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August 01, 2014 18:01
August 01, 2014 18:01
Aug 01, 2014

With Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, Google showed off a brand new launcher which we called the Google Experience Launcher for quite some time until it hit the Play Store earlier this year, as the Google Now Launcher. Up until this recent update, the launcher was only compatible with the Nexus line more...

Amazon's recently launched Fire phone isn't exactly jumping off of store shelves, but the handset's placement on the Amazon.com best-selling smartphone charts over the past month suggest that at least a few people have purchased the novel new handset. Amazon tried to woo more...

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Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to their networks. This is the exact same evolution that Netflix has been going through, building out its own CDN and agreeing to pay ISPs for interconnection. The major difference is that Netflix has loudly opposed the fact that ISPs can charge a fee for this arrangement, while Apple has stayed mum on the issue. Content delivery networks (CDNs) are intended to speed up the delivery of data to customers by placing servers in locations around more...

Typo iPhone Keyboard Gets a Redesign, But BlackBerry Influence Remains

After a brush with litigation, iPhone case creator Typo has come back swinging with a new keyboard design that it claims differs from more...

Feds allege HP stiffed them for millions over botched tech contract

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Daily Deals: HTC One M8 Double Dip Case and Galaxy Note 3 Feather Case

Happy Friday, folks! Today at ShopAndroid.com we're offering some sweet discounts on both the HTC Double Dip Hard Case for the One (M8) and Incipio Feather Case for Galaxy Note 3. There are plenty of colors to choose from for each model and they're in stock-ready to ship. If these aren't the savings you were hoping for, don't forget we're offering you 20% off all accessories at ShopAndroid.com right now during our Boss is Away Sale!

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to Also Head Up iTunes Radio

Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats was finalized today, and as the two companies merge into one, the positions some former Beats employees more...

Michael Malone: “In fifteen years, the face of Silicon Valley will be an Indian woman”

Unlike many Valley bloggers I have zero interest in ever becoming a venture capitalist. more...

German Industry Increasingly Looking to Startups for Innovation

Lufthansa is also looking to startups for an innovative edge. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. Following the lead of IT, telecoms, and more...

Dropbox, AirBnB, Pinterest: Startups that buy the most startups

Startups commanding valuations in the tens of billions like Silicon Valley firms Dropbox and more...

The creator of Flappy Bird has a new game on Amazon's Appstore

Vietnam-based studio.Gears launches a multiplayer version of its hugely popular Flappy Bird game on the Amazon Appstore, less than 6 months after the original was taken down by its creator..

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