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PayPal drops Amazon, BlackBerry and Windows Phone platforms

PayPal’s app will no longer support Amazon Fire, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices after 30 …

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EU anti-trust chief: we must not let Google hold back innovation

Margrethe Vestager, EU competition chief, spoke about her decision last month that Google was abusing …

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Android gains share in China at expense of iOS

Android’s market share in urban China in Q1 increased 5.9 percentage points year-on-year to nearly …

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Google updates on Android N at I/O 2016

Google used its I/O 2016 developer event to highlight changes in the Android N platform, …

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Google puts focus on AI and VR at I/O 2016

Google used its I/O 2016 event to talk up its work in areas including machine …

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Google faces €3B EU search monopoly fine – report

Google may be hit by a fine of around €3 billion by the European Commission (EC) for manipulating search results to promote its own shopping comparison service, the Telegraph reported, which doesn’t bode well for the search giant as it is also being investigated by the EC for abusing its Android dominance.

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FTC may reopen investigation into Google search – report

Senior antitrust officials at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are gathering information on whether Google abused its dominance in the internet search market, and may reopen an investigation closed without charges in 2013, Politico reported.

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Flexion raises $3M as it targets expansion

Software company Flexion Mobile raised $3 million in funding to help game developers “expand distribution …

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Mobile game installs up by 30 per cent led by Android, says Unity

Mobile gaming installs saw a “significant increase” of 30 per cent in Q1 2016 compared with Q4 2015, with China representing 31 per cent of total installs of games made with Unity, according to a study by the development platform.

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US cracks down on group that sold 4M pirated apps

Two members of online piracy group Applanet pleaded guilty for distributing more than four million pirated copies of copyrighted Android apps with a total retail value of more than $17 million, the US Department of Justice said.