Categories: Smart Phones

Moto Droid Off To A Good Start. But Is It Good Enough?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 16

Market research firm Flurry, which tracks smart phone market share by monitoring usage of thousands of mobile apps, says Motorola sold 250,000 of its Droid smart phones in the device’s…

Google Buys AdMob in Bid to Boost Mobile Ads

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 09

In its third-largest acquisition to date, Google announced it’s buying AdMob, a provider of mobile ad technologies, for $750 million in stock. The purchase, announced this morning, could give the…

Google, Garmin, And Free Navigation

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on October 29

Six years ago this week, and before I worked for BusinessWeek, I wrote this profile of the GPS company Garmin in Forbes Magazine. (I have a scan of the print…

iPhone Boosts AT&T Q4 Business, Hurts Profits

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on January 28

The iPhone continues to be a good news-bad news story for AT&T. In its fourth-quarter financial results released today, AT&T said it activated 1.9 million iPhones in the three months…

Palm Pre Uses Wireless Charger

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on January 08

Yesterday I told you a little about Powermat, a company that specializes in wireless charging via electromagnetic induction, and which announced plans for products to come later this year. I…

Can Jon Rubinstein Save Palm?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 10

This is a momentous, critical, live-or-die, make-or-break announcement for the company, which has been pretty much been left for dead by many investors since a brutal pre-announcment on Dec. 1.

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