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Ayla launches with $5.4M to turn everything into a connected device

Microsoft picks up Seagate’s CEO for its board, expanding to 11 members

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At this point Microsoft’s board could be called a horde, it’s so large. That’s not necessarily a bad thing: having more smart people is usually better than having fewer. Today Microsoft announced that Stephen Luczo has been appointed to its board of directors. He is its 11th member. Luzco is...
Microsoft picks up Seagate’s CEO for its board, expanding to 11 members

HTC reveals HTC First, the first Android smartphone pre-installed with Facebook Home

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HTC today revealed the HTC First, the first Android smartphone that comes with Facebook Home pre-installed on the device. With Facebook Home pre-installed on the HTC First, users can get all the experiences from the new Facebook Home app, such as cover feed and chat heads. “It’s a great opportunity...
HTC reveals HTC First, the first Android smartphone pre-installed with Facebook Home
Microsoft reportedly won't let Dell build a tablet for Windows RT launch

First Ubuntu smartphones get one step closer with backing of Carrier Advisory Group

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The arrival of the first Ubuntu OS-based smartphone took one step closer today with the formation of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group – a collection of operators around the world that want a say in the ongoing development of the Ubuntu smartphone OS. Canonical, the company behind the open source...
First Ubuntu smartphones get one step closer with backing of Carrier Advisory Group

[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

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The mobile development ecosystem is a large, complicated space. There are innovative startups making tools for native and mobile Web apps along with large enterprise-grade companies that offer solutions from cloud support to frameworks and developer environments. For a mobile developer, it can be confusing to know where to turn...
[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem
Weak demand for Windows Phone 8 devices expected

Apple and Samsung account for 90% of smartphone profits, control 55% of the market

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It’s common knowledge by now that Apple’s smartphone business is all but unique in the mobile world in terms of its ability to generate profits. However, when a competitor is added to it, and the pair are compared to the larger smartphone market, the difference between those at the top...
Apple and Samsung account for 90% of smartphone profits, control 55% of the market
Bill Gates to PC makers: Don’t be mad about Surface
RIM CEO admits company can't keep up with Apple, Samsung without outside help

Motion-sensing controller provider Movea picks up a €6.5 million round, led by Intel Capital

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Today, Movea announced that it has closed a €6.5 million ($8 million USD) round, led by Intel Capital, and participated in by its previous investors, GIMV, and iSource. According to the CrunchBase database, the company has raised a total of $10.7 million to date, making this round a large chunk of its total...
Motion-sensing controller provider Movea picks up a €6.5 million round, led by Intel Capital

Windows 8 ARM tablets suffering pricing problems due to Microsoft fees, report claims

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According to Digitimes, original equipment manufacturers are having a hard time meeting price targets for tablets that will run Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 RT operating system, which is coded for touch input. This is no small matter. TNW has written on topic a host of times, fretting publicly that Windows...
Windows 8 ARM tablets suffering pricing problems due to Microsoft fees, report claims

Early Windows 8 tablets miss the mark

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At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) we’ve seen an impressive amount of new software and hardware from Microsoft. Its Windows 8 Consumer Preview took the global press by storm, and its Nokia and Skype news enjoyed their own media cycles. Somewhat lost in all of that, however, was the hardware...
Early Windows 8 tablets miss the mark

[Poll] Does An Open Source webOS Have A Legitimate Future?

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This week, Hewlett-Packard announced the open source roadmap for webOS along with the next edition of its application framework, Enyo 2.0. As we wrote yesterday, the time for webOS to shine may lie ahead. What it comes down to is how well the open source community responds to webOS and...
[Poll] Does An Open Source webOS Have A Legitimate Future?

