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Samsung taps ex-Apple retail designer for possible Galaxy stores

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Samsung may have something new in store for its battle with Apple(s aapl): A new take on the retail store itself. Former Apple …

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What I like and what I don’t like about the new Apple iPhones

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>From manufacturing processes to marrying elements of user experience with hardware components, Apple(s aapl) …

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Vodafone 4G coming to 5 UK cities on September 28th with 4GB of extra data

While EE celebrates reaching 1 million 4G subscribers, Vodafone is stepping up its game to get you to become part of its LTE family. Originally limited to London at launch, Vodafone says it plans to roll out its 4G network in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield on September …

Samsung handsets top iPhone for global Internet usage

Samsung's devices accounted for 25.7 percent of all mobile Internet usage, beating out the iPhone with 23.4 percent market share.<p>Samsung is still tops worldwide when it comes to mobile users hitting the Internet.<p>Samsung devices accounted for 25.7 percent of all mobile Web browsing worldwide in …

Mobile payment provider Isis readies national rollout

After a quiet trial in Salt Lake City and Austin, Isis looks to get louder about its mobile-payment service.<p>Isis, the mobile-payments joint venture backed by the major wireless carriers, is ready to make its national debut.<p>Isis said on Tuesday that it plans to launch its mobile-payment service …

Nokia Grows Frustrated With Microsoft's Pace In Windows Phone

The cracks are beginning to show in the multibillion-dollar mobile-phone partnership between Nokia and Microsoft. As Windows Phone continues to register minimal growth, Nokia has grown frustrated with how slow Microsoft is to improve the operating system.<p>So Nokia is forging ahead on its own to make …

Spotify's losses grow despite revenue doubling in 2012

A major question looms over Spotify and its streaming music competition: can anyone grow into a profitable business? For Spotify, the answer is not yet. In 2012, Spotify's revenue doubled, but it also failed to turn a profit as its losses grew due to increased licensing fees, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …

Verizon hits 500 LTE markets as focus shifts to coverage over speed

The carrier, which is "substantially complete" with its 4G rollout, may be the leader in breadth of coverage, but it's no longer the fastest network. That doesn't matter as much, says Verizon Wireless' network exec.<p>Verizon Wireless is close to the finish line with its 4G LTE rollout.<p>The nation's …

T-Mobile Hosting Event July 10 in NYC

A bright pink invitation just arrived in my inbox for a July 10 par-tay hosted by T-Mobile in New York City. The invite doesn’t show or say much. …

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Google Gives A Free Chromebook Pixel To All I/O Attendees

Google has announced at I/O, its annual developer conference held in California, that everyone attending the first keynote this morning will receive a free Chromebook Pixel.<p>Sundar Pichai, Google SVP of Chrome and Android, revealed the news on stage: “Our goal behind the Pixel was to literally to …

Google I/O Session Totals Show Deeper Importance Of Google Cloud Platform

We are more than two hours into the Google I/O keynote, the kickoff to a three-day event with 171 sessions. But something is quite different from last year. Google Cloud Platform has risen to the tof of the pack with 25 sessions, second only to Google Chrome with 48 and Google Android that has …

Larry Page 'Didn't Appreciate' That Picture Of A Guy Wearing Google Glass In The Shower

Fast forward to today, where Scoble was first in line to ask Google CEO Larry Page a question at the company's I/O conference.<p>Page's thoughts?<p>"I didn't appreciate the photo of you taking a photo of yourself in the shower wearing Google Glass."<p>Get the latest Google stock price here.

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Why Would Anyone Ever Switch from Spotify to Google's New Music Service?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As expected, Google unveiled its new streaming music service at their annual I/O developers …

Google Play Music All Access Hands-On: All You Want (Minus Friends)

Today at its I/O developer's conference, Google launched Google Play All Access, its long-anticipated subscription music service. I just spent some …

Larry Page Reminded Us Why We Love Google Today

Larry Page, Google's CEO and co-founder, closed out the Google I/O keynote today with a sentimental, almost subdued speech. He didn't sound like a …

The best of Google's I/O 2013 keynote: Hangouts, Google+, a special Galaxy S4, and more

I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year, a three-day soiree for the company and its developers to talk about the present and future of Google’s products. It’s also the week Google tends to make its biggest announcements — from the Nexus 7 to Google TV, Chrome to Glass and everything in between, …

Google Music Service Doesn't Go Big Enough

At Google I/O, the company managed to impress on a lot of fronts, enough that its stock began to climb as investors realized that Google is keeping up with — and in some cases staying in front of — its digital platform competitors Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. The new developer tools and resources …

Google I/O keynote recording available for watching

<i>The opening keynote of Google I/O was full of news and updates from the Google team. The recording of the full livestream is now available for you to watch.</i><p>From the great additions to the toolkit of Android developers to the groundbreaking Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and the awesome new Maps …

Robert Scoble

The $18.2 million reason Larry Page would like a regulation-free playground in which to experiment

Yesterday Google CEO Larry Page said it would be nice if there were some part of the world that were free of regulation so that companies like Google could experiment without fetter. He cited Burning Man, the drug-fueled quasi-anarchist arts festival that Page has been known to attend, as an …

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Are more Nexus devices the answer to fragmentation?

Fragmentation can be a pain, especially when you’re waiting on your carrier to update its bloat-ware when all you want it to get your hands on the latest Android features and bug fixes. However, it turns out that the Android development team are eager to get on top of this problem, as they …

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Google Play In-App Purchase Revenue Growth Jumps 7X In One Year, Subscription Revenue Growing 2X Each Quarter

Google held a session today at I/O 2013 about how to make money on Android, and in the initial few minutes it shared some updated stats around Google Play revenues and how those are progressing. Not surprisingly, the big growth is coming with in-app purchases, though Google’s recently launched …

Redbox Instant is coming to Google TV soon, Roku up next

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Redbox Instant by Verizon (s vz) is going to bring its streaming service to Google (s GOOG) TV devices soon: The company …

Google's top product of I/O 2013: You

Instead of gadgets, the message is clear: Google's personalized services are aiming to get into your head and be a part of you...and your social life.<p>As I sat through the last half hour of a nearly 4-hour keynote, sweat pouring through my shirt, my attention waned. Most people's did. Where were the …

Google TV: silent but not forgotten at I/O 2013

Android is coming to our TVs, but has Google already lost the battle for the living room?<p>It's easy to miss the Google TV booth here at I/O 2013, hidden in the corner of the third floor. That may not be an accident: there was apparently no room in the company's sprawling three-and-a-half-hour …

I/Overload?

Did Google’s conference succeed? It launched dozens of products and services in its 205-minute keynote, but did the world understand them? I saw some of the smartest journalists in technology struggling to handle the information density. But what’s the alternative? Break it up across multiple days, …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

Will Google Glass finally make doing this gauche?

If you’ve tried to look at something exciting in public lately, you may have noticed that there were some objects in the way. Maybe you were at a concert. Or perhaps it was your one chance in life to meet the president.<p>In a desperate race to capture every moment before our fallible memories are …

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Apple Store revenue hits record high, still outpaces competition

If you had any doubts that Apple‘s retail business might be slowing down, it seems the latest numbers may correct any pessimism you had built up. The …

Apple Store

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Approval From the Pentagon

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S4 has received security approval from the US Department of Defense (DoD), making it the company’s first device to gain US government certification. The endorsement also covers Samsung’s Knox security system and clears the way for the device to be used as part …

Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway

Apple said on Thursday that it is approaching 50 billion downloads from its App Store.<p>As has become customary for such events, Apple is prepping a …

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