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As Google Eyes ‘Android’ Branding For Smart TV, The Question Is Where Android Won’t Be

Google is reportedly in the process of rebranding its Google TV efforts as “Android TV,” according to a new report from GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers. The switch reflects the fact that Google TV is already an Android-based product, and the new name is apparently in use with developer and OEM partners …

Facebook removes auto-hide from Timeline search

<b>Users can no longer opt out of appearing in Timeline search results completely.</b><p>Facebook has removed the option for users to remove themselves by …

Google to tap users’ reviews and photos for web ad “endorsements”

An update to Google’s(s goog) terms of service today may make some users think twice about leaving a comment or a rating on a website owned by the …

Despite press release, Samsung didn't buy fingerprint ID maker

A press release stating that Samsung had agreed to acquire Fingerprint Cards is "incorrect," the Swedish maker of fingerprint ID sensors said Friday.<p>"The previous press release was not sent by Fingerprint Cards AB. Trading in the share has been suspended," Fingerprint Cards said in a statement. …

Sony cedes US smartphone market to competition, for now

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has been speaking to the press over in Japan today, where he's outlined his company's priorities for the near term. Pivotal to Sony's improving fortunes is the company's mobile division, whose success in the last quarter helped offset other losses in driving Sony to a moderate …

Microsoft CEO hunt enters interview stage as sources leak potential candidates

Microsoft has been in an active hunt for a new CEO following Steve Ballmer’s announcement that he’ll be leaving the company shortly. The process has …

Wall Street

LG Nexus 5 scores GCF certification showing LTE with 150Mbps speed

Following the Bluetooth SIG appearance it made earlier today, the LG Nexus 5 has scored Global Certification Forum (GCF) certification, revealing …

UCSD students test fire 3D-printed metal rocket engine

The Tri-D rocket engine, as it’s called, was designed and built with the cooperation of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as part of an effort to …

Apple crediting eligible iOS users who paid for iWork, iLife after September 1st

During Apple’s September event, the Tim Cook announced that all new iOS devices purchased after September 1st would be given the option to get iWork and most iLife apps for free. Some users who had purchased iOS devices after the first of the month, however, had already paid for those apps prior to …

Yahoo Acquires Social Marketing Startup Bread, billboard links to expire on November 11

Yahoo has acquired Bread, a startup providing monetization tools for social media publishers. The team will join Yahoo’s advertising division to work on “next-generation solutions for social and mobile publishers and advertisers.”<p>Bread says it will shut down its Bread Social and Bread Oven …