All about IDF: News, highlights and takeaways from the big event

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This week, our team hit up San Francisco to attend Intel’s flagship developer conference, IDF 2014. Among the swarms of middle aged white men awkwardly hunched over their portables on plush bean bag chairs and vintage crate coffee tables was a unshakable feeling of excitement and glee around the new technologies that were rumored to be announced. Though IDF is primarily staged as a developers conference, it’s evolved into a platform for Intel to unveil and tease new products to expect in years…

IDC predicts future of phablets, IFA conference generates buzz, Google and Apple duke it out

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News from IFA 2014 in Berlin, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, has dominated the news cycle all week. Lenovo, Huawei and Acer, among others, announced new, affordable PCs and mobile devices, most notably some larger than life phablets. IDC also jumped in on the phablet news by releasing a forecast on the potential future for these phone / tablet hybrids while others looked at who dominates the app world. Check out the highlights from this week’s news:   Devices, devices…

PC sales make a comeback, Microsoft promises to police app store, and Google expands local mobile ads to desktops

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This week, the media analyzed the recent uptick in PC sales and drop in tablet sales, with speculations centered on Chromebook’s competitive edge giving a nudge to sales. Other news focused on fake apps in the Windows Store and the booming mobile advertising space. Here’s a look at the top industry stories: IDC confirms PC sales are doing better than expected Amidst reports that PC sales have made a comeback while tablet sales drop, IDC released a report this week…

Verizon creates a fuss over carrier-driven app store, Google rolls out app install ads, and PC market shows new signs of life

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This week’s news got a little heated after sources confirmed a new app store competitor, headed up by Verizon, may be on the rise. Other top stories focused on the growing app install ad market and a declining PC industry providing some healthy revenue to its manufacturers. Here’s a look at the top industry news: Verizon’s potential plan to launch an app store creates controversy Creating quite the stir this week was the exclusive story from The Information’s Amir Efrati…

Mobile ad revenues hit record high, Lenovo’s plan for world domination, and Windows 8 struggles

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As news continues to circulate about Microsoft and what’s in store for the second half of the year, writers explore new trends and challenges device maker’s face in their efforts to expand globally and the staggering amount of money being poured into mobile ads. Let’s take a look at some of top stories from this week: While still not convincingly effective, mobile ad revenue on the rise Mobile advertising is hitting record highs, nearly doubling from 2012 to 2013 reaching…