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CNET Update: Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive

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CNET Update: Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive

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A trademark dispute forces Microsoft to rebrand its cloud-based storage service, Google gains new smarts in artificial intelligence, and Android grows its global market share.

Google gains new smarts in artificial intelligence and a Microsoft product goes by a new name. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Microsoft is changing the name of the SkyDrive online storage service. It's been renamed to OneDrive and it's all because a British court ruled that Microsoft SkyDrive infringed on a trademark owned by the British Sky Broadcasting Group. So, instead of battling it out over the rights to the name Sky, Microsoft just changed the name. With the rebranding, Microsoft is hoping OneDrive is easier to remember as one place to save all your documents. Current SkyDrive users should have a smooth transition to the new OneDrive when it launches soon. In other cloud storage news, Sprint wireless customers can get free online storage from Poboplug. Customers get 5 gigs of cloud storage for free and for $5 a month they can upgrade to unlimited storage. Sprint customers can get this free storage of music, video, photos, and more by downloading the Pogoplug app, and the service offers automatic backups. Sprint also added 4G LTE coverage to 40 more US cities giving the faster 4G speed to a total of 340 markets. The third place US carrier is staying competitive by launching an even faster wireless technology. That's called Spark, and it will launch in 100 cities over the next 3 years, but you could find it now in some areas of Florida and Texas as well as Chicago, LA, and New York. You've heard the stories about Google acquiring several major robotics companies, but now Google is also buying up an artificial intelligence company called DeepMind. The tech site Re/Code reports that Google paid $400 million to buy the London-based company. DeepMind works on commercial applications like simulations, e-commerce, and gaming. As for the mobile site of Google, we have new numbers coming in regarding the global reach of the android operating system. Android increased its market share in 12 major regions around the world last year, and that's according to the research firm Kantar Worldpanel comTech. Android holds a 68.6 percent share of the mobile operating system market, and Apple's iOS is in second place slipping to a 44 percent share in the US, a 30 percent share in the UK and 19 percent in China. Windows phone, it's growing its presence in Europe, increasing its slice of the mobile pie from 5.6 percent to a little over 10 percent. That's your tech news update, but you can find more details on these stories at CNET.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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