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LTE Samsung Galaxy Camera

If a few American users out there have been disappointed that the current version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera lacks LTE, and  that when it comes to uploading massive photos, the only option is HSPA+,  they would be happy to learn that Samsung have sent a version of its connected point-and-shoot with American 4G for approval by the FCC. The...

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HTC’s store-within-a-store in Germany

In the strong competition for retail attention and success, the e-giants always find smart tricks to pull out of their sleeves. Like opening a mini-store, for example. Apple did it, Microsoft did it, and Samsung virtually based the Galaxy S III launch on it. Why not expect the same from HTC?! They surely have their own and well developed stores...

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Catch Microsoft’s Build 2012 sessions

If you are a developer but have missed the Build 2012, you will be interested to know that Microsoft has released videos from every session on their Channel 9 website, that address Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Non-developers might also find some of this interesting, though they may want to start with the keynotes. Even developers should be well...

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Clearwire cuts LTE deployment

Sadly enough, Clearwire has announced that it was to dramatically cut the number of planned sites to deploy LTE service  – from 5,000 sites to 2,000 sites by mid-2013. The reason, as explained by CEO Erik Prusch, is to coordinate its build-out with Sprint. Clearwire holds licenses in the 2.5GHz band. Prusch also added that it will save the company...

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Microsoft tightens privacy policy

With so many concerns about the use of customer data, it’s quite positive to see Microsoft responding to these concerns with some fairly notable action. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass), co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer expressing concerns about Microsoft Services Agreement verbiage, that seems to have given the impression that Microsoft...

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If Yahoo can be successful in mobile without an OS, can it be profitable?

Marissa Mayer has a vision for Yahoo, and that vision is to make the company successful in the mobile space without having its own smartphone OS. The comments came during the company’s Q3 earnings call where Mayer announced revenues of $1.09 billion and earnings per share of $0.35. Mayer said that not having its own mobile OS would work to...

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Is Google’s throne “iron”?

Leaked report on Google’s earnings is hypothesizing that Google is struggling hard to remain relevant in search engine dominance. The primary reason, being cited by Eric Jackson of Ironfire, is the observed sharp decline in Google’s cost-per-click (CPC) revenue, which was down 15%, even in the face of increased ad sales.  Jackson believes that if CPC revenues continue to decline,...

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90% of smartphones will be cloud-connected next year

As Qualcomm reports, not all smartphones are cloud connected, at least not in the way they envision use of the cloud. The leading chipmaker states that 9 out of 10 smartphone users will use some form of personal cloud in 2013, and also expects that smartphones will outpace PCs as cloud-connected devices, since the smartphone has become the primary portal...