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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...

Amazon Profits Down 73%

10/25/2011, Amazon has been investing a lot on its tablets (including the Kindle Fire), and this shows on its quarterly earnings: the profits for the giant online retailer are down 73%, and the stock is taking a dive in after-hours and the losses stand at 14% for...

Meg Whitman is HP’s new CEO, sends letter to employees

09/22/2011, It’s done, HP’s new CEO is Meg Whitman, who had previously led eBay through a meteoric rise. This may finally stop the string of drama that has struck HP since the scandal involving Mark Hurd, followed by the radical changes that Leo Apotheker...

HP Stock Up 9% On CEO Dismissal Rumors

09/21/2011, HP’s stock (HPQ) is up 9% following the rumor that HP’s board may dismiss current CEO Leo Apotheker. At the moment, no decision has been made, but under his watch the stock of HP has fallen 45%, which is always a point that the board may use...

CNN Acquires Zite (Digital Magazine Tech)

08/30/2011, CNN has just announced that it was acquiring Zite, a digital magazine developer. CNN intends to keep Zite as a separate business and while it is not completely clear what CNN will do with it, it is evident that CNN takes digital media much more seriously...

VMWare Mobile Virtualization Platform

08/29/2011, VMWare has a mobile solution that may finally bridge the gap between IT managers and users. It is well known that IT departments usually don’t like to support an array of heterogeneous devices, and it is not a surprise that “business phones” are not...

Google Terminates Slide

08/26/2011, Google has decided to close Slide, a widget company known for “SuperPoke” or “SSP Ranch”, and Slide founder Max Levchin will leave Google to “pursue other opportunity”. Slide was a great success story, and it is clear...

RIM Drops Another 3% In Market Share [NPD Research]

08/22/2011, According to fresh research numbers from NPD, RIM/Blackberry is experiencing another 3% leg down in terms of overall smartphone market share. This gives RIM an 11% market share, while Apple has 29% and Android has 52%. Downwards pressure momentum...

Hulu Could Be Bought for $2B

08/22/2011, It has been rumored for some time that Hulu was looking for a new owner. However, the valuation and potential buyers are still a hot topic. Although we won’t know for sure until someone actually signs a deal, the Wall Street Journal speculates that...

HTC+Beats $300M deal: It’s about differentiation

08/11/2011, HTC is acquiring Beats Electronics LLC, the company behind the Beats audio , visually known as “the red cord”, for $300M. From what HTC’s Peter Chou has said, HTC will effectively be the only smartphone company to integrate its audio...

Google, A Patent Attack Victim. Really?

08/03/2011, David Drummond, the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Google has gone on the record and addressed the patent litigation situation that Google’s Android finds itself into, with foes like Microsoft and Apple, among others, on the other...

Samsung Mobile Up, LCD Business Under Pressure

08/01/2011, Samsung has published its quarterly results, and overall, the mobile division is lifting the whole company as the LCD business remains under enormous price pressure. Overall, mobile telephony is still a growing segment of the market, with more than 11%...

How Far Can You Leverage a Brand?

06/23/2011, With the launch of an Android-based Sidekick and the close of the Danger service, can the brand recover its status as a cultural icon? The inevitable shuttering of the Danger service earlier this month came and went without a lot of hoopla, providing an...

Are We in an ARM Bubble?

05/17/2011, At the moment, a single company is at the very core of the mobile revolution: ARM. From its glorious debuts as Advanced RISC Machine, a computer maker, to its fall to oblivion, to its re-birth as the premier intellectual property provider for mobile...