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In the race to win business chat, there’s a big boy collisi…

In the race to win business chat, there’s a big boy collisi…

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Google will pay Apple $9 billion this year to remain the default search engine in the iPhone’s Safari browser, according to one Goldman Sachs analyst. That’s a hefty expense for Google, but will Apple end up paying the price when it comes to business messaging? According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall, Apple charges Google based on the number of searches iPhone users perform using Safari or Siri. If his $9 billion estimate is correct, it means Google is paying Apple roughly $10 a year for every iPhone user, as Cult of Mac reports. Hall predicts that number may climb as high as $12 billion next year, although other analysts have made lower estimates. Whatever the exact price tag, iPhone users acco
Nintendo Files Patent For Game Boy Smartphone Case

Nintendo Files Patent For Game Boy Smartphone Case

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It looks like Nintendo is working on an official Game Boy case for smartphones.  Siliconera has spotted a new US patent filed by Nintendo which seems to be related to a plastic smartphone case that strongly resembles the design of the classic Game Boy. It's honestly not hard to find Game Boy cases for smartphones (a quick Google search will reveal quite a few that you can buy), but Nintendo's take on this concept seems to differ from the rest in two very distinct ways: it's official and it's fully functional.  Yes, it looks like this case will allow your smartphone to function just like an old-school Game Boy. Based on the design blueprints, it seems that the case's buttons will be placed over your smartphone's touchscreen and are intended to recognize and register any commands