Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.
Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.
Nokia said on Monday it would buy social networking start-up Plazes -- a smaller rival to services like Twitter and Jaiku -- as part of the world's top cellphone maker's push into Internet services.
President Bush praised Congress Friday for moving forward on a bill giving permitting government eavesdropping in the war on terrorism, saying "it will help our intelligence professionals learn enemies' plans for new attacks."
Wall Street can be a fickle place, and as investors wonder where they ought to park their money while they ride out the economic volatility gripping the country right now, they may want to harken back to some oldies but goodies: Apple Inc., Google, Research in Motion and Amazon.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought criminal charges against former Nortel Networks Chief Executive Frank Dunn and other onetime executives, accusing the men of fraudulently misstating the telecom equipment maker's results.
Spain's Telefonica hopes to buy a 10% stake in wireless operator China Unicom to take advantage of opportunities from Beijing's plan to overhaul its telecoms industry, the Financial Times said on Thursday.
French telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent said it had signed a $1 billion agreement with China Mobile to provide mobile communication equipment and services.
Stocks finished mixed amid volatile oil prices and a weak manufacturing report from the Fed.
It started with a note from Mike Abramsky at RBC Capital, now calling for a "breakout" fiscal fourth quarter because of iPhone. He's estimating Apple will sell 14 million iPhones in 2008, thanks to last week's new 3G version.
Forgive me for tooting the NBC horn for a moment, but it looks as though the company's online digital downloading service might be an unabashed success. At least according to the LA Times which has an extensive article today detailing the success of this thing.
Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has seen falling broadband demand due to a slowdown in the housing market and is cautious about the year ahead, it said on Thursday.
I won't post all of the missives questioning the treatment of a "virus," as I had reported, with antibiotics since we all know that you treat a bacterial infection with those drugs, and not a virus.
When Jobs did arrive for my interview, I, like many of you, was immediately struck by his appearance. He was smiley, cordial, forthcoming, engaged with his usual piercing eye-contact. Let's face it, he's a terrific interview.
Plus, what happened to your crusade against the uptick rule?
Yesterday, they were all over the map: plunging, recovering, plunging, settling the day with a mild loss even in the face of what could be one of the most exciting platforms—not products, but platforms—this company has ever unveiled.
AT&T will suffer lower earnings this year and next year as it plans to subsidize the price of the latest iPhone from Apple in a bet it can help it boost data services and steal customers.
The Dow recovered some of its losses from last Friday as oil dropped more than $4 Monday.