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Kelly Hodgkins

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Google partnering with Sony on a new television service

March 18th, 2010

Google is looking to leverage its foothold in the online video realm by partnering with Sony on a new television service to be called Google TV. The new service will be an Android-based solution that will hook into online video repositories like YouTube and Hulu and serve up online content either through a set-top box …

Windows Phone 7 to get copy & paste post-launch

March 18th, 2010

The Windows Phone 7 platform has caused quite a stir this week as the nitty gritty details under the pretty exterior are being exposed for the world to see. One of the details causing the greatest amount of consternation is the reported lack of copy & paste, a feature that was an integral part of …

Sprint to announce and possibly launch the HTC Supersonic next week?

March 17th, 2010

After rumors about the HTC Supersonic have been swirling around the Internet for a few months, it is now time for the Wall Street Journal to chime in and contribute to the hype surrounding Sprint’s first WiMAX handset. According to people “familiar with the matter,” Sprint is expected to announce the HTC Supersonic next week …

Microsoft announces Internet Explorer 9

March 17th, 2010

MIX10 is going strong and this year, the Microsoft conference has been filled with big announcements. Yesterday, we learned about Windows Phone 7 Series development and today, we get a glimpse of what is coming in Internet Explorer 9. The latest web browser from Microsoft stays competitive by supporting several HTML 5 specifications including CSS3, …

Samsung to re-release the Q1 in the 2H 2010?

March 16th, 2010

Samsung is resurrecting the ghost of the Q1 and planning to jump into the now-hot slate PC market in the second half of 2010. According to Emmanuele Silanesu, National Product and Marketing Manager for Samsung Australia’s IT division, Samsung’s slate device will contain a faster, more robust processor than the iPad and will offer more …

Google launches the Nexus One with AT&T and Rogers support

March 16th, 2010

Americans and Canadians rejoice as coming from nowhere, and without announcement, (even though we broke the news on it) is the Google Nexus One with AT&T and Rogers network support. Android fans can point their browser to the now familiar Nexus One URL and score a Nexus One with three 3G/UMTS bands (850/1900/2100 MHz) and …

Fandango introduces a new movie ticketing service for mobile phones

March 16th, 2010

Looking to impress your girlfriend on that “oh so important” first movie date? Look no further than Fandango to help you skip the ticket line and stroll right up to seating without greasing the palm of any theater employee. Starting today, Fandango is launching a new mobile ticket service that will allow customers to purchase …

Microsoft unveils details on Windows Phone 7 Series development

March 15th, 2010

Microsoft kicked off MIX 2010 this morning with a keynote that revealed some juicy details for developers waiting to dive into the Windows Phone 7 Series platform. As expected, Windows Phone 7 Series will make use of Silverlight for application development and XNA for game development. Features available for developers include: Accelerometer support Microsoft Location …

Blockbuster looking to sell its European stores?

March 15th, 2010

After a disappointing Q4 2009 performance, Blockbuster’s woes continue with the US video giant looking to pawn off its European operations as a means of generating some much needed cash. According to a report from the Sunday Times, Blockbuster has hired Winchester Capital to sell off its European division which includes 650 stores in the …

Google to shutter Chinese branch of its search engine?

March 14th, 2010

After weeks of negotiations and public statements, the tension between Google and China has reached a crescendo and sources familiar with the situation are relaying the rumor that Google may be closing the Chinese branch of its search engine in the next few weeks. The possibility of Google operating without censorship in China was stifled …