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Android Made Up Three-Quarters Of All Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter Android Made Up Three-Quarters Of All Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter

Google’s Android OS has grown a lot since its humble beginnings in 2008. Some may have thought that it couldn’t beat iOS, but its spread across multiple devices from multiple OEMs has insured its success. That success can be plainly …

Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France Google Reportedly Facing $1.3 Billion Tax Bill In France
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In addition to publisher-related issues Google is facing in France, it is also having some tax related issues. Tax related issues that could amount to about $1.3 billion. Direction générale des finances (essentially the French IRS) may order Google France …

Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup
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Facebook currently boasts over 1 billion monthly active users, with more signing up every day. In order to help protect those users from the get-go and possibly avoid any future privacy quagmires, the company is now inserting a new privacy …

Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Cross Lightsabers in Angry Birds Star Wars Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Cross Lightsabers in Angry Birds Star Wars

Rovio, the developers of the Angry Birds series, have been releasing preview videos for Angry Birds Star Wars all week long. Each video features a famous Star Wars duo and provides a glimpse of what their characters’ bird-powers will be …

iPad Mini, 4th-Generation iPad Go On Sale, Fewer Buyers Show Up iPad Mini, 4th-Generation iPad Go On Sale, Fewer Buyers Show Up
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Apple Stores aren’t seeing quite the lines they typically see for new devices now that the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad have been released, according to numerous reports. The iPad mini with Wi-Fi models (in black & slate or white …

Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware
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It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft made the Surface. It needed to raise the bar on Windows 8 tablets and force OEMs into making attractive hardware. It’s not a problem with Windows Phone 8 as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows …

Parody Envisions the New Star Wars Director Brainstorm Over at Disney HQ Parody Envisions the New Star Wars Director Brainstorm Over at Disney HQ
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Now that the Star Wars franchise is in the (hopefully) capable hands of Disney, people are already speculating as to who might helm the next installment, slated for a 2015 release. This clever parody imagines what might be going on …

YouTube Adds Some Tweaks To The Publishing Interface YouTube Adds Some Tweaks To The Publishing Interface
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YouTube has launched three new publishing features for content creators, including public videos that don’t notify subscribers, custom thumbnails while the video uploads, and a new tags editor. “Have you ever wanted to upload a ‘behind the scenes’ video to …

Antidepressants Too Risky For Pregnancies, Shows Study Antidepressants Too Risky For Pregnancies, Shows Study
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Usage of common antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) should only be prescribed with “great caution” and counseling for women who are trying to get pregnant. This finding comes from a new study published this week in the journal …

CMA Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed CMA Awards 2012: Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed
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The CMA Awards were full of tears and elation last night, with married couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert taking home several statues, including one for a song they co-wrote about Shelton’s brother, who died in a car accident when …

Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day
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Guys, it’s almost over. The 2012 Presidential race has made the final turn and has entered the homestretch. Like any good horse race, this is the most exciting time – especially if you’re living in one of the highly-contested swing …

The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time? The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time?
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Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Field Trip App for Android. The company described it as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Here’s a refresher: Basically, it shows you stuff that it …

NYC Gas Lines Cause Traffic Disruption, Violence NYC Gas Lines Cause Traffic Disruption, Violence
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The lines for gasoline are long and nerve-wracking in New York today as customers queue up in breakdown lanes for miles outside of the few gas stations that are open, disrupting the flow of traffic and causing fights. Because Hurricane …

PlayStation 4 Developer Kits Feature AMD A10 Processor [RUMOR] PlayStation 4 Developer Kits Feature AMD A10 Processor [RUMOR]
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Rumors this week are flying about new “Orbis” development kits being shipped out to developers. Orbis is the codename for Sony’s next-generation console, which will undoubtedly be PlayStation branded. Not much has been leaked about the next generation of consoles …

Apple Loses Major Trademark Dispute In Mexico Apple Loses Major Trademark Dispute In Mexico
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Since 2003, Mexican residents have been serviced by telecommunications company iFone. Apple started selling the iPhone in the country in 2007 and registered its own trademark. The Cupertino-based company then brought legal action against iFone in 2009, and iFone sued …

Facebook Reclaims Its “X Are Like Facebook” Ad Campaign Facebook Reclaims Its “X Are Like Facebook” Ad Campaign

In early October, Facebook made a pretty huge, but pretty unsurprising announcement. The company had officially crossed the one billion monthly active user mark. To accompany the news, Facebook unveiled its first-ever TV ad, “Chairs.” The ad compared Facebook to …

George Lucas’ Money From Disney Already Earmarked George Lucas’ Money From Disney Already Earmarked
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George Lucas’ monetary worth has long been debated over and speculated on; as the creator of the insanely successful “Star Wars” franchise, he’s been able to line his pockets with gold over the past forty-odd years, and it seems everyone …

Ice Cream Sandwich Is On A Quarter Of All Android Devices Ice Cream Sandwich Is On A Quarter Of All Android Devices

In its Android distribution reports, Google has shown that Gingerbread is slowly losing its grip on the Android market. The keyword here is “slowly” as the most prominent Android OS doesn’t seem to be giving up the fight just yet. …

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 5 – The Rescue Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 5 – The Rescue
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The conclusion to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gives a glimpse into what it would be like to be one of those UNSC soldiers that occasionally accompany Master Chief on his adventures. I can’t speak for others, but I barely …

Baidu Acquires Majority Stake In Chinese Video Property iQiyi Baidu Acquires Majority Stake In Chinese Video Property iQiyi

In a move that should seal its spot as the Google of China, Baidu announced that it has acquired a stake in online video platform iQiyi from Providence Equity Partners though the property is closer to a Hulu than to …

Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi? Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?
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Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’ …

Model: Sandy Photo Shoot Was Not Disrespectful Model: Sandy Photo Shoot Was Not Disrespectful
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A Brazilian model who turned the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy into her own photo shoot is defending the pictures, saying they aren’t disrespectful. Nana Gouvea has garnered quite a bit of heat and attention for the photos and, as soon …

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right? Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day

Today, Foursquare unveiled the new “I Voted” app. Powered by the Google Civic Information API, the app will give you everything you need to know to make you a good citizen and informed voter. Well, maybe not a truly informed …