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Google Developing IoT Platform Under Android Brand

May 22, 2015 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Such a platform could put Google in direct competition with Samsung, which currently connects everything from smartwatches to refrigerators.

Deezer CEO Talks Upside of Streaming

May 19, 2015 10:14 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

In October, Deezer bought San Francisco podcast aggregator Stitcher, and in January it scooped...

AT&T Snuggles Up to Hulu Content

May 13, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As worded in a press release, the partnership appears a bit obtuse, promising a kind of merging...

Biz Stone Talks 'Super' Life After Twitter

May 13, 2015 10:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Stone is hoping his latest change in direction pays off as he heads down a new path at Jelly...

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Facebook Hires Ex-FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

May 13, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of global public policy, told the Wall Street Journal that Martin has already proved invaulable in Facebook's mission to connect the world. 

Review: iCloud Photos, Flickr Best for Managing Mobile Photos

May 13, 2015 9:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Help comes from Yahoo and Apple. Yahoo's Flickr and Apple's iCloud Photo Library will automatically transfer photos and videos to your online account, so you get a backup and more space on your device.

Internet of Things Should End Pervasive High Tech Secrecy

May 12, 2015 2:35 pm | by Sami Luukkonen | Articles | Comments

Clinging to a culture of secrecy stifles innovation. And it makes companies more vulnerable to other companies -- such as competitors -- that openly share information with each other. 

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Uber Navigates Bidding War for Nokia's Maps Division

May 8, 2015 10:57 am | News | Comments

The bidding war is on, as Uber tries to beat out Germany's three biggest auto manufacturers, which are preparing an approximately $2.2 billion bid to buy HERE from Nokia. 

Nintendo Forecasts Turnaround on Smartphone Apps

May 7, 2015 10:58 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nintendo did an about-face recently and said it's entering smartphone games, a segment it brushed off for years as irrelevant, insisting on the appeal of its game machines.

App Annie Acquires Canadian Competitor Mobidia

May 7, 2015 9:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As part of the acquisition, Mobidia’s team of 30 joins App Annie. Mobidia’s Vancouver headquarters will also become App Annie’s 12th global office, App Annie Canada. 

Kantar: iOS’s Gains in Europe are Android’s Losses

May 6, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The shift has caused Android to lose 3.1 percentage points off its smartphone share across those countries.                                                                                                                

Tuesdays with Roger: Why the Apple Watch Is All That

May 5, 2015 12:33 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

Why has the Apple Watch been the hit that it is? Is it all about Cupertino's clout, or has Apple truly reinvented the wrist-worn wearable? Check out this week's episode of Tuesday's with Roger for more insight into just why and how Apple has managed yet another win in a device category that until has been slow to gain traction with consumers. 

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch Users Report Tattoo Problems

May 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Several watch owners complained about the problem on social media this week, even posting videos that show the watch working well on an undecorated wrist, but repeatedly locking or pausing...

Samsung Claws Back Share from Apple to Reclaim Top Spot

April 30, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung and Apple were trailed at a distant second and third by Lenovo (5.6 percent) and Huawei (5 percent) respectively. IDC notes that Lenovo's first quarter results includes shipments from its subsidiaries, including the recently acquired Motorola.

Apple Watch Hits Snag with Faulty Part

April 30, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Apple Watches have already been in short supply since the devices launched. During an earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook said that he was generally happy with how the Watch was ramping. 

Twitter Shares Sink as Earnings Leak Early

April 28, 2015 4:57 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some reports say the earnings leaked out. Bloomberg News cited research firm Selerity, which tweeted the results and said the report was "sourced" from...

LG's New G4 Phones Will Sport Leather Backs

April 28, 2015 1:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The G4 phones will have a choice of leather finishes, crafted for a better grip. By contrast, Apple and HTC use metal and Samsung uses glass. LG made a dig at Samsung, without...

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Apple Beats Expectations on Record iPhone, App Store Growth

April 27, 2015 4:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

CEO Tim Cook said in a press release that Apple continue to court newcomers to its mobile platform. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve...

Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Floundering

April 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft's newly acquired handset division posted revenue of $1.4 billion for the period, with cost of revenue exceeding sales by $4 million. A ComputerWorld report points out that this means the company lost about...

Nokia: Reports of New Phones Are False

April 27, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a statement on the company's website originally noted by Reuters, Nokia is denying recent reports that it would be making another...  

Samsung Hints at New Wearable as Apple Watch Hits Stores

April 24, 2015 11:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A promotional ad for the next wearable states, "Get Ready for the Next Gear," featuring a picture of a round display, which would be a break from...

Microsoft Beats Expectations with Solid Quarter

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While overall revenue increased, thanks to sales by the newly acquired Nokia phone business, the company saw a 26 percent drop in Windows licensing revenue for...

Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service

April 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a post on the company's blog, Amazon said that due to the increasing use of 'free to play' business models, it has seen a significant decline in customers...

Google Revamps Search to Accommodate Mobile Devices

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Although Google's new formula won't affect searches on desktop and laptop computers, it will have a huge influence on how and where people spend their money, given that more people are relying on their smartphones...

MagicJack’s Premium iOS App Offers Unlimited Calls, Texts for Dirt Cheap

April 16, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The premium service will be free for customers already using magicJack’s home and business services.                                                                                              

EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations, Probes Android

April 15, 2015 10:09 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EU can impose fines of 10 percent on annual revenue, or some $6 billion, and force the company to overhaul its system for recommending websites in Europe.

Apple Watch Delivery Times Extend into June

April 13, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An online rush replaced the traditional overnight queues outside Apple stores Friday as the iconic tech company began taking orders and letting shoppers get their...

Judge Orders Facebook and Zuckerberg To Turn Over Documents

April 6, 2015 10:45 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish documents by Monday that were requested by...

iPhone 6 Takes China, Rest of World by Storm

April 2, 2015 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In urban China, the iPhone 6 remained the best-selling phone  for the period, with its share growing 10.2 percent compared to 9.5 percent registered in the three months ending in January.

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