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This book is not what I was expecting it to be. I was expecting a book with a ton of screenshots explaining what was wrong with each one, and then providing a solution to the problem. I also expected screenshots of all the different controls you can use and for them to be shown in diff...
Samsung is trying to settle the European Commission’s charges that it breached antitrust rules in hounding Apple with standards-based patents (SEPs) and SEP-derived injunctions, Reuters said Tuesday. A source told the wire service that Samsung has been in settlement talks for “sever...
The US Patent and Trademark Office has reinstated Apple’s famous so-called rubber-banding patent (US No. 7,469,381) and confirmed four claims, including claim 19 that Apple asserted last summer in the California trial that initially led a jury to dun Samsung $1.05 billion in damages. ...
With PCs in the doldrums and high-definition screens becoming virtually universal Nvidia is changing tack. It’s going to license its GPU core technology and its visual computing patent portfolio in search of Android business and let device manufacturers tune the widgetry for their ow...
Without any fanfare Microsoft last Friday released a feature-limited copy of its cloud-based Office 365 for iOS formatted to fit the little screen. It’s only for the iPhone, not the iPad, which is presumably too close to Microsoft’s own tablet ambitions. There is of course the slow...
Microsoft and Nokia, which abandoned or rejected other operating systems for Microsoft’s Windows Phone smartphone system a couple of years ago, reportedly got a pretty good way down the road in their recent discussions about Microsoft buying its handset business before the talks fatall...
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, has announced the latest evolution of Telerik DevCraft, the ultimate toolset for professional .NET developers. With this release, Telerik sets the standard for .NET m...
Cloudant has announced an Accelerator Program to help young companies on a start-up budget go to market on its highly scalable, always-on NoSQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). The goal of the sales program is to make it more affordable for start-ups to launch their businesses on a dat...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Foxconn is losing its Apple monopoly. Apple has signed up $7.4 billion-a-year Pegatron to build the low-cost iPhone it’s expected to bring to market later this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pegatron, which started making iPad minis last year and made some iPhones the ...
IDC has once again looked into its crystal ball and sees worldwide PC sales dropping by 7.8% this year as compared to last and figures next year they’ll drop another 1.2% compared to this year, brutal news for the likes of PC and Dell. The researcher, which previously said PCs would ...
Looking to hang with the cool kids, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, swearing “not to screw it up,” is buying Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, a big chunk of her $5.4 billion pocketbook since it’s “substantially all” in cash. The New York-based acquisition will remain a separate business with...
Amazon has bought Samsung’s mobile display operation Liquavista NV in Holland on undisclosed terms. Bloomberg previously said Samsung was looking for less than $100 million for the place. It’s believed to be for Amazon’s e-readers but it is also reportedly developing a couple of smartp...
Yesterday at SAPPHIRE 2013 the SAP mobility team announced a new SAP Afaria in the Cloud edition that will be available for approximately $1.12 per month per device (read press release). Some vendors charge by user, rather than by device, but SAP says they want to know exactly how man...
The key drivers behind the Cloud Revolution are faster delivery of IT solutions, access to ‘unlimited’ on-demand capacity, and lower operating costs. Still, many struggle with the variables behind the Cloud, including data management, portability, and public, private, hybrid, and virtu...
Microsoft wants to buy Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble’s digital and college books joint venture, for a billion dollars according to TechCrunch, which says it’s got internal documents to prove it. With Windows 8 in mind Microsoft bought 16.8% of the operation last year for $300 mi...
A year after opening a formal investigation into how Motorola Mobility enforces its patents, the antitrust arm of the European Commission has sent the company an SO or statement of objections saying it’s misusing the standard-essential patents (SEPs) it’s got on mobile phones. The mis...
Apple shipped 19.5 million iPads (classic and mini), up 65.3%, and it now has roughly 40% of the tablet business. Its numbers have been trending down and are expected to continue to decline. Samsung was second up nearly 18% after shipping 8.8 million units. Asus was third with 2.7 ...
Apple has started borrowing money to underwrite the three-year $60 billion share buy-back program it promised stockholders last week. The company is also going to pay out $55 billion in dividends through 2015. It’s issued floating-rate notes maturing in 2016 and 2018 and fixed-rate ...
