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Facebook Buys Mobile Photo Sharing Site Instagram

Even before its IPO, Facebook has decided to make a major acquisition with millions of users for a billion dollars of cash and stock. Mark Zuckerberg mentioned on his Facebook timeline that this acquisition of Instagram is the largest they...

Goodbye Android, we hardly Knew You

New research is showing that Android has some real problems. Obviously Google knows this and it’s part of the reason they purchased Motorola and as Henry Blodget points out are opening an online tablet store. David Beckemeyer too weighs in...

Samsung Galaxy Note Shipping at a Million a Month

Samsung did something unusual recently when it launched its Galaxy Note line of tablets starting at 5.3" and growing from there to a 10.1" edition which was unveiled at MWC 2012 in Barcelona. What was perhaps most unusual was the...

In Crony Capitalist Move, Germany Threatens to Tax News Aggregation

New aggregators have been singled out in Germany as a market worth taxing. The idea it seems is that these companies are benefiting based on the hard work of old media or newspapers. The challenge is aggregators will gladly allow...

The Only Way Google can be Successful in Consumer Electronics

Yesterday I detailed how Google IS the tech news of the day and folks, this search leader is ambitious – more so than Microsoft ever was. In addition to a Dropbox killer and massive Google+ growth I outlined in this...

Google+ Growth, Dropbox Killer: Google IS the Tech News

Google has entrenched itself is so many areas of tech they have become the technology news of the day. First off, Google+ growth has been nothing short of fantastic, in part because the company has altered search results to put...

Rewards Network, the Social Restaurant Hub

In the last few decades it has become apparent that all companies are for the most part limited by their imaginations. Apple was thought to be a computer company but is now a leader in music, movies and phones. Amazon...

Microsoft Leverages New Google Data Sharing Policy

Microsoft comes out swinging at Google - saying the search leader has changed its policies to make your personal data more valuable to advertisers. While this is obviously true, the goal of all companies is to make more money and...

Creative Destruction Sometimes Leads to Sabotage and Suicide

While Silicon Valley welcomes the fantastic news of a Facebook IPO today and the countless millionaires it will create it is worth reflecting on creative destruction thriving in the business world where new generations of companies win at the expense...

Google: Can it be Everything to Everyone?

Google is the new Microsoft but boy are they faster than Redmond ever was. Part of the reason has to do with the search engine leader’s access to the eyeballs of almost every human on earth via its home page...

Innovation Speed = (Moore's Law*Metcalfe's Law)/Patent Lawsuit Activity

Yesterday I was engaged in a conversation with TMC senior editor Peter Bernstein and we were discussing the pace of innovation and whether there is some formula which can explain how much more quickly things are happening today. Interestingly I...

Trends and Surprises Regarding Google's 2011 Advertisers

Google’s 2011 revenues were $37.9 billion last year and 96% of that money came from ads. Now I know what you are thinking. Where is all that money coming from? Well thankfully, the people at Wired put together an infographic...

ITEXPO East 2012 Miami Out of Office Message

While I digest the super-strong, mind-numbing Apple growth numbers which propelled the stock to a high of $460 per share after hours I have just set my out of office message for next week when I will be at ITEXPO....

How Megaupload Takedown Hurts Cloud Computing

How self-destructive US policies are hurting hiring and industryOne of the biggest concerns regarding the passage of SOPA is that entire domain names could be blocked by federal authorities due to a single offending blog or web page. In this...

The Worst News Day so far for Google and Apple

This has been a rough news day for Apple and Google – it started with information regarding a class-action lawsuit pertaining to handshake no-poaching agreements and from there we have news of just how onerous the iBooks 2 policies are...

Google-Apple No-Poach Antitrust Lawsuit Expands

You remember a few years back when Apple and Google were exposed as having an agreement not to poach each other’s employees? Well it seems there are some new companies which also took part in this handshake agreement not to...

11 Things Yahoo Must Do Now That Yang Has Stepped Down

As reported on TMCnet yesterday, Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo has stepped down from the board to pursue other interests. We have a great deal to thank Yang for – as the first company to categorize the web and build...

Woz, I Agree. Now What if the Samsung Galaxy Note Ran iOS?

In July of 2010 I penned a piece about the ensuing marketshare loss Apple could face as a result of repeating the same mistake from the eighties in which it tightly coupled hardware and software while other companies were free...

Can Incumbent Companies be Disruptors?

Business disruption through technologies they never saw coming is fascinating to me. I have been fortunate enough to be in the technology and communications spaces at a time when the pace of change has been breathtaking. Consider for example in...

Analysis of FT and NYT Paywall Success

For newspapers looking to offset falling advertising revenues via increased paid subscriptions one solution is to raise prices of the printed versions of your product in order to gently nudge loyal readers online. A great analysis of how two newspapers...

Google Keynote at ITEXPO Feb 1st, 2012 in Miami

I am really thrilled to let my readers know that  Rick Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel at Google will be the keynote presenter at Super WiFi Summit which is a collocated event at ITEXPO. ITEXPO kicks off this January...

Quad-Core Galaxy S III Rumored to be at MWC

It isn't like quad-core smartphones are unexpected but it is still amazing that the power of four processors can be sandwiched between thin pieces of glass - communicating over 4G networks and doing what a supercomputer of just over a...

Ultrabooks, Kindle Fires and the New World Apple Must Compete in

I have had many friends and relatives share their gadget purchase decisions with me these past weeks and none of them were Apple products. Most were Kindle and one Nook. Based on my informal questioning it seems the only...

Google Holiday Promo For Your New Gadgets

Google is holding back nothing in its desire to promote all its top products and services this holiday season. Sure they have massive amount of advertising space they can utilize on their search and AdSense ad network but they also...

Will Companies Be Forced into Google+?

A month or so ago, Google started to integrate corporate Google+ results into its SERPs or search engine results pages. On the one hand this isn’t such a surprising move as a few days after my Google+ personal page went...
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