Business Intelligence apps could meet the varying needs of corporate end-users more efficiently than the all-encompassing tools analysts require, and help make BI a core part of enterprise decision making.
After backing out of plans to compete with Netflix, Blockbuster is all but done. That’s not great news for the streaming-video space, and Netflix is in a rough spot. But Blockbuster’s latest stumble toward oblivion isn’t necessarily the final nail in NetFlix’ coffin.
It has been a little less than a year since Google officially announced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first device to roll out with version 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, hit store shelves in December. Since then, 4.0 has reached 23.7% of all Android devices – with 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, waiting in the wings. What is the holdup?
When Amazon announced its Appstore for Android last year, a lot of people were left scratching their heads. Despite the seeming strangeness of Amazon running an Android Appstore, mobile app developers were cautiously optimistic. The Android Market (now Google Play) at the time was a disorganized and difficult-to-monetize quagmire. A curated…
Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5s in its first weekend – a company record. But some people expected more, and now have to explain why Apple didn’t top their predictions. In reality, this isn’t that big a deal. The rest of the year matters a lot more.
Microprocessor vendors have begun moving away from describing their chips with the sort of nerdy “speeds and feeds” metrics that have dominated computing for few decades. It’s part of a dramatic sea change in how PCs, tablets and smartphones are evaluated, bought and sold.
This week, at long last, the Federal Communications Commission explained in court why telco criticisms of its Net neutrality regulations are “baseless.” Nonetheless, it has become crystal clear that the FCC’s rules against online discrimination – perhaps the signature technology policy move of Barack Obama’s presidency – are in the…
Amazon did not unveil a smartphone Thursday, despite speculation to the contrary. But its new Kindle Fire tablets give us some clues about an Amazon phone, reportedly in the pipeline. We see a $200 (almost) loss leader that makes buying anything from or through Amazon beyond easy.