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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt selling 2.4 million shares, worth nearly $1.5 billion

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt selling 2.4 million shares, worth nearly $1.5 billion

Phil Nickinson 4

When I need cash, I go to the bank. (Or, more accurately, to a shoebox under the loose floorboard in my pantry. Shhhhh.) When the chairman of Google wants cash, he sells stock. According to an overnight SEC filing, Eric Schmidt -- as part of a prearranged trading plan -- is selling some 2.4 million shares of Class A Google stock.  That's somewhere around $1.44 billion dollars worth,...

SwiftKey passes 5 million-installs milestone, celebrates with an update and a sale

SwiftKey passes 5 million-installs milestone, celebrates with an update and a sale

Jerry Hildenbrand 24

SwiftKey, the Android keyboard replacement that can just about read minds, has passed a pretty significant milestone -- 5,000,000 downloads.  Just as impressive, over 1,000,000 users have personalized their install using SwiftKey's service to scan your mail and social media posts to learn how you type.  The folks at TouchType aren't just awesome developers though, they like to share the...

T-Mobile's "New Year, New Phone" sale will slash Android prices for three days only

T-Mobile's "New Year, New Phone" sale will slash Android prices for three days only

Anndrew Vacca 16

If the holiday season didn't manage to bait you into a new phone, this might be your chance: T-Mobile is having a three-day "New Year, New Phone" sale this weekend only, beginning on Friday, January 6.  Sure, there are mail-in rebates involved, and you'll have to make a monthly payment ranging from $10 to $20 on the device itself, but a $49.99 down payment on a Galaxy S II or an Amaze...