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Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

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Dell's teamed up with Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a VoIP app that's available exclusively in Canada. It's currently available for Android, iOS and Windows (Desktop), enabling everyone to shoot the breeze about Dustin Penner without charges. You'll get a local phone number that'll let you call all the...
Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

Groupon will open its new international HQ in Berlin next week, for more than 1,000 employees

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These are tough times for Groupon, with a nose-diving share price and some even contemplating its demise. But the crisis-hit mega-startup, which was founded in 2008 and is now worth billions, is refusing to capitulate, pressing on with its expansion plans. And that spells good news for Berlin – the...
Groupon will open its new international HQ in Berlin next week, for more than 1,000 employees
Uber for BlackBerries and beyond!

[Infographic] The Future of Social Mobile Communications in the Enterprise

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The nature of work has been changed by the mobile phone. This is an undisputable fact. It's also a fact that organizations and enterprises have not always coped well with this revolution. The early stages of mobility in the workplace were fairly simple: A couple top executives had private cellphones...
[Infographic] The Future of Social Mobile Communications in the Enterprise

ATF’s new Smartphone weapon of choice? Apple’s iPhone

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. Following close on the heels of the peaceniks at the NOAA, the US department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is exchanging their BlackBerries overwhelmingly for iPhones according to a report today by Politico. “We’re going to delete the BlackBerry from the mix,” Rick Holgate, ATF’s chief information officer, said in...
ATF’s new Smartphone weapon of choice? Apple’s iPhone

Boeing to make super secure Android phone

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The "Boeing phone" would compete with both high-end proprietary devices and consumer phones like BlackBerries, with an expected release by the end of the year. [Read more]...
Boeing to make super secure Android phone

RIM's Progress Weighed Down by Dusty BlackBerry Portfolio

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When Research in Motion next reports earnings, they’ll likely fall toward the low end of its own guidance. That’s the word from Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, who says supply chain checks suggest the company’s loss of momentum to Android and iOS continues without interruption. Evidently the company’s newer handsets...
RIM's Progress Weighed Down by Dusty BlackBerry Portfolio
Apple attempts to quell BYOD fears with iOS guidelines

Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

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Between December and February, Android captured 48% and iOS 43% of the U.S. market Source: Nielsen The thrust of the Nielsen Mobile Insight report issued Thursday morning is that nearly half (49.7%) of U.S mobile phone owners now carry smartphones. But what interests me, as usual, is how that market...
Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

In 2011, a Billion Smart Devices and Counting

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There are nearly 7 billion people in the world. In 2011, a smart device - be it a tablet, smartphone or a PC - was sold for one out of every seven of those people, according to estimates from International Data Corp. The research firm reports that about 946...
In 2011, a Billion Smart Devices and Counting

Markets: Milestones of Failure Line RIM’s Path to Disintegration

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BlackBerry’s fortunes in the U.S. took a steep drop starting around the time BlackBerry addict Barack Obama took office. Graphic: Marcus Wohlsen/Data: ComScore Graphic: Marcus Wohlsen/Data: ComScore Blame Barack Obama. Research in Motion might do well to pick on the president, if only to distract from the other reasons...
Markets: Milestones of Failure Line RIM’s Path to Disintegration

How to make reading more like Angry Birds

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Book publishers should make reading books as addictive and habit-forming as playing Angry Birds, said Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit” (also known as “that book about how Target knew a teenager was pregnant before her dad did”), at the Book Industry Study Group’s “Making Information Pay” conference...
How to make reading more like Angry Birds

ATF Bureau to follow NOAA, ditch Blackberries for iPhones

www.electronista.com
Research in Motion (RIM) suffered another high-profile defection today as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFE) announced that it would "delete the Blackberry from the mix" of devices agents use in favor of Apple's iPhone in a cost-savings move. The transition -- which will replace both 3,800...
ATF Bureau to follow NOAA, ditch Blackberries for iPhones

Booting Up: Charged Edition

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"Low Bat" (http://www.flickr.com/people/saschaaa/) Little improvement in battery life yields opportunity for alternative, portable energy creating devices [Wall Street Journal] 'In the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction:' Google aims to solve the world's problems with new experimental forum [Google Blog] Snap and search for very specific cuisine...
Booting Up: Charged Edition

2007's pre-M3 version of Android; the Google Sooner

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When Google first showed off Android, they showed it running on a device very similar to Blackberries or Nokia E-class devices of the time. This device was the Google Sooner - an OMAP850 device built by HTC, with no touchscreen or WiFi. This was the Android reference device, the device...
2007's pre-M3 version of Android; the Google Sooner

