Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cloud + Open = Career opportunity

From TechCrunch, The State Of Linux — How Even Apple Is Going Open Source.
"Big business is calling – and they want to talk about Linux.  Linux is evolving now that the cloud is here and much of it is built on open source. Big business gets that and they want to get on the train. Even Apple is adapting."

Monday, August 27, 2012

iOS and Android device adoption rate said to be fastest in history

Here's why mobile is changing everything.
"Smartphones and tablets are being adopted at a rate 10 times faster than PCs from the 1980s, two times faster than the Internet in the 1990s, and three times faster than the current social networking boom."
From BGR, iOS and Android device adoption rate said to be fastest in history.
"According to analytics firm Flurry, the adoption rate of iOS and Android devices has now surpassed all other consumer technologies in history. Smartphones and tablets are being adopted at a rate 10 times faster than PCs from the 1980s, two times faster than the Internet in the 1990s, and three times faster than the current social networking boom."

Saturday, August 25, 2012

RIM: No buyers in sight

Can you saaaaaaay...... Fire sale ?

Tick tock..... That's the sound of RIM's remaining moments of life ticking away.

From BGR, RIM: No buyers in sight.
"Research In Motion has repeatedly stated that it will explore all opportunities as it looks to reverse its current slump. CEO Thorsten Heins regularly points to licensing the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform as an option, though no potential licensees have emerged at this point. RIM has already begun to identify non-essential businesses it might sell in an effort to raise cash, but larger divisions could end up on the block and RIM may even explore an outright sale."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Speaking of former mobile phone leaders getting crashed by iPhone........

Another lesson in what happens when someone is totally clueless or falls asleep at the wheel.

From All Thing D, Sony Mobile to Cut 1,000 Jobs.
"Sony Corp. said Thursday it plans to cut some 15 percent of its mobile phone business’s workforce, or about 1,000 jobs, to reduce costs and accelerate its push into the growing smartphone market."

Nearly one in five Android users plan to switch to iPhone

If this were an election poll it'd be a landslide for iPhone.

But.......so sad.....
"just 2% of BlackBerry users said they were planning to purchase another BlackBerry smartphone."
From BGR, Nearly one in five Android users plan to switch to iPhone.
"Android may be the best-selling mobile operating system in the world, but it still doesn’t inspire the same level of loyalty from its users as Apple’s iPhone does."

Saving BlackBerry: RIM CMO Frank Boulben talks

All I can say about "Saving Blackberry" is........ Good luck with that ;-)

From BGR, The BGR Show – Saving BlackBerry: RIM CMO Frank Boulben talks BlackBerry 10 and company strategy.
"With Apple and Samsung dominating the smartphone market, the future of the BlackBerry brand rides on whether or not RIM can succeed in stirring up excitement over its upcoming new BlackBerry 10 smartphones."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

RIM to cease BES development

Not a good idea to screw you only good customers...

From BGR, Current BlackBerry Enterprise Servers incompatible with BlackBerry 10 devices; RIM to cease development.
"Research In Motion has had an incredibly difficult time getting QNX-based devices to work with the company’s existing systems."

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Crushed by iPhone - Part 2

More mobile phone companies that lost their edge.  This one has a chance of getting it back.

From The NY Times, Motorola Set for Big Cuts as Google Reinvents It.
"Motorola Mobility, the ailing cellphone maker that Google bought in May, told employees Sunday that it would lay off 20 percent of its work force and close a third of its 94 offices worldwide." 
"The cuts are the first step in Google’s plan to reinvent Motorola, which has fallen far behind its biggest competitors, Apple and Samsung, and to shore up its Android mobile business and expand beyond search and software into the manufacture of hardware."

Monday, August 13, 2012

Never a good sign when........ RIM digs for cash

From BGR, RIM assets up for grabs as company digs for cash.
"Struggling smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIMM) is looking to offload some of its other “minor assets” in an effort to scrounge up cash, Reuters reports."

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Time to get an iPhone, you Crackberry die hards

"Once again, RIM might be just too late to the game.".....
...... It's time to get an iPhone.

From Tech Crunch, GASP! RIM CEO Details Potential Options For Licensing BB10.
"However, since RIM delayed BB10 until 2013, and given its track record and dire financial status, it’s not unreasonable to expect the system to be delayed again. With that thought, it’s hard to see any phone maker throwing major resources into making a killer BB10 device. Once again, RIM might be just too late to the game."