HTC reveals HTC First, the first Android smartphone pre-installed with Facebook Home

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HTC today revealed the HTC First, the first Android smartphone that comes with Facebook Home pre-installed on the device. With Facebook Home pre-installed on the HTC First, users can get all the experiences from the new Facebook Home app, such as cover feed and chat heads. “It’s a great opportunity...
HTC reveals HTC First, the first Android smartphone pre-installed with Facebook Home

Mobile Carriers and OEMs Get Android App Testing Cloud from Apkudo

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When developers think of application testing, it always centers around how an app will perform on a particular device. This is especially important in the Android ecosystem that has upwards of 300 devices from a variety of original equipment manufacturers worldwide. From the inverse perspective, nobody ever thinks of the...
Mobile Carriers and OEMs Get Android App Testing Cloud from Apkudo
Android still has over 50% U.S. smartphone market share, says comScore

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

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The first Microsoft Surface tablets won’t hit the streets for months, but the devices are already causing problems for other companies who make tablets and raising difficult questions about how how Microsoft is treating the companies that build computers and mobile devices based on its software. Just a day after...
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

Marvell targets the 'worldphone' with quad-core processor that works on different networks

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Targeting the universal smart device market, Marvell announced today its most advanced single-chip quad-core processor for worldphones and tablets. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker’s Marvell PXA1088 combines four processing cores with communications on a system-on-chip device for low-power, high-performance mobile computing. It supports all global broadband standards, which...
Marvell targets the 'worldphone' with quad-core processor that works on different networks
Immersion wants you to feel a new generation of touch-feedback mobile devices

Mozilla Putting all the Pieces Together to be a Smartphone Contender

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When we think of HTML5 as a mobile platform, devices are not what come to mind. The mobile Web, almost by definition, is an amorphous set of technologies, standards, designs, contents and ideas. The mobile Web is more of a Wild West these days then its desktop counterpart. Mozilla is...
Mozilla Putting all the Pieces Together to be a Smartphone Contender

Android Veterans Tom Moss, Mike Chan Head To Accel As Entrepreneurs In Residence

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Tom Moss and Mike Chan, who were early leaders and engineers on Google Android, are heading to Accel Partners as entrepreneurs in residence. Moss just left Google for the second time, after his enterprise mobility startup 3LM was acquired by Motorola (which was then acquired by Google). Moss originally ran...
Android Veterans Tom Moss, Mike Chan Head To Accel As Entrepreneurs In Residence
Android OEMs give Jelly Bean the silent treatment
Ballmer says Microsoft will 'obviously' make more hardware after Surface tablet

Microsoft's Smart Decision for the Windows Phone Marketplace

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From a theoretical perspective, there is really not all that much of a difference between Windows Phone and Android. Both operating systems were created by well-established technology giants. Both are licensed to multiple original equipment manufacturers to provide a variety of devices. Both have regulations about how the OS...
Microsoft's Smart Decision for the Windows Phone Marketplace

Windows now second place to Office for Microsoft? We dig into the numbers

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A provocative post on BusinessInsider caught our eye today. As part of its continuing ‘Chart of the Day’ series, the entry put out this afternoon attempts to show that for Microsoft, Office is now the most critical element of its bottom line, and that to call the firm a ‘Windows company’ would...
Windows now second place to Office for Microsoft? We dig into the numbers

Amprius has built a lithium ion battery that can last 25% longer than today's batteries

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A lithium ion battery that can power a smart phone or tablet for up to 25 percent longer between charges than current alternatives is now out in the marketplace, from a venture capital-backed battery startup that has been very quiet for several years. The company, Amprius, is backed by a...
Amprius has built a lithium ion battery that can last 25% longer than today's batteries

In India, Microsoft to avoid local OEMs, citing the need for an Apple-like experience

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Local original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India are not to receive Windows Phone’s business, according to a recent report in The Hindu Business Line. The head of Microsoft India, its chairman Bhaskar Pramanik, had this to say on OEMs that are particular to the country: The Windows Phone requires a specification for...
In India, Microsoft to avoid local OEMs, citing the need for an Apple-like experience

Why You May Not Be Getting the Latest Android Update Anytime Soon

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When Google announces a new version of Android, users are quick to clamor for it on their devices - only to become frustrated when the newest version never comes. For instance, the latest version of Android (4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) is running on only 7.1% of Android devices as of June...
Why You May Not Be Getting the Latest Android Update Anytime Soon

Microsoft, Sony and Samsung lead the Windows 8 hardware charge with 11″ tablets

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Want a Windows 8 tablet? Be prepared to shell out cash for a device with a screen of about 11 inches, and a keyboard that you can quickly snap it into, which also may also be its screen protector. Sounds like the Microsoft Surface? Well, it should, as those are...
Microsoft, Sony and Samsung lead the Windows 8 hardware charge with 11″ tablets
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