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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.

HTC sees another high-profile executive depart

HTC has had several senior level executives leave over the past months and years and it looks like the latest has announced a departure. The interesting twist here, this departure is coming just four months after the arrival. According to a Bloomberg report, Lorain Wong will be leaving the company.

Samsung Solutions Exchange program for businesses launched

As if the struggling company doesn't have enough to worry about, Blackberry, if it survives long enough, might have a new fierce rival as Samsung opens up its Samsung Solutions Exchange. Rather than simply being yet another store filled with business-friendly apps, Solutions Exchange is also a program to bring in developers to port or create apps that directly answer the needs of Samsung's enterprise customers.

Canon, HP, Samsung, Xerox form Mopria mobile printing alliance

Because working together, instead of suing each other, is sometimes more beneficial, if not less expensive, the biggest names in printer technology have joined forces to push for a common goal. The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit organization that will seek to improve the technology and user experience of printing from smartphones and tablets.

Google Q2 2013 earnings trump 2012 with $14.11 billion in revenue

Amidst the smorgasbord of other earnings calls, Google has reported its second quarter results for 2013, showing a significant jump in revenue over the same quarter last year. The Internet giant saw revenue jump all over the board, with site, network, and other revenues representing increases over Q2 2012 ranging from 7-percent to 138-percent.
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