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Topic: Google

Google denies plans to build its own retail stores

02/26/2013, 02:02 pm

The head of Google's Android devision has shot down rumors that his company is planning to enter the retail space and directly sell the company's hardware to consumers.

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HP announces $169 Android-based Slate 7 tablet

02/25/2013, 12:02 pm

Windows PC maker Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday it will get into the Android tablet market with a new 7-inch device priced at $169.

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Google planning Spotify-style subscription music service - report

02/23/2013, 07:02 pm

As rumors swirl of a Pandora-style Internet radio service from Apple, Google is said to be working on a paid subscription music service akin to Spotify.

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Google confirms iPhone compatibility for Glass, but questions remain over notifications

02/22/2013, 04:02 pm

Reports on Friday confirmed that Google's forthcoming wearable computing device, Google Glass, will to some extent be compatible with Apple's iPhone, but the degree of interoperability between the two devices remains a mystery.

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Google Maps SDK for iOS updated with support for polylines and ground overlays

02/21/2013, 05:02 pm

Google on Thursday issued version 1.1 of its Google Maps SDK for iOS, giving developers access to new mapping tools including ground overlays, viewing gesture controls and polylines.

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Google steps further into the hardware fray, announces touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

02/21/2013, 03:02 pm

Google on Thursday took another step beyond its search engine beginnings, launching a new, Chrome OS-powered notebook that manages to step on both Microsoft's and Apple's turf.

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ITC to review decision that cleared Apple of infringing on Motorola patents

02/19/2013, 09:02 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it will review an administrative law judge's decision that cleared Apple of infringing on certain Motorola patents, which in turn allowed the company to continue iPhone sales in the country.

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HTC One features 4.7" 1080p display, quad-core CPU, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5 UI

02/19/2013, 10:02 am

HTC on Tuesday took the wraps off its latest "One" smartphone, sporting a 4.7-inch high-definition display with 468 pixels per inch, powered by a 1.7-gigahertz quad-core Snapdragon processor, all encased in an iPhone-like aluminum shell.

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Rumors of Google retail store resurface, but no launch date in sight

02/18/2013, 08:02 pm

A rumor that Google is investigating opening physical retail outlets to compete with the Apple Store has resurfaced, though sources say the internet giant may not move forward with the initiative until 2014.

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Apple reduced federal lobbying to $2M in 2012

02/18/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. were scaled back 13 percent in 2012 to $2 million, a sum below many of the iPhone maker's peers.

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Google asks journalists to tone down story of "massive" Google Play security flaw

02/16/2013, 09:02 pm

After reporting that Google Play now distributes Android app buyers' location and contact information to developers, a journalist was contacted by the search giant with a request to tone down the story, its headline and its SEO information.

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Samsung's Tizen mobile OS could signal new competition for Apple's iOS, Google's Android

02/14/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android have so far dominated the latest wave of mobile computing. Now, Apple's chief rival Samsung appears to be prepping a big push behind its own operating system, one that could have the potential to truly shake up the mobile market where others have failed.

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Amazon beats out Apple and Google as most trusted U.S. company

02/12/2013, 07:02 pm

Online retailer Amazon grabbed the top spot for corporate reputation in the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, beating out firms like Disney and Coca-Cola, but also besting tech rivals Google and Apple.

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Apple's iTunes revenues don't include $7 billion paid to app developers

02/11/2013, 08:02 pm

Apple has paid its iTunes App Store developers a cumulative $7 billion, with $5 billion of that paid out just in 2012. However, those payouts aren't included in its reported $12.9 billion in iTunes revenues for 2012.

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Apple, Google nearly tied as top contributors to WebKit as adoption expands

02/11/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple still contributes the greatest number of 'reviewed commits' enhancing its open source WebKit browser engine, but Google is nearly tied in contributions while an active and expanding community assist.

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Apple believed to rake in over $1 billion yearly from Google search referrals

02/10/2013, 02:02 pm

Apple's tangled relationship with Google is also a profitable one for the iPhone maker, as one analyst estimates Apple pulls in $1 billion in pure profit from a search agreement between the two companies.

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Google official calls Apple trustworthy, but jokes iOS Maps users are risking their lives

02/08/2013, 10:02 am

Google's technology ambassador said in an interview that he trusts Apple and Microsoft in handling personal data, but joked that Apple Maps users were taking their lives in their own hands using the company's much-maligned mapping app.

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59% of iPhone users spend more than $100 per month on carrier bills

01/30/2013, 09:01 am

iPhone users have the highest carrier bills among all smartphone platforms, with with 10 percent spending more than $200 per month with their carrier.

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UK Apple users sue Google over alleged Safari tracking

01/28/2013, 01:01 pm

A group of 12 Apple device users has brought a lawsuit against Google in the U.K., claiming that the search giant violated their privacy by tracking them and secretly logging their browsing habits.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android account for record 92% of smartphone shipments

01/28/2013, 08:01 am

The smartphone market is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between Google and Apple, with little room left for competitors outside of Android and iOS.

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