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Judge accuses Apple, Google of using courts as 'business strategy' instead of settling

04/11/2013, 10:04 am

Apple and Google-owned Motorola aren't showing any signs of interest in actually settling their patent disputes, said one federal judge in Florida. Instead, the two firms are more interested in using the courts as a business strategy.

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Broader Apple-Yahoo partnership viewed as logical step for both to fight Google

04/11/2013, 10:04 am

Rumors of a growing alliance between Apple and Yahoo for delivering information to iPhone users have been met positively by one Wall Street analysts, who sees strong benefits for both parties in the relationship, particularly in combating Google.

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Samsung announces new Galaxy Mega smartphone with 6.3" display

04/11/2013, 09:04 am

Pushing the trend of big-screen smartphones even further, Samsung on Thursday announced a pair of new handsets dubbed "Galaxy Mega," with the larger version sporting a jumbo-sized 6.3-inch display.

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Apps beating web-style ad networks for mobile advertising dollars

04/09/2013, 06:04 pm

A new report by IDC highlights that apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Pandora are beating mobile ad networks in grabbing new ad revenue, a trend the research group failed to predict in its last report. Ad revenues are still a tiny fragment of overall mobile revenues however.

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Google updates Chrome iOS app with wireless printing and fullscreen viewing, Search gets bug fixes

04/09/2013, 05:04 pm

Google on Tuesday released updated versions of Chrome and Google Search for iOS, bringing a new fullscreen view and the ability to print documents from the cloud to its Web browser, as well bug fixes for the dedicated search app.

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Play time over for 60K low-quality apps as Google fights Android spam

04/09/2013, 03:04 pm

Google recently undertook a considerable spring cleaning effort in its Play Store, sweeping away nearly 10 percent of the apps in the Android app repository in order to cut down on the number of "spammy" apps a move that could signal a more Apple-like approach to Google's handling of its marketplace.

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Microsoft lambasts Google for sharing personal information of Android users

04/09/2013, 09:04 am

In the latest phase of its anti-Google campaign, dubbed "Scroogled," Microsoft has begun to highlight the fact that Android users' personal information is shared with developers every time they download an application.

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Google drops UDID support with latest AdMob SDK for iOS

04/08/2013, 09:04 pm

In an update to its AdMob software development kit for iOS, Google finished the process of deprecating UDID access in accordance with Apple's privacy policies, completing the transition that began over six months ago.

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Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.

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Struggling HTC reports record low quarterly profit

04/08/2013, 09:04 am

The smartphone industry is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung, as rival handset maker HTC Corp. on Monday reported its lowest quarterly profit since the company began reporting in 2004.

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Rumor has Google close to buying WhatsApp for $1B

04/07/2013, 05:04 pm

Google is said to be well into negotiations with the team behind WhatsApp, with the search giant reportedly considering a $1 billion price tag for the popular cross-platform messaging app.

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Editorial: Apple's market disruption savvy is bad news for Android

04/06/2013, 08:04 am

There's more than one way to disrupt a market's status quo, and all forms of disruption aren't equally valuable, as indicated by the value created by Apple's iPhone compared to Google's Android platform.

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Judge denies class action certification in poaching lawsuit involving Apple, Google

04/05/2013, 10:04 am

Former employees of Apple, Google, and a number of other tech companies cannot yet claim class action status in their suit accusing the companies of illegal conspiracy not to poach each other's employees.

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Apple's 'slide to unlock' patent invalidated by German court

04/04/2013, 06:04 pm

As part of an ongoing German patent struggle, Motorola on Thursday won a ruling from the country's Federal Patent Court, which said found all claims of Apple's "slide to unlock" user interface property invalid, though the decision can be appealed.

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Apple extends lead over Samsung, gains on Google in U.S. smartphone market

04/04/2013, 04:04 pm

According to a fresh report from comScore, Apple has shown positive growth in the important U.S. smartphone market for the first months of 2013, boosting hardware shipments to outpace rival Samsung and eating up mobile OS share to the detriment of Google's Android.

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Fragmentation means nearly half of Android users won't get Facebook Home

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

The "openness" of Google's Android platform may have made Facebook's new Home experience possible, but the fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run its new Home feature.

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Google forks WebKit with new 'Blink' rendering engine for Chrome

04/03/2013, 07:04 pm

Google on Wednesday announced it will be forking the Apple-backed WebKit to create Blink, a rendering engine that will power the search giant's Chromium initiative, and consequently the Chrome Web browser, moving forward.

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Google preps revamped Nexus 7 to take on iPad mini

04/03/2013, 03:04 pm

Google is reportedly working on a successor to the Nexus 7, one aimed at taking the fight back to both Apple's iPad mini and Amazon's Kindle Fire by shrinking the bezel to accommodate a larger and higher-resolution display.

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Google blames supposedly buried iTunes links on technical difficulties, fix on the way

04/02/2013, 09:04 pm

Hours after media outlets caught wind of a potential search issue relating to direct iTunes App Store links, Google has issued a statement saying the problem has to do with fetching pages from iTunes' web servers.

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Google makes Quickoffice available for iPhone in latest update

04/02/2013, 06:04 pm

After months of waiting, Google has finally released a version of its Quickoffice app that is compatible with Apple's iPhone, allowing Apps for Business customers to collaborate with colleagues who haven't made the switch to Google Docs.

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