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HP pulls the plug on webOS hardware, puts PC business on notice

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) came out with news on rapid fire today. The company killed its webOS device business, leaving the webOS software destined for an anticlimactic end, and announced that its PC business might be separated into another company or spun off in another transaction as well. That news alone would be enough to indicate […]

by Matt Kapko Posted in Devices, Industry, News, OS0 Comments

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HP drops a bomb on Palm and webOS

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) just dropped a bombshell — Palm and webOS are effectively dead. The company just announced that it will stop selling devices based on the webOS platform it acquired from Palm less than 16 months ago for $1.2 billion. In addition to preliminary results for the recently closed quarter, the statement from HP […]

by Matt Kapko Posted in Devices, Industry, News0 Comments

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Acquired mobile advertising executive leaves Apple

Andy Miller is leaving Apple Inc. (AAPL) for a job in venture capital, AllThingsD reports. The mobile advertising executive came to Apple in 2010 by way of a $275 acquisition of Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company he co-founded. Miller is leaving Apple to become a general partner at Highland Capital, which just so happens […]

by Matt Kapko Posted in Devices, Industry, Mobile Marketing, News0 Comments

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German court repeals pan-European ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales

The German Dusseldorf District Court which granted Apple an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe has admitted it has no jurisdiction to stop sales of the tablet in countries outside Germany. The ban has thereby been lifted in all European countries except Germany, until a further hearing between the two parties on August […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Devices, Industry0 Comments

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Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility may face regulatory hurdles

As the dust starts to settle on news of Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility on Monday, the question now being asked is whether the deal will pass muster with regulators and be allowed to pass. On the one hand, Google has said it will continue to run Motorola Mobility as a separate business […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Finance, Industry1 Comment

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Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility – a play for patents only?

With news on Monday that Google Inc. had made a $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility, many posited the move was a play for patents to shore up the software giant’s Android operating system, though analysts remained decidedly divided. “It would be a mistake to look at this as just (or primarily) a patent deal,” patent […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Devices, Finance, Industry, OS, Software1 Comment

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Google and Motorola shed some light on post-acquisition plans

After Google Inc. (GOOG) announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) for $12.5 billion, executives from both companies jumped on a call with investors to offer more details about the pending transaction. Marking his first major acquisition since taking the reins at Google, CEO Larry Page talked about the major strides the Android […]

by Matt Kapko Posted in Components, Content, Devices, Industry, Mobile Content, News, OS, Software0 Comments

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Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5B

Google Inc. (GOOG) took a more serious position in the mobile space today, announcing plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holding Inc. (MOT) for $12.5 billion. The move, if approved, would give Google direct control over a device maker and a direct channel to distribute its Android mobile operating system. The deal calls for Google to […]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Devices, Finance, Industry4 Comments

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Telecommunication jobs hold steady, demand for developers grows

Job figures in the telecommunications space remained steady in Silicon Valley last month, according to new statistics released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary figures showed telecommunication jobs for the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area at 5.9 thousand, marginally up from last month’s 5.8. The number of telecom employees in the area has remained […]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Industry0 Comments

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Google laments rising anti-competitive nature of patents

Google Inc. (GOOG) is fighting back in a war of words over its patent position. There’s a side effect of Android’s success, David Drummond, the company’s chief legal officer and SVP lamented in a blog post. “Android and other platforms are competing hard against each other, and that’s yielding cool new devices and amazing mobile […]

by Matt Kapko Posted in Content, Devices, Industry, Mobile Content, OS, Software9 Comments

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