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iPhone may be assembled in the U.S, “one day”

05/29/2012, Tim Cook, Apple’s new CEO has publicly mentioned that the iPhone -which represents 50% of Apple’s business- may be “one day” assembled in the United States. While this will certainly not happen overnight, this may give hope to a...

Facebook hiring to build a smartphone? [again]

05/27/2012, This is a topic that has been going on and off, but here it goes again: Facebook is said to be hiring smartphone hardware and software engineers in order to build its own smartphone. That’s what Nick Bilton from the NYTimes has just published, and...

HTC Business: It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

04/24/2012, The earnings season is in full swing, and it has been a bit of a roller coaster and HTC is a bit in a pothole: while others have been doing well, HTC’s expects to see its revenue fall (again) by 16% when compared to last year. This is due to many...

iPad Or Your Wife? Disturbing Results from the Survey

04/19/2012, Online-based casino RoxyPalace conducted a survey regarding people, their mates and the new iPad and the results that it revealed after were truly intriguing. According to the survey, 11% of bachelors would rather buy the new iPad than spend their hard...

Cable Bills to Pass $200 a month by the Year 2020

04/13/2012, Although the wages for employees in the US have remained the same, bills for cable TV services have stealthily been increasing at a rate of 6% every year. According to an eye-opening industry forecast released yesterday, the amount will pass $200 a month...

Calxeda ARM-based HP Server Creates Media Wave of… Fluff

11/01/2011, HP is currently testing servers based on an ARM architecture, which is basically the same stuff that runs applications on your phones and tablets. The idea is that these little chips use much less power than traditional processors like those of Intel and...

No X86 Apps On ARM+Windows 8 (Duh)

09/15/2011, For some reason, part of the media world has awakened to the fact that Windows applications compiled for Intel’s X86 architecture, won’t work on ARM-based Windows 8 machines. First, I’m not sure where the idea that those apps would work...

Moogle and the Future of Mobile

08/15/2011, This morning, we covered the unexpected acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google for $12B, which is a huge premium (60%+) compared to the market value of Motorola Mobile on the previous day. Mobile technology is currently THE hot business topic with...

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...

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...

Three Things Microsoft Needs To Wage a Smartphone War

04/26/2011, From a highly visible mobile company a decade ago to less than 8% of market share today (according to Comscore) the road to a mobile world has been bumpy for Microsoft. Back when Windows Mobile was doing well, it was largely seen as an enterprise product...

Nokia: it’s no longer about selling phones. Really?

06/28/2010, You know that something is up when someone at Nokia, the largest phone maker (by units), is saying that “it’s no longer about selling phones” (in a conversation with Bloomberg, via NYT). This phrase was used as Nokia is trying to fight...