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Watch out Samsung, Motorola can spend half a billion to market the Moto X

dennis woodside motorola ceo Ricardo Bilton/VentureBeat To be successful in the smartphone business, it’s not enough to make the best hardware or the prettiest looking device. Marketing is just as important, and, some say, the biggest factor that decides the ultimate fate of a product. The living proofs are Samsung and Apple, the two behemoths of the smartphone industry and...

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Why are smartphone companies losing their market value? An inside look at the smartphone industry.

Galaxy series sales If your stock portfolio is made up of big mobile technology companies, you’re probably feeling a little worried about the return on your investment recently. Over the past months we’ve seen lots of troubling financial data and weak stock performances from many of the big smartphone companies. The chart below shows the stock performance of a se...

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Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet

Galaxy S4 IcelandScreenshot from latest Galaxy S4 ad | Image Credit: Samsung Iceland A recently released Galaxy S4 ad in Iceland is arguably the weirdest anti-Apple ad made by the company. Unlike with previous marketing efforts, especially for the Galaxy S3, Samsung mainly focused on showing Galaxy S4 features in its TV commercials. Sure, there have been hits at iP...

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Samsung to invest $4.5 billion in new R&D centers

samsung galaxy s4 top back side aa It seems that the most common complaint about the Galaxy S4, if you have one, is that it’s not really a significant leap ahead of the last generation’s Galaxy S3. “Samsung is turning into Apple” seems to be a not uncommon comparison these days, but perhaps the fact that Samsung is building five new research and development centers will...

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No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning’s new Gorilla Glass

That hole at the middle? That's actually still glass! Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer system, or Sony’s OptiContrast...

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Softbank increases offer for Sprint to $21.6 billion

Softbank-SprintJust when we thought the Sprint-Softbank marriage was a done deal, issues arise. Dish Network, who made a late charge to acquire Sprint from under Softbank, threw a big wrench into the plans. Their offer, which was $25.5 billion to Softbank’s $21 billion, made Sprint shareholders take notice.Citing Dish’s inability to create “an actionable of...

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Tip: Add A Phonetic Name To Contacts Voice Recognition Just Can't Get Right

VoicePerhaps the most time-saving key on the Android keyboard is the microphone, but using it is more hassle than it's worth when certain words just refuse to be recognized. More often than not, these words are contact names. Luckily, there is a way to trick your phone into recognizing even the most tongue-twisting of names. If you're tired of your phon...

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Google reportedly purchasing Waze for $1.3 billion

Google purchasing WazeWaze, the popular GPS and social app, has been courted by many top tech firms lately. Apple was said to have made an offer of around $500 million, which was later denied by Tim Cook. Facebook and Google have reportedly been in a bidding war of sorts, with Facebook having recently pulled out of negotiations. The turning point for Facebook was their ...

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Samsung hit by Galaxy S4 sales woes to the tune of $12 billion off the market valuation

Samsung share price drop June 7Following on from the pessimistic sales outlook for the Galaxy S4 which we first heard about Share prices gapped down significantly at the market open today, continuing a bearish move for the remainder of the trading session. Chart source: Google FinanceOther investors are stating that the main reasons for the selloff are weakening sales expectatio...

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The HTC One is selling well but the company’s COO resigns

HTC Desire X logo aa 3 1600HTC has posted its latest monthly revenue figures, which should tell us exactly how the company is fairing in the face of competitive pressure from the Galaxy S4. In typical HTC fashion, there’s been some good and bad news.We’ll start with the good news: HTC’s May sales leapt up an impressive 48% compared with the company’s April figures, a...

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Android Based Smartphones help Sony to report first profits in 5 years!

android based smartphones   The well known tech giant Sony just announced the first profits for the last 5 years of activity, courtesy of its very lucrative Sony Mobile division, which manufactures Android based smartphones. This happened after the joint venture with Ericsson was dropped and Sony Mobile was folded entirely into the company. The fiscal report fo...

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Google Play 25 Billion Downloads Sale – Day 5

It’s Sunday which marks the end of the week and the end of Google’s 25 Billion Download .25 cent sale. As sad as the occasion is, Google is putting up 14 more solid Android games & apps to enjoy and including one game that’s a bit of surprise. There aren’t many apps today, but there are a few good ones with Nova Launcher Prime, Smart...

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Google Play 25 Billion Downloads Sale – Day 4

The 25 Billion downloads sale is slowly winding down, but the great deals are still rolling out. Google just released its next batch of .25 cent deals and while there are some good picks it’s a bit of a mixed bag today. Today’s games include Madden NFL 12, Where’s My Perry?, Ski Safari, Order & Chaos Online, Farm Invasion USA Premium, Po...

