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Report: Mobile ad revenue to boost Google in 2014 as desktop ads decline

Google will see a surge in mobile advertising revenue in 2014 even as revenue from desktop web ads continues to decline, according to a new report from research firm eMarketer.

CNN, NBCU vets launch over-the-top celebrity TV networks

Comcast, DirecTV and other pay TV distributors face new over-the-top video competition from TAPP (TV App), a startup led by former NBCUniversal Television Chairman Jeff Gaspin and former CNN CEO Jonathan Klein.

Report: iOS 8 to include improvements to Apple Maps, public transit directions service

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is still around three months away, but already rumors are leaking out about what the next version of iOS will include. According to a report from  9to5Mac, the new software version will include an array of enhancements and improvements to Apple Maps, the company's native mapping service.

Hyper speed Internet at Starbucks yet? Google won't confirm

Google is staying tight-lipped about the progress of its Wi-Fi service upgrade in selected Starbucks stores, but some patrons are tweeting that their local coffee shop has already received the upgrade. FierceWirelessTech has more.

Google tight-lipped about rumored app, Starbucks retrofit

Google is not commenting on rumors that first emerged last month regarding its work on an application designed to ease access to its public Wi-Fi hotspots. The company also does not have much to say regarding its ongoing upgrade of Wi-Fi service in certain Starbucks stores, though users have been posting positive reviews on social media.

Jumping into a dynamic year for online video

Anyone who doesn't see 2014 as a year of large-scale changes to the way online video is marketed, packaged and perceived hasn't been paying attention. Cable operators and short-form content providers alike are preparing to take a bite out of the space occupied by Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Google to release SDK to get Android into wearables

Google will release in two weeks a software-development kit for developers to let them more easily put Google's Android platform into wearable computing devices, according to a senior Google executive.

Cincinnati community group vies for Google Fiber

Cincinnati is the latest city to lobby Google Fiber to be the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, reports  WLWT News 5.

FCC's Rosenworcel looks to 5 GHz band, 600 MHz guard bands for unlicensed wireless

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the FCC should seize a near-term opportunity to use more of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed wireless use, and also explore ways to make use of guard bands that will be produced in the 600 MHz spectrum auction for unlicensed purposes.

IDC cuts tablet growth rate forecast for 2014, cites maturing market

Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.