01 August 2011

A Patent Fever Over Smartphones

A Patent Fever Over Smartphones
New York Times
By ROBERT CYRAN A battle has recalibrated the market for smartphone DNA. With Apple, Google and Microsoft jostling for control of the mobile market, each needs or desires more and better patents for supremacy. Without them, their devices are vulnerable ...
AT&T to Throttle Heavy Data Users, is T-Mobile Merger the Only Solution?
International Business Times
AT&T announced on Friday that it will throttle heavy users on its unlimited data plan starting October 1. "We're taking steps to manage exploding demand for mobile data," said the company in a statement. The ultimate solution to the network capacity ...
Float like a butterfly sting like a ... Bing?
TechFlash
Microsoft's efforts to knock down Google from its perch as king of search is playing out in an epic -- and expensive -- endeavor. Under the headline, "Can Microsoft make you 'Bing?'" The New York Times goes inside Microsoft's Redmond campus and inside ...
Shark Week hits Living Planet Aquarium
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
The Discovery Channel has been hosting an annual Shark Week for more than two decades, and now The Living Planet Aquarium is getting in on the fun. The aquarium will put sharks in the stingray tank this week for visitors to pet. ...
Nintendo To Support Paid DLC On The 3DS
Kotaku Australia
By Mark Serrels on August 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for Nintendo and, in particular, the 3DS. In an attempt to stem the tide of negativity Nintendo has reduced the price but, according to Andriasang, Nintendo is now ...
Apple Lawsuit Forces Amazon to Stop App Submissions in Germany
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Apple might not have seen much legal success in its trademark battle against Amazon over the use of the phrase "App Store." But that's only if you're looking at Apple's attempts to keep "App Store" all to itself within the United States ...
Are We Prepared as World Population is Set to Breach 7 Billion Soon?
International Business Times
By IB Times Staff Reporter | July 31, 2011 2:56 AM EDT The world population is expected to breach seven billion this year, which is more than twice the number of people lived on the earth just 50 years ago, according to recent projections by the United ...
Google Chrome becomes UK's second most popular web browser
The Guardian
Google Chrome has overtaken Firefox to become the UK's second most popular web browser. Photograph: Walter Bieri/AP Google's Chrome is Britain's second most popular browser, a sign of the internet giant's increasing grip on the UK search market. ...
Obama Administration Suspends Scientist Who Warned of Threat to Polar Bears
AllGov
Five years ago wildlife biologist Charles Monnett made news with his observation of drowned polar bears in the Arctic sea, which helped fuel the debate over global warming. Today, Monnett has made headlines again, this time for being suspended from his ...
OS X Lion Overcharges Being Refunded by Apple, As Expected [Multiple Charges ...
TFTS (blog)
Since Apple started selling OS X Lion via its Mac App Store (which is currently the only way to get it; well, at least legally) we've received various reports from customers that were charged more than once for their Lion purchase. ...
iPhone, Samsung Android Sales Squeeze Nokia: ABI
eWeek
Apple and Samsung knocked Nokia from the top smartphone perch in the second quarter, according to ABI Research. The rivals are expected to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 5 this fall. An interesting thing happened in the smartphone ...
Apple's Steve Jobs still on leave but not really gone
San Jose Mercury News
By Patrick May Apple Steve Jobs introduces the iPad 2, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco Wednesday February 2, 2011. (Maria J Avila Lopez/Mercury News) In one of the most curious vanishing acts in American corporate history, ...
Google+ could be another arrow in job search quiver
msnbc.com
By Eve Tahmincioglu It's probably the last thing you want to hear since many of you already have enough to deal with figuring out what you should and shouldn't post on Facebook, whom to linkup with on LinkedIn and whether tweeting is really going to ...
Logitech Revue Flop Highlights GoogleTV Challenges
International Business Times
Logitech cut the price of its hyped Logitech Revue set-top box by over half, the latest sign that the Google TV initiative is failing to gain muster in the competitive consumer marketplace. The company cut the price of the Revue to $99.99 from the ...
LG Thrill 4G News: LG Thrill 4G Release Date @ RadioShack Delayed
Wireless and Mobile News
Previously it was reported that the LG Thrill 4G would have a release date on August 7. A leaked screenshot from RadioShack revealed a delay of the release date until August 21. The AT&T LG Thrill 4G will not launch on August 7 as previously announced ...

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