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Samsung still dominates US mobile phone market: fresh figures show

While popular gadgets maker Apple is stretching its reach, rival electronics manufacturer Samsung is leading supplier of mobile phones in the US, figures compiled by market researcher ComScore revealed.

According to ComScore, 25.6 per cent of US mobile subscribers in the quarter to November 11 had Samsung handsets, while Apple handsets accounted for only 11.2 per cent.

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Boxee releases final desktop version

Boxee, the inventor of Boxee Boxes that that stream live videos to TV sets, is releasing newest 1.5 update for PCs and Boxee Box devices.

The update is being tested by select Boxee Box owners with plans to roll out a public beta in January, but Windows, Mac and Linux-based PC owners can download the newest build starting today.

The latest version of the software brings various improvements to the interface of the entertainment hub.

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Google’s musical holiday-themed doodle for Christmas

With Christmas being yet another calendar-marking day for Google to celebrate with a Google Doodle, the occasion was rejoiced by Google with a musical holiday-themed doodle, boasting interactive flashing lights and the ‘Jingle Bells’ tune.

The Christmas Google Doodle, which the Internet search giant brought on its search page as an early present for Christmas, unfolded itself with multi-hued lights in a square shape. The Internet users’ random click on the lights replaced the six-letter word G-O-O-G-L-E with items underscoring the holiday theme.

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Mozilla to get nearly $300M a year from its renewed deal with Google: report

Mozilla will reportedly get nearly three times as much for making Google its default search engine in its Firefox browser.

According to AllThingsDigital, Google will now pay the non-profit organization behind the open source web browser $300 million per year over the next three year to remain the default search engine in Firefox.

Previously, Google was paying just $100 million per year.

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Software update for Kindle Fire promises several improvements

Online retailer Amazon has issued a software update for its Kindle Fire to address problems like unreliable scrolling, inept apps and coldness of touch navigation.

The newly released update improves the responsiveness of touch navigation and the swiftness of actions on the tablet. Thus, users will now be able to load webpages swiftly in the tablet's Web browser.

The software update also adds some new features like the one that allows Fire tablet users to edit what shows up in their "carousel" of recent apps as well as content displayed on the devise's home-screen.

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