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Apple's First Professional Fanboy Has Ditched The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG)

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Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist at Apple, has jumped ship from iOS to Android.   In an interview with Dan Lyons of ReadWrite, Kawasaki said that he's a diehard Android fan. Kawasaki switched to a phone running Google's mobile operating system about a year ago so that he could use...
Apple's First Professional Fanboy Has Ditched The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG)
Google's Nexus 4 Smartphone Sells Out In U.K. Within Hours Of Going On Sale; 32GB Nexus 10 Tablet Also Out Of Stock

Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

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New As the 20th anniversary of the text message came and passed last week, many in the tech and mobile business world (including Dan Rowinski of ReadWrite) couldn't help but declare the death of SMS, claiming that text messaging is finally over the hill and on a one-way path to irrelevance....
Text Messages May Be In Decline, But They Are Not Going To Die, And Here's Why

Google Ventures leads $10M investment in firm that measures mobile ads

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As more consumers use smartphones to help them shop, advertisers are growing worried about how they will reach those customers. Unlike web sites, which allow brands to target specific users, mobile phones are a relative black hole when it comes to gathering consumer data. This situation has led a start-up...
Google Ventures leads $10M investment in firm that measures mobile ads

Stocard Raises $850K To Take On Apple's Passbook And Force Loyalty Cards To Go Mobile

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Stocard, which competes with Apple’s Passbook with a simple but clever take on the mobile phone-as-loyalty-card-wallet, has raised $850k in funding from German VC High-Tech Gründerfonds, Klaas Kersting, and two unnamed investors from the retail sector. Available for iOS and Android, and targeting the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and...
Stocard Raises $850K To Take On Apple's Passbook And Force Loyalty Cards To Go Mobile

Adobe announces Creative Cloud updates to Muse and Photoshop, team subscriptions and more

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If you jumped on the Creative Cloud bandwagon, you're about to cash in one of the major perks of taking said leap. Keeping its promise to roll out new features to the aforementioned members first, Adobe has announced updates to Muse and Photoshop alongside Creative Cloud training materials and...
Adobe announces Creative Cloud updates to Muse and Photoshop, team subscriptions and more

Nexus 4 sells out in U.K. as Google Play store suffers

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An hour after Google's Nexus 4, 7 and 10 devices went on sale in the U.K., stocks of the Android smartphone were wiped out, and the tablets are flying off the shelves. [Read more]...
Nexus 4 sells out in U.K. as Google Play store suffers
Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Brings Its Interactive Stadium Maps To The iPhone

Must Have Travel Apps: Tested On A Real Trip

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On a trip to San Francisco last week, I invited technology to bring me to my knees. Choosing to surrender my formerly sharp analog city instincts for the purposes of an experiment, I mapped even the simplest of routes on my smartphone, dialed nary a hotel front desk and never...
Must Have Travel Apps: Tested On A Real Trip

Google wants to let Chrome apps interact with your TV and other devices

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Google’s Chrome team appears to be looking to extend the way the browser connects with other devices, incorporating support for a new protocol that will enable Chrome apps to discover and interact with “first screen devices.” According to François Beaufort, who recently discovered that Google will attempt to bring Google...
Google wants to let Chrome apps interact with your TV and other devices

Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes the iPhone 4S as the world's best-selling smartphone in Q3 2012

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Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III handset usurped the Apple iPhone 4S as the world’s best-selling smartphone in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report released by market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics. The figures show the S III to have shifted 18 million units in Q3, compared to...
Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes the iPhone 4S as the world's best-selling smartphone in Q3 2012

Hands-Free Camera Dock Swivl Adds DSLR, iPad Support

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If you don’t remember Swivl — which we reviewed in full here at AllThingsD — you surely can’t be blamed. With an original price point of $179, it was a pretty expensive accessory for shooting video on your iPhone. Only around 10,000 units have sold since it came to market...
Hands-Free Camera Dock Swivl Adds DSLR, iPad Support

Samsung's Galaxy S3 beats iPhone

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Samsung Electronics's Galaxy S3 outsells Apple's iPhone 4S for the first time, becoming the world's best-selling smartphone, says research....
Samsung's Galaxy S3 beats iPhone
Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes Apple's iPhone 4S as world's best-selling phone

