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Rubin steps aside as Android chief; Pichai takes over – USA TODAY

Google executive Sundar Pichai.(Photo: Jeff Chiu AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Andy Rubin, the leader of Google’s Android mobile group, has left his position at the top spot, a move that creates uncertainty for the world’s most popular smartphone operating system. Android leadership will be filled by Sundar Pichai in addition to his existing roles with […]

A galaxy not so far away: What to expect in Samsung’s Galaxy S IV – Ars Technica

A galaxy not so far away: What to expect in Samsung’s Galaxy S IV – Ars Technica

The next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Android handset is almost upon us. Plenty of leaks, viral videos, and salacious rumors have cropped up in the last few months in anticipation for the device. The Galaxy S III is one of Samsung’s best-selling handsets to date, and the company reigns as the number one handset […]

And just like that, Google I/O is sold out – CNET

And just like that, Google I/O is sold out – CNET

Google Glass will likely be a highlight of the developer conference. (Credit: Google Glass) It took less than an hour for Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, to sell out today. The event, which will be held May 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, has always been a popular draw for the developer community. […]

Samsung Galaxy S IV Features Emerging – InformationWeek

Samsung Galaxy S IV Features Emerging – InformationWeek

(click image for larger view and for slideshow) Samsung is perilously close to overselling the Galaxy S IV smartphone, which it is expected to announce at Radio City Music Hall Thursday. The company has hyped the device incessantly for the last few weeks, but risks disappointing millions if it doesn’t offer new and exciting features. […]

Google Ordered to Pay $7 Million to US States for Wi-Fi Snooping Incident – DailyTech

Google Ordered to Pay $7 Million to US States for Wi-Fi Snooping Incident – DailyTech

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Jeff Gordon’s ‘Test Drive’ becomes viral sensation – USA TODAY

After the success of Uncle Drew, Kyrie Irving’s undercover, old-time basketball star (25 million YouTube views and counting), Pepsi Max placed another disguised star athlete in his natural environment to surprise an unknowing participant. This time, it’s NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon taking a Ford salesman out for a test drive. Things go predictably: 1. Unlike […]

Netflix Finally Adds U.S. Facebook Integration – PC Magazine

After overcoming a regulatory hurdle, Netflix announced today that U.S. users can now link their Facebook accounts to Netflix. The move means users can share what they’re watching on Netflix’s streaming service with their Facebook friends via new “Friends’ Favorites” and “Watched by your friends” rows on Netflix. When signing […]

Paris court to Apple Stores: No more breaking 9 pm curfew – CNET

Paris court to Apple Stores: No more breaking 9 pm curfew – CNET

Apple’s Paris store had long lines earlier this year. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) Apple has been hit with a fine and new regulations by a Paris court that has taken aim at the company’s alleged after-hours work in France. According to the AFP, which was first to report on the ruling, the Paris Court awarded the […]

Google Concedes That Drive-by Prying Violated Privacy – New York Times

In agreeing to settle a case brought by 38 states involving the project, the search company for the first time is required to aggressively police its own employees on privacy issues and to explicitly tell the public how to fend off privacy violations like this one. While the settlement also included a tiny — for […]

At Galaxy unveiling, Samsung will have insurance plan in back pocket – Reuters

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:07am EDT * Backup plan aims to avoid repeat of last year’s costly supply disruption * Analysts warn Samsung may have raised consumer expectations too high * Stakes for Samsung high on product that delivers its biggest profits By Miyoung Kim SEOUL, March 13 (Reuters) – The success of Samsung Electronics […]