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Why Apple Dropped its App Store Name Fight With Amazon

In January 2011, I wrote about my belief that an app store is an app store and both the terms app and store are generic meaning together they become yet another generic term. Certainly the nuances of the legal system...

Google Blocking Apps Blocking Ads

Want to find the latest ad-blocking software for your Android device – sorry, you won’t be able to find them in the Google Play store. You see, the company decided that these programs do not comply with its Developer Distribution...

3-D Printing Brings Disruption to Manufacturing

The pace of disruption continues to increase rapidly – in the nineties Napster and VoIP showed how digitization left record labels and telcos vulnerable to new methods of distribution and communication. This disruption was once relegated to digitization meaning if...

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...

Did Sonos Just Obsolete Their Remote?

Sonos users rejoice - you can now control the volume level of yourmusic with the volume buttons on your iOS device. Prior to this software upgrade you had to use the slider switch on your Apple device. Now Sonos sells...

Disruption Targets Currency Exchange Kiosks

Technology has resulted in massive margin compression among industry after industry. Retailers have to struggle to make money to pay their brick and mortar overhead while consumers routinely see and touch the merchandise in their store while buying it online...

CES, Ultrabooks and Lowered Expectations

It has been a few years since I have been to CES and I have to be honest, I have never seen the kind of lowered expectations for an event. There have been numerous stories from mainstream publications this past...

Big Week for Tor and The Privacy Minded

Two big pieces of news are out this week for the privacy minded users of Tor who would like to surf anonymously to keep from the prying eyes of government – first off is a new iPad browser called Covert...

Amazon's Subsidized Tablets Borrow from Wireless Carriers

Will any margin remain in selling standalone computing hardware?I want to bet against Amazon - not because I don't like the company - I most certainly do. But because coming out with a new line of tablets to take on...

X.com: an App Store for Commerce from eBay

How the “now-boring” auction site is trying to become the hub of commerce Since the launch of the iTunes App Store there has been a rush to emulate the success of Apple by owning an ecosystem which is powered by...

HTML5 Week in Review

Big Facebook, Financial Times and Acrobat HTML5 NewsFacebook declares war on Apple: Its only Thursday and this week has been a huge one so far with regards to HTML5 – with Facebook looking like it will have a new HTML5...

HTML5 Shines on New FT App

According to Ed Silverstein on TMCnet's sister site TechZone360, The Financial Times recently released a web app at app.ft.com based on HTML5 and in doing so has shown the Splinternet may be reversing course. As you may recall, I...

Flash Support May Be Apple's Only Weak Spot

I’ve got two kids and for privacy reasons we will call them X, age seven and Y, age six. For their last birthday X received a netbook and I noticed over the last eight months or so – it was...

Bing For iPad: You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

Bing for iPad Home PageThe iPad gained a very valuable information portal today in the form of a new application from Bing which has impressed me a great deal. What is different about this software is it borrows from other...

HTML5 Conference DevCon5 Launches in New York This July

Dear readers, I have some great news - you know I am a huge fan of HTML5 and I want to do everything I can to facilitate its acceptance by developers, carriers and end users. Back in January of 2008...

Apple Sues Amazon over App Store Name

Apple, not content to sue Microsoft for using the term App Store is now going after Amazon citing potential confusion in the market. In reality though it is tough to see how App store is not a generic term and/or...

How China is Unleashing a Sales Boom for Tech and Media

Shanghai at NightIn many parts of the world, rampant pirating of products takes its toll on businesses costing billions of dollars of lost sales and value. While countries like Iran violate rampantly with no signs of improvement, others are slowly...

TMC Launches HTML5 Event July 2011 in NYC

This July 27 & 28, 2011 will witness an important event for HTML5 developers in New York presented by TMC and its partner Crossfire Media. This new technology has the ability to revolutionize user interfaces and make desktop software and...

iPad 2, What You Need to Know

Apple has done it again with the iPad 2 - it has a dual-core A5 chip which is up to nine-times faster as well as two cameras for FaceTime communications and a self-cleaning cover which comes in a plethora of...

iTunes Opens to Adult Content

Playboy to be the first confirmed adult content offering on Apple’s industry-leading tabletI’ve been extremely critical of the iTunes App Store because I don’t believe we should allow companies to censor applications and other content. Now it seems, the rules...

An App Store is an App Store

I generally agree with Microsoft that the term “app” is generic – meaning it is a general word used commonly and not associated with any company or brand. Certainly the term “killer app” has been around for decades so the...

Is Apple the Biggest Facebook Threat?

Now I am not saying Apple is today ready to take on Facebook but boy are getting to a point where the pieces are lining up nicely for the maker of super-cool gadgets to combine the best of its offerings...

Apple Walled Garden Grows

While you have to admire the absolute genius the Apple iTunes App Store and its potential to rake in $2B in revenue this year, the success of the store is the worst thing in the world for those who...

Skype Shows us Closed Can Win

Dan York at a recent ITEXPO - specifically the collocated Cloud Communications Summit - Dan is on the right and Thomas Howe is on the left Yesterday I discussed how open always wins referring to the competition between Apple and Google's...

Apps, Blogs Boom

A few news items caught my eye this morning thanks to a newsletter from Business Insider: Apps downloaded in iTunes will exceed music sold through iTunes by year end, according to one estimate.Gawker Media is now bigger online than all...
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