Casio's iPhone-friendly G-Shock finally out, will adorn wrists for $180

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It seems Casio's G-Shock GB6900 hasn't been mindful of its own raison d'être, turning up much later than expected. After making its first appearance way back in March 2011, rolling through FCC in July the same year, and then reportedly getting stalled by floods in Thailand, the Bluetooth 4.0-packing...
Casio's iPhone-friendly G-Shock finally out, will adorn wrists for $180
iPad To Dominate Tablet Downloads For Next Five Years, Owning 56% In 2017: Analyst

How To Train Your Internet Friends

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The difference between ReadWrite Pause and the rest of the op-eds about reconsidering our relationship with Web technology is that most of those op-eds are unbelievably stupid. They worry about the tech instead of the people. Computers are inanimate (so far). We are responsible for the way we use them....
How To Train Your Internet Friends

Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)

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Despite the fact that Google controls Android, the largest mobile operating system in the world, analysts still worry that the company is "challenged" in mobile. Just last week, Heather Bellini at Goldman Sachs laid out the reasons for skepticism about Google's mobile business. Here they are, briefly: Google had 70%...
Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)
RIM refuses to let BlackBerry 10 release slip again - launch event scheduled for January 30th

Samsung to Apple: Our chips will cost you more

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Samsung has hiked the price of its chips, but seemingly to only one customer, Apple, its archrival in the smartphone and tablet space, MarketWatch reports. [Read more]...
Samsung to Apple: Our chips will cost you more

Samsung Galaxy Camera arrives in the UK on November 8th for £399

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If you've been looking for an unholy union 'twixt smartphone and compact shooter, then Samsung's Galaxy Camera can't come soon enough. The Android-powered snapper arrives in the UK on Thursday November 8th, with an RRP of £399, unless, that is, you're in the vicinity of the Samsung store. If...
Samsung Galaxy Camera arrives in the UK on November 8th for £399

Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

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Both finding success by crowdsourcing funding for their new smartphone-enabled products, Lumawake and Lockitron have teamed up again to extend the capabilities of their respective intelligent sleep recognition system and connected door-locking mechanism to secure your house the minute you fall asleep. The partnership sees Lumawake tune its motion-sensing sleep...
Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

Looks Like You'll Have To Wait A Bit Longer For Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone

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After Samsung launched a teaser video for its big Consumer Electronics Show announcement, many (including us!) speculated that the company would unveil its new flagship Galaxy S IV smartphone at the event. Nope.  CNET reports that Samsung's CES announcement will focus on TV products instead of mobile products like a...
Looks Like You'll Have To Wait A Bit Longer For Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone
Samsung Galaxy S IV will not debut at CES next month

Samsung Galaxy Camera review: a 21x compact zoom brought to life by Android

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There were no heckles, boos or crickets for Samsung's reps back at IFA. But it's fair to say that the atmosphere following its unveiling of the Galaxy Camera was as muted as it was polite. It didn't help that most journalists in that meeting room were there primarily to...
Samsung Galaxy Camera review: a 21x compact zoom brought to life by Android

Only Three Smartphone Companies Are Profitable (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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Interesting tweet from analyst Horace Dediu, "Apple's share of operating profits from global mobile phones dropped to 60% in Q3. Samsung now at 39%. HTC 1%. No other companies profitable." A couple of thoughts on this: How is this sustainable for all the other phone makers? What happens to Motorola,...
Only Three Smartphone Companies Are Profitable (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

Samsung Bets On Flexible Displays

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As the battle for dominance in the smartphone and tablet market intensifies, Samsung is pushing ahead with plans to start production of displays using plastic rather than glass....
Samsung Bets On Flexible Displays

Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Number One Smartphone Worldwide

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The Korean device has knocked Apple's iPhone off the top of the tree, where it had been for two years. The King is dead, long live the King - or, to paraphrase Henry Carey: Apple must now its post resign, Samsung's the only God of Whine. According to research...
Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Number One Smartphone Worldwide

Starbucks begins offering Square Wallet purchases from today

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While you probably won't be able to get Jack Dorsey to buy you a grande spearmint green tea the next time you go for coffee (we should know, we've tried), you can at least use his payment service. Yes, today's the day that Starbucks begins accepting Square Wallet purchases...
Starbucks begins offering Square Wallet purchases from today

Microsoft, Google square off over patent royalty rates

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Microsoft and Motorola Mobility will face off in court on Tuesday for the start of a patent trial that could help establish how royalty rates are calculated for standards-essential patents. Microsoft sued Motorola's smartphone division, which is now part of Google, two years ago, claiming it demanded an unreasonable...
Microsoft, Google square off over patent royalty rates
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