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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in July 2010
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HP Unveils Mini Tower Desktop PC
News  |  7/30/2010
The sub-$600 Pro 3130 is targeted to professionals and knowledge workers in small to midsize companies with expansion options for power users.
8Coupons Offers Local Marketing Solution
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
The online coupon aggregator 8Coupons offers a make-it-yourself mobile coupon platform that enables businesses to generate and send promotions in near real time.
Barnes & Noble Pushes Nook, Expands Store Presence
News  |  7/30/2010
Nook-dedicated "boutiques" with staffed demonstration tables featuring demo models, video displays and accessories will occupy a prominent space in B&N stores starting this fall.
Intel, AMD Gain In Graphics Market, Nvidia Declines
News  |  7/30/2010
Nvidia lost market share in every segment except notebook integrated graphics, while AMD had the biggest gains in both discrete and integrated desktop chips according to Jon Peddie Research.
Samsung's Record Profits Driven By Chips, LCD
News  |  7/30/2010
Mobile phone sales were up 22% in the second quarter, but average unit price declined as did operating profit from Samsung's telecommunications unit.
Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010
OpenAppMkt.com offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
RIM BlackPad Tablet Launching In November
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
Sources say that Research In Motion is preparing to launch its iPad competitor, the BlackPad, in November.
Nokia, Samsung, LG Lead Mobile Phone Growth
News  |  7/30/2010
Mobile phone sales increased almost 15% in the second quarter, according to IDC, with Latin America and Asia Pacific projected to drive smartphone growth.
Global CIO: The CEO Of The Year Is SAP's Bill McDermott
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
With co-CEO Jim Snabe, McDermott's set a vibrant new strategy, restored growth and profitability, and exorcised some wicked demons and ghosts.
IBM Remains On U.S. Antitrust Watch
News  |  7/30/2010
DOJ investigation into Big Blue 's mainframe licensing policies ongoing even as European authorities ramp up their own probe.
India Handset Sales To Rise 18.5%
News  |  7/30/2010
Gartner finds the Indian mobile phone industry dominated by low-cost devices and inexpensive prepaid voice and SMS plans.
FCC Approves First 4G LTE Phone
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved some of the first devices to use Long Term Evolution 4G technology, including a phone and a laptop dongle.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
Sprint Updating EVO 4G To Android 2.2
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
Sprint on Thursday announced that it will be the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to distribute Android 2.2 Froyo to the HTC EVO 4G starting on August 3.
The Cellular Network - Not Just For Cell Phones
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
When most of us think of our cellular network, we immediately think of cell phones. That is why we fork over big bucks to the carriers each month right? They keep us connected without tying us down to a physical location. Today though there is so much more using cellular networks that have nothing to do with voice communication at all.
Office 2011 Video Shows New Features, Marketing Challenge
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
Microsoft has released a video showing off some of the new features of the upcoming Office for Mac 2011. The video also unwittingly demonstrates the difficulties companies have in marketing product upgrades.
HTC Droid Incredible Almost Identical To Nexus One
News  |  7/29/2010
A teardown analysis of the handset found it so similar to the Google model, also built by HTC, that the Droid could be called "Nexus Two.'
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Microsoft Plans Intel 'Oak Trail'-Based Tablets
News  |  7/29/2010
CEO Steve Ballmer tells financial analysts that catching Apple in the slate PC market is "job one" for the company.
AppSumo Offers Green SMB Software Deal
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
Software aggregator will donate 50 percent of its revenue from each sale of its Startup Bundle, through August 2, to the National Wildlife Federation.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Improves Speech Recognition
News  |  7/29/2010
Nuance Communications claims version 11 reduces set-up time required to 'train' the software to your spoken voice and boosts accuracy up to 15%.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
News  |  7/29/2010
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
NOAA Supercomputer Tapped For Climate Change Research
News  |  7/29/2010
Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the 14-cabinet, 260-teraflop system is the most powerful supercomputer operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
BlackBerry Springs Leaks, App World 2.0 Goes Beta
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
It's been hard to escape the cavalcade of leaked information about unannounced BlackBerry devices of late. Find out what the latest scuttlebutt is here.