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Google Play 25 Billion Downloads Sale – Day 3

Day three of the Google Play 25 Billion Downloads sale is upon us, and we're back to tell you about the new games & apps you can snag for a quarter. Today's selection has a little something for everyone from hungry monsters, and amazing kids to pdf readers, and radio apps. First up we’ve got the apps which include TuneIn Radio Pro, HD Widg...

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Google Play 25 Billion Downloads Sale – Day 2

As we mentioned yesterday, Google Play hit 25 Billion downloads and Google is throwing a little celebration to show their appreciation. Today is the second day of the 25 Billion .25 cent sale, and as promised Google changed things up by adding some new games to the sale. The games up for grabs in sale today are Cut the Rope: Experiments, World o...

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Celebrate Google Play getting 25 Billion downloads with Google’s 25 cent sale!

We all know how popular Android has become, but today Google announced that it had hit 25 billion downloads on Google Play. Yup… 25 billion downloads. In honor of that massive achievement the big G has decided to throw a little celebratory sale. Starting today you’ll be able to get deals on games and apps from developers like EA, Rovio, Full...

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Google Celebrates 10 Billion App Downloads By Offering 10 Apps for 10 Cents

According to a recent post in Android's official Google Plus page, the Android Market has seen its apps downloaded ten billion times since its launch several years ago.  Google even announced that over a billion apps are downloaded each month -- a figure that is expected to rise as time goes on. If you take a look at the graphic above, you'll n...

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Cantonese Mahjong

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Welcome to a game that enjoyed a vogue in 1200 years and several billions of people. It's free now ! Full Cantonese Voice!!!don't press any key, full tap control. always auto save. easy learn it if yo...

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Google Purchases Motorola Mobility to the Tune of $12.5 Billion

Earlier this morning, Google created quite the buzz in the technology and business sectors, as the Search giant announced their acquisition of big-time Android manufacturer and long-time cellular manufacturer -- Motorola Mobility.For the large sum of $12.5 billion, Google has acquired Motorola Mobility, a company whom they believe will play an int...

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Backgrounds A Billion

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A great application for users to create and upload custom backgrounds for their mobile devices all at their finger tips. You could draw images, shapes and much much more with this application. You mig...

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Lone Ranger Post by StatShe...

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If you are a fan of the Texas Rangers and Major League Baseball, this is the one app you must have. Lone Ranger Post by StatSheet gives you previews, recaps, live scoring and analysis based on real-ti...

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Billion Counter Benchmark

4.2(186)

Have you ever wondered how long it would take your phone to count to one billion? (Probably Not). Well now you wont have to wait any longer. This is a simple app that counts to one billion and tells ...

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BillionGraves Camera App

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As I delve into my family history, I celebrate every ancestor I find, and every record or scrap of information I can locate. But over and over, I run into roadblocks. Anyone who really digs for their ...

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Phone Swipe

3.8(143)

Accept credit cards by transforming your Android device into a credit card terminal with Phone Swipe. Upon merchant account approval, receive a free credit card reader to accept Visa, MasterCard, Disc...

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One World LiveWP w/ RSS Rea...

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Happy Earth Day everyone!Thank you so much Diane, you just made our day :)"by Diane I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T FIND THIS SOONER! I LOVE IT !"One World is a LIVE WALLPAPER app which has very un...

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PayPal iPhone App hits 1 million downloads – Examiner.com

IntoMobile (blog)PayPal iPhone App hits 1 million downloadsExaminer.com... PayPal, has recently announced just how well it is doing with its iPhone app, in addition to spreading their reach to Android and Blackberry devices. ...Mobile app downloads to hit 2.4 billion in 2010NetworkWorld.comPayPal's iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads In Under 3...

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More than 1 million PayPal iPhone apps downloaded in three weeks – Unwired View

Earthtimes (press release)More than 1 million PayPal iPhone apps downloaded in three weeksUnwired ViewPayPal Mobile is also available for Android and BlackBerry – you can download the apps via PayPal's official website.Mobile app downloads to hit 2.4 billion in 2010NetworkWorld.comPrivacy In The App AgeMediapost.comPayPal's iPhone App Hit...

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Mobile app downloads to hit 2.4 billion in 2010 – NetworkWorld.com

IntoMobile (blog)Mobile app downloads to hit 2.4 billion in 2010NetworkWorld.comOver 800 million Android apps are forecast to be downloaded this year. The rapid adoption of smartphones, registering a sales growth of 20 percent in 2009, ...PayPal's iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads In Under 3 WeeksTechCrunch (blog)Mobile Apps Make GainsAdweekM...

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