Monthly Archives: April 2013

Apple wows market with record $17 billion bond deal

A table of the iPod nano is seen at the Apple Store during Black Friday in San Francisco, California, November 23, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam By John Balassi and Josie Cox Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:19pm EDT NEW YORK/LONDON, April …

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Apps that lead you off the beaten path

Some smartphone apps are aiming to help users discover something new in their environment. Apps such as Dérive and Serendipitor guide the user to discover new things With general directions, the mobile apps help chart an eye-opening course Google’s Niantic …

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Judge sets new trial dates in Apple vs. Samsung patent battle

Tweet Share this Email Print Related News Microsoft gets upper hand in first Google patent trial Fri, Apr 26 2013 Samsung Electronics profit jumps ahead of Galaxy S4 debut Fri, Apr 26 2013 Apple’s cash plan takes heat off Cook, …

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Nokia Betting on $20 Handset as It Loses Ground on IPhone – Bloomberg

As Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) struggles to catch Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. in the market for smartphones costing $ 500 or more, it’s counting on a bare-bones handset that sells for just $ 20 to give it an …

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Now, Google can search without your help

The Google Now predictive search feature is rolling out for the iPhone and iPad after having been available for Android devices. Google Now predicts what information you are likely to want before you look it up Free update to Google …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 India launch weirdly tries ‘Gangnam Style’

A new YouTube video shows the hyped smartphone launch with a Bollywood actor performing “Gangnam Style” as “Samsung Style.” April 29, 2013 6:39 PM PDT Comedic spoofs on popular songs can sometimes work, but what about if they’re earnest remakes? …

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Biz Break: Apple-Google mobile war reaches voice-activation stage – San Jose Mercury News

Today: Google's voice-recognition app reaches iPhone, setting off another skirmish between Silicon Valley rivals. Also: S&P 500 hits a new record as Tesla, SolarCity and other tech stocks lead the way. The Lead: Google Now release for Apple devices opens …

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Google Now gives iPhone users a taste of Android

Google’s personal assistant app is available for Apple devices, chat apps overtake traditional text messages, and Square Register updates with new tools for restaurants. April 29, 2013 1:17 PM PDT CNET Update wants answers now: Google Now gives iPhone users …

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Alibaba pushes into social networking with Weibo investment

Tweet Share this Email Print A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina’s Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai May 29, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:19am EDT (Reuters) – China’s Sina Corp said e-commerce company Alibaba …

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Apple lays groundwork for first debt sale ever

A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip By Josie Cox Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:46am EDT LONDON, April 29 – Apple took initial steps Monday for what would be its first …

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