Grace Digital Audio outs EcoXPro waterproof speakers

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Grace Digital, maker of an array of speakers and audio peripherals for smartphones and other devices, has announced the addition of a new waterproof speaker case to its EcoXGear line. The new EcoXPro case fits iPhones, as well as other smartphones and MP3 players, protecting devices from water and sand,...
Grace Digital Audio outs EcoXPro waterproof speakers

New Yorkers, Here's A Map Of Where You Can Charge Your Smart Phone Around The City

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goCharge has a mission to empower mobile users with never-ending battery life by placing charging kiosks throughout New York, Chicago, Miami, and other major cities. Its goal is to make these stations, which can charge up to 16 mobile devices as ubiquitous as ATMs. Users can charge mp3s, tablet devices,...
New Yorkers, Here's A Map Of Where You Can Charge Your Smart Phone Around The City

Look who’s switching to iPhones and iPads

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Pilots, weatherpeople and roustabouts  As if to underscore Apple (AAPL) CFO Peter Oppenheimer’s claim that “nearly all” Fortune 500 companies “approve and support” iPhones on their networks, three major purchase orders came to light this week: Halliburton announced that over the next year the oil services company will be “transitioning”...
Look who’s switching to iPhones and iPads
2007′s pre-M3 version of Android; the Google Sooner

InformationWeek: RIM's future bleak in enterprise

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Despite widespread reporting of the company's troubles, Canadian tech firm Research In Motion (RIM) still holds a fairly strong grip in the world of enterprise and corporate IT, with some 70 percent of company-purchased smartphones as a backbone to its other services, software and products. A new study by InformationWeek,...
InformationWeek: RIM's future bleak in enterprise

Study: iPhone Resale Value 63% After One Year, Android 46%

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All smartphones do not depreciate equally. 18 months after purchase, iPhones can be sold for 53% of their original price, while Androids can only be sold for 42% and BlackBerries for 41% on average according to a study by Y Combinator second-hand price guide startup Priceonomics. That frown on Android fanboy...
Study: iPhone Resale Value 63% After One Year, Android 46%

Benchmark Helps Web Talk Radio Startup Stitcher Turn Up The Volume By $6 Million

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Stitcher CEO Noah Shanok wants his company to become the Pandora of Web talk radio, and he just raised a $6 million Series B to help him get there. The round was led by Benchmark Capital, and follows a $2.7 million Series A in 2008. Existing investor New Atlantic...
Benchmark Helps Web Talk Radio Startup Stitcher Turn Up The Volume By $6 Million

Bombshell of the year: Apple to buy ARM?

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If true, this rumor would blow away pre-released iPhones or anything else this year by a long shot.  The Evening Standard is reporting that Apple is in talks to buy the Cambridge UK based processor designer, ARM  for $8 billion. That is less than one fifth of Apple's cash...
Bombshell of the year: Apple to buy ARM?

Report: Blackberry Users Have iPhone And Android Envy

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Recent data collected via survey shows that Blackberry users are quite attracted to other smartphone platforms, especially Android and Apple’s iPhone.Some 40% of Blackberry users, according to CrowdScience, prefer the iPhone as their next smartphone purchase. Even more, some 32% of Blackberry users said that they would drop their Crackberry...
Report: Blackberry Users Have iPhone And Android Envy

RIM Is Screwed (RIMM)

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIMM) is in trouble. Not because of yesterday's earnings problems -- missing revenue and unit shipment expectations because of a one-time inventory adjustment at one of its carrier partners. But, rather, because RIM is simply not positioned well for the future. Specifically, RIM is at...
RIM Is Screwed (RIMM)

RIM Buys QNX

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This article posits that the deal is about tying BlackBerries to car navigation systems. I think that might be selling it far short — QNX is a serious kernel. This might be about the future of the BlackBerry OS. I.e. that QNX might be to RIM what NeXT was to...
RIM Buys QNX

Unsolicited advice for Marissa Mayer

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OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo? That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday’s news. Having recently exited a short stint at Yahoo as an engineering manager and having had hundreds of conversations with employees on what needs...
Unsolicited advice for Marissa Mayer

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Opera unleashes final Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10

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Yes, Jesus Phone Mini still in limbo Opera has released final versions of its Opera Mini 5 browser for Java-based phones and BlackBerries and its Opera Mobile 10 browser for Symbian S60-based devices and Windows Mobile phones.… Web threats: Why conventional protection doesn't work...
Opera unleashes final Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10

Interview: Martha Stewart on Tech Etiquette, Her Two BlackBerries and More (Video)

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Martha Stewart loves technology. She got her first computer in 1982 and has a variety of phones and tablets, including two BlackBerries so she can talk on one and look stuff up on the other. But Stewart also has some pet peeves with how technology is being used. She bemoans...
Interview: Martha Stewart on Tech Etiquette, Her Two BlackBerries and More (Video)
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