Archives: March 2010

Windows Phone May Be Making a Comeback

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 31, Categories:

Developers’ interest in Microsoft’s Windows Phone software for smartphone has risen sharply, since the Redmond giant introduced a new version of the mobile operating system on Feb. 15, according to new survey data from Appcelerator, which offers tools that help programmers create apps.

Study: Developers Testing Games, Entertainment Apps on iPad

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on March 19, Categories:

Some software makers have been lucky enough to get their hands on Apple's iPad weeks before its April release, people tell Bloomberg BusinessWeek. What kinds of apps are they building?...

Pantech Hires New Execs, Readies to Storm AT&T

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 18, Categories: wireless

Wireless handset maker Pantech is bolstering the senior ranks of its U.S. division to help it win more business from AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. mobile phone service provider. South Korea-based Pantech named David Ronis as its chief marketing officer, a newly created position, the company plans to announce on March 19. Pantech also said that Charles Park became CEO of its U.S. operations in December.

Americans Pay More For Mobile Apps

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 17, Categories: wireless

Consumers in North America pay more by far for mobile applications than people in all other regions of the world, according to a new study by wireless consultant Chetan Sharma....

Clear's Mobile Users Really Use The Service

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 16, Categories: wireless

Listen up, wireless industry. If you promise users high-speed mobile Web access — and your network actually delivers — subscribers will flock to your product. Ask Clearwire. An average Clear service user consumes more than 7 Gigabytes of data per month, says Clearwire.

Nokia Revises Market Share Numbers

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 12, Categories: wireless

Nokia’s cell phone market share in 2009 wasn’t as big as the company previously announced. Nokia said its products accounted for 34% of the global market for cell phones, compared with 38% previously announced. The company blamed a flood of Chinese and fake phones -- devices often marketed under a brand close to Nokia's but manufactured by others.

Vote for Tech's Best Young Entreprenuers

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on March 09, Categories: Entrepreneurship, predictions, startups

Once again, the tech team at BusinessWeek is preparing our annual list of the best under-30 entrepreneurs. Who would you put on our list of the brightest young stars in...

Analyst: Google Still Censoring, Less Likely to Leave China

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on March 05, Categories: Google

Google made plenty of noise with its January announcement that the company was “no longer willing to continue censoring” its Web search results in China at the behest of that...

Google's Smart Captioning Move

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 05, Categories: Google

This week, Google sealed the deal on video search capabilities for its YouTube portal, saying it would provide auto-captions for all of its uploaded videos using proprietary Google's Speech Technology.

Q&A with Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman

Posted by: Peter Burrows on March 04, Categories: Yelp

Ever since the Oakland-based East Bay Express published an explosive story called Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0 a year ago, Yelp Inc. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has been dealing...

Motorola to Grow Carrier Services Business

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 03, Categories: Motorola

Motorola General Manager Bruce Brda has big plans for the company’s networks mobility business, which specializes in next-generation wireless equipment and was recently spit off from a larger division. The networks unit, which on Feb. 11 was combined with a unit that makes radios and computers for corporate and government customers, wants to boost revenue generated from services, such as helping carriers design and make more efficient use of their new wireless networks.

Andreessen Horowitz, Ted Wang Launch Series Seed

Posted by: Olga Kharif on March 01, Categories: Marc Andreessen

Seeking startup funding may soon get easier. A group of venture capital firms led by Andreessen Horowitz on March 1 unveiled a Web site www.seriesseed.com designed to streamline the way startups apply for seed funds, cutting the number of documents young companies need to fill out.

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