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Google replaces Apple as the world's most valuable brand

After three years at the top of the Millward Brown BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Brands chart, Apple has lost the number 1 position to Google.

Apple slipped to second place in 2014, whilst IBM remained in third.

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Qualcomm buys around 2,400 patents from HP

Patent portfolio includes technology from Palm, iPAQ and Bitfone

Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a collection of patents from three HP companies: Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc.

The patent portfolio comprises approximately 1,400 granted patents and patent applications from the USA plus approximately 1,000 patents and applications from other countries.

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Mobile payments, connected contact lenses, secure smartphones and much more

Podcast - 22nd January 2014

In this week's podcast, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge talk about the new Zapp mobile payment scheme, Google's healthcare plans and an ultra-secure smartphone.

Also on the agenda are HP's new phablets, Jimmy Wales joining a UK MVNO, Apple's in-app purchases and plenty of research about tablets.

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HP returns to smartphones but only in India at the moment

HP returns to smartphones but only in India at the moment

HP has announced its first smartphone devices since discontinuing the Palm webOS range in 2011.

One has a 6-inch screen - the HP Slate6 VoiceTab - and there’s also a HP Slate7 VoiceTab with a 7-inch screen. Both run Android 4.2 on a quad-core processor, are equipped with stereo loudspeakers and have a 5 megapixel camera on the back.

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HP expands its computing range with an Android-based business PC

HP has announced a new ‘all-in-one’ business-focussed computer that uses the Android platform.

All the computing technology is built into a 21.5-inch HD touch screen, which runs Android 4.3 on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor.

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