EU Asking Antitrust Questions Over Android The Wall Street Journal continues to look at the European Unions potential antitrust investigation into Android.Regulators have sent detailed questionnaires to manufacturers and network providers asking about Googles attitudes to competition in the Android space. Vanessa Mock writes : In particular, regulators are asking for evidence of Google demanding that mobile devices shouldnt be pre-installed with any application, service or product that compete with its own Android products. The questionnaire, seen by The Wall Street Journal, asks companies to provide rafts of documents, ranging from emails, internal memos to drafts of all draft agreements with Google, dating back to 2007. Chinas Android Market Belongs To Chinas Android Manufacturers Any forward-lookingprojections for smartphones manufacturers have always earmarked China asan area of potential growth. From Nokia and Palm, to Motorola and Samsung, China has been the untapped market that would drive growth in future years. Recent numbers from Canalys take a closer look at the Chinese market, and while a number of western manufacturers are present (notably Samsung and Apple),four of the top five handset manufacturersin the country are Chinese.If youve been following the weekly Android Circuit columns, youll know who the number one is going to be Xiaomi . This follows the dropping of a number of appeals to previous cases earlier in the summer, and the cooling of antagonism between the companies. No cross-licensing agreements are in place, and of course cases continue in the US, where Apple has had more success over the South Korean company. Put The Tab In The Nook (Or Vice Versa?) Finally, Samsungs collaboration with Barnes and Noble now has a launch date ( reports CNet ).
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With BlackBerry Passport, a New Era Begins for the Smartphone Maker - NASDAQ.com
OK, maybe it's not that easy. And yet if Chen is right and 80%BlackBerry's 50 million subscribers are business users, then it makes sense for the company to focus its efforts on niches with above-average budgets and defined needs. Healthcare is that sort of market. Meanwhile, the underlying business is improving -- even if you might not know it looking at the financials. Fiscal first quarter revenue fell 69% to $966 million, resulting in an $0.11 loss. The good news?
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The Connected Car, Part 2: Wired For Wireless - It's All Business blog url | Software | LinuxInsider
Its abilities reach far beyond mere infotainment. However, car makers face a traffic jam full of business consequences if they stay parked on a dead-end street of proprietary connectivity systems. Open source technology, either on its own or in cooperation with existing in-car systems, has the potential to turn the connected car into a major conduit for gathering Big Data for service providers and OEMs alike. More user information will be plugged into and fed out of the connected car than is now amassed from consumers' mobile device activities. To handle this traffic jam of data, car manufacturers are testing technologies like Broadcom's Automotive Ethernet and The Car Connectivity Consortium's (CCC) MirrorLink , among others. Similarly, QNX Software Systems has a foot or two in some vehicles with its QNX Car Platform for Infotainment. "The connected car phenomenon involves two things.
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