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Android Gains on Apple as Small Tablets Fuel Market Growth – PC Magazine

Shipments of tablets running Google’s Android mobile operating system are expected to pass Apple’s iPad this year as the overall tablet market grows, according to new data from IDC. The research firm on Tuesday predicted that Android devices will account for 48.8 percent of total tablet shipments in 2013, while Apple’s iPad […]

Google to pay $7m in Street View privacy case – Boston Globe

NEW YORK — Google has agreed to pay $7 million as a result of an investigation brought by a coalition of state attorneys general, officials said Tuesday, in one of the largest fines for ­violating privacy in the digital age. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said the Bay State will receive about $327,000 as part […]

Samsung Galaxy S 4: What to Expect March 14 – eWeek

Samsung has all but acknowledged it will introduce a Galaxy S 4 March 14. The rumor mill tells a far more detailed story. Samsung will unveil a Galaxy S 4 Thursday, March 14, during an evening event at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. While rival Apple’s strategy has been to acknowledge nothing until […]

Smartphone use among US teens is up sharply: survey – Reuters

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON | Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:08am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 37 percent of Americans ages 12 to 17 tap the Internet using a smartphone, up sharply in just a year, according to a 2012 Pew survey released on Wednesday. Twenty-three percent of teens mainly go online using their phones and […]

Facebook users unwittingly revealing intimate secrets, study finds – The Guardian

Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets – including their sexual orientation, drug use and political beliefs – using only public “like” updates, according to a study of online privacy. The research into 58,000 Facebook users in the US found that sensitive personal characteristics about people can be accurately inferred from information in the public […]

Google Pays $7M Fine to Settle Wi-Fi Privacy Case – ABC News

Google Pays $7M Fine to Settle Wi-Fi Privacy Case – ABC News

Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into a snoopy software program that enabled the Internet search leader to intercept emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent several years ago over unprotected wireless networks in neighborhoods across the world. The agreement announced Tuesday covers 38 states and the District of […]

Samsung Teases Galaxy S IV On Twitter Amid Rumors and Leaks – Wired (blog)

Samsung Teases Galaxy S IV On Twitter Amid Rumors and Leaks – Wired (blog)

Samsung’s Galaxy S IV — in the shadows until Thursday. Image: Samsung Samsung shared a shadowy image of its forthcoming Galaxy S IV handset on Twitter today. It looks a helluva lot like the Galaxy S III. The official sneak peek comes amid a bunch of photos and videos from China showing off what purportedly […]

Sony drops 3G PS Vita price by $100 in US – TrustedReviews

Sony has dropped the price of the 3G version of its PS Vita handheld console in most of its US stores, prompting rumours that the Japanese electronics manufacturer could be preparing to discontinue the model. The price of the 3G and Wi-Fi PS Vita bundle, which includes an 8GB memory card and a voucher for […]

China working with US for new-type relations – Xinhua

BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) — China is willing to work with the United States to explore a road of new-type relations, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday. The new type of relations between major powers should be based on mutual respect, cooperation and seeking win-win situations, Hua Chunying said at a daily […]

Apple’s mobile dominance is done for now, analyses find – San Jose Mercury News

CUPERTINO — Apple (AAPL) has dominated the mobile device market since basically inventing the sector with the iPhone and iPad, but tablets running the Android operating system will overtake the iPad in 2013 much as smartphones utilizing Google’s (GOOG) offering already have, according to analyses from IDC. A study released Tuesday by the technology sector […]