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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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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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Apple, Samsung rise to top spots in smartphone sector

Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose to the top spot in second-quarter marketshare in the smartphone space, capitalizing on a 31% plunge from longtime market leader Nokia Corp. (NOK), according to new analysis from IHS Inc.  Even though the smartphone space grew 7.5% quarter to quarter, Nokia’s marketshare continued to fall, down to 16.7 million units. It [...]

by Tracy Ford Posted in Devices, News, OS0 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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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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Apple attracts trademark suit with iCloud moniker

Apple’s launch strategy for new products is an interesting phenomenon. While the details are always jealously guarded so Jobs’ “one more thing” can have the maximum impact on stage, this does leave the Cupertino-based gadget giant open for other legal ramifications down the road. Case in point – the iCloud trademark, which Jobs and Co. have just been sued over.

by Jon Norris Posted in Devices, Industry, News, Software3 Comments

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Apple plans 12k capacity donut as new headquarters

After Steve Jobs gave his keynote speech at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, he left the romance of San Francisco behind him and went to a slightly smaller scale meeting – one of the Cupertino Council. At the meeting he presented Apple’s plans for their new headquaters – and to say they’re grandiose would be something of an understatement.

by Jon Norris Posted in Finance, Industry, infrastructure, News2 Comments

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