It's been an interesting week in the mobile space, as Verizon had a strong quarter thanks to the Storm, Sprint said it would be axing 8,000 jobs, and Apple got an important patent f
NEC To Cut 20,000 Jobs Worldwide
The company pinned its financial troubles on the economic recession that caused a slowdown in spending among businesses and consumers.
Footprints Of Google's GDrive Spotted
T-Mobile Confirms G1 Successors
T-Mobile will release more G series smartphones this year, but it will face a crowded field as Motorola, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson will have Android-powered handsets as well.
Gartner's Top Six Marketing Processes For A Down Economy
Three of the processes, customer retention management, lead management and online marketing, focus on boosting sales, while the others, creative production management, marketing fulfillment and financial management, are designed to improve accountability and cut costs.
10 Cloud Computing Predictions
Vendors are rushing to join Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less.
RIM: We've Shipped 50 Million Smartphones
I received an e-mail from Research In Motion's media relations team this morning. In it were some interesting facts. The first of which is that this month, RIM shipped its 50 millionth BlackBerry.
The Truth About Open-Source Groupware
The conventional wisdom holds that Microsoft Exchange towers above its open-source competitors. Maybe it's time to challenge the conventional wisdom.
New Firmware Points To New iPhone?
One of the Internet's favorite games is spotting the next iPhone, and we've seen tons of rumors that have been squashed. But recent digging into the latest firmware updates potentially reveal a new iPhone model already is being tested.
Google Maps Van Kills Deer, Google Earth Busts Pot Growers
Google's navigation services have provoked some interesting news items this week. Apparently, the driver of a Google Maps van accidentally struck and killed a deer. Also, over Switzerland, Google Earth helped Swiss police find and bust a two-acre pot farm.
Which Smartphone Reached 1 Million Sold The Fastest?
An enterprising reader of Engadget put together a nifty little chart showing how fast a handful of smartphones hit the 1 million mark. The figures used are those based on actual announced sales by the companies involved. Those included are the Apple iPhone and iPhone 3G, the BlackBerry Storm, the HTC G1, and the Nokia 5800. Also, it looks like 2008 saw 1.21 billion mobile phones sold.
iSuppli: BlackBerry Storm Innards Cost More Than The iPhone's
iSuppli sunk its teeth into the BlackBerry Storm to see what the sum of its parts is really worth. According to its analysis, the Storm costs RIM about $203 to make. Verizon Wireless is selling the Storm for $199 (after rebates). Apple's iPhone 3G costs about $174 to make and sells for $199/$299.
Google Aims To Expose Network Meddling
Vint Cerf puts out the word that Google's Measurement Lab will make it more difficult for telecoms to degrade or block apps such as BitTorrent or Skype.
8 Mobile Technologies To Watch
Many of the improvements expected to make an impact in the next two years will soon be integrated into smartphones, research firm Gartner reports.
Google To Tackle Net Neutrality Head On
Today Google unveiled a new tool that can be used to determine if an Internet connection is being slowed or throttled by the Internet Service Provider. Measurement Lab is an open platform that Google expects will be used by researchers to gauge just how well the Internet is working.
Cloud Computing: The Ultimate Recession Technology
The recession is hurting everyone ... or is it? This could be the break out year for cloud computing vendors who are ready and waiting for a flood of businesses to embrace low cost, no investment, no management computing in the cloud.
House Squashes DTV Delay
In an interesting turn of events, the delay of the transition to digital TV -- which looked all but a certainty early this week -- has been put on hold by the U.S. House of Representatives.