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Study: iPhone 5S is the #1 Smartphone in 35 Countries, Including the U.S.

Counterpoint Technology Research has released its latest report, in which it lists the top ten smartphones sold worldwide in May 2014. Despite being 8 months old, Apple’s iPhone 5S tops the charts in 35 countries, with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 coming in a “quite distant number two.” Of the total top ten list, Samsung has four devices to Apple’s three, including the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4s.

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Another interesting takeaway that Apple will surely take note of: three of the top ten devices on the list are phablets, accounting for 40% of the total smartphone sales in May...

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U.S. Economy Experiences Sharpest Drop in 5 Years

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9% in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.

The first-quarter contraction reported Wednesday by the government was even more severe than the 1%t annual decline it had estimated a month ago. Much of the downward revision reflected an unexpectedly sharp drop in health care spending. Another factor was a bigger trade deficit than earlier estimated. Read more…

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Prisoner Swap Frees U.S. Soldier Held by Taliban for 5 Years

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Breaking with its long-held policy of refusing to negotiate with terrorist organizations, the White House has agreed to release five Taliban prisoners in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since June 30, 2009

The peaceful transfer of Bergdahl into the hands of American special-operations forces took place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET

Once in transit away from his former captors, Bergdahl asked if the team taking him away was a U.S. special-forces team, at which point one of the soldiers confirmed his guess and said, “Yes, we’ve been looking for you for a long time,” according to The New York Times. At that point, Bergdahl reportedly broke down in tears. Re...

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37% of U.S. Millennials Say Mobile Tech Increases Their Work Hours

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It’s no secret that smartphones and tablets increase levels of interpersonal communication. It’s never been easier to get in touch with family and friends.

However, results from a recent Gallup poll show that mobile technology influences other areas of American adults’ day-to-day lives as well, such as business and politics.

According to the poll, conducted in late March, 37% of employed American adults between the ages of 18 and 29 said that mobile tech greatly increases the amount of work they do outside of work hours. In the same age group, 76% of respondents said mobile increases their amount of communication, while 21% said it increased their involvement in election campaigns and other political activities. Read more…

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