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Google Wallet Co-Creator Jumps Over To Square

Square Reader New Hires

Rob von Behren helped create the product we now know as Google Wallet but coming days will be spent with payment competitor Square. Behren confirmed his move over to Square on Monday, three months after he left the Google Wallet project. In responding to his new job Rob said Square is doing “great things” in… Read more »

Dell Officially Exits US Smartphone Market

Dell Venue

Dell on Wednesday officially announced that it was exiting the US smartphone market. According to the company the Android based Venue and Windows Phone-based Venue Pro have “run their course.” The announcement is only targeted at the US market while the Venue line will continue to sell in other countries. Dell also announced the Dell… Read more »

Swearing On Twitter Gets Student Expelled From Indiana High School

swearing on twitter

Austin Carroll, a student at Garrett High School in Indiana, was expelled this week for posting a tweet to his personal Twitter account that involved foul language. This must be a case of cyber bullying, right? Carroll must have threatened to hurt one of his fellow classmates. No? Well then Carroll must have used some… Read more »

Russian Email App Appears On Android Phones Following Google Play Glitch

MTS Mobile Mail for Google Play

In what is being described as a Google Play “malfunction” some Google Android users on Monday discovered a Russian e-mail app installed on their Samsung based smartphones. The app is titled “МТС Мобильная Почта” which translates to “MTS Mobile Mail.” When originally pushed to users smartphones Samsung named its native email app ” com.seven.27″ while… Read more »

Instagram Opens Up Google Android Sign-Up Page

Google Android Instagram

Mobile photo service Instagram is preparing to launch its long-awaited Google Android app and in preparation for that programs release the company on Saturday launched a sign-up page for the soon-to-be Android friendly program. Instagram on the page doesn’t state whether the sign-up page is meant for registration to give users early access or just… Read more »

Beats Audio Rumored To Have Acquired MOG

Beats Audio by HTC

Beats Audio, the company partly owned by HTC (51% interest) is rumored to have acquired music service MOG. The rumor was started by a single source for Business Insider who claims that the deal was struck last week. The source says details of the deal have not been revealed and when asked about the rumor… Read more »

iPhone Wins JD Power Satisfaction Survey For Seventh Consecutive Time

Apple iPhone 4S Satisfaction Survey

Apple has once again managed to capture the JD Power & Associates award for best smartphone. The company’s satisfaction survey has now been won seven consecutive times thanks to the company’s iPhone series of devices. According to the survey’s results: “As smartphone users place increasingly complex demands on the functionality of their devices, satisfaction with… Read more »

‘Draw Something’ Now Most Popular Game On Facebook

draw something

Do you play Farmville? Words With Friends? How about Draw Something? The new game from Omgpop has only been available for a few weeks but it is already the most popular game on Facebook. Gamasutra reports that Draw Something, which has only been available for five weeks, still falls behind games like Farmville in terms… Read more »

Verizon 4G LTE To Launch In 200th Market, Expand In Established Areas

Verizon 4G LTE

Verizon Wireless is preparing to launch 4G LTE technology in its 200th market. The company announced on Wednesday that Dothan, Alabama and the surrounding area will be the 200th market to receive the ultra-fast mobile data technology. Verizon also plans to expand its 4G LTE technology in 17 current markets. The company will also begin… Read more »

Worst SXSW Idea Ever? Homeless People Turned Into 4G Hotspots

William Hotspot - Homeless SXSW MiFi

SXSW is suppose to be about celebrating music, movies and everything interactive but in the case of one company’s plans the Austin event is being called “exploitive” and “dystopian.” Marketing company Bartle Bogie Hegarty decided to have homeless people carry around MiFi devices that allow event visitors to sign into the internet. Bartle believes the… Read more »

Android Market Chief Steps Down As Google Play Moves Into Spotlight

Google Play Store

Google hasn’t been as successful in creating revenue from its Google Market platform as Apple has for the iOS App Store. In fact Apple has generated six times more revenue because of its focus on paid apps and highlighting the iOS app platform. That’s likely a big part of the reason that Google Market chief… Read more »

ABC Family Launches Free Mobile App With Ad Supported TV Shows

ABC Family App

Following in the footsteps of the ABC Player ABC Family on Tuesday announced the launched of a new ad-supported mobile application that allows users to watch full episodes of the networks popular TV programs with ad-support streaming. The new app called the ABC Family app will allows viewers to watch popular series that include Jane… Read more »