GlobalMedia-Gaming giants differ on mobile, social games

December 1, 2010

kotickMuch of the buzz in gaming these days revolves around two small but fast-growing areas: social games and mobile ones played on smartphones. But two titans of the video game industry have decidedly different takes on those markets.

A “completely new” iPad, says Jobs, for the holidays

November 22, 2010

APPLE/The iPad will have just a smattering of competition for the holiday season, but nonetheless, Steve Jobs says he is basically reinventing Apple’s tablet as consumers prepare to hit the stores over the next five weeks.

I hear you, says AT&T

November 16, 2010

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Anybody who’s been at the wrong end of a automated customer service conversation may understandably have doubts about speech recognition technology. Personally I’ve been frustrated by systems that couldn’t understand something as basic as whether I’d answered “yes” or “no.”

Adobe CEO on Apple: “Let the games begin”

November 16, 2010

MEDIA-SUMMIT/The war between Apple and Adobe, which revolves around the use of Adobe’s Flash software on devices like the iPhone and iPad, has simmered down to a low boil, but it certainly hasn’t gone away. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen turned up at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, and the first question out the gate from the interviewer was about — what else? — Apple.

Sprint gets iPhone too? Well, not really

November 10, 2010

While the rumor mill has been heating to a frenzy over whether and when Verizon Wireless will get its hands on iPhone,  Sprint Nextel has quietly found its own way to associate its brand with Apple’s i-empire, in the form of a wireless case for the iPod Touch. ZTE_3200_PEEL_GL

Verizon’s iPad launch: Is this the right party?

October 28, 2010

It’s become a time-honored tradition: Start selling an Apple gadget and brace for the throngs of eager consumers.VZiPad

What’s holding up the white Apple iPhone?

October 27, 2010

APPLE/Apple-philes waiting breathlessly for the white iPhone 4 will need to hang on even longer before they …well, wait in line outside their nearest Apple store to get their hands on one.

New Yahoo app to challenge Apple FaceTime on iPhone

October 7, 2010

yahoovideochatApple has based a great deal of its iPhone 4 marketing blitz around its so-called FaceTime video calling technology.

Google’s Brin: Make smartphone apps searchable

September 9, 2010

For more than a decade, GOOGLE/Google has reigned supreme as the main gateway to online information.

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.