Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2010«

Let’s Give Mobile Video A Little Push

July 29, 2010

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Steve Smith gives us his  insight into the current state of mobile web video and I tend to agree with him! Mobile Insider- The mobile video services on both my iPhone and iPad are starting to pile up, and just remembering what I have is getting cumbersome. I am sure that the video providers themselves […]

Kin and Android: A tale of two phones

July 29, 2010

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Computerworld- Why is it that Google thrives in the Internet-connected and mobile world, while Microsoft still can’t find success? A look at the fates of Microsoft’s failed Kin phone and thriving phones based on Google’s Android operating system provides some insight. Interestingly, the Kin and Android have their roots in technology created by the same […]

Playmaker: IGN Launches Social Gaming Platform

July 29, 2010

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Online Media daily- Beating Google to the punch, News Corp.’s IGN Entertainment on Wednesday debuted a social gaming network dubbed MyIGN. The site encompasses a suite of tools that form the foundation of a content-based social platform specifically targeting gamers. “My IGN builds on the foundation that the giants of the social Web have already […]

More iPhone than Android apps can access sensitive user information

July 29, 2010

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Mobile Marketer Daily- Applications developed for iPhone are more likely than those on the Android platform to access sensitive information on mobile devices, according to mobile security company Lookout. Lookout found that 14 percent of free iPhone applications have the ability to access users’ contact lists, as compared to 8 percent of free Android applications. […]

Disney acquires social gaming upstart Playdom for $763 million

July 28, 2010

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Well, Disney and Gamestop- Let the Social Game wars begin! LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday became Hollywood’s leader in the booming social game business by acquiring Playdom in a deal worth as much as $763.2 million. Playdom is one of a cluster of tech start-ups that make simple online games and […]

Federal lawsuit claims Apple’s iPad overheats in minutes Shuts down in direct sunlight, allege irked owners in complaint seeking class-action status

July 28, 2010

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An Apple a day keeps the lawsuits- err- going forward! Computerworld – Apple was sued last week over claims that its iPad easily overheats, then suddenly switches itself off. In a complaint filed with an Oakland, Calif. federal court last Friday, a trio of plaintiffs accused Apple of everything from fraud and deceptive advertising to […]

The Cellphone Radiation Health Debate: Coming to a Court Near You?

July 28, 2010

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Mobile enterprise- The debate whether radiation from cellphone can lead to cancer or cause other adverse health effects took another twist on July 23 when industry trade association CTIA – The Wireless Association filed a lawsuit against San Francisco’s ordinance which requires cell phone retailers to publicly display how much radiation each device emits. The law […]

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