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Google Launches Boost, Easy Local Advertising With Artificial Intelligence

October 27, 2010

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(NYT) Google announced initial availability of a new advertising program called Boost today, beginning in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago. Boost automatically determines what keywords your business ought to bid on and recommends a range of monthly advertising budgets based on the competitiveness of your business sector. It then runs Cost Per Click ads in […]

Garmin drops handsets in favor of APP’s- no news here, handsets are a tough business

October 27, 2010

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland & TAIPEI, Taiwan–(Release) — Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. today announced a strategic decision to alter their current co-branded business model for location-centric mobile handsets. The two companies will not introduce any new co-branded handset models going forward, but will continue to sell and support models that have already been […]

Android reaches 100K APP milestone

October 26, 2010

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(Fierce) Almost two years to the day after Google first opened the doors of its Android Market application storefront, the digital services giant reports the store now boasts more than 100,000 apps optimized for Android smartphones. A post on the AndroidDev Twitter account confirms the benchmark. As recently as early September, Android Market featured 80,000 applications, […]

AdMob introducing interactive video to Android

October 26, 2010

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Google-owned mobile advertising network AdMob is introducing interactive video and interactive interstitial ad units optimized for applications running across the Android smartphone platform. According to AdMob, the rich media units identify a device’s screen resolution, size, and network connection speed to serve users the optimal viewing experience; ads may be placed either at app-open or in-app. […]

*News Flash* – Rich people like Facebook.

October 22, 2010

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Nothing really surprising here, rich people like social networks like Facebook- they really have the time and the network! Seriously, all the data surfacing about social networks is that every body likes them in some form or another, be it Facebook, twitter, Linkedin or Keneva (or social networks like these). Humans are social creatures and […]

Big networks block content for Google TV

October 22, 2010

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(NYT) In the latest sign that Google may struggle to transform television viewing with Google TV, its new service for Internet-connected TVs, three major broadcast networks and Hulu are blocking people from using the service to watch full-length TV shows on their Web sites. Initially, people could watch the full shows on TVs and set-top […]

Samsung working on unifying software platform for mobile phones and TV’s

October 21, 2010

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Samsung, as has been reported, is one of the few companies with global reach and vertical manufacturing in electronics. Keep a watch on what Samsung is doing, it will have an impact on hardware and, critically the software operating systems that these form factors will use (have you looked at Bada lately?). (Reuters) – Samsung […]

EA snaps up Angry Birds publisher Chillingo

October 21, 2010

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The M and A market has been booming for companies in social gaming and gaming in the mobile space for the past few months. EA picks up Angry Birds (7 million downloads and counting) as well as Chillingo’s  global network of independent development studios, leveraging its marketing and publishing channels to distribute games across platforms including […]

Steve Job’s criticizes Android and RIM operating systems- responses are quick and pointed

October 20, 2010

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Google and RIM were quick to respond to Apple’s Steve Job’s highly critical comments from Monday’s earnings call from Apple. I think that Apple is a bit out of bounds on their thinking of what an open code system, but none the less, let the games continue. Google- Google vice president of engineering Andy Rubin […]

Google added its Goggles visual search solution to its Google Mobile App for iPhone

October 7, 2010

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(Google Mobile) Searching with Google on your mobile phone can be an eye-opening experience. Now your phone’s camera can even help to find out more about the world around you. Back in December we introduced Google Goggles on Android: it lets you search by taking pictures. Today, we’re excited to announce that Goggles is now a […]

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