Top 5 Handset Makers Of 2010 Ranked
Nokia, Samsung, and LG remain firmly entrenched atop the market share rankings, but innovation and the crucial smartphone segment will determine the rest of the pecking order in 2011, according to IDC.
Lenovo, NEC Announce PC Joint Venture
Boosting share in the Japanese computer market is the goal of the alliance, which was announced the same day NEC reported a threefold increase net losses.
Codec Wars: What About Mobile Devices And Content Sites
Last week I commented about Google's decision to eliminate support for the H.264 video codec standard from Chrome and while I initially focused on the implications for PC users, given the growing use of mobile browsers, I wondered if the ramifications could be even more significant for them. Well, on further reflection, I'm not too worried, at least yet.
Microsoft Asks Court To Ban Tivo DVRs
The software maker claims the underlying software in Tivo set-top boxes violates its patents and is looking to block sales of the devices in the U.S.
NASA Spins Android App
Spinoff, the space agency's first software for Google's mobile platform, highlights NASA innovations used in people's daily lives.
What's Driving Apple's 10 Billion App Success
The Google, Research In Motion, Palm/HP, and Microsoft app stores are all playing catch up with Apple, which just celebrated a major app download milestone, but without making one specific change, there's slim chance these competitors will narrow the gap.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page To Replace Schmidt As CEO
Google on Thursday reported Q4 2010 revenues of $8.44 billion, but the bigger news was that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO in April, with current chief Eric Schmidt moving out of day to day leadership to become Executive Chairman.
Apple Q1 Profits Almost Double
Apple announced record revenues and earnings on soaring iPhone and iPad sales, but didn't discuss Steve Jobs's medical leave.
Google's Video Announcement Creates More Heat Than Light
Google created quite the Internet buzz last week with their announcement dropping support for the H.264 video codec standard as the default HTML5 video player in Chrome, opting instead to use technology from the open source WebM project. Although H.264 is an ITU standard for high definition video and is already widely used on Blu-ray discs, apparently it's not open enough, or perhaps as easily manipulable, for