Mobile Networks Falter Under Video Demand
News  |  7/29/2010
Peak traffic congestion at night causes most stalling, according to Bytemobile, and coming network upgrades likely won't help.
Apple Probes iPhone iOS 4 Complaints
News  |  7/29/2010
Still stinging from "antennagate," the company is now looking into reports its new mobile operating system is buggy.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Greener Hardware Emitting Less CO2
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
A new report from CompTIA says that more efficient computer hardware is saving millions of tons of CO2 emissions.
LG Android Tablet Release Set For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
LG on Thursday confirmed that it is working on a tablet-style device that will run Google's Android platform. It also showed off the Optimus Z smartphone.
Motorola Mobile Devices Generate $87 Million Profit
News  |  7/29/2010
Focus remains on the recovery of Motorola's mobile phone operations as the company preps for a split early next year.
Best Buy Jumps Into 'Antennagate' With Free Shields
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
Best Buy on Wednesday announced that it will offer free invisible shields for those who purchased an iPhone 4 at a Best Buy location.
Black Hat Warning: ATMs At Risk
News  |  7/29/2010
Barnaby Jack of IOActive demonstrated attacks that would allow a criminal to compromise ATMs.
Droid X Suffers Death Grip Says Apple
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
Apple has acknowledged that the iPhone 4 has a serious problem when you hold the device in a certain way, which just so happens to be the most common way a right handed person holds a phone, with their left hand at the base of the unit. For now, the fix is free bumpers for everyone which mitigates the problem. Not content to stop there though, Apple is claiming other phones have the same issue, and going to great lengths to document it.
Microsoft Launches Office For Mac 2011 Video
News  |  7/28/2010
The marketing video highlights user interface enhancements, including a new ribbon that presents users with the commonly used controls, the template gallery and email improvements.
Global CIO: IBM Attacked By EU Anti-Capitalists & IT Washouts
Commentary  |  7/28/2010
Two tiny makers of mainframe knockoffs are joining forces with the always-eager EU to try to browbeat IBM into unearned submission.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
Panasonic Announces 3D Camera Lens, Camcorder
News  |  7/28/2010
The interchangeable lens is actually two small lenses that transmit slightly different viewpoints of a subject to the camera's image sensor.
RIM's 'BlackPad.com' Signals Attack Of The 'Pads'
Commentary  |  7/28/2010
Research In Motion recently purchased a new domain name: BlackPad.com. Can RIM's BlackPad and HP's PalmPad take on Apple's iPad?
Dell's New SMB Security Sevices Portfolio
Commentary  |  7/28/2010
Dell's announcement of a broad range of new and enhanced security tools and services for small and midsized businesses includes network endpoint security, and will ultimately, in partnership with SecureWorks, offer a hardware/software solution that includes security management and threat identification and monitoring.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
Slideshows  |  7/28/2010
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
Black Hat: 'App Genome' Exposes Smartphone Risks
News  |  7/28/2010
Researchers from Lookout will present their findings thus far in study of freebie Android, iPhone apps.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
News  |  7/28/2010
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
iPad Bricked By Sunlight, Lawsuit Claims
News  |  7/28/2010
Court documents say Apple's new tablet computer is prone to overheating in hot weather.
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
News  |  7/28/2010
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Intel Demos 50Gbps Silicon Photonics Laser Link
News  |  7/28/2010
Optical fibers can transmit data inside computers faster and over greater distances than current copper wire technology.
LG Posts 33% Second Quarter Loss
News  |  7/28/2010
Lackluster performance of handset division, higher R&D and marketing costs responsible for depressed financial performance, says company.
FCC Launches Consumer Help Center
News  |  7/28/2010
Broadband speed tests, help with high cell phone bills, and complaint filing are some of the services offered.
TI Eyeing $175M Purchase Of China Chip Foundry
News  |  7/28/2010
Texas Instruments is expected to buy a wafer plant run by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
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