80% Say Social Networks Had No Influence On Holiday Shopping Decisions
Social networks could one day revolutionize how we get shopping recommendations, but not yet. Instead, tablets are causing the biggest shakeup in ecommerce. 80.2% of 1000 holiday shoppers said no, personal connections on Facebook or another social networking site did not influence their shopping decisions.

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Google Introduces Android Design to Help Developers Make the Best-looking Android 4.0 Apps
It’s no secret that Android developers have a harder time adapting their apps to work ably on the myriad screen sizes and resolutions presented by the various manufacturers. Google is trying to alleviate some of the pain by introducing Android Design, a simply-yet-comprehensive walkthrough for prospective designers, giving tips on the best aesthetic decisions when creating apps for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sisvel International Acquires Over 450 Nokia Patents, Most of Which Relate to Wireless
Remember Sisvel International? You know, that company that linked up with Apple and Siemens in order to engage on a full-on patent assault during CeBIT 2010? It's back, and it's snapping up 47 patent families comprised of more than 450 patents and applications originally filed by Nokia.

CyanogenMod Passes 1 Million Downloads, Banned App Store Coming Soon?
One of the advantages of owning an Android device is the ability to install a custom ROM and making your device perfect for your tastes. You can’t talk about custom ROMs without mentioning the king of them all, CyanogenMod, which has just surpassed 1 million downloads.