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21 min ago | USA Today

Google dominates top 10 apps, says ComScore

LOS ANGELES: There are over 2 million apps available in the Apple and Google app stores, but ten get used more often than any others.

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Related Topix: Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Gmail, iPhone App, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Polygon

Google cleans up Google Play store, removes dozens of Swing Copters clones

When Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen released his latest game Swing Copters on the Google Play store on Thursday, it hit alongside dozens of clones that had already flooded the Android app store.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Daily Press & Argus

10 awesome Google features you should be using

It has many tricks and products that you don't need to spend money on. Some of these will make your life easier and others will just blow your mind.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

GigaOM

Google acquires design firm Gecko Design for its X research lab

Google is acquiring Bay Area product design firm Gecko Design to work within its Google X research lab, Bloomberg reported Friday, and the company also confirmed the news on its website .

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Related Topix: Startups, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Laptops/Notebooks, Speakers, Marketing

Business Journal

Direct Energy trying to warm Columbia Gas customers up to Google Nest offer

The energy supplier last month offered electric users in Central Ohio and a few other states a free Google Nest smart thermostat if they signed a two-year service contract to buy electricity from Direct Energy.

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Related Topix: Startups, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

WHAS11

5 apps that make you say 'wow'

If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.

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Related Topix: Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Google Translate, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Macworld UK

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook's Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim's expense, a developer contends.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

ComputerWorld

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Want to Google the name of a restaurant in English and then ask for the weather in Japanese? On Android it no longer requires switching back and forth between language settings.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Dining

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Mac Observer

An iPhone Veteran Evaluates an Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone on June 18 with several novel features and a 4.7-inch display.

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Related Topix: Amazon, iPhone, Jeff Bezos, Startups

TheStreet.com

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: 12 Stocks Even Better Than Google

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Financial Markets, Mozilla, Salesforce, Salesforce.com

ComputerWorld

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

With the company's computerized eyeglasses, users can take photos and video, view maps and weather reports and read news stories with a tiny see-through display screen that sits above the user's right eye.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Engadget

Google Chrome now freely available in Cuba

If Chrome were human, he'd/she'd be puffing on authentic Cuban cigars right about now.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob, Gadgets

Carolina Beaches

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

Computer security researchers from North Carolina State University and Technische UniversitA t Darmstadt/CASED in Germany have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, North Carolina State University, Science, Computer Science, Startups, Widevine Technologies

GigaOM

Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office's new appeal system

There's another piece of good news on the patent troll front as a new Patent Office appeals system appears to be doing its job.

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Related Topix: Apple, Patent / Trademark Law, Startups, Law, iPhone

Wed Aug 20, 2014

SFBay

Google child porn tip helps put away sex offender

A convicted sex offender is going back to prison for a long time after a tip from Google led to his conviction on child pornography charges.

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Related Topix: Startups, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ceres, CA

Norwalk Citizen News

Check Out How Much Google Has Changed Since It First Launched

Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford in 1995. Both in their early 20s, they began collaborating on a search engine called BackRub.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Internet, Science / Technology

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

AT&T beats Google to Cupertino with super fast Internet service

AT&T is expanding its GigaPower service to Cupertino, bringing the ultra-fast Internet service into rival Google's back yard, the company said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, ITA Software, WebMD

SFGate

Judge calls for ban of Secret app in Brazil

A Brazilian judge has called for Apple and Google to remove the anonymous social network Secret from their app stores and wipe it from phones on which it has already been installed across the country.

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Related Topix: Startups

Park Record

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

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Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Startups, Apple, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, WebMD, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App

Daily Reporter

B&N and Samsung introduce co-branded tablet

Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.

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Related Topix: Barnes & Noble, Retail, Barnes and Noble, Cameras, Startups

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