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China to Launch OS, Challenge Microsoft and Google

In what is likely to become a major challenge to Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows and Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android, China will release its own operating system. According to ...
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With Nearly 19,000 to Choose From, There Is an Android Device for That

Among the charges leveled against Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android operating system is that every implementation of the free mobile platform is different. Not only that, but only some of ...
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Worldwide Smartphone Sales Top 300 Million

The extent to which smartphones continue to replace desktop and laptop PCs and even threaten tablets was evident from second quarter 2014 sales figures. Worldwide smartphone sales passed 300 million ...
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Apple Grows U.S. Smartphone Share Ahead of New iPhone Launch

For the three months ending in June, Samsung Electronics gained 1.6% of U.S. smartphone market share, while Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added 0.7% to grow its industry-leading share to 42.1%, ...
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Google Android One Seeks Sub-$100 Smartphone in Emerging Markets

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is making an even larger push into emerging markets. Its new Android One initiative was unveiled on Wednesday, and the goal is significant: getting cheap smartphones ...
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Google’s One Set-Top Box Too Many

According to a number of media reports, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will release a set-top box. Presumably the product is meant to allow it to compete with new generation products ...
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Thermonuclear War Between Apple and Google Ends

The first shot in the patent fights between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) was fired in 2010 by Motorola before it was acquired by Google for ...
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Pandora Crushed on News of iTunes for Android

Shares of Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) continue their recent slide, getting crushed by more than 10% Monday morning. Forbes reported Monday that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), which offers its ...
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Android Crushes Apple in Global Tablet Sales

Consumer electronics companies sold 195 million tablets last year. Unfortunately for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), which virtually invented the category, the share its iOS had of the global market dropped ...
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Can Nokia Save BlackBerry?

Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) got a lift Monday morning following the company's announcement that its BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) will be available on both the Windows Phone and ...
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Nokia Launches Android-Based Phone; Google Giggles

The World Mobile Congress currently going on in Barcelona will generate some surprises, but Nokia Corp.'s (NYSE: NOK) announcement of a cheap, Android-based smartphone is not one of them. The ...
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Android, Samsung Crush Apple in 2013 Smartphone Shipments

For anyone paying attention to the smartphone market, the fact that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) dominate the market is certainly no big shocker. Together the ...
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Sales of Consumer Devices to Hit 2.5 Billion in 2014

Companies that sell hardware devices and the software that powers them can expect their total market to rise substantially this year. However, not every company will benefit as the battle ...
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The Five-Year-Old iPad: When Will People Stop Upgrading?

At some point, products become so advanced that further revolutionary enhancements become limited. At that point, consumers begin to question why they need to buy the next generation of products ...
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Android And Chrome Begins to Seize PC Market

Updated for data on Chrome 8:48 12/30/2013 The desktop, laptop and tablet markets are supposed to be dominated by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). But both ...
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