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The Smartphone Wars

  • Jul 13, 2014
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For Apple, the next stage of smartphone competition unfolds

      13 July 2014 – The iCloud was Steve Jobs’ last big bet, a way to tie users into an expanding family of devices and services. Apple has yet to deliver fully on the promise but it is getting there. The smartphone, as the brains and the connection hub, sits at the center. But […]


  • Dec 29, 2013
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A brilliant 2013 for science and technology. Ok, maybe not smartphones.

  If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. ~ Groucho Marx 29 December 2013 — During 2013 it seemed scientific discoveries were being made every day that changed the world we live in. From physics to medicine to biology, the technological and medical advancements that most […]


  • Apr 23, 2013
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Putting the Apple conundrum in perspective

  23 April 2013 – In the last quarter of 2012, half of all phones sold on earth were smartphones. Of the rest, a quarter were sold to people with very low incomes, who can only afford $10-$20 for a phone, and the other quarter to people who will eventually afford a smartphone, but only at […]


  • Mar 15, 2013
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The Apple – Samsung psychological gamesmanship

  Full disclosure: I am long both Apple and Samsung   15 March 2013 – With an Apple-like buzz from the media and consumers themselves, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone yesterday, the Galaxy S IV, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Query: I cannot be the only person who thought the […]


Why Apple, Google and Samsung want Blackberry to succeed (and other thoughts in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress)

  21 February 2013 – My favorite event of the year starts this coming Monday, February 25th and runs for 4 full days: The Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is run by the ever brilliant GSMA Organization.  And there is quite a lot happening Sunday with some “pre-MWC” events so let’s call it a 5-day event. […]


  • May 22, 2012
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Apple and Samsung begin settlement talks

                  22 May 2012 – Yesterday began the court ordered talks between Apple (Tim Cook) and Samsung (with Choi Gee-Sung, chief executive of Samsung).  Apple alleges Samsung is the chief culprit in copying its iPhone and iPad inventions. Their two days of settlement talks in a San Francisco courthouse […]


The Mobile World Congress: e-discovery, ubiquitous mobility … and technology, technology, technology

By: Gregory P Bufithis, Esq. (with thanks to staffers Juan Di Lica, Andrea Valencia, Athina Kontosakou and Darius Champion) 30 April 2012 –  On the heels of Mark Zuckerberg paying $1bn to eliminate the threat to Facebook from Instagram (which we wrote about here), with Yahoo unveiling (yet another) reorganization under its fifth chief executive in five years, and with […]


  • Jul 19, 2011
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ITC ruling gives Apple key weapon in smartphone battles over Android

          18 July 2011 —  Apple has netted a victory in its legal dispute with HTC as a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled the Taiwanese cellphone maker infringed two patents that Apple had cited in a March 2010 complaint to the agency. The patents relate to multimedia processing technology and data detection […]


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