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  • Apple, Google Pull Worker Switcharoos
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) have pulled an employee switcharoo and the details are coming to light. Apple snagged R.J. Pittman, formerly a product manager at Google, and Google landed former Apple software developer Tim Bray. The Bray hire is ...More
    March 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Free Press Lambasts Carriers Over ETF Defense
    Google, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all banded together this week to defend their early-termination fees to the Federal Communications Commission. Some of the penalties to get out of your smartphone contract run up to $350, but the companies say the cost of ...More
    February 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Wireless Carriers to FCC: Our ETFs Are Fair, Thanks
    No surprises here – the major wireless carriers in the United States, and new mobile entrant Google Inc. (GOOG), think their early termination fees (ETFs) are priced just fine, thank you very much.AT&T Inc. (T), Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), T-Mobile, ...More
    February 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Copy That, Google, Yahoo!: Xerox is Suing You
    Xerox Corp. (XRX) wants Google Inc. (GOOG) and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) to fork over an unspecified amount of money for alleged patent infringement over, you guessed it, search technology. Yes, that Xerox – the one that makes you want to say, ...More
    February 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Patent Infringement Lovefest: ITC Tackles Apple-Nokia
    The International Trade Commission has agreed to look into Apple’s complaint against phone-maker Nokia. The ITC is already looking into Nokia’s complaints about Apple, so we’ve come full circle.Apple says Nokia is violating patents by selling ...More
    February 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • Apple Pulls 'Overtly Sexy' Apps: Tiger Woods to Blame?
    On the same day Tiger Woods publicly admitted his multiple infidelities, Apple Inc. (AAPL) started pulling “overtly sexy” apps from its App Store. Is there a connection? (C’mon, we kid, we kid.)Just what “overtly sexy” is remains vague. ...More
    February 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Google's Schmidt: We Heart Carriers
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Google Inc. has no plans to cut traditional operators out of the communications value chain, CEO Eric Schmidt insists. Instead, the two have a symbiotic relationship. They simply ... complete each other."Find a way to say yes, not no, is our ...More
    February 17, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Facebook Pushes Yahoo! Into Third Place
    Two years ago, search engine site Google Inc. (GOOG) eclipsed rival Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) as the No. 1 Web destination in the United States. Now, a six-year-old social networking site upended those statistics and raised the question: Is Google’s position in ...More
    February 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Analyst: Google to Kill Voice Subscription Model
    Imagine, the end of the traditional wireless voice subscription model? That’s what Google Inc. might bring about if it has its druthers, according to analysts at iSuppli Corp. Instead, an advertising play will rewrite the rules of the $1 trillion wireless ...More
    February 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Others to Challenge iTunes Hegemony
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS—File under “whoa:” Nearly every major wireless operator in the world has signed onto an initiative to create an applications store that can address every user out there, regardless of device or access technology. Well, almost every ...More
    February 15, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News