The Google-Motorola Effect: An Industry at War

Mellisa Tolentino | August 15th

As reported in an earlier article, Google has agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in a business deal that will close either at the end of this year or early 2012.  The...»

AT&T – T-Mobile LTE Dreams Trampled with Leaked Letter

Mellisa Tolentino | August 15th

In AT&T’s redacted letter stating that their merger with T-Mobile would lead to LTE being available to rural parts of America, the merger doesn’t seem so bad after all.  Right, if you don’t consider...»

Payfone Gets with Rovio In-App Payments Provider as Feature Comes Under Fire

Mellisa Tolentino | August 15th

Payfone, a leading mobile payment processing service, and Fortumo, a leading provider of mobile payments, today announced that Fortumo has selected Payfone to power the direct billing option for its in-app purchasing SDK....»

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5B, Gains Patent Traction

Mellisa Tolentino | August 15th

Google Inc., acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in a business transaction both agreed upon by both parties.  This joint venture will be beneficial for Google and Motorola, as Google is set on acquiring...»

This Week in the Cloud: PaaS, VMware and Box

Maria Deutscher | August 13th

The past week has seen a number of announcements from all across the cloud, and several segments and companies in particular got the spotlight. Platform-as-a-Service is a growing market, and as such, competition and venture capital...»

LinkedIn Users Upset Over “Social Ads” Should Just Get Over It

Jeffrey Kelly | August 12th

The recent mini-controversy surrounding LinkedIn’s “social ads” initiative should serve as a reminder to Big Data practitioners out there: Just because big data makes something possible doesn’t mean you should do it. But users also...»

The London Riots: Both Sides of the Social Media, Big Data Coin

Maria Deutscher | August 12th

The London riots that have been going on recently are taking a serious toll from residents, including shop owners who have suffered substantial damages and even deprived of their livelihoods. One example is the 89-year-old Aaron Biber, whose...»

Dell Kills its Smallest Tablet in a Darwinian Industry Move

Saroj Kar | August 12th

Dell has confirmed the departure of the Streak 5 tablet, one of the smallest versions of Android tablets available in the market.  Dell announced the end of the Streak 5 via an image on its...»

London Looter Robs the Wrong Computer Geek, Gets Caught by Ill-Gotten Macbook

Kyt Dotson | August 12th

When the London riots broke out, Greg Martin—a self-styled information security evangelist and computer security contractor—didn’t expect that he’d become the victim of a theft. According to his blog, he had returned to his London abode...»

Living With Mango: A First Look

Brian Graham | August 12th

On July 27th, a Release Candidate build of Windows Phone Mango became available to developers. Thanks to DreamSpark, I am considered a developer, and went through the process of updating my Samsung Focus to build 7712. ...»