News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile posted in November 2009
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Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Companies used to employ armies of people to read through documents such as customer satisfaction surveys, but it took longer, cost a lot more money and yielded far less detailed, reliable and consistent information than you can now quickly uncover using text mining applications.
Employees Willing To Steal Data; Companies On The Alert
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Separate studies offer a scary glimpse into the minds of employees, management
The CrunchPad That Never Was
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
In 2008, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington had a lovely vision for a $200 portable tablet device that would provide wireless web browsing. Sixteen months later, the collaborators on the CrunchPad are going through a messy divorce and it's not likely to see the light of day. Looking at the project's evolution, though, I can't say I'm surprised.
Barnes & Noble Struggles To Fill Nook Demand
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Barnes & Noble hopes to deliver the e-book reader in time for Christmas to everyone who ordered before Nov. 20. But they're not making any promises.
Online Shopping Gains Following Black Friday
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Online spending increased significantly year-over-year to date, with Amazon the most popular cyber-storefront.
rPath Upgrades Linux App Deployment Platform
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The development tool expands the capabilities of its Linux application deployment platform to provide dashboard visualization of the deployment stack.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The physics community is excited to see CERN's particle accelerator up and running again.
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
Dell Dabbles With Chrome OS
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Owners of Dell Mini 10v netbooks can now try a version of Google's Chrome OS for themselves.
Nokia Slows Maemo Investment To Just One Device?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Today, citing people familiar with Nokia's 2010 product roadmap, Reuters is reporting that Nokia will release just one new device in 2010 running its Linux-based Maemo platform. That's a bad idea, Nokia.
Gartner Sees Stabilization In Server Market
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Server shipments and revenue increased significantly in the third quarter from the previous quarter.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
Amazon Boasts Record Kindle Sales
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The e-reader is the best-selling product across all categories on Amazon.
Lenovo Buys Back Mobile Unit
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The company will spend about $200 million to get its mobile phone unit back in order to focus on mobile Internet devices.
Is Wave A 'Concept Car' For Google?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
I'm wondering if Google Wave is like a concept car for Google. We'll never see it in production--but all of its features and capabilities will emerge in other products released by Google and other companies. Google Wave solves some very real business problems. But I think even Google will have trouble getting companies to adopt it.
LG Intros eXpo WinMo Smartphone With Pico Projector
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Today LG and AT&T introduced a new Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, the eXpo. The device's defining feature is a removable Texas Instruments DLP pico projector, which can be used to share Presentations when on the road.
Ericsson To Buy Nortel GSM Unit For $70 Million
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Nortel's European and Taiwanese GSM and GSM-R operations will go to Kapsch CarrierCom.
Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Would Google's Chrome OS spell more competition for Android than anything else? That's one of the possibilities looming for Google's browser-centric Linux distro, as on each closer inspection it looks that much less like a Windows killer.

Sprint Targets Cyber Monday Instead Of Black Friday
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Just before the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless all announced sales for Black Friday and over the weekend. Conspicuously absent was any sort of sales event promoted by Sprint. Turns out Sprint was saving its deals for Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday.
Joost Assets Acquired By Adconion
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
It announced that "certain assets" of Joost will be acquired, but Adconion did not disclose terms of the deal.
Infineon, Nokia Collaborating On LTE Chips
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The companies are working to ensure that Infineon's processors work with Nokia's 4G modems.
Google Branded Phone Rumored in 2010
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Ever since Google's Android phone has been known about, there has been speculation that Google would make a "Google Phone" to sell. Google has steadfastly maintained they don't want anything to do with hardware though. They are satisfied with making the platform and working with hardware makers to bring Android to the consumers. That may change.
Murdoch And Microsoft Redefine Search
Commentary  |  11/29/2009  | 
A report in the Financial Times says that Microsoft has approached News Corp to obtain exclusive indexing rights for their sites such as Fox News. In return for some payment from Microsoft, News Corp would change its sites to block Google's indexing (and presumably others as well), leaving Bing as the primary way to find content on their sites.
Apple Accepts PhoneGap For iPhone Development
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Cross-platform mobile development is getting easier, thanks to frameworks that leverage Web technology.
Apple Seeks Permanent Halt To Psystar Mac Clones
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
The requested injunction would prohibit Psystar from selling Mac knock offs, which a federal court has already ruled violate Apple's copyright.
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon All Offering Black Friday Sales
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
At least three of the four major network operators in the U.S. have announced sales on devices for the Black Friday shopping bonanza. Here's a round-up of what AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are offering. My favorite deal is the buy-one-get-one BlackBerry offer that Verizon has scheduled for Friday, November 27.
