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4G spectrum auction ends, raising a record $45B

It took a grueling two and half months, but the Federal Communications Commission auction of new 4G airwaves is finally over. The provisional winning …

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Sony's $1,200 Walkman NW-ZX2 for Audiophiles Is Ready for Pre-Order

Do you have an extraordinary sense of hearing and a couple-thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Sony wants to talk to you. The company's Walkman NW-ZX2, announced at CES with impressive stats and a staggering $1,200 price tag, is now available for pre-order. It's aimed at audiophiles, that …

Alibaba has reportedly invested $10 million in Ouya

After stalling in the US, Android consoles could find success in China<p>Ouya, the miniature Android gaming console that began as a Kickstarter sensation but largely fizzled with consumers, is getting a boost from Alibaba. The Chinese e-commerce giant has invested $10 million into Ouya, according to</i> …

Microsoft may be investing in Android mod maker Cyanogen

The last year and a half has been big for Android mod community turned legit outlet Cyanogen — the company has raised a bunch of money, launched some official hardware, and made inroads in India. Now, it seems that Cyanogen is getting even more support from a highly unlikely source. According to <i>The</i> …

Android shipments exceed 1 billion for first time

Google's Android mobile operating system has reached a major milestone.<p>For the first time ever, worldwide shipments of smartphones packing Android exceeded 1 billion units in 2014, a significant gain from the 780.8 million units that shipped around the world in 2013, researcher Strategy Analytics …