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Sprint: carriers from Galaxy Nexus ban, too

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Sprint has weighed in on the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, claiming that carriers are adversely affected when products are banned due to patent litigation. A FOSS Patents report details Sprint's amicus filing, which makes note of the effort that both carriers and hardware manufacturers put into bringing...
Sprint: carriers from Galaxy Nexus ban, too

Why Microsoft's Earnings Report Doesn't Reveal How Windows 8 Is Doing

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Microsoft reported an unexpected boost in both profits and revenue within its Windows division for the fourth quarter, and yet little of that had to do with real demand for Windows 8. Well, possibly. Or maybe not. Or perhaps we're completely wrong. (See Microsoft Earnings Surprise: Windows Soars, While Office...
Why Microsoft's Earnings Report Doesn't Reveal How Windows 8 Is Doing

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

Google Wants Your Lamp to Tell You How Much Power It's Using

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Google PowerMeter is part of a series of efforts by various large and small companies, including Green Goose and Microsoft, to launch better and smarter home energy monitoring services. Today, Google took the next step in its efforts to make PowerMeter a ubiquitous service by launching an API for PowerMeter...
Google Wants Your Lamp to Tell You How Much Power It's Using
Google Defends Leaving LTE Out Of The Nexus 4: None Of Its Excuses Are Good Enough

Microsoft wants to make its own Windows Phones, analyst says

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According to a prominent Wall Street analyst, Microsoft is currently working with a handful of hardware manufacturers to develop its own handset to coincide with the release of its next Windows Phone release. [Read more]...
Microsoft wants to make its own Windows Phones, analyst says

RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For “Strategic Review”

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Canadian smartphone manufacturer RIM has briefly ceased trading of their stock today in order to issue a “business update” from CEO Thorsten Heins to their stockholders. Though the release takes the time to outline some of the company’s recent personnel changes, Heins also points out that the company has enlisted...
RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For “Strategic Review”

The First Ubuntu Smartphones Will Debut In October

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Ubuntu’s recently announced mobile operating system certainly has some panache, which has prompted more than a few nerds (myself included) to become enamored with it. Thankfully, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has jsut recently given us a clearer idea of when to expect it — he told the Wall Street Journal...
The First Ubuntu Smartphones Will Debut In October
Ballmer on Microsoft's Surface: 'we may sell a few million'

Contrary to popular opinion, Android isn’t beating the iPhone

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If you regularly read technology publications on the web, then you’re familiar with the quarterly battle that rages between iPhone fans and the Android army. These happen when the latest sets of sales figures are released and proclaim which mobile platform is currently at the top of the heap. Recently...
Contrary to popular opinion, Android isn’t beating the iPhone

Mobile World Congress: Will the Windows ecosystem be relevant in Barcelona?

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It's still an iPhone and Android world, but at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next Monday, expect Microsoft's Windows and Windows Phone platforms to show some intriguing signs of life. There won't be a lot of huge phone and tablet announcements at the show, and Microsoft's own presence will be...
Mobile World Congress: Will the Windows ecosystem be relevant in Barcelona?
Access Denied: why Android's broken promise of unlocked bootloaders needs to be fixed

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

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Chip maker Broadcom has revealed the industry’s smallest LTE-Advanced modem built for smartphones and tablets today. The chip has been designed for top-tier devices and 4G connectivity, combining a full cellular baseband with a world-band radio that is 35 percent smaller than its competitors. Broadcom says the new modem, called the BCM21982,...
Broadcom unveils the world's smallest LTE-Advanced modem for smartphone and tablets

Rotten Apples: AT&T flexed, Apple caved and customers should be concerned

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It’s true, today I’m disappointed in Apple. Not because of the iPad thing. I’m pretty impressed with what the company announced today. My disappointment is a matter of something deeper – a sign that Apple gave in to a carrier, rather than standing up for the customers. Anyone with iOS...
Rotten Apples: AT&T flexed, Apple caved and customers should be concerned
DSL modem hack used to infect millions with banking fraud malware

Google Hosting Android Event October 29 To Announce A New Smartphone (GOOG)

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Google just sent out invites to the press for an Android-themed event in New York. The announcement will likely be for Google's new Nexus phone, which is rumored to be made by LG. It's also possible Google will team up with other hardware manufacturers to make Nexus devices this year....
Google Hosting Android Event October 29 To Announce A New Smartphone (GOOG)

With cable-cutting on the rise, so is mobile streaming live TV

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Big, shiny HDTVs are generally among the major stars of CES, and this year is no exception. But in our always-connected lifestyle we'll occasionally want to take our TV content with us--and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly attractive options. To that end, software developers and...
With cable-cutting on the rise, so is mobile streaming live TV
Acer CEO warns Microsoft to 'think twice' about its Surface plans

Txtr Fights Amazon/Apple With iPhone/Android eBooks For The Rest Of Us

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While Apple, Amazon and competition authorities globally tussle over book pricing, a fleet-of foot startup is quietly building an alternative platform others would do well to check out. txtr is one of the largest independent eBook platforms in Europe. The Berlin based startup began back in 2008, deciding, as one...
Txtr Fights Amazon/Apple With iPhone/Android eBooks For The Rest Of Us

Google's biggest hits and misses of 2012

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Google has been so busy rolling out new versions of Android that it hasn't spent enough time with hardware partners to update legacy devices to its latest OS. Indeed, as of December, a little more than 50 percent of users were still running Android 2.3 (also known as Gingerbread),...
Google's biggest hits and misses of 2012
Google to Oust Motorola Mobility Chief, Replace With One of Its Own: Report
Steve Ballmer expects Windows Phone sales to 'ramp quickly' -- still aiming for third place

Windows 8 tablet PC makers: We can’t compete with the iPad’s price

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If reports from Taiwan are to be believed, hardware manufacturers are struggling to create Windows 8 on ARM (Windows RT) devices that are competitively priced against Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The reason? According to Digitimes, OEMs have to pay Microsoft $90-100 for a Windows 8 license.While that $90-100...
Windows 8 tablet PC makers: We can’t compete with the iPad’s price

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Windows Tablet Makers Can't Compete With Apple On Price (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Flat As Tech Rises    The market is stabilizing just above the flatline after the Richmond Fed missed and existing home sales came in in-line. Shares of MSFT are flat. Catalysts for...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Windows Tablet Makers Can't Compete With Apple On Price (MSFT)

HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

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HTC Corporation has taken legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the sale and importation of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States. This is coming on the heels of Microsoft going after most of the mobile...
HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

Ballmer: Demand for Windows 8 exceeding Windows 7

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Microsoft has seen strong initial demand for its Windows 8 operating system, CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday. Speaking at an event to launch Windows Phone 8, a new operating system for smartphones, Ballmer said the new computer operating system was greeted with enthusiasm at its launch on Friday. "We're...
Ballmer: Demand for Windows 8 exceeding Windows 7

Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?

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Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?: The headline is your typical click-baity BI stuff, but Henry Blodget's post itself is worth a read. Well, aside from this part: Apple is expected to introduce an "iPad Mini" next week, which will compete directly...
Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?
Apple’s Power Nap Is Basically Microsoft’s Windows SideShow/Connected Standby
Mozilla’s Boot To Gecko Becomes Firefox OS, Scores Support From Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, And More
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