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Samsung won't follow HTC's lead, settle Apple patent dispute

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it has no plan to settle its ongoing patent disputes with Apple

Video game sales crash again; industry faces changes

Retail video game sales in the United States fell by 25 percent to $755.5 million in October, making it the 11th straight month of year-over-year decline.


Samsung's Galaxy S III outsells the iPhone 4S

Of course, sales figures alone don't tell the entire story. Ultimately, many buyers prize productivity over brands.

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Consumers trade privacy for free apps, study shows

Free apps distributed through the Google Play market are three times more likely to seek access to customer information in exchange for not charging for use, research by Juniper Networks reveals.



Android tablets get a boost from the absent iPad mini

Sales of Android tablets jumped this fall as iPad fans waited for the debut of the iPad mini, IDC market share figures reveal.



Mobile payments expected to hit $100 billion in 2016

The total value spend of NFC mobile payments will rise to $191 billion in 2017, breaking the $100 billion mark in 2016.


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Can a refreshed Google Wallet finally take off?

Google reportedly is testing a physical card for Google Wallet, which would work at stores that don't support tap-and-pay from mobile phones.


Intel working on 48-core chip for smartphones, tablets

Intel researchers are working on a 48-core processor for smartphones and tablets but it could be five to 10 years before it hits the market.

What we know so far about the LG Nexus 4

From all accounts, the new Google smartphone will include a 4.7-inch touchscreen, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and near-field communication, among other features.


Tumblr takes a tumble, stumbles back to life

Popular platform Tumblr experienced an outage Friday that took millions of blogs offline.


RIM still has fans among developers and administrators

Research In Motion continues to struggle as it works to finish the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but the audience at the London edition of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour developer event still thinks the company can play an important role in the enterprise.


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Popular Android apps leak personal data, study finds

Some of the top apps on Google Play are vulnerable to the theft of personal data, including email and login information, according to a study that used fake hotspots and attack tools to assess viability of SSL certificate attacks.


Digital wallet wars heat up

Banks, telcos and Internet companies like Google are among those who are vying to have the default app for mobile payments.