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Archives: June 2007

The iPhone Arrives

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 29, Categories: Apple Computer

At the magic hour of 6 pm, I was at the Bethesda Ave. Apple Store in Bethesda, Md. A line of more than 100 customers stretch for nearly a block,...

More choices for Globetrotters

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 28, Categories: wireless

The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is a very impressive smartphone for U.S.-based travellers who want to take advantage of superior CDMA wireless networks at home but have one phone they...

Sprint Ahead: Will Sprint's New Campaign Work?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on June 27, Categories: wireless

Sprint Nextel just unveiled a new tagline, "Sprint Ahead," and a new branding campagn. Will that help stop erosion of the company's postpaid subscriber base? It might.

6 Reasons Why I Won't Buy the iPhone

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 26, Categories: Apple Computer

... yet. I'd really like one, given the fairly glowing reviews. But I can't get past these obstacles, and I wonder how many other people won't either: 1) I...

Who's Afraid of the iPhone Now?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on June 25, Categories: Apple Computer

One company that's not too concerned about Apple's upcoming iPhone is Motorola. Not that anyone is unassailable (can we all say "the Razr?"), but Motorola has been quietly building up...

Another Yahoo Executive Shoe Drops: Display Ad Sales Chief Wenda Harris Millard

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 24, Categories: Yahoo

Following CEO Terry Semel's departure as CEO on June 18, a lot of folks have been expecting further executives heading for the exits as new CEO and cofounder Jerry Yang...

One Yahoo! Exec: "Jerry Is the Right Guy"

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 22, Categories: Supernova07, Yahoo

Take this as the word of just one guy, but this guy--Mike Speiser, VP of community at Yahoo!--seems to back up what I'm hearing so far from folks at Yahoo:...

Apple TV's Got YouTube

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 21, Categories: Apple Computer

As promised at the end of May, YouTube is now available on Apple TV. The new feature will eventually be downloaded automatically to all units, but if you want it...

Stop the Madness!

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 19, Categories: Apple Computer

Apple's iPhone is still 10 days away from its official launch and already my inbox is filling up with commentary, advice, and analysis, just about all of it from people...

Semel's Out at Yahoo!

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 18, Categories: Yahoo

So all the talk turned out to be on the mark: Terry Semel's stepping down at CEO of Yahoo, replaced by cofounder Jerry Yang. Sue Decker moves up to be...

eBay Vs. Google: So Much for Coopetition

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 13, Categories: Google

Strangely adolescent behavior from these two Web giants. Google decides to throw a party at eBay Live, the online marketplace's annual memberfest, protesting eBay's (admittedly hard-to-justify) ban of Google Checkout....

Mr. Wizard Ascends to the Great Lab in the Sky

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 13, Categories: science

Don Herbert, whom many Boomers know as Mr. Wizard, died Tuesday. I vividly remember watching this gentle man, on our black-and-white TV every Saturday morning in the early 1960s,...

Openads: An Alternative to Google Ad Hegemony?

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 13, Categories: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, advertising

Openads, an open-source ad server, just got $5 million in funding. Since the company's been around for years, one might wonder if this is simply an opportunistic play on the...

Fire in the Belly? "Absolutely," Says Yahoo!'s Terry Semel

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 12, Categories: Google, Web, Yahoo, advertising

That's the word at Yahoo!'s annual shareholders meeting today, not that you'd expect the CEO to say anything else. After last month's standing-room-only annual meeting at Google, I was a...

Will Qualcomm Get a Stay?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on June 12, Categories: Chips

Qualcomm has applied for an emergency stay of the International Trade Commission's decision. Will it get it?

Are Advertisers Spending Too Much on Search Ads?

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 11, Categories: Google

Yes, according to a new study (soon to be posted here) by Atlas, the digital marketing technology unit of aQuantive, which was just bought by Microsoft for $6 billion. The...

Could a Rising iPhone Float All Boats

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 08, Categories: Apple Computer

Sprint/Nextel has been more aggressive than other U.S. carriers in promoting music downloads for phones and in meeting with company representatives today for an advance look at their upcoming handsets,...

Marc Andreessen's Moonlighting Job: Blogger

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 07, Categories: Internet, Marc Andreessen, Web, Web browser, blogging, blogs

Marc Andreessen, Ning cofounder and onetime Netscape cofounder, has started blogging. And hey--he's real good. He should have been a writer (except he was smart enough to realize there's no...

Could Qualcomm Scoop Up Amp'd?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on June 05, Categories: wireless

Could Qualcomm be interested in buying troubled wireless services provider Amp'd on the cheap? Possibly.

Ask3D: Answers Google With Something Different

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 04, Categories:, Google, Innovation, Search

You have to hand it to It’s not rolling over in the face of Google’s rising dominance in search, even as some folks wonder if other rivals like Yahoo!...

Amp'd Files for Bankruptcy

Posted by: Olga Kharif on June 04, Categories: wireless

Amp'd Mobile just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company hopes to stick around. Will its users follow suit?


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