Blekko Launches Izik – The First Tablet-Oriented Search Engine

Blekko Launches Izik – The First Tablet-Oriented Search Engine

Currently, the web search arena is predominantly occupied by Google. Microsoft’s Bing also has a sizeable share of the market. Both Google and Bing primarily follow directory-oriented format, being meant for desktop PCs at the time of their inception. Blekko now intends to compete with them by launching Izik, the first tablet-oriented search engine.

By On January 6, 2013 Respond
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Google Maps Not Supported On Windows Phone Due To No WebKit Usage

Google Maps Not Supported On Windows Phone Due To No WebKit Usage

Relations between Microsoft and Google haven’t exactly been amicable. In fact, in recent times, they have soured all the more due to somewhat of a feud between Bing and Google search as well as several other issues. Now, it has turned out that Google Maps can’t be accessed on Windows Phone devices because their default browser doesn’t use WebKit.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Fully Free ReplicantSDK Released After Google Made Android SDK ‘Proprietary’

Fully Free ReplicantSDK Released After Google Made Android SDK ‘Proprietary’

Two months ago Google changed the terms and conditions for using Android SDK. The major change was the addition of a new clause that prohibits the developers from taking any action that may fragment the Android ecosystem. The decision seemed to be legit from Google’s end, since one of the main criticism about Android is its fragmented ecosystem. But, the supporters of free (as in freedom) software took the move on the negative side.

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Google Stops Warning Chinese Users About Censored Keywords

Google Stops Warning Chinese Users About Censored Keywords

Chinese government is known for actively controlling and censoring the internet, including Google search. The internal filters of the government root out any ‘undesired’ keywords from the search query. Hence, Google used to notify the users when a keyword would be censored, but it has abandoned the warning system now.

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Android Jelly Bean Adopted By 10% Of Android Users

Android Jelly Bean Adopted By 10% Of Android Users

Back in August, we reported that despite a much-anticipated launch, Android Jelly Bean’s adoption rate has been rather slow. Back then, the new version was running on a mere 1% of the Android devices. Flash-forward to today and Jelly Bean has already captured more than 10% of the Android hardware.

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Android Fans Calculate That LG Has Sold 400,000 Nexus 4 Units

Android Fans Calculate That LG Has Sold 400,000 Nexus 4 Units

Google and LG recently collaborated to launch the Nexus 4 smartphone. The device has been quite popular with the Android audience and its stock with different retailers has repeatedly run dry. Although neither of the two companies has divulged sales stats, Android fans have now calculated that nearly 400,000 Nexus 4 units have been sold to date.

By On January 4, 2013 Respond
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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Gets A New Look With Same Features

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Gets A New Look With Same Features

Samsung has revealed that without changing any single specification, the company will make a completely new look for the tiny Chrome OS computer called the XE300M22-B01US.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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Eric Schmidt Might Be Going To North Korea, Purpose Unknown

Eric Schmidt Might Be Going To North Korea, Purpose Unknown

The Associated Press (AP) has reported on Wednesday that Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, will travel to North Korea on a private trip this year along with former United Nations Ambassador and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Beats Google And Apple, Acquires Startup R2 Studios

Microsoft Beats Google And Apple, Acquires Startup R2 Studios

Id8 Group R2 Studios, a startup from the creators of the Slingbox, has always focused on home automation solutions. Apple and Google wanted to buy this R2 Studios. But surprisingly, software giant Microsoft has recently bought it.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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B&H Lists Official Nexus 7 Dock, May Release On January 10

B&H Lists Official Nexus 7 Dock, May Release On January 10

Are you a proud owner of a Nexus 7 tablet? Here’s a good news for you. An official dock for Nexus 7 might be on this way soon. The expected date of availability is January 10.

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Samsung Chromebook Is The Top Selling Laptop On Amazon

Samsung Chromebook Is The Top Selling Laptop On Amazon

Amazon has dished out its latest statistics about the top-selling products in the laptop category. Quite surprisingly, Samsung Chromebook sits squarely on top of this list. The 11.6-inch laptop with rather modest specifications is a surprise since many other, more enticing, laptops are available in the market.

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Search Giant Continues Development On Google Glass Project

Search Giant Continues Development On Google Glass Project

It has been a while since Google first showed its smart glasses. Envisioned under the Google Glass project, the company had promised to deliver those to the developers this year. Meanwhile, it has been enhancing the capabilities and tweaking the hardware of the glasses.

By On January 2, 2013 Respond
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Google Dishes Out An Interactive Map Of 2013 Resolutions

Google Dishes Out An Interactive Map Of 2013 Resolutions

As we enter the new year with many new resolutions, hopes and promises, Google is keeping an eye on what people hope to accomplish this year. The search giant has dished out an interactive map of 2013 resolutions from people around the globe.

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Lycos Plans A Comeback With A New Search Engine In 2013

Lycos Plans A Comeback With A New Search Engine In 2013

Google is the most used search engine these days but a few years back, the search engine market had many contenders. These included the likes of Alta Vista and Lycos. Lycos, despite having lost its glory, has survived over the years and is planning a comeback with a new search engine.

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Twitpic Blocked By Google Chrome For Posing Malware Risk

Twitpic Blocked By Google Chrome For Posing Malware Risk

Twitpic is one of the most popular site for sharing photos and videos on Twitter. The service has been around for a while and is used by a sizeable audience. However, Google Chrome has apparently detected that Twitpic poses malware risk and has started blocking it.

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