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Apple and Samsung captured 55% of smartphone market, 90% of its profits

Apple and Samsung captured 55% of smartphone market, 90% of its profits

Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the global smartphone market, capturing 55 percent of its shipments and over 90 percent of its profits in the first quarter of 2012. Smartphone shipments have been growing 41 percent year-over-year to 144.6 million in the quarter ending in March 2012, but other smartphone OEMs continue to trail far behind the two market leaders.

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Baidu to share revenue with Apple for iOS deal

Baidu to share revenue with Apple for iOS deal

Apple recently confirmed that it will be offering Baidu as an additional search engine option for iOS users in China, while Google will remain the default. In an interview with Bloomberg, Baidu's vice president Wang Jing said that as part of the deal, it will be sharing its advertising revenue with Apple, although he did not reveal the specific commercial terms.

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Microsoft releases certificate updater in response to Flame malware

Microsoft releases certificate updater in response to Flame malware

In response to the recent Flame malware attack, Microsoft has released a patch this week that introduces a digital certificate updater. The new feature automatically updates your Windows 7 or Windows Vista system to detect untrusted certificates. Known stolen or forged certificates are put on a "Disallowed Certificate Trust List," which is updated daily.

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First Retina MacBook Pro online orders have arrived

First Retina MacBook Pro online orders have arrived

The first online orders for Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display have begun shipping. In fact, some customers have already received their shipments, while a few others say that they were able to purchase the Retina MacBook Pro in-store. However, many Apple retail stores are still out-of-stock on the new notebooks other than the display models.

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Zynga usage declines, stock drops to record low

Zynga usage declines, stock drops to record low

Zynga, known for its popular online games for Facebook, has just seen its shares drop to a record low of $4.98. It's the lowest price since the company first began selling its shares at $10 in its IPO back in December. The drop came after analysts at Cowen & Co. revealed that usage of Zynga's games had declined last month as more players switched over to mobile gaming.

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i-SODOG robotic canine obeys your smartphone

i-SODOG robotic canine obeys your smartphone

Major Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy is developing a new breed of robotic dogs. Similar to the company's i-SOBOT humanoid robot, the i-SODOG also features several joints fitted with custom designed servo motors and comes with a dedicated remote control. However, the i-SODOG can also be controlled via your smartphone.

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