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Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOGL)

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Miracles can happen. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the Motorola Mobility unit of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has decided to drop lawsuits against each other and work on patent reform as part of an alliance. The settlement does not include a cross license of their respective patents.
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Google Inc (GOOGL): Gmail for Android passes 1 billion installations

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) exec Sundar Pichai has announced that the Gmail app for Android has passed the 1 billion download mark. The app surpassed the 1 billion range a couple of days ago. Gmail is the first app to cross the milestone if you don’t count the Google Play services app.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) receives new anti-competition complaint in EU by Open Internet Project

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The European Commission is investigating a case against Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) again. The EU alleges Google is abusing its dominant market position to promote its own services to stifle competition. Representing 400 EU startups, online publishers, consumer associations, and digital rights groups, The Open Internet Project (OIP) is the organization behind the complaint. The Commission will look into the complaint before deciding if an investigation is warranted.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) delays London HQ by three years

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is delaying the launch of a planned £650 million headquarters plan for another three years. The contractor that was hired to set up the headquarters was warned about the delay yesterday.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) hits over 100B searches per month, 750M Chrome users

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Larry Page has released the annual founders’ letter for 2013. Page said that he and Sergey Brin started Google because they wanted “to develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible.” This is why the company placed long-term bets in services like Gmail, Maps, Chrome, YouTube, and Android.

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Google Glass is now for sale again

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Google has started to sell Google Glass again. Last month, Google sold Google Glass for one single day. And yesterday, Google said that the face-mounted device is available to consumers again. Glass was initially only available for developers and then the program was expanded to include non-developers. Early adopters of Google Glass are known as “Google Glass Explorers.”

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Google updates iOS app to integrate “smarter conversations” into Voice Search

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Google has updated its iOS app to version 4.0.0, which lets users ask questions with their phones by tapping on the microphone or by saying OK Google while the app is open. This feature enables the Google app to further compete with Apple’s own built-in Siri feature.

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Apple employee admits iPhone often won’t deliver texts when you switch to Android

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If you have switched from the Apple iPhone to Google Android, you may notice that you receive messages later or never at all. An Apple customer support employee has now acknowledged that “a lot” of users are having this problem. There does not seem to be any kind of fix either.
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