RIM Eying Samsung for Buyout?

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With its BlackBerry 10 operating system and hardware delayed until the middle of 2012, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a report that RIM is not only in talks with companies to license its operating system but is apparently leaning towards selling divisions of the company or even the entire company outright. And right now, […]

HP Lost Billions on Palm and webOS

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We knew that HP bet huge on Palm and webOS and lost but what we didn’t know is just how much it lost. Well, according to the fourth quarter figures that the company today, it appears that it blew $3.3 billion on the venture. The company originally bought Palm and its webOS software for $1.2 […]

Apple Promotes Arthur Levinson to Chairman of the Board

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Apple announced today that it has promoted Genentech chairman and biologist Arthur D. Levinson to Chairman of the Board. Levinson has been a co-director on Apple’s board since 2005 and has been on the board since 2000. He will be replacing Steve Jobs who died last month. In addition, Apple also brought on chief executive […]

No iPhone 4S Means Unhappy Holidays for T-Mobile

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The customer defections continue for T-Mobile as the carrier has just released its third quarter earnings report stating that while it has added 126,000 net customers during the quarter, it has lost 186,000 net contract customers. This comes after an abysmal second quarter when T-Mobile reported that it had lost a grand total  of 281,000 […]

AirPlay a Big Boost for Teachers, Business People, and Gamers

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One of the features I was most looking forward to with iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S was the AirPlay feature. The announcement at Apple’s press event today in Cupertino doesn’t include anything really that new or earth shattering. As we learned earlier, AirPlay now lets you mirror the display of your iOS device […]

Sprint Files Suit to Block AT&T and T-Mobile Merger

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Last week, the United States Department of Justice filed a suit in an attempt to block AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile and today, Sprint – a vocal opponent of the deal – has also filed suit in an effort to block the proposed deal from going through. The lawsuit was filed in the District of Columbia […]

AT&T and Sprint Respond to DOJ’s Move to Block T-Mobile Deal

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Earlier today, AT&T’s bid to take over T-Mobile USA hit its first roadblock as the United State Department of Justice filed an antitrust complaint in an attempt to block the deal from happening. The move, according to the DOJ, was done because it would “remove a significant competitive force from the market.” T-Mobile, of course, […]

Who is Apple’s New CEO Tim Cook?

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By now, you might have heard. Steve Jobs has resigned as the CEO of Apple but is remaining on as Chairman of the Board. His replacement? A man by the name of Tim Cook, who has been Apple’s Chief Operating Officer for seven years and a man that many considered to be the CEO in […]

T-Mobile Lost 50,000 Customers in Q2, Is Actually An Improvement

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It’s not often that a company can consider losing 50,000 customers in a quarter a success but sadly enough, T-Mobile can do that very thing. Today, the company released its Q2 figures and revealed that it had lost about half as many customers as last quarter. Last quarter, the Magenta carrier disclosed that it had […]

19% of Smartphone Users Drop Phones In the Toilet

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File this under, why never to shake hands with strangers. According to a survey 39% of smartphone users take their phone into the restroom and an astonishing 19% have dropped their phone into the toilet. That’s right, one in five people you meet today, and possibly shake their hands, are using a smartphone which has spent time in a toilet. Ready […]

RIM Employees Pen Letters Agreeing with Anonymous Exec

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RIM employees both new and old have apparently penned new letters in support of the anonymous open letter written by a RIM employee that detailed the turmoil going on at BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion. Yesterday, we showed you a letter that had been written by an anonymous RIM senior executive who urged the company’s […]

RIM Strikes Back, Responds to Open Letter from Senior Exec

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Earlier today, a letter that was purportedly written by a senior executive with BlackBerry maker RIM surfaced on the internet imploring RIM’s co-CEO’s to make changes in order for the company to turn things around. And, as expected, the company has responded to those remarks with an extremely defensive stance that makes you wonder whether […]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Merger on Track for Approval in March 2012

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Yesterday, T-Mobile made a statement defending its deal with AT&T and today it was AT&T’s turn to unleash some juicy details unto the world with AT&T’s General Counsel Wayne Watts stating that he expects the merger to get approved by March of 2012. Speaking to reporters in Washington, Watts said that the deal is on […]

T-Mobile Loses 99,000 Customers, Blames ‘Competitive Pressures’

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T-Mobile USA indicated today that it had lost 471,000 net contract customers in the first quarter of this year which is a sharp increase over the 77,000 contract customers that the company lost during the first quarter of 2010. In addition, the mobile service provider’s fourth quarter numbers also trump the 318,000 net contract customers […]

Evernote Powers a Delicious Looking Vietnamese Pop-up Restaurant

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Food trucks and pop-up restaurants are apparently The cool places to eat in San Francisco and Evernote has posted a highlight about how Rice Paper Scissors, a Vietnamese Pop up restaurant, is using Evernote to manage their business. Even if you aren’t preparing delicious Vietnamese food, the short video below highlights a few ways you can […]

Acer to Focus on Mobile with Touch Business Group

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Acer, still trying to develop its mobile strategy as it expects its PC shipments to decline due to the emerging and competitive tablet and mobile market, has formed the Acer Touch Business Group to tackle the challenges of mobility. Acer Touch BG will be headed by Acer corporate president Jim Wong and Simon Hwuang, head […]

GDC 2011: Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pro, Neo Demo (Video)

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In addition to showing off the XPERIA Play as a PlayStation-certified Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone, Sony Ericsson was also demoing the XPERIA Pro at the Game Developers Conference. The XPERIA Pro will utilize a landscape-oriented slide out keyboard, rather than the PlayStation game controller on the Play, and has a 3.7-inch rather than the 4-inch […]

Motorola i1Q Will Be a Rugged Droid Pro for Sprint Nextel?

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It looks like Motorola may be making deeper pushes into the space led by RIM. After Motorola had released the Motorola Droid Pro (review forthcoming) for Verizon Wireless late last year with a front-facing keyboard and enterprise enhancements targeted at business BlackBerry-toting customers, the company may be releasing a rugged follow-up to Sprint Nextel’s iDEN […]