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Topic: Google

Windows 8 tablets grab 7% of shipments, Apple's iPad still controls nearly half

04/25/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's iPad offerings continue to dominate the tablet segment, but tablets running Windows 8 have had a small impact, accounting for one in fourteen tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013.

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iCloud push notifications may soon be restored in Germany after stay in Motorola trial

04/24/2013, 09:04 pm

After more than one year of going without email push notifications, Apple iCloud users in Germany may soon see a restoration of services as a high court on Wednesday stayed Motorola's patent trial against the iPhone maker.

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ITC throws out Motorola patent suit against Apple

04/22/2013, 06:04 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday ended a two-and-a-half year patent suit leveraged by Motorola against Apple, throwing out the the case as the last of six patents-in-suit was found to be invalid.

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Google, Microsoft both post big profit jumps

04/18/2013, 06:04 pm

Tech giants Google and Microsoft reported their quarterly earnings on Thursday, showing big jumps in profits thanks to solid performance in their core divisions.

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Apple's iPad expands lead in tablet use at the expense of Amazon, Android, Microsoft Surface

04/18/2013, 05:04 pm

The release of the iPad three years ago has had a brutal impact on conventional PC sales, but new data on tablet use shows that Apple is not just fending off tablet competitors, it's advancing on them.

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Google's Android has flatlined in the U.S. as Apple's iPhone steals all growth

04/18/2013, 03:04 pm

Smartphone sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless over the past two years show that Android isn't growing in the U.S. and that all new growth is coming from Apple's iPhone.

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Google's Schmidt: We'd like Apple have Google Maps as default on iOS

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

Eric Schmidt doesn't hold a grudge against Apple for developing its own rival mapping program for iOS, but the Google chair does seem to think the iPhone maker would be better served with his company's app as the default for its devices.

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EU, Google antitrust settlement could see prominent placement for competing products

04/15/2013, 11:04 am

European Union regulators have accepted a proposed solution from Google to end an antitrust probe questioning whether the search giant uses its dominant market position unfairly, but Google's competitors are reportedly unsatisfied with the deal.

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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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