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HP’s Never Ending Drama: Blame the Board

-+*I don’t pretend to know what is going to happen next at Hewlett-Packard, but both Bloomberg and All Things Digital report that the board is meeting to consider ousting CEO Léo Apotheker and perhaps replace … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 21st, 2011
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Is Apple Stock and Customer Satisfaction Tied Together?

-+*The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) recently released their findings across multiple industries. Unsurprisingly Apple continues to reign supreme when it comes to customer satisfaction. In fact according to the release Apple’s customer satisfaction is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 20th, 2011
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How iWant drives iRumors

-+*I got a kick out of an AllThingsD headline that said “No iPad until 2012.” Serious Apple watchers know full well that Apple’s cadence with almost all of their products are done on a yearly … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 19th, 2011
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How Google Can Learn From Microsoft

-+*There has been some interesting commentary around how different the approach between Microsoft and Apple is as it relates to their developer conferences. It is certainly true that these two companies approach them differently but … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2011

Why Microsoft’s Development Must Be More Open Than Apple’s

-+*Matt Rosoff at Business Insider writes that a principal reason why Microsoft reveals a lot more about its development process than Apple does is that Apple is a consumer products company while Microsoft is a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 14th, 2011

Should Apple Fear HTML 5? Not a Chance

-+*IDG News Service’s Leok Essers has an article in which a couple of financial analysts predict dire consequences for Apple from the growing adoption of HTML 5, a technology that allows web pages to behave … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 12th, 2011

Mozilla Gets Tough on Digital Certificates

-+*In a preemptive step to protect users from possible attacks based on fake digital certificates, Mozilla has given certificate issuers a week to present proof of security measures they have taken or have their certificates … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 9th, 2011

America Invents: A Step Toward Patent Reform

-+*The America Invents Act, now awaiting President Obama’s signature, will not solve the most serious problems of the U.S. patent system, especially the ugly mess of vague and dubious software patents. But it is a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 9th, 2011
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Google’s Purchase of Zagat Proves They Are A Content Company

-+*As a serious foodie and a fan of Zagat’s Restaurant guides, I was rather intrigued by the fact that Google has decided to buy this popular product. Tim and Nina Zagat have worked tirelessly for … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 9th, 2011
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iOS is Still The Best Choice For Developers

-+*Yesterday The Yankee Group released an interesting set of findings from a research study they conducted. The crux of the article was around how Android app piracy is hurting Android developers. The report claims that … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 9th, 2011

It’s the User Experience, Stupid; How iPhone Critics Miss the Point

-+*The title tells it all: 10 Reasons Why iPhone 5 Doesn’t Stand a chance Against Motorola Droid Bionic. The article, by Elias Samuel in International Business Times, not surprisingly, lists 10 ways in which the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 8th, 2011
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What is Yahoo’s Fate?

-+*I wish I could confidently proclaim that Yahoo’s best days are ahead or them. The fact of the matter is they are in a hole in which they can not emerge without serious help. Yahoo … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 8th, 2011
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Is it Time for RIM to be Acquired?

-+*The short answer is yes. And it seems like RIM’s investors are starting to chime in and suggest the company look for a suitor. The technology industry landscape has changed drastically in the last few … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 6th, 2011

Why No One Can Match the MacBook Air

-+*Peter Bright at Ars Technica has a feature about his frustrating search for a Windows notebook that can match the MacBook Air–and how difficult it will be for Intel to pull off its quest for … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 6th, 2011
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Amazon Plans on Stealing Android Developers From Google

-+*You may think such a statement sounds absurd. However if a recent report from MG Siegler at TechCrunch is true then Amazon wants to lure Android developers for their own version of Android and Kindle … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 2nd, 2011

Netflix vs. Starz: Hollywood Keeps a Tight Rein on Content

-+*In a short article today, The Los Angeles Times sheds some fascinating light on the failed negotiations that will result in Netflix losing streaming movie and TV content from Starz at the end of February. … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 2nd, 2011

Spectrum Wars: The Bleak Outlook for Wireless

-+*In a post at TechCrunch, Frank Barbieri argues that the entire dispute over the AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile is really about the failure of spectrum allocation policies in the U.S. He’s right although AT&T’s short-term … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 2nd, 2011
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Android Hardware Is Too Saturated For Its Own Good

-+*The plethora of Android devices on the market was added to in a variety of ways today with news from IFA. My friend Evan Selleck asks a good question over at PhoneDog. Is the market … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 1st, 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

Geek Culture: Screenshot of Steve Jobs’s Calendar on Day 1 as Ex-CEO

-+*Nitrozac & Snaggy’s “The Joy of Tech” is such a geeky pleasure. Here’s today’s, a screenshot of Steve Jobs’s calendar on his first day as former CEO of Apple:

Peter Lewis / August 29th, 2011
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Here’s a Ridiculous Idea-Split Apple in Two

-+*I saw a story earlier today that said that some on Wall Street have suggested that Apple should split their business in two- A Mac business and the more profitable iOS business. I normally don’t … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / 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
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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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Think Different

-+*My favorite Apple marketing campaign by far was their “think different” campaign. I felt like that campaign profoundly spoke to me and I am a sucker for great marketing. That slogan, I always believed, summed … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / 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