Juan Carlos PerezAssistant News Editor, IDG News Service

Juan Carlos Perez covers e-commerce, Google, Web application development, and cloud applications for the IDG News Service, and is based in Miami.

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First Windows Phone 8.1 phone, the Nokia Lumia 630, due out this week in Asia

It'll be a Nokia Lumia 630 that'll be available in single SIM and double SIM models

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Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Google+ tremors rattle Apps suite

Vic Gundotra's departure raises questions about the social network's future, including its role for enterprise customers

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Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version adds background refresh capability.

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How do you like them apples: Google, Samsung ink patent deal

The move will make it easier for them to collaborate, and is a defensive move against Apple

Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

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Google buys maker of fascinating, creepy robots

Boston Dynamics' robots move like humans or four-legged animals, and one shifts its shape to fit through tight spaces.

Google Books legal epic moves to appeals court

Google's defense has been that its search results only display "snippets" of text from books that it copied without permission, but the Authors Guild argues that the company violated copyright law.

Gmail iOS app gets better navigation, message handling on iPads

Now, when holding the iPad in landscape mode, the Gmail app displays a new vertical navigation bar in the left side of the screen.

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Google adds more shortcuts to Gmail

The new batch of “quick-action buttons” let users rate restaurants, change restaurant reservations, open Dropbox folders, and launch Google Docs files.

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Ailing Obamacare site to get a "tech surge"

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting the IT trauma team giving urgent care to the Obamacare website, which has badly malfunctioned since its launch almost three weeks ago.

Microsoft revamps Yammer's iPad app

Microsoft has enhanced its Yammer enterprise social networking suite's mobile applications, email integration, and document collaboration.

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Google adds search by image to Chrome browser

Google's latest Chrome browser update fixes 50 security problems and gives users the capability to use images as search queries.

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Google finally squashes IM bug

Google finally beat down the scary and disconcerting glitch.

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A Google Talk bug sent IMs to wrong recipients

A glitch in Google Talk routed instant messages incorrectly on Thursday morning, exposing private text chats to unintended recipients.

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