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Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

HTC profits in freefall; Samsung, Apple dominance to blame

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Taiwan smartphone manufacturer HTC Corporation's quarterly profits for the fourth quarter of 2012 missed its expected target, and plummeted 91 percent from the same quarter a year ago. The manufacturer is suffering from continued strong iPhone releases, and pressure from a large range of Samsung Android-powered phones occupying the same...
HTC profits in freefall; Samsung, Apple dominance to blame

Building and dismantling the Windows advantage

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When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market. Having launched in 1981 as the IBM PC, they were quickly cloned and four years later “PCs” were selling at the rate of 2 million/yr.  The Mac only...
Building and dismantling the Windows advantage

Google warned to change search results or face court over antitrust issues

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European Commission wants to address search engine company's dominance which it says could harm competitionEurope's antitrust chief has given Google until 2 July to offer changes in its search results and advertising rules or face the threat of going to court and potentially huge fines.Joaquin Almunia, the head of competition...
Google warned to change search results or face court over antitrust issues
Dylan's Desk: It's do or die time for Microsoft

Google denies holding up probe

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Google denies that it is preventing a Texas investigation into whether it is abusing its dominance of the internet search market....
Google denies holding up probe
Looking back at WordPress on its 10th birthday (infographic)

Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

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While Google+ might not exactly have reached viral adoption yet, the platform and layout have been popular among the photographer community, and on Monday mobile photographers will get some added features with the launch of updated apps, including photo filters and editing on iOS. Within the last year, photo filters and editing...
Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

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Netflix isn't sinking, but it's certainly not the soaring brand it once was and has endured its fair share of struggles over the last several years. But, if you think Reed Hastings is shaking in his boots over encroaching competition you'd be wrong. The CEO says that Amazon will...
Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

You're hedging. When you say nightmare, how do you define that? If not by sales (40M > Win 7), is it by app counts, by profits, or something else? Essentially, a year from now, what is your criteria that validates said nightmare?

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Okay, fine: We'll continue to hear talk of disappointing internal numbers. The continued dominance of other tablets. Businesses bitching about the software. General consumer apathy. The continued decline of the PC market. More talk of the "Blue" project to try to course-correct. Earnings misses. Stock continues to stagnate or drops....
You're hedging. When you say nightmare, how do you define that? If not by sales (40M > Win 7), is it by app counts, by profits, or something else? Essentially, a year from now, what is your criteria that validates said nightmare?

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz best tread carefully if he opts to bring antitrust charges against Google. Because one misstep and Congress will get medieval on him. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, feels that taking legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior is a lousy idea —...
Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google
Comixology expands its digital comics dominance with exclusive Marvel deal

Google Teaming Up With Samsung For The Nexus 10 Tablet

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Google and Samsung are to launch a tablet together. The gadget will be known as the Nexus 10, a 10.1-inch tablet with a higher-resolution screen* than the third-generation iPad, claims an analyst. Richard Shim of NPD Search, who says his information has come from somewhere further down the supply chain,...
Google Teaming Up With Samsung For The Nexus 10 Tablet

Apple and Google's Tax on Developers

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When two rich and powerful companies go head to head trying to attract talent, the weapon of choice is usually money. Yet even as Apple and Google strive for dominance in apps, neither seems to be doing much to woo developers....
Apple and Google's Tax on Developers

Emerging top grossing Android apps: Draw Something, Draw Something and Draw Something

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This week’s Android charts bear a striking similarity to our iOS charts — lead by Draw Something. Other than the continued dominance of the social Pictionary-style game, the wasn’t much change in the top ranked games and apps, but Soft Pauer’s officially licensed F1 2012 Timing App proved to be...
Emerging top grossing Android apps: Draw Something, Draw Something and Draw Something

Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

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One in every ten tablet users views video content almost daily on their device, according to a new report by comScore. The study also found that tablet users are nearly three times more likely to watch video on their device compared to smartphone users. Nearly one in four smartphone owners...
Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets
Yahoo's Q2 earnings give Marissa Mayer a good starting point for improvement

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Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project. The two companies said today that together they are developing a new browser engine for Android and the ARM architecture. Called “Servo,” the engine will be written in Mozilla’s new Rust programming language, optimized for multi-core computing...
Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech
Booting Up: Is CES Cool? (No. Yes. Maybe?)

DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

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Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures says smaller search companies, such as DuckDuckGo, will become more commonWhat of the future of search? Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures went out on a limb at the DLD13 conference on Tuesday to predict that Google will not be able to retain such...
DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

Predicting The 180

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Predicting The 180: Yours truly in my iPhone 5 review on September 18: Reading the press coverage since the unveiling, you may have heard that the iPhone 5 is disappointing, or boring. Those people, quite frankly, are fools. They either haven't actually used the device, or only played with it...
Predicting The 180

Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

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In the pantheon of anti-trust cases, dominance of stock ticker data is a rare and obtuse one. But that’s the charge Thomson Reuters is trying to avoid in Europe. In September, the European Commission preliminarily ruled the info firm may be abusing its dominant position in data feeds by stopping...
Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

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The tablet scene has changed wildly in the past two weeks. Microsoft and Google have each announced their own "in house" designs (Microsoft Surface and Nexus 7, respectively), taking the reins from OEMs (to varying degrees) in order to combat the dominance of the iPad. And to make matters even crazier, the...
Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

Can Microsoft make it in Africa with the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone?

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Once upon a time, Microsoft could count on platform dominance around the world, because Windows ruled in the age of the desktop. In emerging economies that platform dominance was usually maintained through rampant ‘piracy’ of Windows – a fact that Microsoft could never openly condone, but from which it clearly...
Can Microsoft make it in Africa with the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone?

Hulu's Fork in the Road

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As Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. battle it out for dominance in online video, owners of the much smaller Hulu LLC, Hollywood’s own online video service, are under pressure to decide which direction to go. Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu, has asked the site’s owners — Walt Disney Co.,...
Hulu's Fork in the Road

Lenovo achieves record earnings of $205m in Q4 2012 as its smartphone business becomes profitable

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Chinese PC maker Lenovo has continued its impressive rise after posting record fourth quarter earnings of $205 million on $9.36 billion in revenue and achieving profitability in its smartphone division for the first time. Gross profit was $1.1 billion and basic earnings per share were $1.99. Lenovo managed to grow...
Lenovo achieves record earnings of $205m in Q4 2012 as its smartphone business becomes profitable

Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

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As Microsoft Corporate VP for Windows Phone Terry Myerson and others from Microsoft and Nokia took the stage at the Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, it’s certain that there were nervous eyes watching the video stream from somewhere in Waterloo, Ontario. While Microsoft is clearly targeting Google and Apple as its...
Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

Verizon offers to sell some airwaves in exchange for approval to buy others

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Verizon Wireless on Wednesday offered to sell some unused airwaves in exchange for federal approval of its purchase of other airwaves from cable companies. The wireless giant said it would sell some spectrum licenses in the 700 megahertz band that it bought at a federal auction in 2008. The sale...
Verizon offers to sell some airwaves in exchange for approval to buy others
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