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Which Google service will Facebook try to disrupt: Android or Search? – and my top collection of links

January 16, 2013

Lots of interesting stuff today, from people such as Joe Biden and places like Europe, Chicago and Australia.

Ok, let’s get going. All the links:

– “How to block phone calls on your Android (operating system) phone – How to block phone calls on your Android phone January 15, 2013 By Simon Hill Find out how to block unwanted calls on your Android smartphone as we run through some solutions to protect you from telemarketers and persistent exes” – [www.digitaltrends.com]
– 99designs launches Italian-language site as its European expansion continues – “Key to 99designs’ expansion in Europe was its purchase of 12designer, a company based in Berlin. Since that purchase, 99designs has opened an office in Berlin, and expanded its service to include localized websites for Germany, France, and now Italy” – [thenextweb.com]

– Which Google service will Facebook try to disrupt: Android or Search? – “Facebook plans to hold a press event today that-if rumors are factored in-could launch a new search feature, ad platform, improved apps, or even a smartphone that would bring it up to speed with, or at least give it an edge against, its primary foe, Google” – [9to5google.com]

– “Samsung claimed a small victory back in October when the US Court of Appeals overturned the preliminary injunction that banned Galaxy Nexus smartphone sales” – [Samsung fights to keep Apple from overturning the Galaxy Nexus sales ban – androidcommunity.com]

– “Chicago cops: 2 teens among 9 shot since Friday – CHICAGO — Three people have been killed and six others wounded in Chicago gun violence since Friday afternoon, authorities said” – [usnews.nbcnews.com]
– “Vice President Biden: Games are not being singled out in media violence debate January 14, 2013 By Earnest Cavalli Following meetings with representatives from the NRA and games industry, Vice President Joe Biden offers assurances that violent video games are not being viewed as the root cause of gun violence in America. Last week we brought you word on a task force created by US Vice President Joe Biden in response to the December 14 shooting tragedy which occurred at Newtown, CT’s Sandy Hook Elementary School” – [Vice President Biden: Games are not being singled out in media violence debate – www.digitaltrends.com]

– LG Optimus G Jelly Bean update starts rolling out – “Today we’re hearing reports that the folks from LG have started the initial update rollout to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their popular quad-core LG Optimus G flagship smartphone” – [androidcommunity.com]

– “A fire approaches the Newell Highway near Coonabarabran, Australia, in this handout photo provided by the Rural Fire Service on Monday” – [Australia fires near observatory, uncover drug lab – worldnews.nbcnews.com]

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