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Google releases standalone Google Docs, Sheets apps

Google this week released separate mobile apps for accessing documents and spreadsheets stored on its Google Apps cloud platform.

News Scan: Google breaks up a mobile app set; Mobile threats target Android; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 1, including the mobile breakup of the Google Drive band, the predominance of Android malware, a yearly rise in mobile shipments, what faltering industry Huawei is taking over and how Twitter can improve ad revenue.

Facebook thanks mobile for ad revenue boost while Google struggles

Facebook and Google are ramping up mobile advertising efforts--with varying degrees of success.

Smartphone patent wars: You can't tell the players without a scorecard

Last week saw a number of major developments in the ongoing patent wars among the major smartphone players.

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.