Category: OS

Who will buy HP’s WebOS? A look at the main contenders

Human beings love a good wager. We’ll put money on just about anything that looks like it has half a chance of pulling through. Ever the optimists, we lovingly put our hard earned cash on the horses, the dogs, the football, and even teen singing contests. So why not indulge in a little tech speculation? [...]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Finance, OS2 Comments

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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

Nokia CEO says “I told you so” to Android partners

Nokia’s CEO has told Android partners they should be wary of the Google deal to buy Motorola Mobility and said the move reinforces his firm’s decision back in February to go with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system instead. “If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with [...]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in OS0 Comments

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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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Android “most closed project” claims Visionmobile report

Google has found itsef under attack from all sides this week as rivals attempt to patent bash it and poke holes in its open mantra, but a new study has taken things a step further with a claim that “Android ranks as the most closed project.” Visionmobile, the research firm behind the study, makes its [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in OS0 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, 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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Microsoft hits back at Google with Gmail man snoop video

There is nothing we like more here in the Valley than a cat fight, and with two tech tigers currently at each other’s throats over who can best serve up your email, this is one bloodbath you don’t want to miss. Earlier today we reported on Google’s “Email Intervention” video for Hotmail users, taking a [...]

by sylvie barak Posted in Content, OS, Social1 Comment

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