War of Words: Google’s Android sharpens speech-recognition in duel with Apple’s iPhone

August 12, 2010

Google fired the latest salvo in the smartphone war with Apple on Thursday, jazzing up the allure of its Android phones with new voice recognition capabilities.

Is Apple preparing a counter-attack to Google’s TV move?

May 28, 2010

Apple is keen on describing its Apple TV business as a “hobby.”

But one week after Google barged into the living room with its high-profile Google TV announcement, Apple suddenly looks like it’s taking its hobby a lot more seriously.

SanDisk on bullets and phone wars

May 19, 2010

Eli HarariWatch out for that smartphone! The iPhone, Android phones and the like are the weapons of the latest technology war, in the view of  flash memory maker SanDisk, which supplies the memory chips that hold pictures, video and apps to the phone makers.

LinkedIn no longer MIA on BlackBerry

March 30, 2010

BlackBerry smartphones and LinkedIn seem like a natural fit, with both heavily used by the corporate set.

Google “advocate” goes on anti-Apple warpath

March 15, 2010

Apple and Google have been duking it out in the smartphone market, on the acquisition front and in proxy legal battles. Now, Google has escalated its information warfare efforts by unleashing a cowboy-hat wearing software developer and tech blogger.

Google opens another app market

March 10, 2010

Online app stores are all the rage these days, whether for Apple’s iPhone, Nokia’s handsets or Google’s Android mobile phone software.

Google steals CES spotlight, and a page from Apple

December 29, 2009

When it comes to blockbuster product introductions, Apple is king. So it’s not surprising that Google, which is looking to challenge Apple’s iPhone dominance, is stealing a page from the Steve Jobs & Co. playbook.

iPhone shortages “nice problem to have”

October 20, 2009

Tongues are still wagging about Apple’s blowout quarter, which saw the company brush past Wall Street forecasts, sending its shares north of $200. But as Wall Street waited breathlessly for the latest iPhone numbers, it was the company’s Mac line that stole the headlines, posting blockbuster 17 percent unit growth.

Motorola and Google: a bar-room marriage

September 10, 2009

It’s easy to frame the latest tech business developments as epic clashes of giants and alliances of superpowers.

Schmidt quits Apple board, no surprise there

August 3, 2009

Few observers expressed much surprise over Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s decision Monday to step down from Apple’s board. Analysts said the writing was on the wall, as Google’s Android smartphone software competes in the same market at Apple’s iPhone, and Google’s forthcoming Chrome operating system prepares to enter a market against Apple’s Mac OS.