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Kobo Vox adds Google Play support

Kobo Vox adds Google Play support

You may remember the name "Kobo" as the Borders equivalent of Barnes & Noble's Nook. But it wasn't actually a Borders-owned entity. Kobo has always been its own independent company, and it is trying to find a voice now that its strongest retail partner is gone. So it has entered the world of e-readers that are trying to function more like Android tablets than dedicated digital book machines.

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Google reportedly working on Wallet 2.0

Google reportedly working on Wallet 2.0

While the thought and idea behind Google Wallet is an excellent one, most carriers want nothing to do with Google's mobile payment solution. With only one US carrier launching a device with Google Wallet pre-installed, the rest are seeking other solutions such as Isis for their payment methods. Today however we are hearing talks that Google is reportedly working on Wallet 2.0 to up their game.

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Mobile NFC payments hitting 11,500 European post offices

Mobile NFC payments hitting 11,500 European post offices

Here in the US, when there's a story about the Postal Service it's pretty much always negative these days. But in Europe, it's a very different situation. The Post Office service across the pond has decided to roll out near field communication (NFC) technology to around 11,500 branches, making it easier than ever for customers to pay for their shipping services.

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Apple buys Redmatica startup for Music boost

Apple buys Redmatica startup for Music boost

News from Italy today has Apple purchasing music app developer Redmatica, with intentions being to push additional next-level power to their own Logic Pro and GarageBand. This Italian group of developers has been picked up by Apple according to the blog Fanpage where they've taken a peek at communications regulator AGCOM and turned up some proof that the purchase was made. This is not the first (and certainly isn't the last) company Apple will be picking up on their continuing path toward total dominance of the computing world, especially considering Tim Cook's talk last night at D10 and his continuing support of working with developers and forward-thinking companies.

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Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

While we obviously still haven't heard anything official about Microsoft's next-generation video game console, there has been no shortage of tips and insider leaks to point to rumors about what to expect. The latest comes from a job listing on Microsoft's official careers website. It suggests that Skype will be an integral part of the next Xbox.

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American Express brings social offers to mobile

American Express brings social offers to mobile

If you've been following the advancements in near field communication (NFC) technology and mobile payments, you know that one of the biggest selling points for using your phone to pay for your merchandise instead of a good ol' credit card is that services like Google Wallet and Isis promise to offer special deals. If you tap your phone at the register, you might save, for example, 10% off your purchase.

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Microsoft courting Facebook for Windows Phone says insider

Microsoft courting Facebook for Windows Phone says insider

Microsoft is considering courting Facebook to use Windows Phone as the basis of the oft-rumored Facebook Phone, according to insider whispers, using the fact that it isn't Google as a key selling point. Although recent leaks have suggested Facebook intends to use a significantly reworked version of Android as the basis for its own-brand handset, Business Insider's source claims Microsoft believes development is not yet so far advanced as to prevent it from scooping the social site's business with a well-played Windows Phone push.

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Fear the Hoodie

Fear the Hoodie

Mark Zuckerberg has a style problem: he's happy with his hoodie, but potential investors aren't convinced by the Facebook founder's low-key sartorial strategy. When you're chasing a near-$100bn IPO, turning off those holding the purse strings by insisting that every day is Dress-down Friday could be seen as petulant stubbornness - that's certainly what Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter screeched, decrying the CEO's wardrobe as a "mark of immaturity" and a lack of respect. But make no mistake, the time to get worried is when Zuckerberg reaches for the suit.

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Microsoft Azure scrubbing on the back-end raises questions

Microsoft Azure scrubbing on the back-end raises questions

It has probably been quite a while since you last saw any sort of Azure branding from Microsoft. The once hopeful cloud service has been deemed a flop by analysts, although not officially by Microsoft. That doesn't mean the company is giving up on the cloud game. Not at all. But it does mean it has an identity crisis and needs to figure out what to do with the Azure moniker. But there may be a sign that the company is looking at scrubbing it altogether.

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HP unveils new office and consumer all-in-one printers

HP unveils new office and consumer all-in-one printers

HP's taken the wraps off of a handful of new printers for the latter half of 2012, in a variety of price ranges, sizes and configurations. This represents a pretty comprehensive refresh of HP's huge printer line,and new models should start showing up on HP's website and retail partners this summer. The focus is on easy operation, as all the new models feature color touchscreens.

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