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From: FUBHO10/1/2008 11:34:30 AM
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Android Games on the Way
Posted by Christophor SuperGuido Rick, 2 hours ago

Herocraft, the leading developer and publisher of games for mobile and Smartphone devices, today announces their intention to release the award-winning Stolen In 60 Seconds on Google’s new Android operating system, followed by a selection of 10 other games from their existing catalogue throughout Q1-2009.

Herocraft will also bring branded titles currently in development to the new Android platform, including the eagerly awaited Postal Babes game, based on the legendary booth babes that accompanied the classic PC title Postal at trade shows throughout the world.

Herocraft (www.herocraft.com) is a leading developer and publisher of games and applications for mobile phones and smart devices. Based in Kalinigrad, Russia Herocraft was founded in 2001 and employs 70+ staff in its various offices across Europe.

Herocraft is a part of the United Fun Traders alliance. UFT is a consortium tasked with providing comprehensive, wide-ranging international marketing support for Russian developers and producers of mobile content products and services.

gamersdailynews.com

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From: FUBHO10/2/2008 1:25:17 PM
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Google touts platform-wide Android search integration
October 2, 2008 — 9:46am ET | By Jason Ankeny
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Google is continuing to reveal more details on its Android mobile operating system in advance of this month's release of the T-Mobile USA G1, the first Android-powered handset. Writing on the Official Google Mobile Blog, Android software engineer Andy Stadler reports that Android's mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," which includes integrating the web services giant's signature search tools as a platform-wide feature: Every searchable Android application will include a Search menu option, with some (such as Maps) supporting type-to-search, others (like Android Market) featuring Search buttons and still others (like the homescreen) offering Search widgets. Stadler adds that the G1 will also include a dedicated Search key on the bottom row of the handset keyboard.

Android search services will also offer users suggestions as they type, continuing to refine the list of possibilities with each keystroke. On the G1, Google web searches will use Google Suggest technology to offer relevant suggestions, while other apps like YouTube or Gmail will suggest queries based on past searches. Users may also share search capabilities with each other. Google notes that it has shared an API, documentation, sample code and related tools with third-party developers to enable their applications to implement basic search services as well.

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From: FUBHO10/2/2008 1:27:16 PM
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Android sucks oxygen from mobile broadband room
Posted by Dana Blankenhorn @ 7:23 am
blogs.zdnet.com

Just a week after launch the Google Android design is already sucking the oxygen from the mobile broadband market room.

Palm and Symbian are gasping for breath. Microsoft and LiMo are breathing hard. RIM seems to be holding its breath. Only Apple is still smiling.

Palm is under increased pressure to quit the mobile operating system race and throw in with Android. Nokia is now thinking of going along with Motorola and releasing Android kit. The Blackberry remains a narrow-band device.

Both Matt and I offered some snark against Microsoft yesterday, and the LiMo SDK is not coming out until year-end.

What makes the market potentially competitive is the fact that AT&T and Apple now define the handheld broadband experience. Other carriers are desperate to compete. So are other handset makers.

Google is demonstrating its own Android applications and dealers are appearing before users can even get their hands on devices.

Handset makers are used to having new product out every three months and tend to render it obsolete within six months. The carriers’ wait for something that can compete with the iPhone has been excruciating.

If other handheld operating system vendors don’t step up soon, Android may be all that’s left.

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From: FUBHO10/2/2008 6:12:36 PM
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HTC Expects G1 Phone to Infuse NT$7 B. Into Q4 Revenue
2008/10/01
Taipei, Oct. 1, 2008 (CENS)--The Taiwan-based High Tech
news.cens.com

Computer Corp. (HTC), a world-caliber supplier of smartphones, has unveiled world`s first Android platform-based smartphone, G1, in the U.S., and the firm has expected the newest handset to infuse NT$7 billion into its fourth-quarter revenue, according to company sources.

The G1 is developed jointly by Google.Com and HTC, and makes its debut in the U.S., with its service provided by a North American telecom company, T-Mobile. According to industry insiders, T-Mobile is planning to order a total of between 1.5 million and 2 million units of G1 with HTC in the near future, including 400,000 to 500,000 to be sold in the fourth quarter of this year. More exactly, shipment of G1 is estimated to contribute over NT$18 billion to HTC`s sales performance next year.

Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, indicated at the G1 presentation that presence of G1 and Android platform will definitely give strong pushes to development and applications of the network for handsets in the future.

As a competing model against HTC`s Diamond, Apple`s iPhone and Samsung`s Omnia smartphones, G1, without either Google`s or HTC`s mark on it, features a rotational slide and finger-touch, built-in keypad, with weight of 150g and thickness of 1.6cm. However, its built-in functions of network application services by Google, including Google Maps, Gmail, Youtube and Google Talk, are the most attractive features for users. Also, the G1 allows users to directly browse Google`s online shopping platform, Google Market.

Industry insiders noted that although being inferior to its competing models in terms of exterior design, G1 lures intense attention of consumers to its more easy-to-operate interface and more convenient network functions developed by Google. T-Mobile is scheduled to start promotion of G1 in late October and will price the phone at US$179 per unit coupled with a two-year contract in the U.S. The telecom company will further launch the phone in European countries starting the end of this year.

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From: Paul Chiu10/6/2008 10:33:51 AM
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goog 2009 pe now below 20 at 18.94
goog peg ratio now at 0.62

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From: Paul Chiu10/6/2008 11:09:56 AM
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goog is now my largest holding as i halved my aapl holdings
why?

i like goog chances more going forwards than aapl as the per item price for aapl goods is much higher than for goog.

of course, if we were to "v" out from here, aapl will outperform goog, but that is the big question. when is the "v"? or are we getting the "L"

paul

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To: Paul Chiu who wrote (2877)10/6/2008 1:17:49 PM
From: Trader J
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Not sure what to expect at this point Paul. Google from a valuation perspective looks incredible, but so do a lot of stocks right now. And with my crystal ball somewhat cloudy as it relates to a "where to from here standpoint" ... probably best to sit on my hands even though that is not my style.

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To: Trader J who wrote (2878)10/6/2008 1:53:45 PM
From: Paul Chiu
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take care, j.

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To: Paul Chiu who wrote (2879)10/6/2008 3:56:19 PM
From: Trader J
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And you as well. As expected, I couldn't sit on my hands for long. GS at 117 was far too much to pass up. Also had to grab some GOOG down here. I think today was finally a good day of capitulation following Friday and the fear of the weekend is now behind us. Being largely a pyschological trader, I try to stay in tune with the greed and fear index .... my own level, not the VIX. :)

Wanted to buy about 2 dozen issues but I'm holding off and staying nimble right now. Sticking with GOOG and GS. If I had monster marbles I really like the 3/09 options at the current strike up to about 400.

But I don't :)

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To: Trader J who wrote (2880)10/6/2008 4:19:19 PM
From: Paul Chiu
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well, if you bought at -800+, you are my hero!
(at least before tomorrow's session!)

paul

i had to mass liquidate today....

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