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Microsoft's Bing beats Google to emoji search

Microsoft today added emoji support to Bing, allowing users to search using the characters and get back results based on their semantic meaning. The feature has been added to Bing search in all English markets, both on desktop and mobile.

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Why Twitter launched Fabric, in 5 devastating charts

Yesterday Twitter unveiled Fabric, a semi-integrated suite of tools for mobile app developers. The company somewhat grandiosely refers to it as a “modular mobile platform,” but while it’s definitely modular and certainly focused on mobile, it’s not a platform in any commonly understood sense of the term.

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Google releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus preview images

As promised, Google today released the full Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The latest version of Android isn’t available just yet, but the company is giving developers a head start (about two weeks), so they can test their apps on the new platform.

Lollipop Forest Google Android

Google misses in Q3 with revenue of $16.5B & earnings of $6.35 per share

Google today reported its third-quarter earnings for 2014, with gross revenue of $16.5 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $6.35. Analysts had expected earnings of $6.53 on revenue of $16.6 billion. In after-hours trading, the company is down by almost 3 percent.

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside

Motorola promises Android 5.0 update for Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini

Following the unveiling of Android 5.0 Lollipop today, Motorola has announced plans to bring Google’s new operating system version to many of its devices. The company is promising that the Moto X (first and second generation), Moto G (first and second generation), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini will all get updates.

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The doctor will see you now — through Google

Google seems to be getting smarter all the time. It’s already a sort of virtual encyclopedia. Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a wise, caring parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.