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Electronic Arts charging players for gas in Need for Speed: No Limitsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – This spring, Need for Speed: No Limits will be available on Android and iOS. The only problem is that there will actually be limits in the game. Electronic Arts, the company behind the Need for Speed franchise, will utilize in-app purchases with this installment. The in-app purchase that will make players very angry is to fill a vehicle with gas. (IT news)

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Samsung Reports Lowest Annual Profit In Three Years Due To Lagging Smartphone Salesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Samsung Electronics reported its lowest annual profit since 2011 during its earnings call today as its smartphone sales continue to suffer from increasing competition. In 2014, the company’s profit was 25 trillion won, a 32 percent drop from a high of 36.8 trillion won in 2013. Read More (IT news)

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AutoBot Raises $6M To Drive Development Of Its Car Diagnostic Toolsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  AutoBot, a Beijing startup that makes diagnostic tools for cars (not the robots in disguise), has raised a $6 million Series A from Gobi Partners and ABC Capital. The company will use the funding for marketing, hiring and product research and development. (IT news)

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Up Close With Coinbase Exchangeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s been a few days since Coinbase launched its official Exchange, a dashboard for active bitcoin traders that lets you buy and sell based on real-time pricing. I thought I’d sit down and put it through its paces and see just how usable this tool was for the average BTC fan, as well as folks who might want to add BTC to their trading regimen. Read More (IT news)

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Formation 8 And Palantir Founder Joe Lonsdale Named In Sexual Assault Lawsuitview story

http://techcrunch.com – Joe Lonsdale, the technology executive best known as the co-founder of Palantir and a partner of venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of gender violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other charges in a civil lawsuit filed this week in San Francisco. Formation 8 is also named as a defendant in the suit. (IT news)

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Spoil Takes The Hunt Out Of Gift-Givingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Y Combinator-backed Spoil is looking to take the pain out of gift-giving with the launch of its personalized gift concierge service. Read More (IT news)

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Symantec Resurrects Veritas Brand for Newly Separated IM Businessview story

http://thevarguy.com – Symantec (SYMC) said its spun-off information management business will take on the Veritas name, sporting a new logo but relying on the original company’s brand recognition, history and reputation to help establish its own new identity. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Movie search in Google Search for Mobile now visually stimulatingview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google is currently rolling out a visual refresh to movie searches in the mobile search engine in Chrome. As you can see from the animated gif above, you’ll be treated to a more material designed looking movie search process in mobile search, something that Google has been working toward. (IT news)

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Samsung patents home-screen backup and sharing among your devices, possible new feature to Samsung SideSyncview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – In a new patent filed by Samsung, the tech giant is taking a page from third-party launchers: saving and transferring your home-screen designs to be used later on the same device or porting it over to a different device altogether. Samsung is wanting to add in the extra benefit of making all of this cloud-based, something not really offered by other custom launchers. When I backup my home-screen (IT news)

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Steranka: Avaya Focusing on Partner Enablement, Growthview story

http://thevarguy.com – Avaya will focus on expanding its midmarket offerings as part of its new channel strategy, according to Richard Steranka, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales. That includes driving outcomes through new partner incentives and by working to improve the ease of doing business with the company as it delves deeper into the cloud services market, he said. read more (IT news)

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Qualcomm confirms a key customer dropped its Snapdragon 810 processorview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Annually, flagship smartphones in the United States and other countries launch with processors designed by Qualcomm. Look at any flagship smartphone released in the last few years and it is almost guaranteed that a Snapdragon processor is inside. (IT news)

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Here’s a possible (probable) look at the second gen Moto Eview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If Motorola has done one thing since its resurgence, it’s made the budget phone appealing. With OK specs that run Android decently, the Moto E has been an acclaimed phone in the sub-$150 tier. While the Moto E is roughly about nine months old, it appears that Motorola is already readying a sequel and luckily it’s popped up in a press-shot. (IT news)