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U.S. Accounts For 40% Of Smartphone Sales Worldwide & Other Interesting Mobile Research Stats

Some interesting finds by research group Chetan Sharma: The U.S. accounts for 40% of all smartphones sales, and in 2012 the mobile industry will bring in $1.5 trillion dollars in revenues. The research found that mobile apps contributed most to revenue, followed by web browsing, streaming media, music and gaming. These non messaging features make […]

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Why Does Amazon Keep Leaking Kindle Documentation In China?

Leaked help documents on China’s Amazon site hint at an Amazon Kindle release in China soon. In a telling move, once the information was released on different tech news sites, Amazon immediately pulled the help documents from its site. This could just be speculation; in the past a similar happenings occurred and still no Kindle release […]

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Is Facebook Overvalued?

Yesterday, Facebook’s released the most recent update of its IPO prospectus, revealing some interesting details and insights into where the company is heading. The company’s growth rate proved uninspiring for investors. The valuation at their current growth rate is much lower than that of their expected IPO. Facebook’s growth rate for Q1 of 2012 was […]

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Microsoft Sells Facebook Patents For $550 Million

Microsoft has been having a great run recently, and today the company announced that it will be selling off patents to Facebook for $550 million. Microsoft outbid Facebook earlier this month for 800 patents from AOL. Microsoft will keep around 275 of the original patents procured, and will be selling the rest to Facebook. Brad […]

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Microsoft Shatters Earnings Expectations

Microsoft announced today revenue of $17.4 billion for its fiscal third quarter, doing far better than the analyst community expected. This revenue is up 6% from last year, a record for the company. The stock price continues to rally on the news, up more than 30% in six months. Most surprising was the company’s Windows revenue, […]

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Wander, “A Combination Of Tumblr And Pinterest”, Raises $1.2 Million

Wander is a start-up working out of TechStars in NYC, and has just raised 1.2 million dollars from investors. According to TechCrunch‘s Alexia Tsotsis, Wander is “a combination of Tumblr and Pinterest, Yelp, Tripadvisor and Foursquare.” The enigmatic company hasn’t released much on its product besides a company blog with a design-heavy feel and a fun promotional […]

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Update: Windows Phone Will Be Getting Upgrade, Wait…No They Won’t

Yesterday, sources close to Microsoft announced that  Windows smartphones would not be getting operating system upgrades. This was surprising because earlier in the week, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Nuno Silva said that Windows Phones would be getting the upgrade. Well today, Nuno retracted his comments from his blog. So, Windows smartphones will not be getting an […]

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Windows Phone Will Be Getting Upgrade, Wait…No They Won’t

Earlier in the day, a Microsoft developer said that all of its Windows smartphones would be getting upgrades to the next major operating system Apollo. However, now another source close to Microsoft has said that no such thing will happen, that there will be no upgrade from Mango (7.5) to Apollo (8.0). The Windows Phone […]

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“The One Product That Makes Apple A Trillion-Dollar Company Overnight”: iPay

Jason Calacanis–internet entrepreneur and founder of Mahalo.com–puts forward an interesting premise in his latest article,  where Apple can grow exponentially by tapping into just one market: payments. His theory is that Apple, by serving as a middleman between customers and online services (like airline or hotel bookers), could make it so that you would never […]

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Nokia Can’t Catch A Break: European Carriers Say New Lumia Is “Not Good Enough”

Reuters reported this morning that four major European mobile carriers remain unconvinced by Nokia’s competitive resurgence into the smartphone marketplace. According to the article, the European telecom operators are disappointed with the Nokia Lumia 900, declaring the device “not good enough to compete with Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy phones.” In the U.S., Nokia only […]

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