Summit Notebook

Mozilla’s big back button

May 20, 2008

John Lilly, Mozilla CEOSay what you will, but Mozilla got back. In Firefox 3, the latest version of its Web browser, the foundation has made more than 15,000 changes from the last version. According to Chief Executive John Lilly, they range from big to small, including making the back button bigger.

Virgin Mobile USA’s trillions and trillions

May 20, 2008

Dan Schulman, CEO of Virgin Mobile USA Inc., speaks during the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecom SummitWill mobile advertising make you rich?

Virgin Mobile USA CEO Dan Schulman told the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit today about a new advertising partnership with AOL’s Third Screen Media.

Peerless Qimonda?

May 20, 2008

kin-wah-loh.jpgMemory chipmaker Qimonda’s Chief Executive Kin Wah Loh says his company does not have any rivals. He likes to call them “friendly competitors” instead.

HTC first to make Google’s Android phone?

May 20, 2008

google-android.jpgHigh Tech Computer Corp,  the world’s top smartphone maker, said it might be the first company to produce phones based on Google’s mobile software platform Android.   

Dinner menu for Square Enix president: M&A

May 20, 2008

yoichi-wada.jpgWhat does Yoichi Wada, president of Japanese gaming software company Square Enix talk about over dinner these days? M&A, of course.

from MediaFile:

Nokiahoo or Yahookia? Nah…

May 19, 2008


With all the interest in Yahoo Inc these days, we took the opportunity to ask Nokia CFO Rick Simonson at the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit if the world's largest mobile phone maker would be interested in buying Yahoo. He laughed and joked that of all the questions we could have asked him, this was one he didn't see coming. Then he goes on to say:

Nat Semi to prevent homicide, boredom, cancer

May 19, 2008

nat-semi-ceo-brian-halla.jpgWe learned a couple of things about National Semiconductor CEO Brian Halla during our interview with him at the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit on Monday, not the least of which is his love of the phrase “megatrend.”

Symantec: We protect, you decide

May 19, 2008

enrique-salem.jpgSome companies have thousands of ways to gauge their performance. Symantec figures it out on two fingers: loyalty and market share.

Grand Theft Audio 4 seen as “work of art”, EA says

May 19, 2008

florin.jpgThe spectacular debut this month of Take Two’s blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto was no better than expected, EA’s head of international publishing, Gerhard Florin, told the Reuters Technology, Media and Telecoms summit in Paris.

Nokia: Messy geeks (like me) kill the environment!

May 19, 2008

nokia-cfo.jpgGoing green, in the literal sense, starts at home, Nokia CFO Rick Simonson tells us.