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Cooliris Adds New Features to Popular Photo App, Includes Google Drive and Flickr Integration

The team over at Cooliris in Palo Alto has released a new update of their photo sharing application today with new support for Google Drive, Picasa/Google+, and Flickr. Cooliris is an app for iPad and iPhone that allows users to experience their photos and selectively share them all in one place. Since its launch four…

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Google VP of Wallets and Payments: We Need to Find the Value Proposition of Mobile Payments

Rajeev Chand, Managing Director & Head of Research at Rutberg & Co. sat down with Osama Bedier, VP of Wallets and Payments of Google for a Fireside Chat at the Global Mobile Internet Conference Silicon Valley earlier today. Osama began by stating that the payment industry, which doesn’t change very fast, has never been as “hyped”…

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Alibaba Made a Mistake with Aliyun OS, No Other Explanation

China’s favorite e-commerce giant Alibaba is exchanging blows with Google that many say may have a critical effect on the future of Android in China. Not so. Alibaba’s mobile operating system (Aliyun OS), presumably a Linux-based platform, was set to be released on a new smartphone by Taiwanese manufacturer Acer last week, but after receiving…

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Google Halts Alibaba Cooperation with Acer

Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, has recently stepped into mobile phones with its Aliyun (“Ali Cloud”) OS, a system that Alibaba wants to become the “Android of China.” Recently, it was revealed that Alibaba would be cooperating with Taiwanese electronics giant Acer, who had agreed to install Aliyun OS on one of their…

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The Battle Continues: Baidu Reveals Security Risks in Qihoo Browser

The mudslinging continues this week between Baidu and Qihoo, as Baidu and other companies are now advising all employees to uninstall Qihoo 360’s web browser, after it was revealed last Friday that private information may be compromised by the browser through some underhanded tactics related to Qihoo’s new search engine. The campaign began last week…

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[Interview] Cooliris Already Top in 63 Countries and Expanding in Asia

Though their app has only been in the public light since its launch at the beginning of August, the folks over at Cooliris are already making an impact that will have photo enthusiasts rejoicing and some competitors in the industry glancing a wary eye. Originally started in 2007 as an application for browsers to display…

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Facebook Will Help Construct Submarine Internet Cables in Asia-Pacific

Following in the footsteps of Google when it invested in and completed the “Unity” cable project between the United States and Japan two years ago, Facebook has decided to participate in submarine cabling by investing in a project that will directly connect Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and several other Asian countries when it is completed…

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5 Years of iPhones: Apple Continues To Keep It Together While The Competition Let’s It Loose

Five years ago the world was introduced to a new kind of mobile phone.  Steve Jobs and his crew at Apple displayed the mobile device that would reshape our mobile experience.  The iPhone, the device Steve introduced, was not the first smart phone, but it was the first smart phone that was pitched to the…

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Apple Seeks to Gain in China’s Mobile Market: Adds Baidu For Search, Updates Siri for Cantonese and Mandarin Speakers

Congratulations, Baidu. If rumors become reality, Apple will integrate Baidu into its web tools on the iPhone.  Bloomberg reports “two people with knowledge on the matter” say we should all know by the end of the week at WWDC, Apple, Inc’s annual developer’s conference in San Francisco. The move by fits with Apple’s plan to stay ahead…

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Search Engines In China: Who Are The Major Players?

Based on 2011 statistics, the “search engine pie” can be divided into 3 main portions, approximately 14% from Bing, 16% by Yahoo and Google taking the largest share. However, it is a different story here in China.  While Google was in China, it managed to conquer about 20 plus percent of the market, which is…

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