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Noon News: IDC Top Smartphone Vendor: Samsung, Russia & China Stealing Technology Data, Gaming Tablet Bundles

Samsung has been declared the world's largest smartphone maker, according to new market research. Market research firm IDC revealed in a report that during the three months ending September, the company's smartphone business increased by 42.6 percent, with Samsung shipping a total of 118.1 million units.

American intelligence agency, on Thursday warned the US congress that, the governments of Russia and China are stealing various important technologies available over the internet and it has turned into a national policy for these countries.

Gamestop has announced that it will be selling tablets with a number of pre-installed games, in a bid to encourage casual gamers to explore alternative platforms. The retailer is offering the Acer Iconia A100, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the games, but without any premium to pay.

United States and the European Union have held day-long joint exercises to test how they would hold up against cyber attacks on government agencies and critical infrastructure.

Google revealed that the basic ranking algorithm that Google search follows has been reconstructed in order to bring more latest and up-to-date results on the top of any Google search results web-page. Google also added that the latest changes will have effect on approximately 35 percent of the Google searches.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.