Today in Tech: 850,000 Android devices activated each day now

April 6, 2012: 11:05 AM ET

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* On his first anniversary as Google CEO, Larry Page shared some new company numbers: 850,000 Android devices are activated daily, Google Chrome browser has 200 million-plus users, and Gmail has over 350 million users, with more than 5,000 new businesses and educational establishments signing up each day. (GigaOm)

* Meanwhile, in other Google (GOOG) news, the Mountain View, California-based company has reportedly pushed back the release of its first Android tablet to make some design tweaks and potentially lower the $249 price. (The Verge)

* Yahoo (YHOO) Chief Product Officer Blake Irving has resigned. Irving joined the company in mid-2010, as one of former CEO Carol Bartz's hires. (All Things D)

* Instagram is nearly done raising a $50 million round of funding which would value the popular photo-sharing start-up at $500 million. (All Things D)

* According to a new study, Pinterest is now the third most popular social network behind Facebook and Twitter. (Venturebeat)

* First-quarter profits for handset-maker HTC plummeted 70%. "We simply dropped the ball on products in the fourth quarter," said Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung. (Bloomberg)

* Microsoft (MSFT) is so keen on having developers create apps that they're willing to financially cover the Windows Phone versions. (The New York Times)

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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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