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Google+ saw nearly half as many unique visitors as Twitter at the end of 2011

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While traffic stats can be a tricky thing, one thing they’re good for is to judge growth trends. According to a new report by web traffic analyst Compete, Google+ saw impressive growth towards the end of 2011. Google’s social network, which has come under fire since its heavy integration in...
Google+ saw nearly half as many unique visitors as Twitter at the end of 2011

The Next iPhone Will Be The Biggest Smartphone Release Of All Time (AAPL, VZ, T, S)

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One of theories about why Apple's stock had a run of down days was that BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk said carriers were going to fight back against fat iPhone subsidies this year. When a consumer pays $200 for an iPhone, Apple collects $600 on the sale. The missing $400 comes...
The Next iPhone Will Be The Biggest Smartphone Release Of All Time (AAPL, VZ, T, S)

The best Android apps of 2012 so far

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Okay, okay – retrospective “best of” pieces are sometimes best delivered with a 12-month time-frame in mind. But we’ve had so many Android apps hit our radar in the year to date, we thought the 6-month (ish) mark would be a good time to revisit some of the best and...
The best Android apps of 2012 so far

NPD: Apple sold most smartphones in Q4, but Samsung wins 2011

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Both Apple and Samsung have sold a historic amount of smartphones in the past year, and coming up with a tally of who sold more is harder than you’d think. But The NPD Group says they’ve done all the number crunching looking at company shipments and have determined the most...
NPD: Apple sold most smartphones in Q4, but Samsung wins 2011

Dropbox introduces support for Korean as the Samsung Galaxy S III launch edges closer

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Dropbox is saying ’An Nyoung’ to South Korea after the company revealed that it is making the popular file sharing service available in Korean. The Web-based portal and “selected” Android apps will be localized first, before apps for the Mac, PC and iOS follow suit, although no time frame for the...
Dropbox introduces support for Korean as the Samsung Galaxy S III launch edges closer

How Samsung beat Nokia

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Nokia currently estimates that Devices & Services net sales in the first quarter 2012 were EUR 4.2 billion, comprised of Mobile Phones net sales of EUR 2.3 billion (71 million units), Smart Devices net sales of EUR 1.7 billion (12 million units), via Nokia lowers Devices & Services first quarter...
How Samsung beat Nokia

Microsoft To Launch Consumer Preview of Windows 8 in Barcelona on Feb. 29

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Microsoft plans to use the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as a launchpad for the “consumer preview” version of Windows 8. The company on Wednesday sent out invitations for a Feb. 29 event. Although the invite offered scant details, Microsoft has said to expect a beta version of...
Microsoft To Launch Consumer Preview of Windows 8 in Barcelona on Feb. 29

mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

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You rarely ever hear someone say, “boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad.” In fact, it’s rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it’s around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief that the only reason we don’t really enjoy ads is because,...
mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

Instagram for Android coming soon, ‘better than iPhone app’

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During the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger of Instagram teased the company’s long awaited Android app. During an interview with TechCrunch, the duo said that an Android version of the app is coming “really soon.” Systrom briefly showed the app running on his...
Instagram for Android coming soon, ‘better than iPhone app’

Microsoft’s hyper-cheap Xbox and Kinect bundle heading to more stores as the program expands

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Want an Xbox, but don’t have the cash to buy one all at once? Microsoft has a new program, in pilot form, that allows for the purchase of both an Xbox console and the Kinect sensor for $99. The kicker is that if you buy this bundle, you have to...
Microsoft’s hyper-cheap Xbox and Kinect bundle heading to more stores as the program expands
Google generates four times more revenue from iPhone than Android
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Facebook Will Soon Have a Billion Users: Should You Care?

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How many users does Facebook really have? And does it matter? We take it as gospel at some point this summer Facebook will cross the billion-user mark, but rarely do we stop and note that the milestone comes with the “according to Facebook” caveat. Yes, the company acknowledged before the...
Facebook Will Soon Have a Billion Users: Should You Care?

Exclusive: Yahoo Finally Set to Strike Alibaba Share Deal -- Half Now, Then Half of What's Left After Eventual IPO

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Yahoo is in the final stages of selling a large chunk of its stake in China’s Alibaba Group back to the company — in a complex deal that is set to include a multi-billion-dollar share buyback to investors of the Silicon Valley Internet giant and an eventual IPO of...
Exclusive: Yahoo Finally Set to Strike Alibaba Share Deal -- Half Now, Then Half of What's Left After Eventual IPO
Microsoft Office for iPad gets pictured, launch expected in coming weeks

Dissecting Android: The Chinks in Google's Mobile Armor

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In 2011, Android conquered the world. Google’s mobile operating system was activated on hundreds of thousands of handsets a day, the type of growth that was unprecedented in any era of computing. Android’s momentum from last year has carried into 2012, but it is not the rumbling freight train...
Dissecting Android: The Chinks in Google's Mobile Armor

