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Google seeks to clarify new privacy policy

In an apparent response to restrain the widespread criticism of the proposed changes to its privacy policy with effect from March 1, Internet search giant Google has clarified that its new, unified privacy policy will not have any impact on enterprise and government contracts.

While the changes essentially underscore a system in which information will be compiled about the users, based on their activities on all the Google sites and products, the company has stressed that individual contracts trump its general policy.

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Flurry Analytics: Kindle Fire dwarfs other Android tablets in market share in 3 months

According to the recent statistics released by Flurry Analytics, the aggressively-priced Amazon tablet, Kindle Fire, has - within three months of its availability - managed to dwarf all the other Android-powered tablets in terms of market share.

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Amazon launches a managed NoSQL database service called DynamoDB

On Wednesday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) debuted a managed NoSQL database service – the DynamoDB database service - which marks a widespread attempt in the direction of building a new type of database for “unstructured” information, so as to enable the users not only to launch a database but also to scale it up or down as per their requirements.

The new DynamoDB database service will be of immense significance to the web companies which are engaged in the collection, storing and processing of an increasing amount of data.

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Intel says 40% of consumer laptops will be Ultrabooks by 2012 end

During the course of a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that the demand for thin laptops – called Ultrabooks – will likely be so huge in the coming times that, by the end of 2012, nearly 40 percent of the laptops in the consumer notebook arena would be Ultrabooks.

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Apple to make an “education announcement” at publishing-related event on Thursday

According to a new Ars Technica report, the printed textbook market is seemingly on the verge of being "digitally destroyed" by Apple, which is scheduled to hold a publishing-related event on Thursday, January 19, at New York's Guggenheim Museum.

Despite the fact that Apple has, in its characteristic style, refrained from sharing any details about the event, other than that it will largely mark an "education announcement," reports have it that the company will announce what apparently will be a "GarageBand for Books" system for authoring as well as selling ebooks.

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