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Tango Focuses on Differentiation from the Rest of the OTT Pack

February 6, 2013 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Over-the-Top (OTT) messaging and calling space is crowded. Facebook, Google and Apple have all entered the market, as have many others, including names like Tango, which was one of the first to the video calling over 3G space and has grown...

New BlackBerry Devices Catching On After European Launch

February 5, 2013 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, says that its new devices have been well-received in Europe. According to a report from TechCrunch, BlackBerry's UK marketing director, Stephen Bates, speaking at the company's European developer conference in Amsterdam...

Microsoft and Huawei Launch Phone for Africa

February 5, 2013 9:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese phone maker Huawei and Microsoft are combining forces to sell a new smartphone in Africa, which they say is the world's fastest growing mobile phone market. The two companies launched the Huawei 4Afrika Tuesday. The phone runs Windows Phone 8...

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HTC Slides on Ugly 1Q Margins Guidance

February 4, 2013 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC were down almost 4 percent in early trading following a fourth-quarter earnings call Monday during which the company warned its margins would continue to fall in the coming year. Net profit came in at $34.4 million...

Super Bowl ads: Pros and Cons of Crowdsourcing and Predictions for This Year’s Crowdsourced Campaigns

February 1, 2013 10:46 am | by Corey Christiansen, Social Media Strategist, Metia | Articles | Comments

Twenty percent of the 35 advertisers in this year’s Super Bowl have incorporated crowdsourcing into their ad campaigns. The Old G in Super Bowl crowdsourcing, Doritos, is back again, and the brand is joined by Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, Lincoln, Audi, and newbie, Dunder Mifflin.

Dell Shares Rise on Report of Buyout Plans

February 1, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Dell Inc. rose 7 percent in premarket trading on new reports that the computer company is nearing a deal to sell itself to a group including its CEO, a major private equity firm and Microsoft Corp. in a deal that could mark the largest leveraged buyout since the Great Recession...

Verizon Launches New 3G Prepaid Plans

February 1, 2013 9:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless today launched prepaid plans that provide unlimited talk, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data for $60 a month, or for $70 a month, a prepaid customer receives 2 GB of data in addition to unlimited talk and texts. According to a press release, the plans are...

Investors Give Cool Reception to New BlackBerrys

January 31, 2013 6:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The long-awaited debut of new BlackBerry smartphones flopped on Wall Street. The stock of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. started to sink Wednesday soon after company CEO Thorsten Heins began to show off the redesigned smartphones, the Z10 and Q10...

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Lenovo Profit Boosted by Smartphones, Tablets

January 30, 2013 10:35 am | by Joe McDonald,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Personal computer maker Lenovo Group said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent to a record high on strong sales of smartphones and tablet computers.The company, vying with Hewlett-Packard Co. to become the world's biggest PC maker...

Amazon Posts Lower 4Q Net Income but Stock Jumps

January 30, 2013 9:21 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon's fourth-quarter net income fell 45 percent, as sharply higher revenue failed to keep pace with increased spending on order fulfillment and digital content, a trend that's become the norm for the world's largest online retailer...

Opinion: New Hardware Is Only Half RIM's Battle

January 29, 2013 5:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

If RIM's BlackBerry 10 devices fails to bring its maker back to life, it won't be the device's fault. Rather it will be how far RIM has fallen and the extent to which that decline has left a hole in its ecosystem much bigger than hardware. In case you've forgotten the height...

Corning 4Q Net Income Falls, but Beats Predictions

January 29, 2013 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Revenue surged at Corning during the fourth quarter on strong demand for its Gorilla Glass, which is used in many smartphones and computer tablets. Sales in the company's specialty materials division, which makes the glass...

Turning Mobile Printing On Its Head with Fingerprint

January 28, 2013 3:55 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Printers are cheap these days and a lot of people are getting rid of perfectly good wired models in exchange for a wireless unit that allows them to print from their smartphone or tablet. Both Apple and Google have released platforms that allow...

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Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now A Crime

January 28, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

An order issued Saturday by the U.S. Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will make unlocking a cell phone illegal under certain conditions. An amendment to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will apply to all cell phones...

Samsung 4Q Profits Jump 76 Percent on Galaxy Sales

January 25, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A doubling of profits from Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones boosted the company's overall fourth quarter profits by nearly 76 percent over the previous quarter. Samsung recorded net profits for the fourth quarter of $6.6 billion...

Investors Shake Off AT&T’s $3.89 Billion 4Q Loss

January 24, 2013 5:43 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Even after reporting a loss in the fourth quarter, investors seemed relatively confident in AT&T's path going forward. Shares were up slightly in aftermarket trading to $33.90, a gain of .44 percent. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson kicked off the company's earnings call Thursday...

LG Display Posts Profit but iPhone Dims Outlook

January 24, 2013 9:44 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Display reported a $299 million profit for the fourth quarter Thursday thanks to mobile product launches by key customers including Apple Inc. but warned that earnings will decrease in the current quarter as demand for iPhones wanes...

Mozilla Unveils Developer Preview Phones

January 22, 2013 11:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mozilla today unveiled some developer hardware to accompany its HTML-5-powered mobile Firefox OS, which is built entirely using open web standards. The company showed off new Firefox OS developer preview phones via its blog, saying that it's developers...

VZW Hits Record $30B in 4Q Revenue, Losses Double on Charges

January 22, 2013 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Tuesday reported record fourth-quarter revenues of over $30 billion, up 5.7 percent annually, but still managed to swing to a quarterly loss that was double what it was in the same quarter last year. Losses that were largely due to charges related to the annuitization of $7.5 billion...

A Disturbance in the Force: The Smartphone Market is Changing

January 18, 2013 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

Can you hear it? That's the sound of the device market changing. It sounds a little like the whispers that RIM just might have something with BlackBerry 10. It also sounds a little like rumors that Amazon has the right kind of content ecosystem...

Nokia Sheds 300 IT Jobs, Transfers 820 Workers

January 17, 2013 9:44 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Struggling Nokia Corp. is downsizing by more than 1,000 jobs, part of a wide-ranging plan to cut costs and streamline operations. The Finnish firm says it will lay off 300 workers in its IT sector and transfer "some activities and up to 820 employees to strategic partners," India-based HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy...

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular to Tiered Data Plans, iPhone 4S

January 16, 2013 4:43 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T has opened up FaceTime over a cellular connection to nearly all iPhone users, including those on tiered data plans. Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products for AT&T, said in a blog post that the move is the "result of ongoing testing," as to the effect...

Investors Cheer RadioShack Split with Target Mobile

January 15, 2013 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

RadioShack and Target have chosen to part ways, dissolving Radio Shack's hand in Target's mobile phone vending operation. According to statement from RadioShack today, the company is shutting down its Target Mobile stores, which are currenrly present in 1,500 Target stores...

Facebook Announcement Stirs More Handset Speculation

January 14, 2013 11:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speculation is running rampant around the Facebook media event scheduled for tomorrow. The hubbub around a possible big announcement has even sent the company's struggling stock up above $30 per share. Perhaps the biggest surprise possible tomorrow would...

Microsoft May Have Exited Gadget Show Prematurely

January 14, 2013 10:58 am | by Michael Liedtke, Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America's gaudiest gadget show a year too early. After 13 straight years in the spotlight, Microsoft's decision to scale back its presence at this week's International CES deprived the software maker of a prime opportunity...

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