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Nexus 7 (2013) receives two software updates at launch; tablet not compatible with Google Wallet

Launched earlier than expected, the new Nexus 7 already has two firmware updates in waiting according to a report while an other reveals that the tablet isn’t compatible with Google Wallet.<p>The two updates will upgrade the software to version JWR66N and then JSS15J, according to <i>Android Central</i>. The …

19 percent of the web runs on WordPress

SAN FRANCISCO — At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience a fascinating stat about the service.<p>In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. … …

Messaging app Line passes 200 million users

Two-year-old messaging application Line said Tuesday that it now has more than 200 million registered users, which puts it alongside WhatsApp and Viber in the top tier of mobile messaging and VoIP services amassing massive audiences.<p>Japan-based Line launched in June 2011 and initially developed a …

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Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick On How He Plans To Fix Zynga

Zynga’s new CEO Don Mattrick is conducting a top-to-bottom review of Zynga as he seeks to turn around the struggling social gaming company.<p>Mattrick, in his first earnings call as CEO after leaving his post as head of Microsoft‘s entertainment division, said he has been a fan of Zynga since he met …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …

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