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Qualcomm unleashes Snapdragon S4 'Pro' chip with superior graphics

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The standard version of the S4, aka the MSM8960, has already garnered a lot of benchmark-backed respect -- not least in some of HTC's latest handsets. It's a true next-gen SoC is every respect except one: it's Adreno 225 GPU is simply a souped-up, higher-clocked version of the older Adreno...
Qualcomm unleashes Snapdragon S4 'Pro' chip with superior graphics

Zynga reports highest ever bookings for Q1 at $329M

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Zynga’s made $329 million in bookings and $321 million in revenue for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 15 percent and 32 percent year-on-year, respectively. The developer reported net loss at $85.4 million, compared to a net income of $16.8 million for Q1 2011. Daily active users are...
Zynga reports highest ever bookings for Q1 at $329M

Samsung's AdHub Market advertising platform set to debut this year

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Would it be such a bad idea if Sammy were to try squeezing more revenue out of those five million (and counting) Notes? Not by any means. According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung, in partnership with OpenX Technologies, is planning to launch an advertising platform of its own...
Samsung's AdHub Market advertising platform set to debut this year

Study: Email Deliverability Dropped Precipitously In Second Half of 2011 For First Time

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Fewer emails — only 76.5% — landed in inboxes worldwide in the second half of 2011, a significant decline from the typical 80% rate that has held for the past 3 years, according to a new study released by deliverability firm Return Path. This is the first time the company...
Study: Email Deliverability Dropped Precipitously In Second Half of 2011 For First Time

Windows Phone 8 to address its "perceived inability to compete" with iPhone, Android later this year

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Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8, expected in the second half of the year, will seek to address its "perceived inability to compete" with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android according to a report detailing its planned enhancements....
Windows Phone 8 to address its "perceived inability to compete" with iPhone, Android later this year

Samsung plans mobile AdHub to chase iAd, AdMob

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Samsung decided to take its own leap into mobile advertising on Tuesday with plans for its own mobile ad exchange. The AdHub Market outlined to MarketWatch would let advertisers buy space either from app developers or Samsung itself to put them on apps across the Korean company's platform. The OpenX-powered...
Samsung plans mobile AdHub to chase iAd, AdMob
YPlan, a 'going out app', raises $12M as it preps a New York expansion

Google Play Will Beat Apple App Store To 1,000,000 Apps

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Apple and Google have been playing the numbers game about iOS and Android for years. Apple had the headstart, of course, but Android first caught on the number of smartphones that it ships and activates every day. Apple maintained its lead when it comes to sheer volume of apps in...
Google Play Will Beat Apple App Store To 1,000,000 Apps
Google updates Transparency Report with government requests for blog post removals and user data

Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, yet another project crossed the $1m milestone in funding crowdsourced via Kickstarter. Yet, the platform only accepts projects from US residents, which means the rest of the world is left out. However, Latin American creators now have a solid alternative: the Argentine platform Ideame, launched in August...
Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter
Guess Which Government Sent Google the Most Removal Requests? USA! USA! USA!

Bits Blog: Facebook Discloses Basic Data on Law-Enforcement Requests

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The social network said it received 9,000 to 10,000 requests for data from American law enforcement authorities in the second half of 2012.    ...
Bits Blog: Facebook Discloses Basic Data on Law-Enforcement Requests
Carriers and developers feed on growing Android security fears -- but are they real?

iPad mini, other devices could adopt ITO film coating

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Apple's rumored mini iPad is expected to use flexible substrates coated with iridium tin oxide (ITO), supplied by a Taiwanese firm, Efun Technology, DigiTimes claims. The site's sources say that the technology has already been used by a number of Samsung devices, thanks to its thin and light nature. The...
iPad mini, other devices could adopt ITO film coating

Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision

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Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS. "The plan for an RT tablet is ongoing," said Acer President Jim Wong in an interview Friday at a...
Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision

PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

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A Samsung exec has smacked around Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, calling it out as a big reason why the global PC industry's numbers are tanking. But is this really the smoking gun? "The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Jun Dong-soo, President of...
PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8
Digital magazine numbers have doubled, but only make up one percent of overall sales

Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 22 percent gain. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 4.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service....
Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

RIAA Still Doesn't Get It: Hopes SOPA Opposition Was A 'One-Time Experience'

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In a previous post, I looked at the first part of Andrew Keen's interview with RIAA CEO Cary Sherman. In the second half of the interview, Sherman fields some audience questions collected on Twitter, and his answers further expose the serious problems with his understanding of what's happening in music,...
RIAA Still Doesn't Get It: Hopes SOPA Opposition Was A 'One-Time Experience'

Apple suppliers see best July on record as they prepare for 'largest launch in history'

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A basket of Apple suppliers responsible for delivering parts for the iPhone maker's future products witnessed their best monthly sales jump last month, a trend financial experts are attributing to the ramp up for a series of new iOS gadgets that will combine for the 'biggest second-half product launches' in...
Apple suppliers see best July on record as they prepare for 'largest launch in history'
ZTE launches Tegra 2-powered Grand X, promises Intel hardware later this year

Low-cost iPhone heading to emerging markets this year -- report

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Apple plans to launch a new iPhone version designed exclusively for China and emerging markets that could be available in the second half of 2013. [Read more]...
Low-cost iPhone heading to emerging markets this year -- report

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Thomson Reuters sees revenue growth by second half of 2010 amid product launches *AKA WestlawNext!! - http://bit.ly/bm5wNl

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Thomson Reuters sees revenue growth by second half of 2010 amid product launches *AKA WestlawNext!! - http://bit.ly/bm5wNl

Asus to launch Chromebook in second half of 2013

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Taiwanese PC maker Asus plans on getting behind Google's Chrome OS and will launch a notebook running the OS in the second half of this year, said company CEO Jerry Shen.The Google-developed OS is still in its early stages, but "market momentum" could develop for the OS in 2014,...
Asus to launch Chromebook in second half of 2013

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
Marketing 'email overload' may have led ISPs to block more messages in 2011

AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

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AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two products that the company is touting as its first true system-on-chip APUs. In fact, each of...
AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

Zynga Reports Higher Revenues, Loss in First Quarter

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Zynga reported a net loss of $85 million, or 12 cents a share on revenues of $329 million, in the first quarter ended March 31. When excluding some charges, including stock-based compensation, the company’s non-GAAP earnings totaled 6 cents a share, beating analyst expectations of 5 cents a share. Revenues...
Zynga Reports Higher Revenues, Loss in First Quarter

Rumor: HTC, Acer, Asus to bring Tizen devices in second half

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Tizen, the operating system developed as a partnership between Intel and Samsung, may finally debut on smartphones in the second half of this year. The scalable OS, sources tell Digitimes, will be appearing on smartphones, tablets, and notebooks from a number of different manufacturers.......
Rumor: HTC, Acer, Asus to bring Tizen devices in second half
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