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More on the QR/2D Barcodes

A few weeks back, I wrote a piece on 2D barcode scanning and the possibility behind them. Also known as “quick response” (QR), they’re vastly underused in the US. That

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34 Weeks of OHA: #12

Company Name: LG Electronics How the OHA site classifies them: Handset Manufacturer What the OHA site says about them: LG, the brand that is Delightfully Smart, is a global leader

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34 Weeks of OHA: #11

Company Name: Intel Corporation Okay, so the alphabetical order is messed. Last week I did KDDI, this week I do Intel. This is not alphabetical order, this is blogger-who’s-gimped-in-the-head order.

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The Sprint Situation

One could get a headache looking at what’s going on right now with Sprint Nextel and the buyout rumors. Based on subscriber count, Sprint is the #3 provider in the

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What to Expect From Android

A lot of the hype around Android comes from developers and their geeky community. The main reason for this is because they “get it”. They understand just how groundbreaking an

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34 Weeks of OHA: #10

Company Name: KDDI Coporation How the OHA site classifies them: Mobile Operator What the OHA site says about them: KDDI is a telecommunication operator that provides wide-ranging services from mobile

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Could Google Learn from App Store Business Model?

If you’re a prospective developer for Google’s Android platform and trying to figure out the best way to distribute your application, you might be intrigued by how Apple is handling

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Double Standard

Out of curiosity, I wonder if the same people who ripped on Google for “bribing” developers to write applications for Android will be saying similar things about the iFund teased

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Some Thoughts on Apple

First a little preface because I’ve got to give credit where it’s due. Steve Jobs and Apple have done a tremendous job of selling people over the last few years.

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34 Weeks of OHA: #9

Open Handset Alliance Member Profiles (Week #9 – HTC Corporation) For 34 weeks, each Tuesday, Jordan from fandroid.net will be joining us to offer a profile of each of the

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700MHz Auction Nearing End – Winners Announced Soon?

The 700MHz auction is 5 weeks old now and starting to show signs of wrapping up. Today marked the 140th round as last Friday the FCC ramped up to 8

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T-Mobile Snubs Nokia’s Ovi

In August of last year, Nokia announced a new service initiative called Ovi. Through this branding and portal, Nokia made plans to offer games, music, mapping, GPS and other services

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Sprint Quietly Offering $89.99 Unlimited Plan

With everyone talking about the $99 unlimited plans being offered by the 4 major carriers, Sprint has one-upped the competition.

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Intel ‘Atom’ Likely to Power Android Phones?

Going by the codename ‘Menlow’ for quite some time, Intel has pulled the curtain back on what will now be known as the Centrino Atom. These processors will use the