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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Dell sign patent agreement covering Android, Chrome OS

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Dell has signed a patent-licensing agreement to cover Android and Chrome OS devices. The deal was signed on March 26th and it is a continuation of a nearly 30-year business relationship between Microsoft and Dell to deliver world-class technologies to consumers.” 

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Acer C720 Chromebook: $249, 11.6-Inch Screen, 8.5-Hour Battery Life, 16GB SSD

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Acer has announced the new C720 Chromebook computer series today.  The C720 is available for pre-order from Amazon.com and Best Buy.  The first model in the series is the C720-800, which costs $249.99 in the U.S.
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The HP Chromebook 11 Costs $279 And Uses A Cellphone Charger

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Today Google unveiled a new laptop called the HP Chromebook 11 in New York.  The laptop is powered by a miniUSB cellphone charger.  Google product management director Caesar Sengupta said that you can have one single charger for all of your devices. 
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A Google Chrome OS-Like Experience Is Being Built Into Windows 8

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Google has been updating the developer version of the Chrome browser so that it runs software that looks similar to Chrome OS within the Windows 8 Metro mode. 
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Google Rolls Out Push Notifications For Chrome and Chrome OS

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is now making it possible for developers to set-up push notifications on web applications served through Chrome.  Google announced Google Messaging for Chrome on Thursday.  According to Google’s Developer page, the service “helps developers send message data from servers to their Chrome apps and extensions. The service is intended to wake up an app or extension, and/or alert a user. For example, calendar updates could be pushed to users even when their calendaring app isn’t open.”  The service can also be used for stock price alerts or news items.

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Eric Schmidt Confirms Chrome and Android Will Remain Separated

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed at a conference in India that the Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separated.  Andy Rubin, the head of Android, stepped down last week and he was replaced by Sundar Pichai.  Pichai is the head of Google Chrome.

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HP’s First Chromebook Is Selling For $329.99

Hewlett Packard has announced their first laptop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. HP’s first Chromebook is called the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 screen, three USB 2.0 sockets, and an SD card slot if you want to expand beyond the included 16GB of solid state storage.

The Acer C7 Chromebook Has 3.5 Hours Of Battery and Retails For $199

Google and Acer have announced the Acer C7 Chromebook.  The Chromebook will be available tomorrow on Google Play, BestBuy.com, and Best Buy stores.  The retail price will be $199.  The Acer C7 is already available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World, and Currys.  The Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display, 3.5 hours of battery life, a full-size keyboard, and a clickable trackpad.  The Acer C7 boots up in 18 seconds and is 1-inch thin.  The Acer C7 has 100GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage and a 320GB hard disk drive.  It also has an HD camera, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, WiFi, and an Ethernet port.

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