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Ouya Android Game Console Gets VC-Funded, Torn Down

Ouya, the Android-powered game console that began its career as a Kickstarter project, has just received $15 million in venture capital funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). For those who haven’t followed Ouya’s wild ride, its Kickstarter project generated a feeding frenzy of $8.6 million in pledges,...

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Atom-Powered SBC Does Rich Multimedia, Offers 3G

Aaeon announced a Linux-friendly ‘EPIC’ form-factor SBC (single-board computer) based on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600 processor, which is bottom-mounted for efficient heat transfer. The EPC-CV1 supports up to 2GB RAM, offers dual-display HD video output, provides Gig-Ethernet, USB, serial, and SATA ports, and accommodates a 3G cellular module and...

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Microsoft Office Web Applications Arrive for Android

Over at Microsoft, Office applications now make up a huge part of the company's revenues. In fact, as I noted recently, Office and server sales were the drivers of Microsoft's recent strong earnings report. Fans of LibreOffice and Office may resent it, but the fact is that Microsoft Office and the company's proprietary file formats have a stranglehold on enterprise application users. The good news, though, is that Microsoft is starting to display a more ecumenical attitude toward open, non-Microsoft platforms. Just this week, the company announced that users of Android tablets will be able to run Office Web Apps seamlessly. Among other things, that could make enterprises running Microsoft's tools more friendly toward Android devices.  According to Microsoft's post: "The Office Web Apps also serve as a key connection point...

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Why Apple Should Develop Android Apps

Apple's app ecosystem remains a closed loop, Apple-only affair. But it's in the company's interest to change that. [Read more]    ...

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Canalys: Android Powers 59 Percent of Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Shipments for all smart mobile devices grew by more than a third worldwide last quarter -- but tablets are rising the fastest.

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