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Stories You May Have Missed – January 12, 2011

by Jack McGrath | January 12, 2011January 12, 2011 10:07 pm PST

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. Samsung Replaces American CEO

Yangkyu Kim was passed the torch to become the new CEO of Samsung’s America division given his past experience with HDTVs. Executives hope that Mr. Kim will help increase the 19.3 percent market share the company already enjoys.

Samsung Electronics America Announces Replacement CEO

2. Verizon Unveils the iPhone 4

Now that Verizon has the iPhone, are they going to be able to destroy AT&T by selling the iPad in conjunction with the anticipated smartphone? Verizon also announced an update to their upgrading policy; check all of the details below.

Verizon Is Going for the Kill Shot with the iPad
Verizon’s New Upgrade Policy
Personal Hotspots Coming To All iPhones in iOS 4.3

3. Microsoft and Apple Fighting Again

Microsoft is saying that Apple has no right to trademark the “App Store” as it is a general term applying to all mobile application marketplaces. Apple is saying that it is an original phrase. Who’s going to win this legal battle?

Apple Tries To Lay Claim To “App Store”; Microsoft Says “Not So Fast”

4. Speaking of Apple…

Rumors are indicating that Apple will announce a joint venture with News Corp. to deliver a daily, iPad-exclusive newspaper. TechnoBuffalo’s Jon Q. also reviewed Hipstamatic, one of the year’s most successful iPhone apps.

Rumor: Jobs and Murdoch To Announce iPad Newspaper Jan. 19
Hipstamatic iPhone App Review

5. One Device, Many Functions

Noah took a look at multi-function devices and why they are so great, but he also analyzes the evolution of technology to perform oh so many tasks.

One Device for Everything! But, Why?

6. Does T-Mobile Want the iPhone?

T-Mobile kicked off an advertising campaign with a jab at AT&T and Verizon. Is the carrier crying for the iPhone?

T-Mobile Pokes Fun at Verizon and AT&T (Video)

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Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...