Tech 2.0 for Friday, February 1, 2013

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Updated: 2/01/2013 3:16 pm


Sony to make a big announcement about PlayStation 4 on February 20 [video]: Sony has streamed a video which show... http://t.co/rjOvGWTK

Did Sony just tease a PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20? http://t.co/vNctX9sZ

The WSJ reports that the PS4 rumors are true. Sony will announced the PlayStation 4 on February 20th: http://t.co/pvMX5pxu


A research group says Apple continues to dominate in tablet computers. But its market share is shrinking because of growing competition. IDC says Apple shipped 22.9 million iPads in the October-December quarter, during which it released a smaller version and updated its full-size models. That's growth of 48 percent from the same period a year earlier. But Apple's market share fell to 44 percent, from 52 percent. Samsung, the maker of the Galaxy line of devices, saw shipments more than triple to 7.9 million. Its market share expanded to 15 percent, from 7 percent. AsusTek Computer, maker of the Transformer line and Google's Nexus 7, also saw shipments and market share increase. Amazon.com's share fell despite shipping more Kindle Fires during the quarter.

You don't have to be a player to be a part of the action on Super Bowl Sunday. Coca-Cola is asking people to vote for an online match between three groups competing for a Coke on Game Day. Pepsi and Toyota are using viewers' photos in their ads. Audi is letting people choose the end of its Super Bowl ad, while Lincoln based its spot on tweets from fans. Advertisers have found new ways to get viewers into the game. But they're going well beyond encouraging fans to tweet or "like" their ads on websites like Twitter or Facebook. They're trying to get the most of their ads. Companies that advertise during the Super Bowl get a 20 percent increase in Web traffic on the day of the game.

The next installment of the long-awaited "Grand Theft Auto" series will launch worldwide on September 17. The game was scheduled to go on sale this spring. Publisher Take-Two says it is delaying the game to give developers more time to work on it. "Grand Theft Auto V" will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. Created by Rockstar Games, "Grand Theft Auto" is one of the world's most popular video game franchises. The latest installment is set in the fictional, struggling metropolis Los Santos. There, Take-Two says, three criminals from very different backgrounds plot their chances of "survival and success."

Facebook has updated its mobile app. The new version allows you to record and share videos within the app. There's also a new voice message mode, enabling you to leave a recorded message for your Facebook friends. It's version 5.4 on Apple's App Store and it's available now in a free download. The Android version allows faster photo viewing and has the voice mode, too. It's on a free download on Google Play.


Samsung doubles market share in tablet PCs as Apple holds lead | http://t.co/JJEqr8O9

Why wait until Sunday? Watch more than 20 Super Bowl ads in our video player here. http://t.co/I9yuWzro

RT @BulldogReporter: Super Bowl Advertisers Getting Consumers More Involved: Big Brands are Showcasing More Interactive Ads This Year http://t.co/eUUHYoGr

Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, Audi & Lincoln Interactive Super Bowl Ads | Bulldog Reporter http://t.co/8HMxs31I

GTA IV release date confirmed, 17th September 2013.

Seriously upset about the GTA IV release being pushed back... I've been looking forward to it for what seems like forever. #NerdProblems

9.17.2013 - GTA V's new release date. I hope it's not as lame as GTA IV.

Facebook's Mobile App Ads See Early Traction With 20% Of iOS' 100 Top Grossing Devs Using Them http://t.co/UylMMgZO
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