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As our data demands grow, the carriers are moving the goalposts once again. The new shared data plans from AT&T and Verizon want to meter your data usage. A lot of people are wondering why there’s no data-only plan available on the market. Well, you can rest assured that it’s coming soon, but will it be affordable? Not if the major carriers have a say.

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According to EMarketer estimates, Google is the undisputed lord and master of online advertising. We already knew it was topping the charts for Web-search ads and mobile ads, now we learn it is beating Facebook on display ads too.

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Sony’s PlayStation Mobile will be open for business on the Android platform from October 3. It’s basically a section in the PlayStation Store which Sony will use to sell a hand-picked selection of “bite-sized games” for Android smartphones and tablets.

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Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 platform has a number of definite partners. Samsung and Nokia have already announced new WP8 smartphones and we expect HTC and Huawei to unveil WP8 smartphones soon. One company that looks unlikely to reveal any Windows Phone 8 releases is Sony, after the mobile division’s President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki said they “have no current plans for it.”

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The LG Optimus G is one of the most exciting Android smartphones on the horizon. It marks a departure from the budget end of the market for LG and signals its intention to compete with Samsung and HTC for Android flagship status. The South Korean company has released another teaser video, this time discussing the design of its new phone.

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Well Apple has announced the new iPhone 5. It pretty much conforms to the rumors that were flying around before the San Francisco event kicked off. It’s certainly an improvement on the iPhone 4S, but is it enough to tempt you away from Android? In a word – no!

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Cloud gaming has been touted as the next big thing for a while now, but it’s yet to really take off. The two big players in this space were OnLive and Gaikai, but now a third company has entered the fray – CiiNow intends to bring the latest PC and console games to your tablet or smartphone and the platform will run on Android.

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We reported on the revelation a while back that Apple will not be including a YouTube app in iOS 6, the new version of its mobile platform. YouTube was a default app, although Apple rarely updated it and didn’t support all content or ads. Apple’s licensing deal expired and it wasn’t really clear whether the decision was based on animosity from Apple’s side or Google’s discontent at missing out on potential revenue.