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Look out App Store: Android Market accepting paid apps

Look out App Store: Android Market accepting paid apps

I've been using a T-Mobile G1 for a couple of weeks and one of the things that has bothered me is the lack of true, high-quality applications (except for maybe Namco's PacMan) in the Android Market.While it's not exactly fair to compare the brand, spankin' new Android Market to the 20,000-strong  App Store, I can't help it.

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Facebook settlement revealed via poor PDF redaction

Facebook settlement revealed via poor PDF redaction

Facebook's confidential settlement of a lawsuit brought by social networking site ConnectU -- created by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard classmates, and worked on by a young Zuckerberg himself -- was revealed Wednesday when Associated Press writer Michael Liedtke reported that redacted portions of a PDF transcript of a court hearing, at which details of the settlement were discussed, could be easily revealed.

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Apple's Cook looking at 'iPhone business model' in Jobs' absence

Apple's Cook looking at 'iPhone business model' in Jobs' absence

Apple acting CEO Tim Cook, filling in for Steve Jobs, is confident in the company's forecast for this quarter, and has hinted of iPhone price changes, new handsets and -- yes -- even Netbook computers, reports the Boston Globe.Cook has said that he is spending more time on new products, how Apple can take the iPhone into new markets, and examining iPhone's business model, according to analyst Toni Sacconaghi.

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Google Chrome on Mac? Here it is!

Google Chrome on Mac? Here it is!

Mac users who have been waiting patiently for the arrival of Google Chrome, get excited: a member of the app's development team has posted a screenshot of the browser in the Chrome Group (and another, below, on his blog):Though the rendering engine isn't flexing its muscle just yet, Chrome does correctly open and close new instances of the renderer. Chrome Developer Docs has called for a "working browser window using the real multi-process infrastructure (not TestShell) by mid-February.

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Sirius could file bankruptcy as early as Tuesday

Sirius could file bankruptcy as early as Tuesday

Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with the holders of its debt, reports the AP.The satellite radio company said Friday that it has exchanged more than $172 million of debt maturing in December for new debt due in 2011.

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Top travel search terms in December 2008

Top travel search terms in December 2008

RankSearch TermClicks1.mapquest3.31%2.southwest airlines0.95%3.map quest0.89%4.mapquest driving directions0.84%5.maps0.79%6.google maps0.66%7.google earth0.56%8.mapquest.com0.49%9.travelocity0.48%10.expedia0.42%11.driving directions0.41%12.american airlines0.37%13.united airlines0.32%14.amtrak0.30%15.orbitz0.28%16.cheap flights0.26%17.continental airlines0.26%18.priceline0.23%19.us airways0.21%20.delta airlines0.21%21.www.mapquest.com0.20%22.yahoo maps0.20%23.map0.20%24.northwest airlines0.19%25.cheap tickets0.19%26.map quest driving directions0.18%27.directions0.18%28.expedia.com0.16%29.greyhound0.16%30.airline tickets0.16%Source: Hitwise

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Top education search terms in December 2008

Top education search terms in December 2008

RankSearch TermVolume1.wikipedia0.46%2.dictionary0.34%3.funbrain0.12%4.yahoo answers0.11%5.dictionary.com0.11%6.thesaurus0.07%7.fafsa0.06%8.spanish translation0.05%9.quotes0.05%10.science fair projects0.05%Source: Hitwise

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13 tips to help prevent Friday 13th PC disasters

13 tips to help prevent Friday 13th PC disasters

Whether you're superstitious or not, PC disasters can strike at any time (usually when you least expect them and are most in a rush). However, over the years I have found with that with proper planning and preparations many disasters can be avoided, and those that do strike minimized.

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A different open source market

A different open source market

Ask Americans about the best sponsors of open source and they are likely to mention Mozilla, Eclipse and Red Hat. In China the big names are IBM, Sun and Google. These are American companies businesses trust, and that trust is a very important asset there.

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