Category: Mobile Content

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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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Cloud awareness high, most prepared to pay, says Funambol

People’s awareness of cloud services is high and intent to store one’s virtual goods in a digital locker is on the rise, according to a new survey by Silicon Valley-based cloud sync service Funambol. With Forrester Research reporting that the personal cloud will be a $12 billion market in the United States alone by 2016, translating to […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Devices, Mobile Content, Social0 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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Apple reveals iCloud pricing

Apple Inc. (AAPL) opened up the iCloud.com interface for developers yesterday and revealed pricing for the service that will launch this fall. Apple plans to offer users up to 5 GB for free and will charge $20 for 15 GB, $40 for 25 GB or $100 for 55 GB per year. Early users of the […]

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

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Groupon and Foursquare team up on daily deals

Two top social apps are apparently joining forces, with news Groupon and Foursquare are teaming up with a daily deal partnership. Location based social app Foursquare has long been trying to make some sort of “deal” breaker into the industry, and how better than to team up with the king of coupon buying, local firm […]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing, Social1 Comment

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Lodsys tells Apple to stay out of patent infringement case

Texan patent troll Lodsys has slammed Apple with an opposition to the Cupertino company’s motion to intervene in a massive patent infringement lawsuit, threatening Angry Birds maker Rovio, Atari, EA, Take-Two Interactive and other game app developers. In a 22 page document, Lodsys argued that because Apple was itself a licensee of Lodsys patents, it […]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Content, Mobile Content, OS0 Comments

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Mobile devices propel Apple to record growth and profits

Mobile has become the absolute fabric of Apple Inc. (AAPL). The business has changed so dramatically thanks to the iPhone (and increasingly the iPad) that it barely resembles itself from even four years ago. During the just closed quarter, Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads. It has sold a cumulative 222 million […]

by Matt Kapko Posted in App Corner, Content, Devices, Enterprise, Industry, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, News, OS, Software2 Comments

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Apple wins early patent battle against HTC

The smartphone war is being waged on many fronts. Of course there’s the never-ending price war and battle for customers at the retail or carrier level, but smartphone makers are treading just as deep into the legal department. Patent disputes abound in the wireless space and the more successful a company is, the more likely […]

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

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Sony claims it’s not proprietary as it pushes forward with Android

Despite being hacked and having to pull its network down for around six weeks, affecting 77 million customers, Sony says it was “pleasantly surprised” by the results of the experience, claiming all its clients came back and that network performance was better than ever. “We came back strong and we’re ready to go,” president of […]

by sylvie barak Posted in Content, Devices, Events, Mobile Content, Software2 Comments

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Zynga prioritizes mobile apps, buys Canadian firm Five Mobile

San Francisco based social gaming firm Zynga has snapped up Canadian app developer Five Mobile with plans to extend its reach beyond the confines of Facebook. Five Mobile’s team will be integrated into Zynga’s new Toronto office, which doubles as a development center. With tablets becoming an ever growing phenomenon and smartphones showing no signs […]

by sylvie barak Posted in App Corner, Content, Mobile Content, Social, Software2 Comments

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