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Google Q4 2013 earnings show increase in revenue

Google has posted the Q4 2013 earnings and while there was an increase in revenue, the company did manage to fall short in terms of expectations. Despite missing analyst expectations, Larry Page, CEO of Google noted how they "ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth." To that point, standalone revenue was up 22 percent year-on-year.

Lenovo tipped to acquire Motorola for several billion [UPDATE: Official]

Motorola is currently listed as being "a Google company." But based on some recent and still developing reports, it looks like that may soon be changing. Details coming from both China Daily and Reuters suggest Lenovo will be acquiring Motorola from Google. While not official just yet, there was talk of the deal being worth "at least" $2 billion. Separately, Reuters is reporting the deal is "close to" $3 billion. UPDATE: It's official.

HP Slate21 Pro Android AIO hands-on

It seems that Android is slowly entering into a new device category. Over here at CES 2014, we're seeing quite a number of all-in-one computers running the mobile operating system, and HP's Slate21 Pro is just one of the latest that we're getting our hands on to try out.

Cisco DX650 melds Android with your office phone

There is no doubt that Android is almost everywhere, powering a wide variety of smart devices ranging from the usual suspects of smartphones and tablets to the more multimedia-centric boxes and TVs. Android has even appeared in some traditional landline situations, as an add-on tablet, a dedicated cordless home phone, or, in this case, a fixed display for an office phone. Make no mistake, though, as Cisco's DX650 phone is all about business and very little about entertainment.

DroidBooster Android accelerator app acquired by Google

Google may have brought some smoothness to Android with Project Butter, however a new acquisition has it looking like they are still looking to make some further improvements. According to reports coming from the French-language L'Expansion, Google has acquired the DroidBooster app from FlexyCore. Details point towards this being a €16.9 million ($23.1 million) acquisition.
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