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Apple’s iPhone Remains King in US Market

Americans own more iPhones than any other smartphone and their total numbers continue to rise, according to a new “Connected Home Report” from The NPD Group. IPhone ownership stood at 42 percent among smartphone users by the end of last year, a 20 percent increase from the prior year.

Samsung, which is the No. 1 smartphone device-maker globally, follows Apple with 26 percent of the American smartphone market. Samsung’s Android devices increased their reach by about 18 percent from the prior year in the U.S. Motorola is a distant third, followed by LG, HTC and then Blackberry.NPD Devices 2013 Read more

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook’s Sandberg Cashes In | Tweets and Votes

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Sheryl Sandberg Sells Facebook Stock for $91 Million (Mashable)
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg raked in $91 million late last week after taking advantage of the social network’s recent stock bump. According to a filing made Friday afternoon with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Sandberg cashed in 2.37 million shares — which is only about 5 percent of her total shares — at prices ranging from $37.79 to $38.78 on Wednesday.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Kate Middleton in Labor | Indiegogo Campaign for Snowden

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Kate Middleton in Labor (The Daily Beast)
Kate and William like to do things their way, and the birth of their first child is proving, so far, to be no exception. With no fanfare, no sirens and no police outriders, a dark Range Rover and a shiny new Audi nosed their way calmly through the traffic-free streets of London shortly after dawn this morning, covering the one-and-a-half miles from Kensington Palace to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in a couple of minutes.

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