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Microsoft head of mobile calls Android “kind of a mess” and touts Windows Phone

Oh man, the juicy news just keeps flowing in from the AllThingsD conference going on today called Dive Into Mobile. From Facebook Home, Motorola stock Android devices, and much more but now we're turning our focus towards a few comments made by Microsoft's head of the mobile Windows Phone division. This dude claims Android is "still kind of a mess" and is touting just how awesome Windows Phone 8 truly is.

Google Glass specs revealed, offers 16GB of storage and 5MP camera

As we noted on Monday, Google has proclaimed the rumors that Glass Explorer edition devices will begin shipping soon to be true, with some of them possibly having been shipped today, and the rest slated to follow in waves over the coming weeks. The Internet giant followed the announcement up with the release of Mirror API documentation and sample code, and has now released a support page that (finally) details Glass's tech specs.

Facebook Home privacy concerns are addressed in Q&A

Excited about Facebook Home but wondering what the privacy aspect of it is looking like? Facebook has published a Q&A-format response to the most common questions that have been asked so far, addressing things like what information Home will gather and what it can see. We've got a full run-down of the privacy information, which you can check out after the jump.

Tumblr reaches 100 million blogs, 72 million posts per day

Everyone can be a blogger in today's day and age, and a lot of that we owe to Tumblr. This week we've learned that the massive and extremely popular social and blogging site has reached an impressive milestone in March of 2013. Tumblr now has over 100 million blogs on the site, a number which has doubled in under a year after being around 50m in April of 2012.

LG Nexus 4 heads to Brazil at Ponto Frio and more

For all of our friends and readers in South America, it looks like Google's popular and amazing LG Nexus 4 has finally made it down to your part of the world. The Nexus 4 is available starting today in Brazil for those interested in picking up Google's latest and greatest flagship smartphone.

Digg details Google Reader replacement coming July 1

Earlier this month Google announced their popular RSS option Google Reader would be closing, and we all know how most of you feel about that. Quick to the rescue was the folks over at Digg, who have promised a replacement that will be fast and work on a wide array of devices. Today we're getting a few more details regarding the Google Reader replacement that's coming soon.

Google Reader alternatives for Android users

We still have a few months before Google Reader officially shuts down, however with the date set -- now may be a good time to start looking. Sure, that petition is still kicking, however we are not counting on that. It would be nice to see, but our minds have already begun looking elsewhere and we have a few options to share. In total we have five to present. The first two will be the closest to Google Reader, the second two are a bit different and the last is well, just different. We should also point out that our criteria was that we could access our feeds on our Android devices.
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