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AMNews: Samsung Profits Dip, Google Street View Goes Indoors, Google TV Update

Samsung has reported a dip of 23% in its profit following decrease in demands of flat panels as well as computer chips despite an increase in shipments of smartphones.

Google has enhanced its Street View mapping service and took it to the next level by including the photos of interiors of business from across the globe. Under this program, started back in April 2010 and back in May this year, Google had informed that it was planning to send professional photographers to snap professional pictures for their Places page

Google has released an updated version of the software platform for its Google TV devices, one which is based on Honeycomb. The customised version of Android 3.1 will be pushed to Sony Google TV on the 30th of October with Logitech Revue devices likely to be the next to get the update.

After the saga at the end of September and August that hit HP and involved replacing its CEO, Leo Apotheker, getting rid of the promising WebOS and mulling plans to spin off its HP division. The company announced today that it was shelving that last bit and said that "Continued combination of HP and its Personal Systems Group expected to deliver greater customer and shareholder value".

Gazelle, a large online tech device buyer, announced last week that the number of BlackBerry users trying to get rid of their handsets had increased by 80%, an article on Forbes reveals. Analysts predicted this would happen, after two significant events occurred almost simultaneously.

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