Sprint Gets Nod To Buy iPCS
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Federal and state approval of the $831 million deal removes all but one hurdle toward finalizing the acquisition.
Best Buy Rolls Out $99 Android Sale
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
The holiday shopping season has fully arrived, and stores across the country will be opening early and offering bargains. If you're brave enough to hit the big box retail stores this weekend, Best Buy is offering five different Android handsets for $99 each.
FCC Chair Wants More Broadband
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A 10% increase in broadband availability means a 1.2 to 1.5 point increase in GDP, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski says.
Gartner: Data Center Problems Ahead
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Energy, staffing, and hardware costs lead the list of worsening challenges facing data center managers, research firm says.
Apple Sues To Stop Power Adapter Knock Offs
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A lawsuit filed on Monday charges a California-based company with copying a patented Apple design.
Practical Analysis: Smartphones -- Passion To Profit And Productivity
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
Mobile apps are hard to support, they're a new development discipline, and they have a squishy ROI--but they can't be ignored.
Fusion-io: This Ain't Your Father's SSD Hardware
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
Think your new SATA solid-state hard drive is hot stuff? There's a new kid on the block that will make it look like a relic from the storage Stone Age.
A Chink In Apples App Store Armor
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
I've said before the iPhone is nice but what really makes the platform stand out is the App Store that now has over 100,000 apps available. There are grumblings however from an increasing number of developers not happy with the way Apple is treating those that keep the App Store's shelves stocked.
Senators Urge EU To Finish Oracle Sun Probe
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
With Sun jobs at stake, U.S. lawmakers want the European Commission to speed up its antitrust investigation.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Features
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The market-leading e-book reader is getting PDF support and longer battery life.
Older Android Phones Get Free Google Navigation
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
One of the coolest features that comes with the Motorola Droid is the new Google Maps Navigation application. It provides free, voice-guided navigation for the Android 2.0 platform. Google decided to spread the Maps Navigation love around a bit and recently made the app available to devices running Android 1.6.
Google, TiVo Partner For TV Data
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
TV advertisers can look forward to a deeper understanding of how TiVo viewers receive their ads.
Qualcomm Antitrust Case Dropped
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The European Commission has withdrawn its regulatory proceeding against the mobile equipment maker.
HP Picks Worst Name Ever For New Smartphone
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Hewlett Packard has occasionally tossed a new iPAQ-branded smartphone into the market more as proof that it can still make them than to scare up any real sales. Its latest smartphone is perhaps one of the best-looking it has ever crafted, but HP crippled it with a terrible, horrible, no-good name.
Chip Market Decline Less Than Expected
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Semiconductor revenue plunged more than $32 billion this year, but iSuppli said it could have been much worse.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
PC Shipments Up, Revenue Down In 2009
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Gartner had predicted a 2% decline in PC shipments, but instead reports a 2.8% increase from 2008.
Apple Says Users To Blame For iPhone Virus
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Did your iPhone catch the new "Duh" iPhone virus? If so, Apple says it's your own fault for jailbreaking the iPhone. iPhones that have not been jailbroken are not susceptible to the virus, and jailbreakers can take steps to protect themselves.
Black Friday FOR SMBs, Not Just BY SMBs?
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Typically, Black Friday is a sales event where companies offer big discounts to consumers to spur sales the day after Thanksgiving. But in today's economy (ITE) companies are also pushing Black Friday to their SMB customers.
Holiday Internet Marketing Grows, A QuickBooks Marketing App Gets Upgraded, And A New Entry-Level Shopping Cart
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
A new Constant Contact survey says SMBs are boosting their Internet marketing for the Holidays, ClickFuel has upgraded its FuelStation online marketing dashboard to work with QuickBooks 2010 and QuickBooks Pro, and ProPay's CartLite is an entry-level shopping cart.
iPhone And Android Dominate Mobile Web Browsing
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
The iPhone and devices based on Android make up 75% of mobile web traffic according to a recent report by AdMob. These two devices together don't make up anywhere near 75% of the device sales, but they have a disproportionate share of web browsing.
Prepare for IE9 -- Or Not
Commentary  |  11/23/2009  | 
Internet Explorer 8 may have just shipped, but last week Dean Hachamovitch who is General Manager for Internet Explorer provided some hints about what is coming with IE9. A release date wasn't one of the hints that was dropped; I think it's far away.
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