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Samsung to Pay Microsoft for every Android device sold

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Samsung will now have to pay Microsoft for every Android device sold. Though this set-up is called a "partnership," Google is calling it extortion. Look back in history and you will recall that this kind of “partnership’ has transpired before—with Microsoft and HTC entering an agreement and Microsoft taking part of the profit for every unit of the HTC Android sold.

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Google says mobile optimized sites will allow better performance in AdWords

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Google announced that it is now possible for websites which have been optimized for mobile to increase their ad quality. Google explained that they began to limit ad serving on cell phones last year if the visitor had selected pages that contain Flash-heavy content because they only wanted to improve the browsing experience of their users.

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Google increases war effort against Apple, buys 1000+ patents from IBM

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In a conventional modern war, you want to arm yourself with guns, tanks, and fighter jets. In the war between Apple and Google, the ammunition comes in the form of patents and let's just say that Google has been busy with some stockpiling.

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The Latest about Google + for iOS

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Google has recently updated the Google + app for IOS. New features which were not included in the app’s initial launch are now available. Google+ for iOS possesses the latest version that will bring the app up to version 1.0.3.2124. This will include the popular re-share feature which is deemed as an all-important aspect of the Google+. The re-share feature allows users to pass along unique and interesting Google + links to their friends right within the application. In addition, this feature works in a slick manner.

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Google Docs Android app updated with Web Clipboard

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I was pleased to hear that the Google Docs app for Android has been updated with some new features, the most notable of which is Web Clipboard. The sad news is that it's not quite as good as I had hoped. Basically, it allows you to snap a photo from your phone and have it uploaded to the Web Clipboard. From there, you have to go to your computer and open up the GDoc of choice to insert the image.

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Google Nexus Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich to come in October

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The Google Nexus Prime will be the first Android smartphone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (sometimes referred to as 2.4), a blended OS that's supposed to bridge the gap between smartphone (currently up to 2.3 Gingerbread) and tablet (currently up to 3.2 Honeycomb). Reports say it will be available in October.

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Google set to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

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This is a total game changer. When Motorola split off its Motorola Mobility department into a separate business, we just thought that they were looking to give the handset segment a more direct focus. As it turns out, they may have been gearing up for today. Google has announced it will be buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

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Leaked video demos tablet device running Chromium OS?

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Chrome OS. It's the platform that is behind the ChromeBook, but don't you think it would be an even better solution for tablets? Sure, there are already tons of Android tablets out there, but Chromium might be a more suitable fit. And the video below demonstrates exactly what a Chrome tablet would look like.

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Google Street View was sharing cell phone and laptop locations

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It seems that the Google Street View cars were not only taking pictures of the streets and buildings; they were also collecting (and sharing) the locations of millions of laptops, PCs, cell phones, and other WiFi-enabled devices. This goes beyond the sharing of unsecured WiFi networks that they already collected and shared.

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Google+ slowly turning into Facebook already with Games Stream

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Soon, you'll be playing games on Google's social network just like on Facebook. They haven't quite declared how this is going to work and whether you'll be able to filter out the gaming noise from your social signal, but you can bet that it's coming. Wording on the Google Plus Help pages, which has been removed, referenced games and potentially a separate stream for finding games.

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Google’s Doodle HTML 5 canvas is neat

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Using the HTML 5 Canvas, Google has created an interactive doodble. You can move your cursor around to move the mobile as a breeze would. Interestingly, the dynamic shadow below the search bar will also move accordingly.

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Google+ to squash Facebook?

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Google+ is the company’s attempt at a social networking website, and with the sneak peak given on their website, I think they have the potential to dominate the social networking scene and crush Facebook. Here are some of the highlights.

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Google Nexus Prime possibly a 1.5GHz Ice Cream Sandwich smothered in Super AMOLED HD sweetness

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Don't these Google devices make you hungry? First, we had the Google Nexus One by HTC running delectable Gingerbread. Then, we had the Google Nexus S by Samsung. And now, we are already on the cusp of the next Google flagship phone, the Google Nexus Prime. No, there's no relation to Optimus... possibly because Google sounds like it's sticking with Samsung rather than switching to LG or back to HTC.

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Are you lovin Google’s What do you love?

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What do you love? is a single search page from Google that utilizes Google’s online tools to deliver information about the stuff you love. The new website was quietly rolled out several days ago, but engineering issues kept it from being officially launched.

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Deep Shot visually bridges your task between smartphone and desktop

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There you are, five pages deep in search results on your desktop and its time to hit the road. You've surely been in some type of situation where you have looked up something on your computer and you wanted to take that information with you on your cell phone, immediately. Instead of typing out and doing the search again on your smartphone, or emailing yourself the url, or using some unified cloud service like delicious, you may soon be able to use your camera with something crafted out of an MIT lab called Deep Shot.

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