By Jeff Blagdon @jeffblagdon on November 15, 2012 12:00 am 200Comments An interview of Steve Ballmer by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman this evening saw the Microsoft CEO characterize Windows Phone’s competition in some less than favorable terms. TechCrunch reports that Ballmer called the rival Android platform "wild," "uncontrolled," and susceptible to malware. Conversely, Apple’s ecosystem was "high priced" and "highly controlled." It’s clear that Ballmer envisions Microsoft as a kind of Goldilocks-just-right middle ground, but with such a significant
Google is seeking to block U.S. imports of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents held by Motorola Mobility, Bloomberg is reporting.
UPDATE: Bloomberg is theorizing that due to a review of a previous ruling, Apple could face a ban on importing iPhones and iPads, but Google is not filing an injunction at this time.
By Susan Decker and William McQuillen
June 25 (Bloomberg) — A U.S. trade agency said it willreview a judgeâs findings that Apple Inc.âs iPhone and iPad tablet computer infringe a patent owned by Google Inc.âs Motorola Mobility unit, in a case that could lead to imports of the devices being
Big Story: On The Verge, Episode 009: Microsoft's Andy Wilson and a trip to... By T.C. Sottek @LaughingStoic on September 25, 2012 12:15 pm 9Comments The FCC has yet to comment on AT&T's decision to limit FaceTime over cellular connections, but in remarks made today at Vox Media's offices in Washington, DC, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski suggested that the agency would review complaints about the service. Genachowski said that he couldn't comment specifically on AT&T at this time, but that if a
Big Story: Microsoft Surface pre-orders go live in eight countries By Aaron Souppouris @AaronIsSocial on October 18, 2012 04:41 am 3Comments Verizon just announced its financial results for Q3 2012, revealing increased smartphone and LTE adoption along with buoyant revenues. The wireless carrier added 1.5 million postpaid connections — its highest number in four years — and now has a total subscriber base of almost 96 million. Smartphone sales for the quarter rose to 6.8 million, and 53 percent
CIOs with loose bring-your-own-device policies might find their corporate networks clogged should employees bring the just-announced Macbook Pro computers to work. Introduced at Apple’s developer conference Monday, the new Macbook Pro is fitted with a Retina display, whose resolution of 2880-by-1800 pixels packed into a 15.4-inch screen is the crispest screen for a computer yet, clearer than Apple’s newest iPad.
But it may also wreak havoc on CIOs’ networks and connectivity budgets — better quality displays require more network bandwidth, which allows users to increase data consumption.
Big Story: iPhone 5 event: here's everything that happened By Nathan Ingraham @NateIngraham on September 17, 2012 09:53 am 22Comments HP's CEO Meg Whitman has been working hard to turn her company around, and it sounds like a renewed focus on a unique design language will be a big part of that turnaround — thought it's a bit questionable as to how unique HP's new designs are. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Whitman believes the laptop market "has moved to something that is more beautiful,
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