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Samsung acquires mobile cloud content provider mSpot

05/09/2012,   Samsung has announced today that it has acquired mSpot, a mobile cloud content service provider based next door in Palo Alto, California. In case you don’t know much about mSpot, the company, formed in 2004, is a provider of music and video...

Facebook IPO: Price Range Set Between $28 and $35 Per Share

05/03/2012, According to an article by Evelyn M. Rusli on the Dealbook / New York Times, Facebook sets the share price for its IPO at between $28 and $35 per share, a pricing that could value the company at around $86 billion at the midpoint of the range, while...

Gree acquires mobile game maker Funzio

05/01/2012, Funzio, the fast-growing maker of hardcore mobile and social games, has been acquired by the Japanese mobile social network Gree. Funzio’s got three games that are currently in the App Store’s top 25 grossing apps list. These top-grossing...

Google invests $300 million for a new data center in Iowa

04/26/2012, It was well over three years ago when Google invested a whopping $600 million in a data center located in Iowa to support its services – Gmail, Maps, and Search. The data center proved to be a great investment for the California-based giant,...

Microsoft earnings don’t detail Android’s contribution

01/19/2012, Earlier today, Microsoft has announced its earnings which have met investors expectations, at least when it comes to the overall revenues and profits. Some reports have been dramatizing the 6% drop of the Windows business, but it is probably due to the...

Sony store strategy is paying off

11/29/2011, We had an opportunity to talk to Phil Molyneux (President and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Electronics Inc) in San Francisco, and we discussed about Sony’s efforts to change its overall user experience, including the store experience. As Phil...

HTC massively cuts revenue estimates

11/23/2011, HTC just tamed its growth expectations by filing a document with stock market authorities in which it says that Q4 revenues will fall short of expectations by 15%-23% (depending on each analyst expectations). The new guidance equates more or less to last...

WebOS write-off costs HP $3.3B

11/21/2011, In today’s earning call from HP, the world has learned that HP has spent $3.3 Billion to write off things related to Palm and WebOS. This comes less than two years after HP spent $1.2 Billion to acquire Palm in the first place. Overall, this...

Intel Shows 50 Cores Chip, wows to break Exaflop barrier

11/15/2011, While Intel has talked about its Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture for some time, it has shown its 50 Cores chip for the first time today at the SC11 supercomputing conference. Codenamed Knights Corner, many 50-core chips will work as co-processors...

Iongrid Nexus Enterprise Cracks BYOD

11/15/2011, IonGrid just launched Nexus Enterprise, a solution that securely streams documents from an Enterprise server to an iPad, and it does so while preserving the original rendering of the document (it’s not as common as you’d think). While this may...

WP7 Apps @ Mobile Acceleration Week

11/10/2011, We met with Windows Phone developers who are part of a small group of companies that participate in Microsoft BizSpark, a worldwide program aimed at helping startups use Microsoft technologies (and stick with it for the long haul). They were in San...

Adobe to give up on Flash for mobile browsers

11/09/2011, Adobe has spent a great deal of time and energy making Flash work for mobiles but although Flash is relatively successful on tablets, Adobe is reportedly giving up on Flash for mobile browsers. At this point, its usefulness is relatively limited on...

Pioneer Launches ZYPR Mobile API and Revenue Sharing Model

11/07/2011, Pioneer has just announced that it has launched its voice-powered ZYPR API for mobile and embedded applications like smartphone, tablets and automotive entertainment systems. The idea behind ZYPR is quite simple: there are dozens or hundreds of web...

Sony Out of Samsung LCD Joint Venture

10/30/2011, Sony is reportedly selling some or all of its share of the Sony-Samsung LCD joint venture, which started years ago, when LCD was booming. Both companies started working together in 2004 as Sony realized that Samsung had advanced manufacturing and great...