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JBQ lands at Yahoo! as the Principal Engineer for Mobile Apps

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 17, 2013
JBQ moved on, and has quickly landed at Yahoo! as their new Senior Principal Engineer Working on Mobile Apps. He noted, via Twitter (not Google+), his excitement in his new role. Yahoo! definitely needs help with their mobile products, and who better than JBQ?
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Sony Xperia Z1 teardown shows how a world class device is put together

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 17, 2013
Like any hotly anticipated phone, someone was bound to take it apart. That task usually falls on the ifixit crew, but the Xperia Z1 isn’t widely available yet, so they probably haven’t had the chance. This time, we turn to Chinese site CNMO for our teardown needs.
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Box intoduces Notes, their Google Drive competitor

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 16, 2013
Box has announced Notes, which is a lot like Google Docs. Users can create and collaborate in real time, making notes and adding pictures to documents as well. While the interface is sparse, and the app is still in beta, the functionality is much like a simplified version of Google’s document creator.
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New Amazon Kindle tablet render, courtesy of @evleaks

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 16, 2013
This image seems to be from the Kindle lineup, but not HD. The current Fire tablet has no front facing camera, and this pic doesn’t seem to have one either.
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Xiaomi Mi3 launch video (subtitled in English)

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 16, 2013
Xiaomi, which notably lured Hugo Barra away from Google a few weeks ago, recently announced their Mi3 smartphone lineup, as well as a few TVs. The mobile phone, which is debuting with some really amazing specs at unheard of prices, is the new darling of the Chinese market.
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Google acquires file sharing app Bump

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 16, 2013
According to a blog post from CEO and cofounder of Bump, David Lieb, the company has been acquired by Google. Bump, which failed to catch onto a large audience, will join forces with Google, but no timetable for the merger was given.
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Before selling to Microsoft, Nokia had Lumia Android phones in the works

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 13, 2013
As it turns out, not only was an Nokia Android device discussed, it was a reality. The New York Times is reporting a team within Nokia had Android up and running on Lumia smartphones before the company was sold to Microsoft.
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Chromecast back in stock on the Play Store!

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 13, 2013
The Chromecast has made a quiet return to the Play Store. According to the official Play Store page, it also ships in 1-2 business days.
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LG G2 optical image stabilization showcased in new video!

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 13, 2013
In a video on the Phone Arena YouTube channel, LG has run the G2 through a series of tests to showcase one of the cameras best features, the optical image stabilization.
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Dell CEO vows they’re ‘not getting into’ smartphones

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 13, 2013
In an interview with CNBC, Dell CEO and Chairman Michael Dell flatly denied the company would be getting into the smartphone racket. The struggling PC maker, who is in the process of privatizing the company, vows to be involved with tablets, but smartphones are best left to incumbents, in their eyes.
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