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Late News: Google 'Reject', NFC On 300 Million Smartphones By 2014, Google Maps 50 Million Downloads, Google's US Share Rise

According to reports, a new project funded by Google on installing “regret” in computers is currently under progress. The project is being carried out at the Tel Aviv University, Israel by a group of scholars lead by Professor Yishay Mansour, which upon completion should bring a revolutionary change in the IT industry

The NFC mobile payments technology is expected to see substantial growth over the next three years, with one in every five Smartphones being NFC compatible by 2014. According to a research conducted by Juniper Research, by 2014 NFC technology will be in use by around 300 million Smartphones around the world.

Google Maps, one of Google's most popular web services, has become the first Android app to have over 50 million downloads. Throughout its evolution the application has witnessed a number major updates including voice-guided advanced navigation system that provides users a very detailed set of instructions, 3D views, and support for Google’s Latitude and Places services

Micro-blogging platform Twitter reportedly turned down a $10 billion acquisition bid from search engine giant Google last year. According to Fortune, three companies were planning on acquiring Twitter: software giant Microsoft, rival Facebook and Google.

Google’s US search engine market share increased during the last month as Bing and Yahoo still struggle to bring down the search engine giant. According to the latest web metrics released by comScore, Google’s search engine accounted for 65.7 percent of all the web searches conducted in March in the US, an increase of 0.3 percent from the 65.4 percent market share it had in February.

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