Martin Sørlie

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This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

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Amazon petitions Supreme Court to free it from collecting New York sales tax

More than a year after Amazon began collecting sales tax on sales in states like Texas and California, it’s mounting a legal offensive against a requirement to do the same thing in New York, taking its argument to the US Supreme Court. And the <i>Financial Times</i> writes that the company has hired one of …

Google pulls the plug on third-party Chromecast streaming app, AllCast

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Chromecast(s goog) owners using a third-party app to stream local files to their HDTV using Google’s $35 dongle …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

Chromecast teardown reveals a simple, easy to disassemble device

So far the Chromecast has been a bombshell release. It’s a $35 dongle that shares your Google Chrome browser tabs to your television. We’ve seen a a review, some hidden features revealed, and a plethora of discussion about the Chromecast. The little dongle that could just keeps going, as iFixit has …

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Parents: it’s 2013, stop blaming Apple for your kid’s $1,000 app bill

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Another day, another parent outraged because her kids racked up thousands of dollars through freemium in-app purchases.<p>This …