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Google Tangoes with Lenovo to Bring 3D Mapping to Smartphones (Wall Street Journal)
Google has already mapped the world in two dimensions. Now it wants to add the third, and it has enlisted China’s Lenovo to help. The companies announced plans for Lenovo to build and sell the first smartphone that can carry out the goals of Google’s Project Tango, which aims to allow smartphone users to understand their locations indoors.

How Apple Could Play Spoiler for the Search Ad Business (Search Engine Land)
Mark Ballard: Thinking about what developments could have the greatest impact on paid search in 2016, a few possibilities jump to mind, including whether or not Apple will make a move that shakes up the entire search industry. With so much volume flowing through their devices, there are a number of ways they could do this.

50% of Consumers in Mature Markets To Use Phones, Smartwatches for Mobile


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