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CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

Known for bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad, startup CloudOn has just closed a $16 million round of funding and is teasing much bigger plans ahead. The company revealed that it wants to re-imagine the way productivity works in the mobile age. Besides expanding globally with the new funding, it wants to develop new group collaboration tools and integrate the different major productivity platforms from Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirmed today that its very first BlackBerry 10 device will not be featuring a physical keyboard, which has been iconic of the brand. Instead, it will go the route of touchscreen only, featuring a soft-keyboard like the one previewed on the developer version back at BlackBerry World. However, RIM does note that Blackberry 10 devices with physical keyboards will be available in the future.

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Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi has unveiled a new USB-based portable charging station that's powerful enough to charge most all your mobile devices, even the power-hungry New iPad. The Satechi Portable Energy Station as it's called packs a 10,000 mAh battery and offers both a 1 amp and a 2 amp USB port all in one small and lightweight design.

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S III launch also delayed

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S III launch also delayed

Strong demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and possibly some supply issues having to do with the pebble blue version, is causing delays in launching the device. AT&T is the latest carrier tipped for a delay with launch date extended from tomorrow, June 21, to next week, June 28. It was reported yesterday that T-Mobile was experiencing a similar delay, with a full-fledged launch set for June 27 instead of the originally planned June 21.

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Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame

Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has inadvertently confirmed the iPhone 5 and openly dissed rival Samsung in a recent report. According to FocusTaiwan, citing China Times, Gou said that the next-gen iPhone will put the Samsung Galaxy S III to shame. And although it may, Gou's choice words also come from a deep resentment for the South Korean manufacturer, which he vows to beat in the next five years.

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Verizon 4G LTE adding 46 new markets

Verizon 4G LTE adding 46 new markets

Verizon continues to expand its 4G LTE network at full throttle. The carrier has announced that it will be lighting up 46 new 4G LTE markets tomorrow, which will bring its total coverage to more than 300 markets. Additionally, Verizon will further expand in 22 existing 4G LTE markets across the US.

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Flame malware developed by US, Israel to slow Iranian nuclear efforts

Flame malware developed by US, Israel to slow Iranian nuclear efforts

It turns out that the massive Flame malware attack last month was a sophisticated computer virus developed by the US and Israel in an effort to sabotage Iran's nuclear program. Citing unnamed Western officials with knowledge of the effort, the Washington Post reported that the attack involved the National Security Agency, the CIA, and Israel's military as well as the use of the infamous Stuxnet virus.

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III priced, launching in two phases

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III priced, launching in two phases

T-Mobile has revealed the pricing for its highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III but noted that quantities of the device won't be enough to support a full nationwide launch as originally planned for June 21. Only T-Mobile stores in the top 29 markets will receive the first batch of Galaxy S III handsets, while the rest will have them by June 27.

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Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games

Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games

China's Internet giant, Tencent, has purchased a minority stake in leading US game developer Epic Games, maker of the Unreal gaming engine that powers many of the high-end console-quality franchises such as Mass Effect and Gears of War. Epic Games is also behind the popular console-quality iOS mobile game Infinity Blade.

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iOS and Android tablet usage level, reveals study

iOS and Android tablet usage level, reveals study

The Online Publishers Association (OPA) has released a new study examining the attitudes of today's tablet users. This latest report is the second year in which OPA has done this study and reveals a surge in tablet usage as well as some interesting trends. To be noted is that the number of people that own iPads versus Android tablets has actually evened out from 72 percent versus 32 percent last year to 52 percent versus 51 percent this year thanks to the popularity of the Kindle Fire.

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