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Mobile Minutes: Google’s marketing acquisition; UberX free in Seoul; Apple’s patent payout; Pebble’s color smartwatch

February 26, 2015


google nexus 185Google acquires mobile startup that manages Facebook ads
Google Inc. agreed to acquire Red Hot Labs Inc., a mobile startup that helps companies manage advertising on rival Facebook Inc., bolstering its marketing tools on wireless devices.
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Uber makes uberX ride-sharing service free in Seoul
U.S. taxi service provider Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it will make its low-cost uberX ride-sharing service available free of charge in Seoul, in its second bid this month to operate legally in South Korea.
Read more on Reuters


Apple ordered to pay $533 million for patent infringement
Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
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Pebble watch goes color on Kickstarter
When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last year, the company chose to do so in the same space it showed off the Macintosh computer 30 years earlier. It seems that Pebble, the maker of a popular smartwatch, has chosen to do the same thing. But rather than go to a packed auditorium, Pebble is selling its new color smartwatch, called Pebble Time, on Kickstarter.
Read more on New York Times

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