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Topic: Google

Rumor: LG hopes to catch up to Apple with fingerprint sensor in next-gen Android phone

12/27/2013, 09:12 am

LG Electronics is reportedly testing a prototype version of the next generation of its flagship G-series smartphones that will allegedly include a swipe-based fingerprint sensor, countering the Touch ID capability of Apple's iPhone 5s.

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Google's reaction to Apple's iPhone unveiling: 'We're going to have to start over' on Android

12/19/2013, 12:12 pm

The iPhone's 2007 introduction was not only a watershed moment for Apple, but also a turning point for Google's Android team, according to an excerpt from a new book on the subject.

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Google Glass owners can now configure their headset, get directions from iPhone [u]

12/17/2013, 02:12 pm

Google on Tuesday unveiled an iOS version of the MyGlass companion app for the company's head-mounted wearable computer, making the device much more useful for iPhone owners.

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Apple's iPhone 5s ranks as third most popular Google search of 2013

12/17/2013, 11:12 am

Dominant search platform Google on Tuesday released its annual list of the most popular subjects sought by its users, and Apple's flagship iPhone 5s appeared third on the list, showing intense interest from consumers.

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Google investing heavily in advanced robotics, buys renowned military contractor

12/16/2013, 11:12 am

Google's latest high-profile acquisition is raising eyebrows worldwide, as the search giant has bought a Boston-based robotics company that specializes in lifelike walking machines built for military projects -- creations that have proven extremely popular in online videos.

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Former head of Google patent strategy appointed to run U.S. patent agency

12/12/2013, 01:12 am

Michelle Lee, who until July was running Google the firm's patent strategy, has been named the deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and will run the agency until a new director is appointed.

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Tests find iOS 7 update improves Apple's Siri, but Google Now for Android closes the gap

12/10/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple has improved its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, with the iOS 7 update for iPhone and iPad, though Siri's chief competition, Google Now, has improved enough to be on par, new tests have concluded.

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Google Wallet for iOS updated to allow adding credit cards with iPhone camera

12/04/2013, 03:12 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its official "Wallet" application for Apple's iOS, giving users the ability to add a credit card to the service by simply taking a picture of their card.

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Google moves toward Chrome as Oracle threatens to establish Android's Java infringement

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.

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Google reportedly working on Chrome apps toolkit for iOS ports

12/03/2013, 06:12 pm

As part of its initiative to bring based Chrome packaged desktop apps to mobile, Google is reportedly preparing a beta release of a toolkit that will help developers create native apps for mobile platforms like Apple's iOS.

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Topsy purchase gives Apple access to Twitter data Google doesn't have

12/03/2013, 08:12 am

While the exact purpose behind Apple's newly announced acquisition of social media data firm Topsy remains unknown, the acquired company is one of a handful of firms with access to exclusive data from Twitter the likes of which Google does not have.

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Android users accounted for 40% of Apple's iPad sales on Black Friday - report

12/02/2013, 03:12 pm

Android loyalty does not seem to extend to tablets, as new data suggests that 4 out of every 10 iPad units moved during last week's Black Friday shopping event were purchased by customers who use smartphones powered by Google's operating system.

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Google's plan for floating retail stores runs into legal quandary

12/02/2013, 02:12 pm

Google has tried to keep its construction plans for giant retail showroom barges under wraps, but with new details leaking that the "temporary technology exhibit spaces" are actually floating stores, legal permits may be hard to obtain.

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Half of Apple's iPhone 5c sales are to Android switchers - report

12/02/2013, 09:12 am

The mid-range iPhone 5c has proven much more popular than its flagship sibling among smartphone shoppers with below-median incomes, and has attracted large numbers of first-time Apple buyers who are largely switching from Android devices, new data indicates.

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Apple, Inc. stock breaks $545 barrier as Samsung calls 'Crisis Awareness' meeting

11/27/2013, 05:11 pm

Apple continued to climb in trading today, closing at $545.96 and reaching a market cap of $491.22 billion as its chief rival Samsung plans for "Crisis Awareness" meeting involving 600 management staff members.

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Apple's iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android

11/27/2013, 10:11 am

Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization with a five-times-greater return rate for developers -- a sign that Cupertino's market segmentation strategy is paying dividends for application creators.

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Bizarre Microsoft Windows 8.1 ad pleads: "Honestly, it works for work"

11/26/2013, 04:11 pm

Rather than correcting its Surface billboards with Excel math errors, Microsoft appears to be pleading with the public to take Windows 8.1 seriously in a new ad headlined: "Honestly, it works for work."

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iOS productivity showdown: Apple iWork vs. Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Docs

11/23/2013, 04:11 pm

One of the first concerns facing businesses -- and many consumers -- when choosing a new mobile platform is how it will enable them to get work done. To answer the question, AppleInsider went hands-on to compare the top three iOS contenders: Apple's iWork, Microsoft's Office 365, and Google Docs.

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Google Play Newsstand launches on Android, coming to Apple's iOS in 2014

11/20/2013, 03:11 pm

Android on Wednesday received its counterpart to Apple's own iOS Newsstand in the form of Google Play Newsstand, a news and magazine subscription hub that will also arrive on iPhone and iPad in 2014.

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U.S. carriers block Samsung's kill switch alternative to Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock

11/19/2013, 04:11 pm

Samsung's plans to include a third party "kill switch" app on some of its premium smartphones to match Apple's iPhone Activation Lock theft deterrent system has been thwarted by phone carriers and fragmentation.

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