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August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...

July 18, 2011  12:03 PM

Google’s Android sweep and its implications for Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Google, Google+, iCloud, smartphones, tablets

Google reported its numbers, and by any measure it had a stellar quarter. Revenues were up 32%, and they beat Street estimates across the...


May 18, 2011  10:41 PM

Embedded control and top-flight appliances: How Intel can face the future



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, appliance, appliances, embedded control, embedded control device, embedded system, Intel, iPad, iPad 2, iPads, Microsoft, Phone 7, smartphone, smartphones, tablet devices, tablets, Windows Phone 7, Wintel

Intel has embarked on what might be the biggest battle of its corporate life—the battle to become relevant in the embedded system and appliance space. While Intel has a license to produce ARM chips, it realizes...


May 18, 2011  10:12 PM

Chromebook launch a self-sabotaging fiasco for Google?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Chrome, Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, Google, Google Docs, Linux, thin clients

Google's developer conference generated a flood of news, which was a bit of news itself. There was a time when big announcements were linked to industry events like trade shows, but the new trend to link them to developer meetings shows a new dynamic in the industry. Actually, it shows a...


May 16, 2011  2:30 PM

Battle for the data center — where are the vendors?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android@home, Apple, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, data center, data center networking, data centers, EC-OS, embedded control, embedded control device, Interop, network operators, OTT, over-the-top, smart home, telecom service providers

The big takeaway from Interop so far has been the battle for the data center, which is no surprise given that particular item has been on top of my surveys for both enterprises and...


April 26, 2011  3:37 PM

Barnes & Noble color Nook ‘tablet’ signals tablet price wars



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Android, Apple, LTE voice, mobile backhaul, tablets, usage-based pricing

Barnes & Noble has finally brought out a true (if dated) Android version of its color Nook, which likely makes it the cheapest tablet around. It’s clear from both the performance and...


February 23, 2011  4:07 PM

Apple gets push-back from app providers over revenue



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, application development, Google, iPad, iPhone

Apple, already facing an anti-trust review or two, is now getting growing push-back from app providers over the subscription-sharing rule. Apple wants a cut of every...


October 26, 2010  11:47 AM

Apple’s unified developer environment: How far will it go?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Adobe, Android, Apple, application development, Google, Microsoft, operating system, OTT, over-the-top, RIM, service layer, smartphones, tablets, telecom service providers

Apple's moves to converge its iOS and MacOS platforms over time and to create a unified developer environment among their disparate devices are smart responses to the realities of the market and the present competitive environment. The questions are how far Apple will go, and what impact the...


July 14, 2010  8:28 PM

Google’s App Inventor opens development doors, but at what cost?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, App Inventor, app stores, Apple, application development, applications, apps, Google

Google has released the beta of its App Inventor software, a tool designed to allow non-programmers to create Android applications. This is...


June 30, 2010  12:03 PM

Cisco’s enterprise tablet designed for cloud, video and UC



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Cisco, Cloud computing, iPad, tablet

Well, here’s something we didn’t see coming -- Cisco has announced an enterprise-targeted tablet called Cius...


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