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  • Today in Tech: HTC's bolder approach to, well, everything

    Also: Yahoo's $30 million acquisition; BlackBerry's mysterious million-smartphone partner. 

    HTC's marketing chief takes bolder approach [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    "We have a lot of innovations but we haven't been loud enough," said Mr. Ho, a Singaporean who is HTC's third marketing chief in less than two years.  The new approach, he says, will be bolder.

    Customers were treated to a sneak peek of the new strategy when HTC fielded teams to demo the One outside the MORE

    - Mar 26, 2013 3:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Windows Blue leaks early

    Also: Apple buys WifiSLAM; Inside 'Apple Anonymous.' 

    Apple acquires indoor location company WifiSLAM [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    The two-year-old startup has developed ways for mobile apps to detect a phone user's location in a building using Wi-Fi signals. It has been offering the technology to application developers for indoor mapping and new types of retail and social networking apps. The company has a handful of employees, and its co-founders include former Google MORE

    - Mar 25, 2013 3:00 AM ET
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  • Today in Tech: Is Google working on a smartwatch, too?

    Also: Apple's internal design teams play nice; Samsung guns for low-end smartphone market. 

    Google's Android unit reportedly building a smart watch [THE VERGE]

    According to a recent report from The Financial Times, Google might also be getting into the smartwatch game. And unlike Glass, which was developed in the company's experimental X Lab, the watch (not pictured above) is said to be under development by the Android unit, possibly indicating that Google sees it MORE

    - Mar 22, 2013 3:26 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: YouTube reports 1 billion users

    Also: Why Google can Keep it to itself. 

    YouTube reaches 1 billion unique monthly users, almost 15% of planet Earth [THE NEXT WEB]

    Google says that the video site reaches almost one out of every two people on the Internet. Its monthly viewership would make it the planet's third-largest country, behind China and India.

    These feats are all the more interesting considering that Google was criticized for over-paying for the site when it bought MORE

    - Mar 21, 2013 2:00 PM ET
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  • Today in Tech: Is Amazon working on a $99 Kindle Fire HD?

    Also: HP board faces a critical vote; Adobe CTO leaves for Apple. 

    Amazon rumored to be working on a $99 7-inch Kindle Fire HD [TECHCRUNCH]

    According to what we've heard, the $99 Kindle Fire HD will also still sport a TI processor like the rest of the lineup, and will have a 1280×800 resolution, like today's Kindle Fire HD 7″ does.

    This report follows an announcement Amazon made earlier this month about reduced prices on its MORE

    - Mar 20, 2013 1:29 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Why 'Draw Something 2' will be a social network

    Also: Funny or Die makes a Steve Jobs film; EA's CEO resigns. 

    Zynga looks to revive Draw Something with a sequel that's much more of a social network [TECHCRUNCH]

    From what we hear, it sounds like it will be much more of a social platform where players get to keep and show off their drawings instead of having them disappear into the game.

    This way the very best artists can accumulate followings inside MORE

    - Mar 19, 2013 3:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Foursquare guns for new round of funding

    Also: Inside the mind of Hulu's interim CEO; Did Mailbox cost Dropbox $100 million? 

    Foursquare aims at a moving target as it tries to close another round of funding [TECHCRUNCH]

    One part of the problem appears to be that check-ins, the cornerstone of Foursquare's early growth and its traditionally main source of data points, are no longer what they used to be. A year ago CEO Dennis Crowley said Foursquare was noticing more people MORE

    - Mar 18, 2013 3:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Dropbox buys popular Mailbox app

    Also: Samsung unveils new Galaxy S IV; inside Microsoft's poor Surface tablet sales. 

    Dropbox buys Mailbox, an app with some buzz [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    "We felt we could help Mailbox reach a much different audience much faster," said Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, who said both companies shared the goal of making people's lives easier.

    He said Dropbox will keep the Mailbox service running as a stand-alone app, and over time Dropbox will MORE

    - Mar 15, 2013 1:43 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: With Galaxy 4, Samsung aims to take down iPhone

    Also: Apple goes on the defensive; Twitter prepping music app? 

    Samsung targets Galaxy 4 at Apple's core iPhone market [BLOOMBERG]

    The debut of Samsung's marquee smartphone at Radio City Music Hall tomorrow night lets Samsung bring the fight directly to Apple's strongest market. The South Korean company is relying on an advertising blitz and cutting-edge features, potentially including a snazzier camera and eye-tracking capabilities, to generate the kind of buzz associated with Apple's MORE

    - Mar 14, 2013 3:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Android devices hit 750 million

    Also: Netflix finally goes social in a big way; Samsung spent more on advertising last year than Apple. 

    Larry Page says there have now been 750 million activations [TECHCRUNCH]

    From Page's note:

    Fast forward to today. The pace of innovation has never been greater, and Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world: we have a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices have been activated globally; MORE

    - Mar 13, 2013 1:42 PM ET
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