The Two Most Dangerous Words in Technology

*+-via MobileOpportunity, Michael Mace on the dangers of pre-announcement

Steve Wildstrom / August 31st, 2011

AT&T Without T-Mobile: Whither Wireless?

*+-We now know what the U.S. wireless landscape will not look like in a couple of years. The filing of U.S. v. AT&T effectively ends AT&T’s dream, tacitly shared by Verizon Wireless, of a wireless … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 31st, 2011

So when does academic publishing get disrupted?

*+-via GigaOm, by Matthew Ingram

Steve Wildstrom / August 30th, 2011

HP Executive Drama Drags On

*+-After Wall Street Journal columnist Al Lewis’s scathing and all-too-true assessment of Hewlett-Packard’s year-long campaign of self-destruction gained wide attention, you’d think the company’s executives might just go to ground for a while. That doesn’t … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 30th, 2011

Can Amazon Make a Cheap iPad Challenger?

*+-Developments in the tablet market in the past couple of weeks, especially Hewlett-Packard first killing the TouchPad then successfully disposing of tens of thousands of them in a $99 fire sale, has led to some … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 29th, 2011
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Steve: Who’s Going to Protect Us From Cheap and Mediocre Now?

*+-via Monday Note, by Jean-Louis Gassée

Steve Wildstrom / August 29th, 2011

Why Apple Still Shouldn’t Make Televisions

*+-Ryan Block at gdgt has dusted off a six-month-old post to respond to the latest rumors about Apple getting into the business of making TV sets. His arguments about why this won’t happen as as … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 28th, 2011

Richard Kerris on the Future of webOS

*+-In a post yesterday, I mistakenly attributed to Richard Kerris, vice president-worldwide developer relations for Hewlett-Packard’s webOS business unit, thoughs actually written by Derek Kessler of PreCentral. Today, Kerris graciously spent a few minutes on … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 26th, 2011
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Correction: The future of webOS

*+-In a post yesterday, I mistakenly attributed views on the future of webOS to HP’s Richard Kerris. The article referred to was actually written by  Derek Kessler of PreCentral. I apologize for the error.

Steve Wildstrom / August 26th, 2011
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Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO: The Press Release

*+-via BusinessWire and Yahoo finance

Steve Wildstrom / August 24th, 2011

The NSA Wants Your Home Network To Be Safer

*+-The National Security Agency is best known for its global communications snooping, but it is also responsible for helping to keep the nation’s computers safe from attack. Most of that effort is focused on government … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 24th, 2011

What Does the TouchPad Fire Sale Tell Us? Not Much.

*+-Way too much is being made of the success of Hewlett-Packard’s fire sale of TouchPad tablet, essentially the liquidation of a lot of distressed inventory.For example, this The Next Web article speculates on what TouchPad … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 22nd, 2011
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My Thoughts on HP, Part 1

*+-By Voodoo founder Rahul Sood

Steve Wildstrom / August 22nd, 2011

The Part of Palm that Smartphone Companies Should be Bidding For

*+-from MobileOpportunity by Michael Mace

Steve Wildstrom / August 19th, 2011

How Will HP Hold webOS Talent

*+-Joshua Topolsky at This IsMyNext has details on an all-hands meeting at which Stephen DeWitt, head of HP’s webOS business unit, declared that “we are not walking away from webOS” and promised an outline for … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 18th, 2011

webOS: Forget About Licensing, the Game’s Over

*+-Hewlett-Packard’s announcement today that it was discounting all webOS products, including the TouchPad tablet and Pre phones, set off a flurry of speculation that the elegant ex-Palm mobile operating system might find a third life … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 18th, 2011

Why the Open OS Model Failed in Smartphones

*+-Fifteen years ago, when Microsoft ruled the world and Apple was near death, the tech world was convinced that the conceptual batter between Windows and Mac–open operating systems available to all comers vs. closed systems–had … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 17th, 2011

Can Google Fix the Cable Box?

*+-From Slate, by Farhad Manjoo

Steve Wildstrom / August 17th, 2011

Google+Moto: “Like a Python That Swallowed a Minivan”

*+-Michael Mace, who knows more about mobile computing than just about anyone around, is deeply skeptical about Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility. “Either Google’s worldview will dominate and ruin Motorola, or worse yet the Motorola … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 17th, 2011

Amazon targets U.S. government with GovCloud

*+-GigaOm’s Derrick Harris on a new cloud service for federal agencies.

Steve Wildstrom / August 16th, 2011

Wonder Why All Those Android Press Releases Looked the Same?

*+-Android Press Release (tip of the hat to Ed Bott)

Steve Wildstrom / August 16th, 2011

Updated: Motogoo: The Damage to Google’s Bottom Line

*+-Update 8/16: The market seemed distinctly cooler to the Google-Motorola Mobility deal the day after, with shares falling 3.27% to 539. And Standard & Poor’s downgraded GOOG from “buy” to “sell” on concerns about the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 15th, 2011

Google: Set Top Box King?

*+-Largely overlooked in the initial reaction to Google’s proposed $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility is the deal’s potential impact on the cable set top box business. When Motorola split the company in two, the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 15th, 2011
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Time for a Smartphone Patent Pool

*+-Most of the creative energy in the smartphone industry seems to be going into lawsuits, with just about everyone claiming that everyone else is violating their patents. In addition to keeping a lot of lawyers … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 11th, 2011

Identities May be Collateral Damage in AntiSec Data Dump

*+-A couple thousand people could be at high risk for identity theft as a result of a large dump of documents snatched from law enforcement agency web sites by a group calling itself AntiSec. The … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / August 10th, 2011