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Google delays widely-panned "Nexus Q" orb gadget

Google delays widely-panned "Nexus Q" orb gadget

By Mauro Whiteman SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:59pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is postponing the launch of the Nexus Q, the Internet giant’s first self-designed and marketed consumer electronics device, in a smudge on its budding hardware credentials. The company announced the indefinite delay of the orb-shaped media player [...]

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Google acquires social ad start-up Wildfire

Google acquires social ad start-up Wildfire

By Alistair Barr Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:05pm EDT (Reuters) – Google Inc said on Tuesday it acquired marketing start-up Wildfire to help the world’s largest Internet search company expand further into social media. Google paid about $250 million for the business, according to a person familiar with the deal. The source is not authorized [...]

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Apple, Samsung launch salvos as smartphone trial heats up

Apple, Samsung launch salvos as smartphone trial heats up

By Dan Levine and Poornima Gupta SAN JOSE, California | Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:22pm EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd told jurors that its products are not copycats of Apple Inc’s iPhone but rather an example of legitimate American-style competition from the South Korean company. Lawyers for both tech giants [...]

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