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Mobile Profits are Skyrocketing as 67,000 Are Laid Off

Mobile is not your father’s tech space.  Over the past two years, profits from the top eight mobile vendors has risen from $5.3 billion to $14.4 billion for a whopping increase of $9.1 billion and all this while over 67,000...

The Bearish Case on Apple

With Apple's stock down more than 20% it isn't difficult to find lots of analysts willing to make the case the shares have further to drop. Regardless of whether you are an Apple bull or bear it is worth pointing...

Amazon's Evolving Views on Patents

In the 1990 patent suits in tech were quite infrequent but today, there is more news on international patents than just about any other tech news category. That’s why I thought this research note from the Yankee Group was worth...

Walmart To Go is Webvan 2.0

Have we finally broken the barrier to same day delivery? During the dotcom boom, Webvan and Peapod were going to change the world and when things went bust and both companies had to deal with the realities of massive infrastructure...

Microsoft Hopes Free WiFi Will Persuade Developers

Google has been a steady sponsor of free WiFi in airports and subway stations for some years now but Microsoft has decided such sponsorships make sense for them as well. Specifically, the company is paying Boingo for the privilege of...

Will the $35 Aakash Tablet Transform the World?

The iPhone 5 is selling at retail stores today to millions of people who are obviously wealthy. After all an unlocked 64GB model which is unlocked runs $849! Some people are so bent out of shape about how much money...

Amazon Rockets Upmarket with Kindle Fire HD Devices

Amazon has shown the world it is possible to compete against the iPad if you offer a smaller device and charge a lot less for it. When the Kindle Fire was released it cost $199 while the equivalent WiFi-only iPad...

Google Leverages Home Page to Promote Nexus Tablet

Google has been "different" for over a decade because the company always resisted overt advertising seen throughout the web. Through the entire pop-up era where so many websites capitulated and ran ads for security cameras and other items, Google stood...

Sonos Supports Amazon Cloud

One of the challenges for consumers is dealing with disparate cloud vendors such as Apple and Amazon. Interestingly for many users the song catalogues for each vendor is incomplete. This is especially true when it comes to electronic dance music...

Best Buy's Best Choice is to Evolve

This guest blog post is from TMC Senior Editor, Peter Bernstein, a respected analyst covering technology and communications for a number of years. Peter’s post addresses my recent comments about what Best Buy can do to make it in the...

Beyond Amazon Price Match - What Best Buy Must Do

Recently I was in a Best Buy store while traveling because I needed three items which retailed each for $99. I needed one right away but the other two could have waited. So while in the store I decided to...

As Predicted: Apple Pays Less For Components and Charges More for Devices

I recently had a chance to use the Nokia Lumia 900 and at the local AT&T store here in Norwalk, CT – the device sells for just $49.99. The phone is gorgeous and powerful and is cheap. If you order...

Sonos SUB Expensive but Convenient

Sonos makes a great WiFi-based sound system allowing wire-free sound in any room in your home. The only problem with this strategy is that Apple and its AirPlay wireless streaming system is a peripheral competitor and when you go up...

More Advice on Buying Apple, Shorting Amazon

Yes Virginia, P/E ratios still matter Two days ago I wrote a piece trying to justify how Amazon could have a P/E ratio 16x higher than Apple. In short, I couldn’t. Recently Rocco Pendola wrote a piece which says P/E...

Gadgets to Have Integrated Welcome Ads Soon?

If ads on the Kindle Fire Welcome Screen are successful, others will follow There are a few things which are well known about Amazon’s Kindle Fire. First of all at $199 the company either loses money or at best breaks...

Justifying Amazon's 16x Greater than Apple P/E Ratio

One of the biggest surprises to me is comparing P/E ratios of tech companies against Amazon. Actually to be more specific, I marvel at Amazon’s P/E against pretty much any company I have seen lately. Now I don’t go around...

A Contrarian View on The Apple/Foxconn Labor Situation

A few weeks back when the New York Times wrote a story regarding workers making iPhones and other devices in China who aren’t being treated very well, I wondered, this is a story? In other words, is there a person...

Amazon Gives Away Money to Promote Local

For the next 19 and a half hours or so you may have a chance to get a $10 gift certificate for $5 and you can use it on Amazon's site not just its local area. To get a piece...

Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 is Good But Late

It is clear that the Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0 upgrade which includes a first-ever email client needed to be perfect. After all, we have been waiting for this major release since May of last year. Sadly, it isn’t all it...

Metaswitch Brings SBCs to the Cloud

Metaswitch is relatively new to the SBC game but they already have been thinking of ways of taking session border controllers and making them more flexible and scalable. To that end the company has put its Perimeta SBC in the...

Logitech Zagg iPad 2 Keyboard: Do You Need a Laptop?

A few months back I was in Boston interviewing a number of companies in the tech space and just before one of my interviews I was reading about the Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for iPad 2 and I was...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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