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The EU apparently thinks Google has gotten too big for its breeches. In a vote cast today  at the EU parliament, the MPs voted overwhelmingly for the unbundling of Google’s search business from its other businesses. For those who didn’t know, Google was currently the subject of an anti-trust case brought to the EU by Microsoft and other rivals in 2010.…

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Today Surfy, the popular tabbed web browser for Windows Phone, received an update that brings in left and right swipe gesture support for switching between tabs, and a long-press context menu for tabs; allowing you to close tabs without using the tab’s close button. One of the favourite experiences in Surfy is its use of ‘real’ tabs. Adding gesture support…

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Many believe that the greatest factor holding Windows Phone back is the lack of support from the Google ecosystem. Google has only one app in the Windows Phone Store, for Google search, and has explicitly forbade the development of semi-official apps for their other services like YouTube or Google Voice. Google’s repeated defence is that the $50 billion a year…

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It seems the EU is finally planning to take Google to task, and using pretty heavyweight tools. The Financial Times reports that the European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, via the European Commission’s anti-trust office. The FT has seen a draft motion which calls for the “unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services” to…

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Today Surfy, the popular tabbed browser for Windows Phone, received an update that includes passcode authentication, and new language support. While Surfy already includes an effective in-private browsing mode, Surfy now goes further to protect your browsing from prying eyes by allowing you to set a login passcode, which is displayed when you launch Surfy or leave your phone unattended…

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Microsoft announced their earnings yesterday, and the announcement was met with quite a bit of enthusiasm in after hours trading. Now a full day of trading later Microsoft was able to hold on to their gains, being up 2.47% for the day, with a market cap of $380 billion. Google on the other hand, who disappointed with poor performance due…

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Rudy Huyn, a star Windows Phone developer who has developed bunch of great apps for the platform. Rudy has also worked with Microsoft on a official Windows Phone app as well, however. Surprisingly enough, Google has sent a job offer to the developer. As Rudy states, Microsoft never sent him a offer to join the company. I’ve already received an…

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Today Surfy, the popular browser for Windows Phone, received an update and includes a new logo and tile design, and new language support. While Surfy’s previous logo was inspired by the HTML5 logo, it didn’t quite fit with the modern look of the majority of the Windows Phone app tiles. Surfy’s new logo embodies speed and simplicity and it sits…

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