HTC Lead Designer Leaves

HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

By on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

It’s never a good sign to see a major executive shakeup at a company just after it makes a major product launch — see Windows 8 architect Steven Sinofsky’s abrupt departure from Microsoft after Windows 8 launched, for instance. This is now the case with HTC, which last week announced that CEO Peter Chou would be replaced by chairman Cher Wang less than a month after the company unveiled its flagship HTC One M9 phone. And now Engadget brings us word of another key departure: Jonah Becker, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, who leaves the company after just a year working as its lead designer. More →

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Apple iOS Vs Android

WTF of the week: Android phone maker says Apple is Hitler

By on March 27, 2015 at 12:01 PM.

WTF of the week: Android phone maker says Apple is Hitler

Billionaires often have a tendency to, shall we say, speak their minds freely. This apparently rings true for Chinese billionaires who are about to jump into the smartphone market, because LeTV CEO Jia Yueting just dropped a pretty big bombshell on his verified Weibo account.

We’ve seen rivals take aim at Apple in the past in an effort to generate some buzz. For example, Samsung regularly mocks iPhone users in its TV commercials. As common as it is to jab Apple, however, we have never seen a company go this far. More →

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BlackBerry Q4 2015 Earnings

Back in BlackBerry: Scrappy mobile underdog posts surprise profit

By on March 27, 2015 at 7:24 AM.

Back in BlackBerry: Scrappy mobile underdog posts surprise profit

When John Chen took over as CEO, BlackBerry was hemorrhaging cash and in a major downward spiral. Over the past year-plus, however, Chen has helped the company get its financial act together and on Friday BlackBerry posted a surprise profit of $0.04 per share, or $0.08 more than the consensus estimate of a $0.04 loss. More →

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Bill Gates Steve Jobs

What visionaries like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs have to say about success

By on March 25, 2015 at 3:33 PM.

What visionaries like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs have to say about success

From Amazon to Apple to Tesla to Facebook, most of today’s more innovative tech companies were created by visionary entrepreneurs who successfully challenged the status quo.

Naturally, many of these entrepreneurs have become tech rockstars of sorts, with Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk being a few of the more notable examples.

That being the case, BusinessInsider recently compiled 22 inspirational quotes about success from some of today’s more notable entrepreneurs, including the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and many more. More →

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iPhone Sales 2015

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM.

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Apple shocked the industry in the holiday quarter when it catapulted past a declining Samsung to steal back the title of top-selling smartphone vendor in the world. The most amazing thing about the feat was obviously the fact that Apple only had two new smartphones on the market and was still able to topple Samsung, which sells dozens of phone models.

Here in 2015, however, it looks like the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are ready to help tip the scale back in Samsung’s favor. More →

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Becoming Steve Jobs Details

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

A new Steve Jobs biography called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, is now available for sale on both Amazon and Apple’s own bookstore and 9to5Mac has already combed through it to find some of the best revelations and details. Two revelations in particular stuck out to us and we’ll discuss them below. More →

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Android Vs Cyanogen

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:41 PM.

Ahhhhh! Save yourselves! Google is evil! We hear it time and time again; people erupting with concern over Google’s “evil” policies that play it fast and loose with our privacy. And who complains about Google and its evil policies more frequently and much louder than anyone else? Why, it’s Google’s competitors, of course.

Case in point: A new blog post published by one of Cyanogen’s investors on Monday. More →

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Google Search and FTC Investigation

The true story of how Google got away with being ‘evil’

By on March 20, 2015 at 1:32 PM.

The true story of how Google got away with being ‘evil’

In early 2013, Google dodged a major bullet in the U.S. as FTC commissioners looking into its Internet search practices voted unanimously not to pursue the antitrust investigation. But now it looks like The Wall Street Journal inadvertently discovered that Google actually may have been guilty of favoring its own services in search results, all while pressuring rivals in the process. More →

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Tim Cook Apple Watch Interview

This is how Apple decides when to pull the trigger on a new product

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:21 AM.

This is how Apple decides when to pull the trigger on a new product

In a few short weeks, Apple is going to launch a smartwatch. By the time the company finally announced it was working on a watch, it didn’t come as much of a surprise, but considering how infrequently the company steps into new product categories, it’s still interesting to consider why Apple would place a bet on wearables. And why now? More →

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Opinions
Why Is Comcast So Bad

We’re at the point where even being publicly shamed won’t make Comcast do the right thing

By on March 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

We’re at the point where even being publicly shamed won’t make Comcast do the right thing

For the past several months, Comcast subscribers have found what appeared to be a surefire way to deal with the company’s Kafkaesque customer service: Namely, get a news outlet to write about their story and publicly shame Comcast into doing the right thing. However, it looks like Comcast has found a way to beat even this clever tactic: Namely, tell media outlets that they’re going to fix customers’ problems and then hope no one notices that the problems never get fixed. More →

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HTC CEO Cher Wang

Big shake-up: HTC’s Peter Chou out as CEO, replaced by founder Cher Wang

By on March 20, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Big shake-up: HTC’s Peter Chou out as CEO, replaced by founder Cher Wang

Peter Chou has been at the helm of HTC for years, guiding the company as it rose to briefly become the top player in the smartphone market. Unfortunately, he was also guiding the company as sales plummeted over the past few years, forcing the smartphone maker to cut costs and rethink its entire strategy.

Now, Chou’s time at the top of the company is no more. HTC announced on Friday morning that Chou is stepping down as CEO, and he will be replaced by chairwoman and company co-founder Cher Wang. More →

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Android Vs iPhone

Security flaws and fragmentation force companies to ban Android

By on March 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

Security flaws and fragmentation force companies to ban Android

There is no question that Android has found success across the entire mobile landscape. From developed markets to emerging markets, and from the consumer market to the enterprise market, Android devices have proliferated. Where the enterprise market is concerned, however, Google’s mobile platform hasn’t always found the level of success that it has seen elsewhere, and it turns out the cause may be some issues we’ve seen rear their ugly heads time and time again. More →

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