What’s worth more to Google — Android or Apple’s iOS?
Research in Motion’s latest quarter almost doesn’t need commentary. With revenues down 19% and posting its first loss in seven years, the company is clearly on the decline. The dismal financial news follows the revelation that BlackBerry phones were no longer the device of choice even in RIM’s home country of Canada.
Ryan Cleary (pictured), the 19-year-old from Essex, England arrested last June for aiding in the operations of notorious hacking collective LulzSec, has landed back in jail, the AP reports.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese authorities shut 16 websites and detained six people accused of spreading rumors of unusual military vehicle movements in Beijing, state media reported, after the political downfall of one of the ruling communist party’s senior leaders. Authorities closed the websites for spreading rumors of “military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing,” Xinhua news agency said late on Friday, citing a spokesman with the State Internet Information Office (SIIO). …
COMMENTARY | The Federal Communications Commission is looking at the question of if the government should have the ability to jam cellphone frequencies in times of an emergency, according to Fox News. This stems from an issue in San Francisco when the Bay Area Rapid Transit jammed the cellphones frequencies of demonstrators on a train platform waiting for text message instructions
RABAT (Reuters) – A Moroccan rapper was charged on Friday with insulting public authorities in a song that was posted on YouTube, at the start of a trial criticised by his supporters as a new attempt to muzzle an outspoken critic of the monarchy. The court, in Casablanca, adjourned the trial of Mouad Belrhouat, known as El-Haqed or “The Sullen One”, to April 4 and refused him bail, his lawyer Hatim Bekkar said. …
Shares of Research in Motion Ltd. jumped Friday after the maker of BlackBerry smartphones said it is returning its focus to business customers and shaking up its management.
The big tax deadline is only a couple weeks away, but if you’re like me, you probably haven’t done your taxes yet.
The open Internet is under attack.
We realize there’s only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention
It’s never fun to have to issue a warning, but a new study by the LA Times indicates that the Factory Reset function on Android devices may not work as advertised. The site worked with a security expert to run a test on BlackBerry, Android, and iOS devices as well as PCs
Here are highlights of recent quarterly earnings reports from selected Internet and media companies and what they say about the state of spending on advertising:
The Obama administration has complained to Russia about harassment of its outspoken ambassador in Moscow, who has confronted television news crews and taken to social media to raise suspicions that his cell phone and email were being hacked.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators may open an investigation into a patent dispute between Apple Inc , Microsoft Corp and Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc to ensure patent holders do not thwart rivals, the EU’s antitrust chief said on Friday. Last month Microsoft took its case to the European Commission, saying Motorola Mobility was charging too much for use of its patents in Microsoft products. Motorola Mobility said Apple had also complained to the EU watchdog about its patents
Michael McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, took to Twitter Thursday night to accuse Russian media organization NTV of hacking his cell phone and email account.
Hulu is still playing catch up to Netflix when it comes to device support, but today it’s gotten a bit closer. Hulu Plus has been available on select Android phones and tablets for a while, but it has been updated with a much nicer, optimized look for tablet screens. The new design resembles the look of the iPad app, with swipe-able lists of shows and episodes as well as access to your queue.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Research In Motion posted a net loss and its first slump in BlackBerry shipments for its holiday quarter since 2006, as its new CEO announced the initial steps in a strategic overhaul and would not rule out an eventual sale of the company. RIM’s shares dropped as much as 9 percent on Thursday after the company said it would no longer issue financial forecasts and was reviewing “strategic opportunities” such as partnerships and joint-venture licensing, and other ways to leverage its assets. …