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  • The first authorized biography of Steve Jobs (photo), "iSteve: The Book of Jobs", is coming out in early 2012 from Simon & Schuster. The book's author is Walter Isaacson, a writer noted for biographies of Kissinger, Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Isaacson had unprecedented access to Apple, Jobs and his family. Most of Jobs' life is well known by now,...
    11 Aprilie 2011/ Continuare
  • Phones operating on Google’s Android platform look set to grab nearly half of the smartphone market by 2012, displacing Nokia and helping to fuel rapid growth in demand for internet enabled phones. New figures from research group Gartner illustrate the decline in fortunes for traditional handset makers such as Nokia, which has seen its market lead in...
    08 Aprilie 2011/ Continuare
  • Following a blockbuster start to sales for Apple's iPad 2, sources in the Far East PC supply chain have reportedly indicated that PC sales have seen "weak demand" to start 2011. PC sales continue to grow, but at a slower pace than expected, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore. In a note to investors on Tuesday, he cut his PC unit growth,...
    07 Aprilie 2011/ Continuare
  • The worldwide media tablet market grew 45.1% in the third quarter of 2010 (3Q10), driven almost exclusively by global demand for Apple's groundbreaking iPad. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker, vendors shipped 4.8 million units globally in 3Q10, compared to 3.3 million units in the...
    06 Aprilie 2011/ Continuare
  • Salans has advised Romtelecom on the closing of the documentation regarding the acquisition of the DTH (Direct to Home) business of Digital Cable Systems (DCS), one of the most dynamic local providers for satellite and cable TV, Internet and telephony services. Once the transaction obtains the necessary approvals, with this new addition to its portfolio,...
    05 Aprilie 2011/ Continuare
  • Vodafone Group PLC said Thursday it has paid $5 billion to buy out its joint venture partner in India, in a move aimed at strengthening the mobile giant's position in the region which has proved tumultuous since it set up shop in 2007. The deal won't come as a major surprise to investors as Vodafone had a pact with the Essar Group, allowing the Indian...
    01 Aprilie 2011/ Continuare
  • Microsoft's chief technical officer and strategic leader Craig Mundie (photo) told an audience in Australia that he's not sure if tablets are here to stay. It's another example of Microsoft leadership's blind spot (or perhaps willful denial) about the fastest growing new category in personal computing, which is starting to eat into the long-held Windows...
    31 Martie 2011/ Continuare
  • Alcatel-Lucent announced today that Chinese operators Jiangsu Mobile, a subsidiary of China Mobile,and Ningxia Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG) in their 3G network and operations centre. By providing advanced wireless data analytics, Alcatel-Lucent will enable the two Chinese...
    30 Martie 2011/ Continuare
  • Facebook is in discussions to hire Robert Gibbs, who until recently was White House Press Secretary and before that Barack Obama's spokesman, Dealbook reports. For Gibbs the attraction is obvious: better pay than in the public sector and, most importantly, pre-IPO Facebook stock which could potentially make him very rich. To be fair, it's also an exciting...
    29 Martie 2011/ Continuare
  • By 2015, 1.4 billion people globally will access both fixed-line and mobile broadband as usage grows rapidly and services converge, according to Ovum. In two new reports* the independent telecoms analyst unveils research conducted on the future of the broadband market, which shows that in 2015 approximately 3.6 billion people will be able to access...
    28 Martie 2011/ Continuare

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