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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in August 2012

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Walmart Search Engine Move Aims At Amazon
News  |  8/31/2012
By developing its own e-commerce search engine, Walmart aims to drive more online sales.
Firefox 16 Adds Charms For Developers
News  |  8/30/2012
Mozilla's Firefox 16 beta release includes a command line interface to speed development work.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Total Number Sold Remains Mystery
News  |  8/30/2012
Amazon on Thursday said that its Kindle Fire tablet, available for the past nine months, has sold out, accounting for 22% of U.S. tablet sales in the process. But it won’t talk number of units.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
Apple 'AirPlay Direct' To Shed Wi-Fi Requirement
News  |  8/29/2012
At September iPhone 5 event, Apple expected to announce way for iOS and OS X devices to transmit audio to wireless speakers without a Wi-Fi network..
Google Gives Nexus 7 Prime Ad Spot
News  |  8/28/2012
Google embellishes its usual pristine, white search page with an ad for its 7" Android tablet.
Google+ Gets Down To Business
News  |  8/28/2012
Google rolls out several new Google+ features, eyes launch of a distinct Google+ enterprise service by 2014.
Apple Wins, But Android Game Not Over
News  |  8/27/2012
Samsung lost an important legal round to Apple. But looking ahead, Google has Android patent weapons of its own.
Crowdsourced Work Made Cheaper With Qurk
News  |  8/24/2012
MIT researchers find that tasks given to people because they're too tough for machines can still be improved through the involvement of computers.
Apple, Samsung Both Violated Patents: South Korean Court
News  |  8/24/2012
The decision helps Samsung, but is it fair?
Facebook Takes Mobile App Native For Speed
News  |  8/23/2012
Facebook remains under pressure to prove that its social network will thrive as much on mobile devices as it has on desktop computers
Tent Promises Open, Distributed Social Networking
News  |  8/22/2012
Can Tent protocol succeed where other challengers of Facebook and Twitter have fallen short?
Android App Piracy Leads Feds To Seize Websites
News  |  8/22/2012
U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation cite alleged theft of intellectual property.
Apple iPhone 5 Release Date: Friday, Sept. 21?
News  |  8/21/2012
iPhone 5 searches skyrocket in anticipation of expected Apple press event on Wednesday, September 12. A smaller iPad and a refreshed iPod Touch may also be on deck.
Google Adds Octane To Measure Browser Speed
News  |  8/21/2012
Web browsers keep evolving, so browser speed tests must follow. Google's latest breaks with tradition of "artificial" tests by using unaltered Web apps and libraries.
Motorola Mobility Hits Apple With Another Patent Claim
News  |  8/20/2012
The smartphone patent wars show no sign of settling down.
Google, Oracle Deny Paying For Propaganda
News  |  8/17/2012
Oracle insists Google has paid "influencers" to support its position in patent and copyright litigation.
Twitter Tweaks Developers With Tough Rules
News  |  8/17/2012
Those writing software that interacts with Twitter see the changes as disastrous.
Google Wallet Simplifies Credit Card Import
News  |  8/16/2012
Discover Card is first to implement new API that helps users bring their credit and debit card account numbers into Google Wallet.
Apple's iPad Mini: Less Is Less Interesting
Commentary  |  8/15/2012
Whatever the next level is for Apple, the iPad Mini won't be enough to get there. Apple needs another revolutionary product line.
Amazon 'Send To Kindle' Option Hits Google Chrome
News  |  8/15/2012
Kindle users have another option for viewing Web content without ads.
Google Enhances Patent Search Service
News  |  8/14/2012
Prior Art Finder should help simplify patent research, to the benefit of companies making infringement claims and defending against them.
Mobile Sales Slip, But Samsung Sales Push Android
News  |  8/14/2012
Samsung smartphone sales keep Android growing as the market awaits Apple's iPhone 5.
Google Cuts 4,000 Motorola Mobility Jobs
News  |  8/13/2012
Slashes a fifth of Motorola Mobility workforce. Google's Android hardware partners must watch and wait on any forthcoming Motorola products.
Google Joins Copyright Police Force
Commentary  |  8/10/2012
Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police.
Here Come The Robot Worms
News  |  8/10/2012
Inching around in labs today, the soft but hammer-proof "Meshworm" could someday slither down your throat.
Google $22.5 Million FTC Fine Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  8/9/2012
FTC privacy fine represents less than a day's profits for Google. But if you care about privacy, you have options.
Google Gmail, Search Linkup Makes Waves
News  |  8/8/2012
New audible answering capability will be available in a few days, according to Google. Meanwhile, test showing Gmail messages in personal search results raises some eyebrows.
Starbucks, Square Partner For Mobile Payments
News  |  8/8/2012
Partnership puts Starbucks CEO on Square's board and $25 million in Square's pocket.
iOS 6: 10 Things Worth Knowing
News  |  8/7/2012
Apple's forthcoming revision of its iOS mobile operating system delivers more Apple and less Google. Here's a look at other key changes.
Amazon Enters Social Gaming Market
News  |  8/7/2012
While social gaming pioneers Facebook and Zynga struggle to regain their footing, Amazon charges ahead.
Apple Removes YouTube App From iOS 6
News  |  8/6/2012
Apple says Google is working on a replacement app, but the app will have to be installed by iOS users.
Cloud Privacy Update Tackled By Lawmakers
News  |  8/6/2012
Proposed legislation seeks to bring 26-year-old privacy law up to speed with law enforcement requests in the age of mobile and cloud.

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