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After introducing the idea of creating a satellite-based internet back in November, Elon Musk went into further detail last week on his $10 billion plan to build out a network over the next five years. Now, The Information is reporting that Google might be a main investor. According to an unnamed source in the article, Google has agreed to value SpaceX north of $10 billion, and the inclusion of other investors would make for a big round of funding. It would be another of a handful of network projects the company is invested in — most notable of which is Project…


The worldwide smartphone market grew 27.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2014Q3), just over a third of a billion shipments at 335 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. 8 At this pace, 2014 promises to close at nearly 1.3 billion shipments, with Android taking the lion’s share, spread across over 180 tracked vendors. The bulk of these Android players are squarely focused on the sub-US$200 space, driven by demand at increasingly value-oriented consumers. Third quarter shipments were slightly above IDC’s forecast and expects iOS share to…

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