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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom apparently confirmed by Bluetooth SIG

Rumors have been circulating that Samsung is getting ready to launch some other smartphones based on its popular Galaxy S 4 smartphone. One of the …

Nokia Lumia 620 joins Aio Wireless lineup (but few can buy it)

Nokia’s compact Lumia 620 will finally get a US release, the company has confirmed, joining the prepaid lineup on AT&T’s new Aio Wireless operator. …

Facebook and Waze: blending your worlds together one data point at a time

Word has it Facebook is looking to acquire crowdsource navigation app Waze for a hefty $1 billion. Such a move would provide the social network with …

Groupon is doing what Facebook can’t: Profiting from mobile

Groupon’s quarterly results are out, and they’re surprisingly good—$601.4 million in revenue compared to expectations of $588.9 million, and net operating income up $34 million compared to last quarter. In its release, Groupon highlighted what seems to be the company’s new strength: mobile. “We had …

New Zealand isn’t exactly outlawing software patents—it’s doing something more interesting

Despite what you may have read, New Zealand is not “banning” software patents. Indeed, the country has never explicitly allowed the patenting of software in the first place, and excluding software from patentability would violate New Zealand’s international patent obligations. Instead, today’s …

Why Microsoft is willing to pay $1 billion for Nook: E-readers are dying, but publishing is forever

Microsoft has poured a lot of money into Nook Media, the publishing company that Barnes and Noble spun out in October, 2012—$300 million. Now Microsoft is rumored to be buying the entire company, for $1 billion.<p>In light of the decline in interest in e-book readers—and right now most people know …

$1 billion Waze acquisition is yet more proof Facebook is no longer a social network

Facebook is now a mobile advertising company, and not a social network. Sure, you’ve heard this before, but it’s a theme worth repeating. That’s especially true in light of Facebook’s rumored upcoming $1 billion acquisition of Israel-based mapping and navigation company Waze, notes tech journalist …

Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

Who will be the sole provider of all that you desire? Which company’s services will you “hire” to address your every internet-enabled whim? It sounds absurd, but this is the essence of the battle between the big four tech giants—oh and Microsoft too, but these days Microsoft is mostly an enterprise …

The ultimate Dots strategy guide

Dots, the extremely addictive mobile game that’s something like a delightful mix of Tetris, Connect Four, and a Rubik’s Cube, is the second most popular free iPhone app just a week after launching. It’s been downloaded more than a million times, and at least 38 million games of dots have been …

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T-Mobile Tears Up Service Contracts And Adds The iPhone

Underdogs must make bold moves to stay in the game. America’s third-place operator Sprint has been backing progressive wireless companies like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop. But T-Mobile, which is even further behind in fourth place, is taking “bold moves” to a new level. On Tuesday the carrier …