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Verizon launches new LTE broadband service for rural U.S.

Verizon Wireless has launched HomeFusion Broadband, a new in-home LTE-based broadband service for rural U.S. homes that traditionally have not had reliable access to high-speed Internet, the operator said on Tuesday.

Gartner: Android extends smartphone OS dominance in Q2

Android continued to increase its dominance of the smartphone market during the second quarter, powered by Samsung's success. Competitor Apple in contrast struggled somewhat as consumers held out for the next iteration of the iPhone, Gartner said on Tuesday.

LTE telephony finally off the ground, but take-up will be slow

Last week saw the launch of the first commercial Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, but most operators are likely to take a cautious approach as they face technical and business challenges.

Teradici expands use of PCoIP protocol to Microsoft environments

Teradici is expanding the use of its PC-over-IP protocol, which is used to accelerate the performance of server-based desktops, to Microsoft Windows Server, the company said on Monday.

Digia buys Qt app framework from Nokia, plans Android, iOS and Windows 8 ports

Digia has acquired the Qt framework from Nokia, giving it full control over the application framework, and now plans to expand support to more platforms, it said on Thursday.

Boingo Wireless acquires Cloud Nine for ad-funded Wi-Fi access

Wi-Fi service provider Boingo Wireless has acquired Cloud Nine Media, which offers ad-supported access to Wi-Fi hotspots, it said on Wednesday.

Survey: Tablet buyers rate apps availability and price the highest

U.S. tablet buyers were most influenced by the availability of applications and device price during the second quarter, according to a survey conducted by comScore.

Microsoft opens new portal for Windows Phone developers

Microsoft has opened Windows Phone Dev Center, a new portal for smartphone developers that promises better performance and ease of use along with more markets and support for PayPal, the company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

STMicroelectronics acquires IP from projection specialist bTendo

STMicroelectronics has acquired the intellectual property of Israeli company bTendo, and has hired most of the staff, as it aims to increase the popularity of consumer electronics with integrated projectors, it said on Monday.

Facebook's facial recognition to be probed in Norway

The Norwegian Data Protection Agency is planning to launch an investigation into Facebook's facial recognition feature this fall, a spokesman said on Monday.

Samsung will ship Galaxy Note 10.1 in August with better processor than expected

Samsung Electronics will start shipping the Galaxy Note 10.1 later this month, with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a software feature from the Galaxy S III.

Lock-in, migration costs can put a damper on cloud projects, says ISACA

Cloud services promise low cost-of-entry and rapid return on investment, but those advantages make it easy to overlook associated investments. To find out the true return on investment (ROI) of cloud computing enterprises have to dig deeper, according to a white paper from industry organization Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

IDC: Apple extends worldwide lead in tablet market

Apple increased its dominance of the tablet market in the second quarter, boosting its market share of units shipped to almost 70 percent, IDC said Thursday.

Nokia adds integrated Groupon deals, route planning to maps app

Nokia is updating its Maps application with integrated Groupon deals and a route planner, as the company tries to find ways to differentiate its smartphones from the competition.

Microsoft hopes to settle with Motorola, but only on its own terms

Microsoft feels that it has the upper hand in its patent battle with Google-owned Motorola Mobility and wants to put an end to the fight, but only as long as a broad agreement is signed, the company said ina blog post on Tuesday.

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