Microsoft Is In Trouble If It Doesn't Release Windows 8 By October (MSFT)

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Microsoft will finish work on its newest operating system in the summer, setting itself up for an October release, reports Bloomberg. The OS will land on PCs and tablets alike that make use of Intel or ARM chips, fulfilling the software company's promise to support both standards. Why the...
Microsoft Is In Trouble If It Doesn't Release Windows 8 By October (MSFT)

Despite Backlash, Google’s “Search Plus Your World” Hasn’t Impacted Google’s Market Share

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ComScore has released its search data for February 2012, and Google continues to lead, gaining 0.2 percentage points over the previous month, up to 66.4% in February from 66.2% in January. Microsoft sites, which includes its Bing search engine, also continued to hold second place, up just 0.1 percentage points to reach...
Despite Backlash, Google’s “Search Plus Your World” Hasn’t Impacted Google’s Market Share

Verizon CFO says shared data plans coming mid-year

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We've already from Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam that the carrier was planning to offer shared data plans. And leaks have indicated that the carrier is already prepping its backend system for the change. Now CFO Fran Shammo has narrowed down the time frame a bit for us, telling a group...
Verizon CFO says shared data plans coming mid-year

Facebook sent 160M visitors and 1.1B visits to mobile apps in April

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The social mobile app boon is thanks in large part to Facebook and it’s Open Graph platform it launched last year at f8. Many apps have seen explosive growth thanks to sharing actions on the Timeline of Facebook users, and the social network has shared some astonishing numbers that support...
Facebook sent 160M visitors and 1.1B visits to mobile apps in April

Windows Phone ‘Tango’ update may land in early June

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According to Mi Movil, sources are placing the landing date for the ‘Tango’ in early June. Tango is the long-expected update to the Windows Phone platform that will lower its minimum hardware specifications. Microsoft intends to use those lowered standards as an opportunity to bring Windows Phone hardware into local markets...
Windows Phone ‘Tango’ update may land in early June

Anyone can use the new Bing now. Here’s how to get it

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Last week Bing announced a massive product redesign, dramatically changing its interface, and promising a slew of new features that would help it drive growth and differentiate from Google. Today, the new Bing is (mostly) up and available for testing by everyone. To get it, simply head to Bing.com/new, and you’ll be...
Anyone can use the new Bing now. Here’s how to get it

Valve teases "wearable computing" research with augmented reality overlay

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Following on recent rumors pointing to Valve's interest in entering the hardware market in some way, Valve developer Michael Abrash wrote in a blog post on Valve's official site about his research on a project "where both computer-generated graphics and the real world are seamlessly overlaid in your view."...
Valve teases "wearable computing" research with augmented reality overlay

Fox and Universal titles blocked from Apple TV's iCloud, HBO is the culprit

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Another season, another reason for Cupertino to update its major product lines (hello new iPad!) and one particular hobby: Apple TV. The revamped box, now imbued with an ability to stream videos in 1080p, will allow users to download previous iTunes store purchases from the iCloud. But before you...
Fox and Universal titles blocked from Apple TV's iCloud, HBO is the culprit

Microsoft: Daily being fed ‘bad info,’ promises clarification in ‘coming weeks’

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After a day of back and forth on the issue of whether Microsoft really is building Office for the iPad, and if so, when it will be submitted to the App Store, the company had one last bullet in its clip: “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is...
Microsoft: Daily being fed ‘bad info,’ promises clarification in ‘coming weeks’

Microsoft faces Windows 8 trouble if it fails to ship in October

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Microsoft has October, and October only to ship out Windows 8. If it misses its time frame, it will likely be slammed by its rivals, and have nothing to ship in 2012....
Microsoft faces Windows 8 trouble if it fails to ship in October

Global PC shipments tick up in Q1, raising eyebrows

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To the likely consternation of those convinced that anyone caught with a normal computer is dreadfully behind the post-PC wave, PC sales are up. In the first quarter of 2012, total global PC shipments inched up 1.9%, surprising Gartner, which had anticipated a decline of 1.2%. A total of 89 million...
Global PC shipments tick up in Q1, raising eyebrows

There's A Ridiculous Reason Why In-Store Retail Apps Don't Work

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With smartphone users making up half of all cell phone owners, brick and mortar retailers are buzzing about how to engage mobile shoppers. How about starting with an internet connection? According to a Deloitte consumer survey, 37 percent of shoppers who tried to use a mobile app in-store were...
There's A Ridiculous Reason Why In-Store Retail Apps Don't Work

Apple Announces Siri Integration With Car Companies, Car Companies Say, 'What?' (AAPL)

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One of the most exciting announcements to come from Apple's developers conference this week was the news that it has partnered with nine automakers to integrate Siri into cars in the next 12 months. But apparently not all of the car companies are on the same page. Fast Company reached...
Apple Announces Siri Integration With Car Companies, Car Companies Say, 'What?' (AAPL)
Apple to pay $1.2M for misleading customers in Italy
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