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Google Drive, Gmail hit by service disruptions – CNET

(Credit: Google) Google Drive and Gmail both experienced service disruptions today. As of about 6 a.m. PT, Google’s Apps Status Dashboard was updated to say that Google was investigating reports of issues with both services and would provide more information shortly. And things got worse from there. Some 10 to 15 minutes later, the dashboard [...]

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Microsoft signs Chrome and Android deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai – The Guardian

Besides Samsung, there’s one other company making Android pay: Microsoft. The software giant just signed a patent licensing agreement – including unspecified payment terms – with Hon Hai, the parent of manufacturing company Foxconn for devices running Google’s mobile operating system Android and Google’s desktop Chrome OS. Significantly, the agreement says that it covers “smartphones, [...]

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Animal Crossing 3DS XL confirmed for EU – Computerandvideogames.com

Future is AOP and PPA Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year. ComputerAndVideoGames is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We produce content across five core areas: Technology TechRadar T3 Mac|Life Gizmodo UK More… Entertainment PC Gamer GamesRadar Total Film More… Music Classic Rock MusicRadar Guitarist Metal Hammer More… Creative Digital [...]

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WhatsApp CEO: We’re handling 20B messages per day – Fiercemobilecontent

NEW YORK–WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said users of its messaging app across all mobile platforms now transmit roughly 20 billion messages daily (including 8 billion inbound and 12 billion outbound). That figure is up from the 17 billion messages per day (7 billion inbound and 10 billion outbound) WhatsApp had previously disclosed. Koum said the [...]

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Facebook Talking to Apple About New ‘Home’ Software for IPhone – Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. (FB) is talking to Apple Inc. (AAPL) about crafting a version of its new mobile software for the iPhone, in a push to boost revenue from the growing number of users who access the social network on smaller screens. After debuting the software, called Home, for Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system earlier [...]

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Taiwan Probes Allegations of Samsung Wrongdoing – IndustryWeek

TAIPEI — Taiwanese authorities said Monday they had launched an investigation into allegations that Samsung (IW 1000/15) hired students to post malicious comments about local rival HTC online. “The case was set up last week after we received complaints,” Fair Trade Commission spokesman Sun Lih-chyun said. He said the probe would look into allegations that [...]

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Bethesda tweets cryptic Vine video, says “guess again” to Fallout 4 rumors – PC Gamer Magazine

It starts with a dizzying shot of barbed wire. Then we see a glimpse of an LP—The Moonbeam Trio, directed by George Shackley. A quick Googling reveals that the Library of Congress has recordings. Then we see sheet music from Bach’s Air on the G String, and it’s back to barbed wire. It’s a four [...]

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How gadgets, chips, services companies are faring – Businessweek

Companies providing gadgets, components, services and related software have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. The reports come as consumers shift their spending toward phone and tablets and away from traditional PCs. Here’s a look at how selected companies are faring. _ April 5: Estimates from Samsung Electronics [...]

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Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Touch-Enabled Watch Device – Wall Street Journal

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Ignore your dull family, says new Facebook Home ad – CNET

Oh, Mom. (Credit: Facebook/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) You know those self-centered, self-regarding people who just have to look at their cell phones during dinner? Facebook loves them. Facebook admires them. Facebook wants to promote them. This thrust toward spiritual progress is the company’s latest ad for Facebook Home, its attempt to turn your Android [...]

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