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Adobe continues fighting a war it can’t win

Sometimes people don’t know when to give up the fight. On Friday night, former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho Sr.–now almost 48 years old and two decades past his sporting prime–lost to unheralded journeyman Saul “Baby” Duran in a 10-r…

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Monkeyland Industries wrestles with the App Store

Gamers may recognize Monkeyland Industries co-founder Pete Metzger’s name even if they’ve never downloaded one of the startup’s iPhone applications: For the last six years, he’s served as a videogame critic for The Los Angeles Times, also directing mor…

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Palm’s webOS 1.4.5 expands 3D gaming to Pixi

Palm (NASDAQ:PALM) issued the beta version of its newest webOS SDK late last week, requesting that developers test their applications against the release to guarantee compatibility once the update is officially launched later this summer. According an …

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GetJar debuts mobile app developer awards

Multi-platform application storefront GetJar announced the introduction of the Gettie Awards, a program to recognize developer innovation across all major mobile platforms. GetJar will award $15,000 in pay-per-download credits and 80 hours of free Devi…

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AT&T launches enterprise apps initiative

AT&T (NYSE:T) announced the launch of Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, a new group within its Business Solutions created to accelerate the delivery of mobile applications and services targeting companies, government bodies and organizations …

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Android 2.2 to feature USB tethering, full Flash support

With Google expected to unveil its Android 2.2 operating system update this week at its I/O developer conference, details about the revamp continue to emerge, with new features slated to include built-in USB tethering and full Adobe Flash support. Citi…

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A guide to Android: Diversification amid swift growth

According to NPD Group, Google’s Android mobile operating system now represents 28 percent of smartphone unit sales in the U.S.–behind only Research In Motion’s BlackBerry (36 percent) and moving past Apple’s iPhone (21 percent). Analysts agree the ev…

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Android sales pass iPhone–but for how long?

With dozens of smartphones spanning multiple manufacturers and all four major U.S. operator networks, it was inevitable that Android sales would surpass the iPhone sooner or later, and that time is now. Android represented 28 percent of first quarter s…

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Adobe shrugs off Apple impasse’s effect on CS5

Adobe Systems CFO Mark Garrett said he doesn’t anticipate the fallout from the firm’s public scuffle with Apple over the Flash multimedia platform will deter potential customers from embracing its Creative Suite 5 products. In early April, Apple quietl…

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