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Apple rival Samsung's Galaxy S IV shows up in online video ahead of launch

03/12/2013, 12:03 pm

Just days before its official unveiling at a massively hyped event in New York, a video has emerged online appearing to show off the Galaxy S IV, the new flagship smartphone that Samsung hopes will unseat Apple's iPhone 5 atop the bestseller list.

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Gmail revamps mobile web client with iOS app design cues

03/11/2013, 09:03 pm

Google on Monday announced the introduction of a refreshed version of its mobile web client, which takes some of the best UI features found in the iOS app and integrates them into a version available on most mobile operating systems.

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Google passes Apple as top U.S. mutual, hedge fund holding

03/07/2013, 09:03 pm

Google's stint as Wall Street's new darling brought another milestone on Thursday, as shares of the internet search giant passed Apple to become the most-owned stock by the 50 largest actively managed mutual funds in the U.S.

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Google admits its VP8/WebM codec infringes MPEG H.264 patents

03/07/2013, 06:03 pm

Almost three years after Google released its WebM video encoding technology as a "free" and open alternative to the existing H.264 backed by Apple and others, it has admitted its position was wrong and that it would pay to license the patents WebM infringes.

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Apple Maps directions beat Google Maps, Waze in pundit's head-to-head test

03/07/2013, 04:03 pm

Apple's much maligned Maps application for iOS outperformed competitors Google Maps and Waze in a California driving test orchestrated by columnist John C. Dvorak.

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Amazon, Samsung tablets inch up, but Apple's iPad still ahead by a mile

03/07/2013, 03:03 pm

The launch of Apple's iPad mini appears to have slowed the rate at which competitors have been able to eat into the company's overwhelming lead in the tablet sector, according to a new study out Thursday, even as Amazon and Samsung tablets continue to carve out their own share.

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Apple marketing chief uses rare Twitter post to take shot at Android security issues

03/07/2013, 01:03 pm

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller made a rare appearance on Twitter on Thursday to ding the security situation on Google's Android mobile operating system, linking to a report showing that Android malware threats are on the rise.

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Researchers bypass Android encryption by exposing phones to freezing temperatures

03/07/2013, 11:03 am

Security researchers in Germany have discovered that physically freezing an Android smartphone can grant access to encrypted data.

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Apple's 3.5% smartphone share gain was Android's loss in Q4

03/06/2013, 02:03 pm

The launch of the iPhone 5, combined with the continuing popularity of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, allowed Apple's iOS to grow by 3.5 percentage points in the U.S. market, taking share away from Google's Android OS.

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Ad strength, Apple uncertainty drive Google's stock share surge

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

By most metrics, Apple is surging, with record sales and insatiable consumer demand, but it is Google that has become Wall Street's latest stock darling, even as shares of Apple have declined.

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Android fragmentation predicted to squeeze out independent developers

03/05/2013, 04:03 pm

The plethora of distinct mobile device models on the market, driven largely by the popularity of Google's Android platform, is making it more difficult for independent software developers to reach a wide audience, new research confirms.

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Google updates Chrome & Maps for iOS, brings improved search and sharing

03/05/2013, 11:03 am

Google on Monday rolled out an update for the iOS version of Google Maps, adding contact searching and saved addresses. A separate update for its Chrome browser, gives iDevice users improved search functionality and browser navigation, as well as better sharing features.

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Chinese government may regulate Google's Android for having too much control

03/05/2013, 08:03 am

China's technology ministry has published a document accusing Google's Android operating system of having too much control over the local market a statement that could hint the government plans to impose regulations.

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Smartphones projected to overtake feature phones for the first time in 2013

03/04/2013, 11:03 am

For the first time this year, smartphones like Apple's iPhone and devices running Google Android are expected to outsell limited "feature phones" worldwide, according to a new industry report.

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BlackBerry could be building comeback off iPhone, Android converts

03/03/2013, 05:03 pm

The Z10 and its accompanying BlackBerry 10 OS were something of a Hail Mary pass for troubled Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry, but that gambit may be paying off, as a new report says half of BlackBerry Z10 buyers are coming to the device having left Google's Android platform and Apple's iPhone.

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Apple ranked No. 1 'Most Admired' company for the sixth year in a row

02/28/2013, 02:02 pm

For the sixth consecutive year, Apple has earned the top ranking in Fortune's annual polling of corporate admiration among executives, topping competitors such as Google and Amazon not only in terms of performance, but also innovation.

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Ex-Apple marketing guru Kawasaki signs on as Motorola consultant

02/28/2013, 01:02 pm

Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist, announced on Wednesday that he would be taking on an advising position at Google-owned Motorola, saying the troubled smartphone manufacturer is ripe for innovation much in the same way that industry giant Apple was back in 1998.

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Google's Brin says smartphones are antisocial, 'emasculating'

02/27/2013, 10:02 pm

Sergey Brin may pull in a good deal of money from the sale of smartphones running his company's Android operating system, but the Google co-founder recently aired some unflattering opinions on the devices, calling them "emasculating" and offering Google Glass as a solution to the societal problems they pose.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Android growth: 'Success is not making the most'

02/27/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple could easily make the most products in a category, but that wouldn't be good for the company, Chief Executive Tim Cook told shareholders on Wednesday.

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As Samsung's market share grows, so too do tensions with Google

02/26/2013, 06:02 pm

Google executives are concerned that Samsung's influence on Google's Android operating system is too strong, and the search giant is turning to its other Android partners in hopes of getting back some leverage on the South Korean conglomerate.

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