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04/17/2014 - 3:22pm
When it comes to deciding between Android and the company’s in-house, Linux-based operating system, Tizen, Samsung (OTC: SSNLF) is acting like a company hedging its bet, according to PC Magazine.
04/17/2014 - 10:28am is big. From a transaction volume standpoint, $240 billion big, according to Wall Street Journal sources.
04/16/2014 - 11:08am
At the rate things are going, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is fast becoming an optical specialty company.
04/16/2014 - 9:31am
There are already indications that e-commerce giant, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)’s entry into the smartphone market could be disruptive. Just how disruptive is not known but based on some speculation, the...
04/15/2014 - 12:52pm
It used to be, back when everyone filed their taxes by snail mail, that post offices nationwide made it a habit of staying open until midnight, many handing out free donuts and coffee to last-minute...
04/15/2014 - 11:12am
Strange as it seems, it would appear that is the case.
04/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Samsung (OTC: SSNLF), the South Korean electronics giant, sells more smartphones than anyone.
04/14/2014 - 10:52am
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)’s long rumored 3D Smartphone was almost ready to go, according to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal.
04/11/2014 - 2:51pm
With all the publicity – both positive and negative – garnered by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Glass, it only made sense the company would find a way to make the device’s limited exposure less limited.
04/11/2014 - 12:42pm
Shipments of wearable computing, especially of the functional and stylish variety, will exceed 19 million units in 2014, according to research from International Data Corporation released Apr. 10. I...
04/10/2014 - 4:20pm
Privately-owned Dropbox isn’t on the stock exchanges, yet. But with each new move, the company seems to be heading in the direction of an initial public offering.
04/10/2014 - 9:59am
All things being equal, the more useful a product, the more sales it would generate. Products deemed lifesaving fall into a category all by themselves. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Glass might be such a...
04/09/2014 - 2:45pm
Over time, consumers in general may take to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Glass. Many, however, believe the device has significant potential in the world of enterprise. So does Google, and as a result, Goog...

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