SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc is turning to Verizon Wireless to help sell the iPad in time for the holidays, loosening its cozy ties with AT&T Inc.
The surprise move disrupts the relationship between Apple and AT&T Inc, which carries the iPhone exclusively and was initially tapped to provide the iPad’s mobile data plan when the tablet computer launched last spring.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Verizon Wireless will join rival carrier AT&T Inc in selling Apple Inc’s iPad later this month as it moves closer to disrupting the exclusive relationship between the device maker and AT&T.
Apple’s surprise announcement on Thursday comes weeks ahead of the holiday shopping season, with the company positioning the iPad touchscreen tablet as a must-have device.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Worldwide sales of
personal computers grew more slowly than expected in the
third-quarter, according to industry data released on
Wednesday, hampered by weak consumer spending in the United
PC shipments rose 11 percent to 89.7 million units in the
July-September period, according to industry tracker IDC. That
was below its forecast of 13.5 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is
making its biggest push yet into so-called connected
televisions, unveiling a line of Google-enhanced sets that aim
to fuse TV and Web content together in the living room.
The electronics giant on Tuesday announced high-definition
TVs that also allow users to surf the Internet, use apps,
stream online content and better organize and search
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
on Monday defended new CEO Leo Apotheker from the latest barrage
of criticism, and accused his predecessor Mark Hurd for the first
time of repeatedly lying to the board.
HP’s newly aggressive stance could further inflame the
company’s already testy relationship with partner and rival Oracle
Corp (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which hired Hurd as co-president in September after
he left HP.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – It seemed Android
smartphones was all anyone at a telecoms industry pow-wow in
California talked about this week.
After years alone in the limelight, Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
iPhone now shares it with a slew of devices built on Google’s
(GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) operating system.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
launched a $599 home version of its TelePresence
videoconference system as the network equipment maker seeks
more ways to make money from consumer sales.
Cisco said the consumer version of TelePresence will be
available next month and will be called “umi.” It features a
camera and console that connects to a standard high-definition
TV and works over broadband networks.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Motorola Inc said on Tuesday Verizon Wireless would sell the Droid Pro, the mobile phone maker’s first device for business customers based on Google Inc’s popular Android operating system.
Boasting push email with corporate-level security among the phone’s features, Motorola is aiming squarely at the market dominated by Research In Motion’s Blackberry, which is also sold at Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile operator.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co’s
(HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) new chief executive failed to impress investors in his
first outing, as concerns mounted about whether the Silicon
Valley outsider has the experience to steer a large and diverse
HP shares slid 3.5 percent in late trading, after former
SAP (SAPG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) CEO Leo Apotheker provided few details on his
plans to galvanize growth, in a performance one analyst called
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co named Leo Apotheker, the former head of German software company SAP, as chief executive in a surprise appointment and HP shares dropped 3 percent.
The recruitment of the long-time software industry veteran and Silicon Valley outsider — who left SAP abruptly after just seven months at the helm amid a wave of customer complaints — concerned some who worried about his ability to steer a diverse, sprawling $130 billion hardware and services company.