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NPD: 70% Of Consumers Now Watch TV On Non-TV Devices; PCs Reign Supreme

Some well-timed research out from NPD, just in time for Google gearing up for its I/O event, where it is announcing news about Google TV, new wireless devices and Android. The researchers say that TV consumption on devices other than TVs has more than doubled in the last year in the 14 markets that it surveys, with 70 percent of consumers now saying they watch video on devices other than TVs....

27 Jun 5:00 PM 0 Read More...

Android Reaches 400 Million Device Activations, Adds 1 Million Per Day

Here are some big numbers for Google’s Android platform out of the company’s developer conference today in San Francisco: Android has seen 400 million device activations and is adding 1 million per day. That’s up from the 100 million number the company announced last year around the same time. That’s 12 new Android devices every second, said Hugo Barra, who serves as a product management di...

27 Jun 4:45 PM 0 Read More...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Revealed At Google I/O: Project Butter, Improved Search, And More

Google I/O just kicked off at Moscone West in San Francisco, and it wasn’t long at all before Google’s Hugo Barra pulled the curtains back on the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update was originally thought to be a major one (rumors at the time referred to it as Android 5.0), and it seems like a quite a treat for Android users despite th...

27 Jun 4:42 PM 0 Read More...

Live Blog: Google I/O Keynote (Day One)

Google is kicking off its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco with its traditional keynote. Even though I/O is mostly a developer event, with many in-depth technical discussions scheduled for the next three days, the keynotes tend to offer a mix of developer- and consumer-focused product announcements and launches. This year, we expect to hear more about Google’s rumored Nexus tabl...

27 Jun 4:35 PM 0 Read More...

Google Nexus 7 Fully Revealed: Tegra 3, 7-Inch IPS Display, $199 For 8GB, $249 For 16GB

And like that, Google is officially in the tablet hardware business. Google is mere minutes away from kicking off it’s yearly I/O conference and perhaps the biggest news of the show, the announcement of the Nexus 7, was spoiled by the Google Play Store. Here is the Google/Asus Nexus 7 in all it’s glory. Both 8GB and 16GB models pack a 7-inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) back-lit IPS display covered i...

27 Jun 4:26 PM 0 Read More...

Google To Take On Sonos With Its First Android@Home Product, The Nexus Q

Google is getting into the hardware game, and not just with its purchase of handset and set-top box maker Motorola. The company is announcing today the launch of its first Android@Home product, the Nexus Q. Shaped like a big black octopus, the wireless music and video streaming box looks like a direct competitor to Sonos, and will let users connect all their mobile phones and tablets to the device using Blu...

27 Jun 4:20 PM 0 Read More...

Here’s The First Pic Of The Nexus 7, Google’s Answer To The Kindle Fire And The iPad

Hello, bezel. Google is set to kick off it’s yearly developer’s conference in less than 30 minutes. Big things are expected including the announcement of Google’s long-rumored Nexus tablet. Well, here it is. The Google Play Store inadvertently leaked the Nexus 7 early. Right now all we have is the image above but it’s very telling. Apparently Google changed up the tablet OS. The pic above shows ...

27 Jun 4:09 PM 0 Read More...

Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Partners With MasterCard On Rewards Program

Mobile shopping app shopkick is announcing a partnership with MasterCard today which will allow cardholders to earn “kicks” (shopkicks’ in-app rewards) by linking their card with shopkick’s Buy & Collect program and making qualifying purchases. These kicks can later be redeemed for things like gift cards, music downloads, movie tickets, and other offers. In addition, in exchange for signing...

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Iain MacDonald Of SkillPages [TCTV]

SkillPages is the world’s leading Skills MarketplaceTM. The company’s vision is to create “One place to find skilled people” and in doing so, to enable people across the world to unlock new opportunities. Already, millions of people use Skillpages.com every month. Launched in 2011 and privately held, SkillPages has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Palo Alto, CA. The company employs 32 people who support ...

27 Jun 3:34 PM 0 Read More...

Clipix Wants To Be A Pinterest For The Real World

Does the world really need another visual bookmarking service? After all, we already have Pinterest and all of its clones. Clipix, however, believes that it has found a way to differentiate itself from the competition. The service, which is coming out of beta today, feels a bit like a hybrid between Evernote and Pinterest, with a bit of Pearltrees thrown in for good measure. It is a visual bookmarking tool th...

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