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+ - Apple Tops Google for No. 1 Image in Poll->

Submitted by devleopard
devleopard (317515) writes "Apple Inc. (AAPL), burnished by the iPhone’s success and memorials to Steve Jobs, displaced Google Inc. (GOOG) as top company in Harris Interactive (HPOL)’s poll of corporate images. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) and Johnson & Johnson dropped.
Apple earned the highest score in the 13-year history of Harris’ survey of U.S. consumers, buoyed by the Cupertino, California-based company’s financial success and products like last year’s iPhone 4S ..."

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Android

+ - ITC bans U.S. import of multiple HTC devices in Ap->

Submitted by devleopard
devleopard (317515) writes "A judge with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled Monday that HTC is guilty of infringing Apple’s patents in several devices. The ITC also ordered a ban on the import of several of HTC’s smartphones although it is unclear which models are affected. The ban will take effect on April 19th."
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Google

+ - Google News slanting via story picking?

Submitted by devleopard
devleopard (317515) writes "Was out and about, and heard about the final escape/release of Capt. Richard Phillips, held hostage by Somalian pirates. My cohort in the car couldn't find more than a summary on his iPhone, so I thought I'd hit up Google News on my Blackberry. Lo and behold: nothing. Get home, look in a full-blown browser: still nothing. On 3 of the biggest news networks (CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC) this story is all over their coverage and above the fold on their home pages. Google News, supposedly a mere aggregator, has no coverage on their home page (Top Stories), instead covering the new dog in the White House. On the US page, 5 of the first ten articles mention various details about the President (more dog news and where his family attended church this morning), but no mention of the Somalian pirates. Click on World, and if you scroll, finally a related headline: "Somali Piracy — An Overstated Threat?" If you click on Most Popular, you *finally* get a link to the rescue/escape. What kind of spin is Google putting on? Does Google really aggregate news, or is there any kind of an ideology that determines what is displayed or not?"

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