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M&A News: Tech-Led Investment Group Snaps Up Droboview story

http://thevarguy.com – Storage array vendor Drobo has been acquired by an investment group comprised of technology executives for an undisclosed sum, effectively separating the company from parent organization Connected Data. read more (IT news)

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Java Turns 20view story

http://thevarguy.com – It may be hard to believe for some but 20 years have gone by since the initial launch of the Java programming environment. read more (IT news)

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Holiday weekend deals on T-Mobile, MetroPCSview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – A major holiday in the U.S. means retailers will be hitting consumers up with a variety of deals. (IT news)

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Popular Chinese one-click root tool KingRoot now available in Englishview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – One of China’s popular one click root apps, KingRoot is now available in English, thus allowing a large part of the global market to try it out. This can be categorized as a root-app for the lazy as it doesn’t require the user to install a custom recovery or play around with ADB commands. (IT news)

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Samsung’s new Silicon Valley headquarters is almost completeview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung has developed two new headquarters on both coasts of the United States within the last twelve months. Last summer, the company opened an office in New York City to house its brand marketing team. Now, as this summer approaches, Samsung will open an office in Silicon Valley. (IT news)

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Facebook Messenger video calls nearly a global featureview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Remember when Facebook introduced video calling to its Messenger app back in late April? Well, the social networking company is saying that the feature is almost rolled out throughout the globe. While most countries have access to it, Facebook hasn’t released it in some nations, as they’re trying to improve the video quality for those areas. (IT news)

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Verizon starts rolling out Lollipop OTA for the LG G Pad 8.3 LTEview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Verizon is currently in process of rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE in the U.S. (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F) with fingerprint sensor to launch in Asia and Europe soonview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Back in March we got a pretty good idea that Samsung was looking to expand the Galaxy A series when trademarks for the A6, A8, and A9 were divulged. Then in April, specs were leaked for the Galaxy A8. (IT news)

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There will be a dramatic increase in mobile data usage over the course of the next four yearsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Juniper Research published a report earlier today in which it claims that the mobile traffic generated between 2015 and 2019 will be almost 197,000 petabytes. However, 41% of this traffic won’t actually pass through a cellular network. (IT news)

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Netflix To Roll Out A New, More Immersive Web Interface Starting In Juneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Netflix confirms today that it will roll out a new user interface on the web to all users worldwide beginning next month. A number of Netflix customers are already seeing the updated look-and-feel, however, according to various reports. (IT news)

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1/ Some Personal Newsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  1/ Some personal news … 2/ I will be leaving TechCrunch because I’ve been cast to play a supporting role in “Tweetstorm The Movie 3/ .” Just kidding. Okay, I am stepping down as co-editor of TechCrunch, but not due to the allure of Hollywood or whatever is going on with Verizon. (IT news)

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Searching For The N Word On Google Maps Pulls Up The White House And Other Minority Institutionsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Searching for racist keywords brings up things like the White House and other historically black institutions in Google Maps. The Huffington Post and other media outlets reported yesterday that typing in “nigga house” in Google Maps sends users to the White House. (IT news)