Does Android Have Carriers Running Scared?

As the industry moves towards a more open future and consumers continue to adopt smart phones in droves, network providers will struggle to keep their choke hold on the users. Here in the United States an average customer has no idea what their phone or mobile device is capable of, let alone ...

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Reasons for Writing

Today is the day we find out who the lucky 50 winners of the first round of the Android Developers Challenge are. At the time of writing this article, only a few names and applications were known so I’ll speak in general terms and not refer to any specific developer. The consensus ...

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WiMax Deal the Biggest Victory for Android Yet?

Today sees a monumental event in the wireless industry. Along with partners Intel, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Bright House Networks, Google has ponied up a share of a $3.2 billion dollar marriage between Sprint and Clearwire. With the two of them making nice and coming together for a ...

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In Silicon Valley the Hunted Becomes the Hunter Almost Overnight

Have you guys been seeing all the attempted murderers running around Silicon Valley? Without even paying full attention, one can’t help but see a headline pop up every few days about some company working on an “X” killer. The latest target, as everyone is fully aware of, is the Apple ...

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Microsoft’s Own Problems Could be Reason for Wanting Yahoo

If you’re watching the Microsoft and Yahoo situation at all, these next few weeks will prove to be the most fun yet. It’s getting down to crunch time, albeit one that Microsoft has imposed. I’m getting this feeling like it’s an inevitable deal between the two and the ...

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Something Doesn’t Jive

I’d like to revisit that whole deal with AT&T and why they weren’t on board with Google in the first place. Allegedly, they were afraid that Google would tie the phone up with their own services and not offer easy customization. Apple’s fear was that Android phones would ...

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It’s All Falling Into Place

It’s no secret that Google wants to deploy Android on the world in order to provide advertising to as many people as possible. As they up their marketing game and move to the focused, location-based advertising, Google knows more people are going mobile than ever before. These next few ...

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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 may be changing soon as San Francisco has been testing them out on around 500 restaurants. More than 500 ...

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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 US, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at recent headlines. Talks of merging, buyouts, and bankruptcy have been ...

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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 open-source operating system is, especially for mobile devices. But what about the average guy with no idea ...

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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 their App Store. Announced last week with the Software Developer Kit (SDK), it offers a different ...

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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 today. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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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. Be it, the iPod, Macbook, or iPhone, somehow they always seem to get people to buy into their ideas and products no ...

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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 rounds per day. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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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 to their phone users. This move would skip right past the network operators who really enjoy cashing checks each ...

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