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Why Obama Likes Silicon Valley More Than Tinseltown

President Obama had plenty of praise for Silicon Valley leaders last week during his visit, and none for Hollywood. Why? Because they’re actually creating new businesses and jobs up there, not just shoring up oligopolies. That would be the six studios, whose major goal is to ensure that they control product pipeline and distribution, and muscle out competitors. Continue reading

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iPhone 5 Speculation Hints at Mobile’s Future

Since Apple tends to be the smartphone trend-setter, here’s some of the more interesting speculation about what next summer’s roll-out of iPhone 5 will feature — and competitors will rush to duplicate. Continue reading

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Kindling Demand for eBooks

Amazon’s decision to allow consumers this holiday season to send ebooks as gifts to anyone with an email address is a calculated end-run around Apple. Continue reading

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Apple vs. Google: Microsoft Déjà Vu

Apple vs. Google in mobile phones is reminiscent of Apple vs. Microsoft in operating systems. Apple got clobbered then. Will it fare any better today? Continue reading

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Apple and the Future of Movie Downloads

Movie download services have been about to take off for nearly 20 years. In the mid-1990s, Time Warner spent $10,000 a customer in Florida to show downloading movies over cable lines was technologically feasible. In 2008, movie downloads are still mired … Continue reading

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The iPhone Opens Up

Jobs announces a third party SDK for the world’s most closed phone I always thought that Apple got a pass from dazzled media over the closed nature of the iPhone. For all of Apple’s talk of being consumer-centric and user-friendly, … Continue reading

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Wi-Tunes?

The long-awaited Wi-Fi iTunes Store opens for business   Apple takes aim at yet another longstanding bug in the mobile content eco-system with the release Friday of its Wi-Fi iTunes Store. Owners of the iPhone and new touch iPod were … Continue reading

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Brrrring! Mon!

Ringtones Have a Mixed Week Industry analysts have predicted for years that the mobile ringotne fad had to ebb sometime. While there have been signs that European taste for tones has come to a bit of a plateau, the latest M:Metric figues … Continue reading

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iPhone, iTouch, iBuy, iThank Steve Jobs

The Apple iPhone rebate keeps the pressure on the wireless industry Why did Steve Jobs really reduce the iPhone price a whopping $200 only 90 days after its release? Business 2.0′s blog reels off ten possible reasons. Did Apple just … Continue reading

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Apple Takes on NBC

There is more to the Apple/NBC dispute than pricing After NBC announced last week it would not be renewing its contract with Apple to distribute its premium content on iTunes, most industry insiders understood this to be a pretty big bite out … Continue reading

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