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Android  is expected to surpass Apple in application downloads for the first time, according to research seen by CNET. A study by Ovum has found that Google’s mobile system is set to notch up 8.1bn app downloads this year, compared with 6bn for Apple’s iOS devices. Read more >>

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Technology industry analyst Gartner has slashed its sales growth projection for PCs for 2011 from 9.3% to 3.8%, PC Pro reports. Gartner attributes the slowdown to pressure from other gadgets such as smartphones and tablets and people holding on to their PCs for longer. Read more >>

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Michael Arrington, the man behind the influential TechCrunch blog, has started a venture capital fund to invest in start-ups, the New York Times reports. Mr Arrington’s $20m CrunchFund throws up concerns over a conflict of interests, the NYT adds, saying that it is one of journalism’s cardinal rules that reporters should maintain a distance from the people, organisations and issues they cover. Read more >>