Verizon Wireless is going into the cloud storage business for tablets and smartphones up against the likes of Dropbox. It ultimately expects to let customers transfer information between operating systems. The Verizon Cloud will roll out the service soon, starting with Android and ...
There suddenly seems to be a run on API management start-ups. First Intel acquired Mashery. Then CA bought Level 7. Now six-year-old 3scale of Barcelona and San Francisco has gotten $4.2 million in funding from Javelin Venture Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital. The round is meant...
A panel of the six commissioners at the International Trace Commission Monday tossed out a Motorola claim that Apple’s iPhone 4 was in patent violation, foiling its attempt to get the widget banned in America. Motorola and its parent Google can appeal to the Federal Circuit and Googl...
Don’t expect Google Glass to be out anytime soon. Google’s globe-trotting chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that “It’s fair to say that thousands of these will be in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback we will make some product changes, and it’s ...
A US federal court has cut the legs out from under Google’s ambitions to harry companies like Microsoft and Apple that need its standards-essential patents (SEPs) to function while it makes a packet off those self-same patents bought for $12.5 billion – its stated purpose in buying ...
In the most anticipated quarterly report in recent memory, Apple – which a few brief months ago was the largest company in the world before its record stock price collapsed – indicated Tuesday that its growth has tempered and its margins have been crimped. It made $9.5 billion, or $1...
Microsoft announced Tuesday that ZTE, one of the world’s biggest handset producers, had come to terms and signed a worldwide patent license agreement that will see Microsoft paid a royalty on all of the phones, tablets, computers and other devices the Chinese company makes that run Goo...
There’s no denying the opportunities that Open APIs and Business to Developer initiatives offer today, but for many businesses APIs are going to be a huge driver of business partner programs. Successful B2B API programs introduce a completely new set of requirements that go far beyond ...
Asian suppliers told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has been sampling components including a 1.5-inch display for a potential touch-enabled smartwatch that would compete with a purported watch from Apple and others coming from Google and Samsung as well as the Martian Passport ...
Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is going to pay Microsoft royalties on all the Android and Chrome widgets it makes including smartphones, tablets and televisions under the broad worldwide patent licensing agreement they’ve just cut. Hon Ha...
For readers not yet familiar with the acronym SMAC, it represents social, mobile, analytics and cloud. In this short video, Google demonstrates, through Google Enterprise, how companies can implement a SMAC strategy to improve the following: Improve meetings and collaboration Work b...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started to provide its employees up to 17,000 iPhones for work and personal use as the agency moves to replace its Blackberry devices. ICE selected the iPhone after evaluating other types of smartphones such as Android devices and analyzing Bla...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. India’s government is rolling out RFID-based ...
Having decided that mobile is the place to be, Rackspace is offering developers free purpose-built mobile cloud stacks based on OpenStack to help them “design, build, test, deploy and scale mobile apps” on its cloud. The stacks are supposed to reduce complexity and save deployment ti...
AppMesh, a year-old start-up begun by Salesforce veterans, says it’s the first mobile-only CRM app built for sales reps. The company has no interest in managers – well, at least not yet – only the under-served sales pro. AppMesh claims to have what it calls a “post-cloud architectu...
Microsoft, Google, Nokia and the 14 other members of FairSearch.org have made an antitrust complaint against Google to the European Commission, hoping the regulator will quickly open an official investigation. The companies accuse Google of using the Android operating system, install...
Best selling author and innovation expert Daniel Burrus recently described what an evolved mobile strategy looks like in the article titled Does Your Organization Have a Mobile Strategy to Accelerate Growth? "When you think about mobility, don't just think about devices and apps and ho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom, a carrier-neutral telecom hotel, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located i...
Facebook Thursday addressed the mobile crisis that erupted when it went public 11 months ago and the two-year-old trend it’s among its users who are increasingly tuning into its site from mobile devices rather than PCs. It commandeered Google’s Android operating system and overlaid it...
Samsung rushed in to tell District Court Judge Lucy Koh the other day that the US Patent and Trademark Office had found a major claim in Apple’s so-called Rubber-banding patent invalid (US Patent No. 7,469,381). The PTO said it wasn’t novel based on prior art. The decision is a so-...
Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s many denials and his public repudiation of such a strategy, if rumors published lately in the very nicest places are true, we are on the verge of an optimized Android-based Facebook phone that boots directly to Facebook when it’s turned on.


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