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Graphics Properties Holdings Inc (GPHI), which basically used to be Silicon Graphics, is suing Apple, claiming the iMac and Mac Pro willfully infringe on of its two floating point rasterization patents (Nos 6,650,327 and 7,518,615) and being willful it wants treble damages. Acer, Toshi...
Dell's mobile device chief Ron Garriques, the guy Dell hired in 2007 after he didn't cut it at Motorola, is leaving the company effective January 28 although he's supposed to consult for the next year. Dell has reorganized his year-old Communications Solutions Group out of existence...
Conditions are ripe for the mobile economy to play a bigger role than ever this holiday season, according to a national survey conducted by Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services. The survey of 1,000 consumers found...
Apple said Friday that it’s canning its rack-mounted Xserve servers because – Steve Jobs supposedly told an e-mail inquirer – “hardly anyone was buying them.” Good reason. Availability should cease rather abruptly come January 31 unless a petition that users have started persuades ...
Last week was the Sybase Mobile Enterprise event in Amsterdam, just like previous years it drew a good number of attendees. Registrations numbered over 280 of Europe's Mobility Visionaries, divided by the following countries...Netherlands 37%, Germany 20%, UK 16%, Denmark 7%, Belgium 6...
Mobile location technology provider, Location Labs has announced the availability of its Sparkle Mobile Location and Controls Platform for app developers, carriers, and smartphone manufacturers. The platform combines services for location and movement, data capture, voice and text mon...
Apple has sued Motorola in federal court for allegedly infringing on six of its touch screen patents, fingering all nine of Moto's smart Android phones and accusing the OS, UI and apps of messing with Apple's IP. Apple has to be running scared; the Android-backed Open Handset Alliance...
After outlawing Adobe’s Flash on its widgets – now including not putting it on its brand new MacBook Airs – you want it, you load it – Apple has now “deprecated” Java on its Macs and its just-released Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3. A release note on the Mac OS X Reference Library tersely re...
Making no splash about it and apparently limiting sales to the U.S., Hewlett-Packard quietly introduced the first and only Windows 7-based tablet PC last Friday. The thing’s got a swipe-able touchscreen that can turn handwritten notes into legible text. Called the HP Slate 500 – no n...
Verizon started peddling the iPad this week beginning at around $630 with a Mi-Fi gismo to connect it to the Internet. But starting Armistice Day, November 11, it’s also gonna be selling Samsung’s seven-inch Flash-supporting Android 2.2 Froyo-based Galaxy Tab tablet – which is suppos...
Those with the condition know the symptoms well. A company Blackberry in one pocket plus a personal iPhone or Android in the other. And the hassle goes well beyond carrying Two Devices. More cables and chargers to keep them charged, plus managing multiple contact lists, phone numbers a...
Country facts, are that Finland has over 1.8 million saunas... that's a sauna for every 3 people. We also find ourselves in the home of the Nokia Corporation. An early morning flight heading North East from Stockholm over the Baltic Sea, took the team on the last leg of a very successf...
Home of a company that has conquered the world with classy Swedish designs and quality, that company being one of its great success stories, IKEA. Along with Meatballs (check out the Pelican, in Stockholm), ABBA, Bjorn Borg, SAAB, Volvo and the Jumbo Hostal at the airport. Our event to...
Now sit comfortably as I'm going to tell you a story, just like Copenhagen's most favorite writer son Hans Christen Anderson... Copenhagen, home of Lego (that Wikipedia tells me, comes from a Danish work that means 'Play well') and a beautiful city that sits on the Baltic sea, also hom...
Land of the Viking, a country engulfed in natural beauty of fjords and forests. If you are wondering what is happening this week, the seminar tracks agenda can be found at http://www.sybasenordicroadshow.com. Monday in Oslo was our first attentive audience and a very warm and welcoming...
The night before the event at 35,000ft, traveling due North... The Roadshow is a four track, four location event covering Data Management, Data Analytics, PowerBuilder & Mobility, stopping at Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. I am taking part in the Mobility Track and will be a...
It looks like the notion of an app store is turning into an app mall full of boutiques including Mozilla, which has got a prototype of what it calls an Open Web App Store for apps “that are truly of the web,” built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript to work on computers and mobile phones an...
Apple's App Store has done so well - seven billion downloads - and the Mac is now doing so well - the Mac would be #110 of a Fortune 500 list if it was spun out - that Apple figured why not give Mac its very own App Store? So a Mac App Store should be up and running by mid-January. ...
SAP TechEd is a new environment for Sybase, with the possibility of many or most attendees not having much experience with Sybase products, or perhaps not even having heard of Sybase, beyond the acquisition announcements. It was pleasing to see "Sybase technology" prominently mentioned...
