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Amazon's Fire phone is an OK-at-best attempt at a smartphone, and consumers should wait until the second or third generation to consider purchasing the phone.
Amazon earnings may show a re-acceleration in the company's all-important third-party business, as it continues to expand channels to sell consumers more goods.
Facebook's earnings show mobile advertising efforts are much stronger than anticipated, allowing it to generate margins other companies could only hope to dream about.
Facebook earnings blew past Wall Street estimates, as the social network continues to be a mobile advertising giant.
Sprint teams with Google to start offering Google Apps for Business, as the company continues to focus on the changes in the work place and cater to the mobile worker.
Though Facebook advertising business is growing like weeds, the company's less talked about Open Computer Project is proving to be a boon to shareholders as well, though for different reasons.
The big takeaway from Apple's earnings isn't the iPhone number, or how weak the iPad is, it was how strong the gross margins are.
New Smartphones and Gadgets
Deal marks first major gaming console to gain government's approval following 14 year ban.
The pairing could provide the expertise for creating future products combining VR devices and smartphones.
Slowing iPad sales as well as an end to Windows RT could signal the end of a very short tablet era.
Apple is reportedly readying at least one, and possibly two new larger iPhones for release this fall.
Verizon now offers "symmetrical" Internet upload and download speeds - a boon for business.
The Digital Skeptic
'New media' has fallen into the same slide toward oblivion begun by old information media companies.
You can pay all you want for high-value online video production, but here's some advice from the professionals: Simple sells.
Even as iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other music services rely on algorithms to serve up set lists, consumer spending says humans still have a role to play.
Investors are worried about the numbers at Pandora, but meanwhile the entire music industry is sliding off a cliff.
This set-top device holds the promise of redrawing the ancient battle lines between cable, broadcast and Web TV.
The Politics of Technology
To get customers from Nordstrom's and Costco Walmart needs higher-end merchandise and personal service.
With Amazon's latest loss, it's on sale again today. Buy some.
For the tablet market to grow the product has to be more like the PC, driven by business software and with a regular upgrade cycle.
Comcast is committed to dominating the Internet. But economics favor the Internet core, and the FCC will not hand it the dominant victory it needs.
Cloud platforms will not always be super-abundant, and it is a lot easier than it looks to put some talking heads in a studio.
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