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Android passes iOS in mobile ad traffic for first time

Google's Android platform has passed Apple's iOS in mobile ad traffic for the first time, according to Opera Mediaworks' quarterly mobile ad report.

Google looks to PC with Project Ara smartphone

It has emerged that Google is drawing inspiration from PC systems to build the next-generation of smartphones. The company outlined its ambitious plans at the Project Ara modular phone developers' conference held last week.

News Scan: Yahoo's Apple plan not yet ripe; For mobile ads, think audio; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 17, including Yahoo's plan to unseat Google in iOS, the inception of the first telco-based mobile ad exchange platform, why audio quality is more important than video quality in mobile ads, the expected surge of M2M devices in the oil and gas industry and the cautious expansion of mobile technologies in Eastern Europe.

comScore: Bing continues to make modest marketshare gains

Bing made modest gains again this month in comScore's search marketshare overview, but the gains didn't come at the expense of Google.

Heartbleed underscores need for open source bug bounties

I came across an excellent suggestion for preventing future problems like the Heartbleed bug--set up a bug bounty program for open source software.

Heartbleed flaw present in millions of Android devices

The Heartbleed flaw, a hole in the OpenSSL software that enables two-thirds of websites to encrypt data, is also present in millions of Android devices, reports Ars Technica.

Eavesdropping bug found in Google Chrome

An Israel-based developer has discovered a design flaw in Google Chrome that could allow a rogue website to turn on the victim's microphone and listen in without any indication of it happening.

5 tips for navigating the CIO role at tech companies

In a recent post at  Forbes, Peter High--President of advisory firm Metis Strategy--outlines what CIOs in technology companies need to do to stay relevant, improve their IT teams and improve their businesses.

'Robust selection' of apps will be key to enterprise adoption of smart wearables, says IDC

A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.

Rackspace: Count us out of cloud price cutting

It's a race to the bottom for some of the largest cloud providers as at least three of them drastically lowered their prices within a short period of time. Google started the ball rolling when it slashed the prices of its Google Cloud Platform about two weeks ago. The move was largely mirrored by Amazon AWS the next day, and Microsoft Azure shortly after.