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Topic: Google

Samsung launches its own "WWDC" as an alternative to Google IO

07/22/2013, 02:07 pm

Samsung will host its own developer conference this October in San Francisco, promoting its own Software Development Kits and tools rather than simply remaining a passive licensee of Google's Android and Chrome OS.

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After acquisition by Apple, HopStop drops support for Windows Phone

07/22/2013, 01:07 pm

HopStop, the transit navigation app Apple acquired last Friday, dropped support for Windows Phone over the weekend, leaving users of the platform miffed.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps vs. Google Maps 2.0 for iOS: labels & local search

07/22/2013, 11:07 am

As Apple prepares its latest enhancements to Maps with iOS 7, Google has released its own major update for Google Maps on iOS. Here's how the two compare in location data and local search, our fourth segment looking at mobile maps.

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Google misses Q2 earnings estimates despite revenue and profit rise, Microsoft loses $900M on Surface RT

07/18/2013, 05:07 pm

Two tech giants and Apple competitors revealed their earnings for the past quarter today, with Google missing estimates despite solid revenues and improved profit, while one of Microsoft's first in-house tablet attempt was shown to be a certifiable failure.

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iPhone users pay average of 19 cents per app, Android users pay just 6 cents

07/18/2013, 12:07 pm

The dominance of free mobile applications continues to grow, as a new study reveals that iPhone users spend an average of 19 cents per app downloaded, while Android users spend only 6 cents per download.

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Chrome for iOS update adds support for opening links in other Google apps

07/17/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad, giving users the ability to open links by default in the company's other native apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.

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EU regulators not satisfied by Google's proposed antitrust concessions

07/17/2013, 11:07 am

The executive arm of the European Union has indicated that Google will need to do more in order to satisfy an ongoing antitrust case against the search giant.

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Google Maps for iOS adds iPad support, live traffic updates and indoor navigation

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Google unveiled a significant update to Google Maps on Tuesday, finally bringing support for Apple's iPad, while adding enhanced features like indoor walking directions and "Explore," a new interface for browsing shopping, dining and lodging destinations.

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Apple TV grabbed 56% of streaming devices market in 2012

07/16/2013, 02:07 pm

In 2012, Apple accounted for 56 percent of sales in the consumer streaming video device market with Apple TV, despite "relatively narrow content access," with Roku coming in second with a 21 percent share.

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Leaked video shows off Moto X voice and gesture controls, reveals launch window

07/15/2013, 04:07 pm

A new video leaked ahead of the release of the Moto X demonstrates some of the features of the forthcoming Motorola flagship device, including its ability to receive audio commands from the user without any physical interaction required.

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Editorial: Google's Android haunted by Steve Jobs' warnings on app signing security

07/14/2013, 02:07 pm

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google's rival Android platform because the search giant has failed to heed the advice leaking from the top of Apple's ship.

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Using Google Glass: A series of awkward encounters

07/07/2013, 12:07 pm

For all its technical achievements and potential uses, there's really one question that can make or break Google Glass: How do people react when you wear it in public? Here are a series of encounters in the life of a Google Glass Explorer.

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Editorial: Apple, Google and the failure of Android's open

07/06/2013, 05:07 pm

Open Source enthusiasts love to tell you Android is winning, and that it is winning because it is open. But they're wrong on both counts. The history of computing makes that abundantly clear, as do the current leaders in profitability.

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First look: Google Glass unboxing, setup, and first impressions

07/06/2013, 01:07 pm

Glass, the pet project of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, is arguably the most hyped device yet in the emerging wearable computing market. Here's a first look at the test hardware that's been made available to a limited number of developers.

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Samsung's "free" Jay Z album delivered via Android spyware app

07/05/2013, 01:07 pm

In a promotion for its Galaxy phones, Samsung announced it would deliver a million free copies of Brooklyn rapper Jay Z's new album days before its official release. But it did so using a spyware Android app designed to track your location and harvest phone numbers you call, your device ID and which apps you use.

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Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to "zombie botnet" takeover [u]

07/03/2013, 06:07 pm

A newly discovered flaw in Google's Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of "always-on, always-connected and always-moving" spy devices tracking users' location while secretly recording.

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Skyhook accuses Google of disparaging its technology to Apple

07/03/2013, 11:07 am

In its ongoing patent infringement complaint against Google, location services company Skyhook Wireless asserts that Google co-founder Sergey Brin disparaged Skyhook's technology in discussions with Apple.

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Most popular Android app caught harvesting users contacts: Facebook

07/01/2013, 05:07 pm

Facebook, the top-ranking free app in Google Play, has taken advantage of Android's weak platform security to collect users' phone numbers as soon as the app is installed, highlighting core differences in Apple's approach to protecting users' privacy and those of social-advertising firms like Facebook and Google.

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Editorial: Can Apple survive 2013?

06/29/2013, 05:06 pm

Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well… Android?

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Safari 7.0 to bring web notifications to OS X Mavericks

06/28/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple is bringing its push notifications to the web, enabling support for websites to push updates to OS X Maverick users in Safari 7.0 even when their browser isn't running.

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