Apple’s Mac now commands an unprecedented 10.6% of the America PC market, pushing it into the number three slot behind HP and Dell, which together own almost half the market, and pushing it ahead of Acer, which is still number two worldwide, and U.S. number five Toshiba, according to I...
Wal-Mart has started selling the iPad out of hundreds of its shops and expects to be shuffling the things out at 2,300 stores as well as its web site by the shank of the Christmas rush. They will sell for list price and online orders will have to be picked up at the store. Wal-Mart fol...
At a guess one might think that Apple’s thinking saturation, especially ahead of the coming competition because Verizon Wireless, which doesn’t sell iPhones – though everybody seems to wish it did because its network is supposed to be better than AT&T’s – is going to start selling a ve...
Apple stock managed to open and close slightly above $300 for the first time in its life Wednesday juiced by the iPad’s potential, giving it a market cap of around $274 billion and making it the second-most valuable stock in America next to Exxon. Exxon’s market cap is a far distant $3...
eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, has launched the new version of its mobile site. Optimized for smart phones the new site enables rich user experiences and provides new features allowing customers to buy and sell more conveniently via eBay on the go. The new eBay mobile si...
Apple was found guilty last Friday of three counts of patent infringement and may have to pay a whopping $625.5 million if its emergency motion Sunday seeking a stay of the Texas verdict doesn’t work. It’s got a problem with a couple of the patents as well as with the way the practic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
Wait a minute. Wait a minute. If Microsoft is suing Motorola and Apple is suing HTC and Oracle is suing Google, how come Motorola is suing Apple instead of countersuing Microsoft? Oh dear, this is getting confusing. Motorola said Wednesday afternoon that its Motorola Mobility subsidi...
The great advantage of mobile devices and the applications that run on them, is the fact that they can be used anywhere and at any time. This is a boom point for Mobile Information Workers, but once that important data is collected, its worth is not beneficial to the company, in its mo...
Having been kicked in the teeth by both iPhone and Android smartphones this year, Research In Motion unveiled its rumored iPad copycat Monday in an attempt to stop both Apple and Google from leaching more of its revenues.
Apple said it would start selling iPads in China long about now through its retail stores and authorized resellers. Best Buy is also expanding iPad sales to all its 1,093 stores along with Kindles. UBS is projecting Apple will sell 28 million iPads next year conservatively speaking. It...
VMware’s response to this week’s arrival of Parallels’ rival Desktop 6 for virtualizing Windows on a Mac was to cut the dickens out of its own pricing and offer to migrate Parallel users to VMware Fusion 3 for a mere $9.99, at least until the novelty of the new Parallels’ kit wears off...
Apple’s unyielding and highly vocal opposition to Adobe Flash moderated Thursday morning when all of a sudden it opened up its vaunted App Store to iPad and iPhone programs written using other people’s widgetry. Although it wrapped the surprise announcement up in “we’re listening to d...
Social media is about people accessing information anywhere and anytime and it's a fast evolving market. Apple have now announced they are jumping on the social media wagon, no surprise when we measure the success it has had for those companies who are utilizing the benefits of a well ...
As you know, if you have read my bio, I am one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, but what does this role entail? Regularly I addresses technical audiences all over the world, write education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publish regularly i...
Samsung thinks it’s got an Android 2.2-based iPad clone that’ll eat Apple for lunch. The seven-inch widget’s called the Galaxy Tab and it’s smaller and lighter than the 9.7-inch iPad. As much a big version of the South Korean’s Galaxy S phone as a slate, it’ll take pictures and do vi...
Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, today announced the extended availability of the StoneGate MobileID authentication software token for five additional platforms: Apple Mac OS, iPod, iPhone, iPad and Google Android. Incl...
As though tearing a page out of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe or Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, RIM is running up a tablet called BlackPad that calls to mind the archetypal medieval wild card, the black knight. RIM means to use the embedded Neutrino operating system, a species of Un...
OpenStack, the new open source kid on the cloud block, has spawned an adjacent front-end project, an OpenStack iPad app based on the Rackspace Cloud Pro iPad app currently in the App Store. The OpenStack iPad app uses OpenStack’s compute and storage APIs to manage compute and storage r...
WorkLight has made available native iOS support for backend enterprise connectivity and secure authentication, allowing developers and IT professionals to easily integrate new iPhone, iPad and iPod apps with enterprise systems. This latest addition to the WorkLight Mobile Platform also...
Facing what looks like a tablet tsunami and already feeling stiff competition from Apple’s $499–$829 iPad, Amazon Thursday pushed its purpose-built black-on-white Kindle e-book reader into the mass market by announcing two comparatively cheap next-generation versions of the dingus. Ha...


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