Samsung: Good, bad, and what I’d change [EDITORIAL]

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No matter whether you love or hate Samsung, you have to admit they’re one of the strongest brands in smartphone industry. When it comes to Android they have consistently been perceived as the strongest one, particularly when we look at the market share. According to Localytics Samsung ...

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Google jumps over Apple and becomes the most valuable brand

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Google became the most valuable brand in the world by leaping over Apple, at least according to Millward Brown’s 2014 100 Top BrandZ report. According to them Google had a 40% increase in value and is now valued at nearly $158.9 billion. Google Glass (which is in open beta now) certainly ...

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‘Send Money’ option added to Gmail and Google Wallet [video]

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Over at the Google Commerce Blog, there’s a new option being shown off, and it’s pretty cool. Google has added the ability for users to send money via Gmail and Google Wallet to other users, as well as to receive payments in the same manner. The option is going to be incorporated ...

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AT&T offering at least $100 credit for trade-ins on smartphones

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AT&T has a new offer from their retail locations that lets customers get at least $100 towards the purchase of a new device when they trade in their old smartphone. As long as the old phone isn’t more than three years old, and is in good, working order, the person trading in will get ...

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Google Play adding new payment methods, changing developer payouts

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Google is looking at making some changes to the way they handle finances in the Play Store. According to emails sent to developers, payouts are shifting from two days after the end of each month to 15 days. According to the email, We are committed to providing you with a consistent and reliable ...

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AT&T announces shared data plans

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Today, AT&T has announced a new set of data plans. Like Verizon, these data plans are shared, making them the second major US carrier to offer such plans. The changes should come in late August. The plans are not mandatory, as they are at Verizon, meaning you can keep your current data plan ...

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Paypal Readying NFC Powered Funds Transfers

You knew it would not take long for Paypal to jump onto the NFC train,the lure of making major coin in transaction fees every time someone uses their mobile device to transfer money is just too much for the financial giant to pass up.

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Tag Heuer’s Link Phone Brings Hefty Price Tag of $6,712

Are you the flashy type? Tag Heuer has just announced their first phone, the Link. I’ll start by saying this phone retails for $6,712. Yes, that’s six thousand, not six hundred. So what could be so special about this phone that it costs nearly seven grand, you ask? Well, lets talk about the ...

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Looking to Learn how to Monetize Your App? APPNATION is Your Ticket!

Last October, we sent one of our editors, Ray Walters, to the APPNATION Conference in San Fransisco, where he reported on the event and got to talk with some movers and shakers in the mobile industry.  Ray said the biggest takeaway he had was that the conference was uniquely geared towards the ...

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Android Accounts for 54% of Smartphone Sales in the US

Fiercemobilecontent.com is reporting that a mobile market research firm called the "NPD Group" has found that Android had increased it's market share in the US during the 4th quarter of last year.

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Android to make Google obscenely rich(er)?

It appears Google is expecting to put a little extra coin in its pockets. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt said he thinks Android could bring in as much as $10 billion annually for Google, and based that estimate on the idea that Android could get to 1 billion ...

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