TV and magazines are now available to purchase on Google Play

Google sends out emails saying the Nexus 4 will be available again in the US today at noon PST

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Ever since it sold out on launch day, a return to stock for Google’s Nexus 4 has been hotly anticipated. Now it appears that potential customers in the US will have a chance to buy the handset at noon PST (3pm EST) today. Reports (brought to our attention by The...
Google sends out emails saying the Nexus 4 will be available again in the US today at noon PST

Guardian app for Android now includes live football scores, results, tables and more

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• Version 2.0 of the Guardian Android app includes some great new features for football fans• Download it now from Google PlayToday we're excited to launch version 2.0 of the Guardian app for Android. This is a football-themed release and we've added great new features just in time for Euro...
Guardian app for Android now includes live football scores, results, tables and more

Pixable sheds its Android beta tags, giving you a 'photo inbox' for all your friends' shared snaps

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Pixable has been doing a pretty good job of helping iOS users sort through the myriad of media shared by friends across a range of online services. And now it’s officially launching on Android. Just to recap, Pixable has always sold itself as “your photo inbox”, surfacing the top photos...
Pixable sheds its Android beta tags, giving you a 'photo inbox' for all your friends' shared snaps

Zynga's Success Depends On Play

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Today Zynga announced its fourth quarter earnings and 2011 financial results. Zynga now holds the top five games played on Facebook. Its non-GAAP earnings per share were five cents, or $37.1 million for the quarter. But even though it had a 59% gain in sales, it posted a loss for...
Zynga's Success Depends On Play
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