Monthly Archives: June 2012

Did Microsoft catch a break this year in mobile?

Back in 2010 Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft “missed a cycle” in mobile. That’s true. While Microsoft was still selling Windows Mobile 6.5, Apple and Google were selling millions of touch friendly iPhones and Droids. Today Apple and Google own … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Microsoft Surface

On June 18 Microsoft unveiled a new family of tablets; the Surface for Windows RT and the Surface for Windows 8 Pro. I found this name curious as there already is a Microsoft product called “Surface”. Terrible naming aside, the … Continue reading

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Verizon’s data sharing plans

Verizon announced its new “Share Everything” plan which will be available on June 28. This lets families with multiple devices share unlimited voice, unlimited texting, and (for the first time) a fixed amount of data. Previously each device needed its … Continue reading

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Thoughts on iOS6 and WWDC

Apple took the wraps of of iOS 6 at WWDC this week. I’m not going to review all of the new features as there are many other sites you can go to for that (see Apple). Instead, I will discuss what … Continue reading

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Six Months Later

At the leWeb conference on December 7, 2011, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was asked why developers are writing apps for iOS before Android. Schmidt replied that because of the rising number of Android users “my prediction is that six months from now … Continue reading

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Bank of America reaches 10 Million mobile banking users

Bank of America announced they have 10 million mobile banking users, 3 million of which joined over the last 12 months. Bank of America has been pretty aggressive in mobile banking supporting all modalities (SMS, mobile web, smartphones), all major smartphone … Continue reading

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Samsung sells 7 million Galaxy Notes

I find it amazing that Samsung has sold 7 million phones with a 5.3 inch screen since last October. I honestly didn’t think there would be a market for a phone that large but that clearly isn’t the case. Samsung’s is … Continue reading

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