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Facebook Leapfrogs Google Maps As #1 U.S. Mobile App In 2012

Comscore reports in its latest Mobile Metrix ranking of the top mobile apps by audience shows that Facebook finished the year strong to capture the #1 position from Google Maps. Even with losing the #1 position, Google maintained five of the top six positions. In December, the unique monthly visitors for each app: Facebook had [...]

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Google Does Not Have A Mobile Problem – Q4 Profits Still Rise

Google shares rose six percent in early trading today, based on Q4 results that profits had increased despite revenue declining. Many cite concern that the desktop search market is waning and the company is not tapping into mobile yet. That is ridiculous. Mobile, particularly the smartphone portion, iPhone4, iPhone5, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S3, and a [...]

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5 Things Overachievers Do Not Do

1. Think Small They Do Not. Yoda could have written this post. Tim Ferriss, of Four Hour Work Week fame, recently did a video interview (posting on that tomorrow) with Leo Babauta about goals or no goals. During this conversation, he talked about how he is okay with a 60% success rate on his goals, [...]

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Apple #1, Google #2 – 50 Innovative Companies Ranked By 1,500 Execs

Technology is not the only industry that knows how to innovate, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Automotive, consumer, and retail, and industrial products are strong on innovation also. Tech and telecom do dominate the top ten from this recent BCG executive survey. Apple is #1 on the list. Google is #2. Seven of [...]

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Apple Not Buying Waze for iPhone5 But Google Should Buy It

CNET broke the rumor mill. They reported that Apple has no plans to buy Waze, the community-based traffic and navigation app. This is hours after TechCrunch posted that “Waze was hoping to net $750 million in an Apple buyout, but the iPhone maker was willing to offer only $400 million in cash and an additional [...]

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Google Glass Project In Flux

Despite news that show Google’s Project Glass project is still in flux, one investor and researcher is making his own. Rod Furlan reports at the IEEE Spectrum site how he decided to make his own Google Glass prototype. Read the Full Post on Forbes.

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Google Voice Stays Free In 2013 But VOIP Is $15 Billion Industry

Free calling within the USA and Canada is not hard to find on most cellular plans or even most landlines. But once Skype hit the stage, the world of free calling changed forever. Skype with its voice over internet protocol (VOIP) sparked a revolution for consumers, but just as much for business owners. According to [...]

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Nexus 4 Phone – A Thing Of Beauty From Google

The Nexus 4 smartphone, from Google, but built by LG, is elegant. No, it is downright awesome. I’ve had a loaner test unit for well over a month and it just feels right in the hand. The camera is a dream to use, too. Besides all the tech specs that make it a fast device [...]

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Google Maps War With Apple Is Over – Google Won

BBC News posted an excellent article today on Google Maps and their battle with Apple in the coming mapping wars. But the war was over before it started and Apple lost. They lost the day they cancelled the Google maps integration. Apple fans lost, especially. Update: You can read my response to some of the [...]

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Dear Apple: Why Are You So Afraid Of Google, Android, And Samsung Group?

Apple won its court battle against Samsung Group, but it may have just lost the war against Android. Samsung may have it correct when they say that this $1.05 Billion court decision is a sad day for them, but also for the consumer. I believe it is a sad day for you, too, Apple. You [...]

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