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Nadella’s challenge: Saving Microsoft

August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

In my recent debate with Ed Bott over Microsoft’s future, the public bought Ed’s arguments that Microsoft will have a bright, shining future with Satya Nadella as CEO. The judge though gave me the win because he agreed that “Nadella’s challenges outweigh his support and time window won out. After all, there are a lot of […]

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Tags: Business · Cloud Computing · Infrastructure · Management · Microsoft · SmartPhone · Tablet

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

At this point, it’s hard to say exactly what’s going on in Microsoft’s patent contract dispute with Samsung. The two companies may just be fighting out their contract terms or it could be the first shot at Microsoft’s Android patent portfolio. Microsoft’s heavily redacted lawsuit was filed on August 1st in the US District Court […]

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Legal · Linux · Microsoft · Operating System · Samsung · SmartPhone · Tablet

Apple and Samsung drop all patent lawsuits outside the US

August 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Apple and Samsung agreed on Tuesday to drop their patent lawsuits outside the US. But their patent wars aren’t over yet. The two technology giants will continue to battle on within the U.S. courts system. Apple and Samsung drop all patent lawsuits outside the US. More>

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Tags: Apple · Business · Infrastructure · Legal · Linux · Operating System · Samsung · SmartPhone · Tablet

Google fixes Android’s Fake ID security hole

July 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Bluebox Security, a mobile security company, has found a serious Android security hole that dates all the way back to Android 2.1. This hole, Fake ID, can be used by malware to impersonate trusted applications without any user notification. Can you say bad news? I knew you could. By enabling malware to act like already […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Security · SmartPhone · Tablet

Samsung’s Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

July 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

By 2011, Android had just become the most popular smartphone operating system. At the time it still seemed possible for another mobile operating system to play a major role in the market. That was then. This is now. With the news that Samsung will not be releasing its Tizen-powered Samsung Z in the third quarter, […]

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · Samsung · SmartPhone