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January 4, 2011 at 10:01 AM

CES 2011: Toyota taps Inrix, Bing for new dash system

The first major CES 2011 announcement for a Seattle-area company is from Inrix, the Kirkland provider of traffic and vehicle information services. Today, Inrix announced that it’s going to provide real-time traffic information to “Entune,” Toyota’s response to the successful Ford Sync in-dash multimedia system. Entune, which is appearing in some Toyotas later this year, connects…

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September 7, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Google TV in autumn, Chrome tablets coming, CEO says

The TV platform that Google is developing with Sony, Intel and Logitech will debut in the U.S. this autumn, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt told reporters at a Berlin trade fair. Schmidt also said Google will be announcing deals with computers makers to use the company’s Chrome operating system on tablet computers, according to a…

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September 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Starbucks’ new treat: a BlackBerry app

Following the success of its iPhone application released last September, Starbucks tonight is announcing a new version for BlackBerry smartphones. The app lets users check their Starbucks card balance, reload cards using a credit card and pay for drinks by displaying a barcode on the phone at some stores. BlackBerry users also get a new Starbucks store…

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June 28, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Kindle for Android app released by Amazon.com

Amazon.com today announced an Android version of its popular app that continues to extend its Kindle reading and book-shopping software beyond its Kindle e-reader device. The Android Kindle app comes as Amazon and Google, backer of the open-source device platform, are increasingly competing in digital media and cloud computing services, wooing the same consumers, publishers…

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