Online Companies Using Discriminatory Online Pricing

By AndroidChief | On Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 - No Comments »
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If you enjoy online shopping (and who doesn’t?), you need to hear this news. A study of the most popular e-commerce websites done by computer scientists at Northeastern University found that price steering and discriminatory pricing is more widespread than any of us thought. Since you might be a little confused about what this all means, let’s define our terms. Price discrimination. 

Google reassigns Sundar Pichai to oversee all of its products

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Sundar Pichai is no longer the face of Android, Chrome, and Google Apps. He is now the face of every Google product there is. The company has reorganized its staff and CEO Larry Page gave Pichai expanded leadership over just about everything offered by Google. According to a staff memo released internally on Friday, executives will begin reporting to Pichai rather than Page. The reassignment. 

Google Inbox users can now invite three friends to use the service

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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If you’re lucky enough to be one of the very few using Google’s new Inbox application, you’ll be glad to hear that you now have the facility to invite three of your friends/family to join you in the beta testing action. Using the newly-implemented invite system is extremely simple. All you have to do is navigate to the Inbox mobile or web app, hit the compose button and locate the. 

Amazon launches App Store in main Android app

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Before now, the only way to download apps from the Amazon Appstore was to download the apk for the Appstore online, and then download apps. Last month, however, Amazon launched the functionality to download apps through the official Amazon app. All you have to do is head to “Shop by Department,” and you’ll find a new category called “Apps & Games.” Source:. 

Samsung Galaxy S 5 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in December

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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When Android 5.0 Lollipop launches soon, Nexus devices will be the first to receive the latest version of Android. From there on out, it is up to hardware manufacturers to work on updating devices. Owners of flagship devices should expect to see a software update before anyone else. HTC is committed to pushing Android 5.0 to within 90 days of its launch, but Samsung has not given a timetable. A. 

Sony reportedly launching 12-inch tablet in 2015

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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According to sources to DigiTimes, Sony will be launching a 12-inch tablet in quarter 1 of next year. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The sources say that Sony’s tablet will be high-end and come with a stylus.  Large-screen tablets are all the rage these days, with. 

MetroPCS offering entry-level Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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If you’re a MetroPCS customer and in the market for a new, cheap tablet, there’s a pretty good deal available available for you right now. The prepaid carrier (through T-Mobile) is offering the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 tablet for $149 (plus tax) on a pretty inexpensive data plan. For $10/month, you can get unlimited data, which siphons off 1GB  of data to the Pop 7 tablet. If. 

Nest thermostats add compatability with third-party home automation products

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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It was only a matter of time before the now Google-owned Nest Learning Thermostat (and smoke detector) became even more integrated in the “Internet of things.” Now, the device can be paired and controlled with other home automation products, including Pebble smartwatches (to check and control the temperature in your home), ivee (voice-controlled home manager) and Life360 (an. 

Deezer acquires Stitcher to broaden streaming content

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Today, Deezer announced its acquisition of radio streaming service Stitcher. The deal allows Deezer to label itself as a global on-demand audio provider. Prior to this, Deezer was primarily involved in music streaming rather than mainly carrying radio shows and podcasts like Stitcher. There will be no changes made to Stitcher on behalf of its customers. The service will continue to operate. 

Montblanc brings ultra-expensive styluses and covers to the Note 4

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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While the default S-Pen is already amazing on the Note 4, what if you want something a bit more stylish and premium? Thanks to a new collaboration between Samsung and Montblanc, your wish is granted — provided you have the spare dough needed to afford it. As you may already know, Monblanc is well known in the writing instrument industry, with a history that goes back as far as 1906.. 

Inbox users can now invite three friends to the service

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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When Google first announced Inbox by Gmail, it was revealed that new users of the currently subscription-only service would be able to invite other users as well. Now Google has followed through by allowing current Inbox users to send out invites to three other people. To invite three of your friends all you need to do is open the app, tap the compose button and click on the “golden. 

Castle Master 2 – Indie app of the day

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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What is Castle Master 2? Castle Master 2 is an MMO hack’n’slash title where you can do battle with other clans or go on various quests. The game’s main catch is that you can have online battles with up to 600 people (300 vs 300). It’s free to play in the Google Play Store and has in app purchases. Here’s how you play the game. You create a character, join. 

GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas on sale now!

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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It’s Friday and if you’re looking for a fun distraction this weekend, Rockstar has your back. Today the company placed GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas on sale for just $2.99 for the first two and $3.99 for the latter of the three. The reason for the sale (which slashes about 40% off all three titles) is simple: GTA San Andreas has turned ten years old (hard to believe!) and. 

Page expands Sundar Pichai’s responsibility to nearly all core Google products

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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If a new report from Re/Code proves correct, Google is making a pretty significant leadership change by placing Sundar Pichai as the head of nearly all of Google’s core products. The news of this change comes from “sources close to the situation” and cites a new staff memo that says Larry Page will be stepping of the way to focus on the “bigger picture”, as he feels that it’s. 

Sony reportedly set to launch a 12-inch tablet in 1Q15

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 - No Comments »
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According to sources in the Taiwanese supply chain, Sony is preparing to enter the ultra-size tablet market, as are a selection of other unspecified mobile vendors. Sony is apparently set to launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Being such a large size, it’s likely that Sony will pack the huge tablet with a high resolution display and will have to accompany that with. 

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