Posts Tagged: Apple

When Industries Collide

There was a time in my life when things were changing really fast in the technology space.  Things like Photo and Laser Tag were popping up at the same time as next generation gaming consoles like the Atari 600, 800, 9600 and 1040 ST were popping out alongside of the Commodore 64 and other various… Read more »

Will 2011 Be The Year of IPO’s or The Year of Investigations?

The last three years have brought a world of change to online application development, and with the change and increasingly web savvy political and regulatory actors in the nation’s capitol, there is more focused attention on the consumer Internet industry than ever before.  In years past the focus of government was on issues like exploitation… Read more »

Skype Acquired by Micrsoft for $8.5 Billion

Even though it isn’t a local exit, the fact that Skype is being acquired by Microsoft for a cold hard cash figure of $8.5 Billion dollars is a big deal.  This is potentially the biggest acquisition deal in Microsoft’s history, and one that could make the Windows Mobile OS and software community more relevent.  Apple… Read more »

Location, Location, Location

Over the last few weeks a lot of people have been really ticked off that their mobile devices are tracking them.  First it was the iPhone, then it was Android.  It all comes down to location, location, location.  If you can advertise to someone based on their location then you can put ads that are… Read more »

Apple To Challenge $625.5 Million Verdict

The jury’s verdict in the case of Mirror Worlds LLC v. Apple Inc., 08cv88, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Tyler) sounds like it was taken straight from the pages of a Grisham novel.  According to an article from Bloomberg, the verdict was the second largest in 2010.  Apparently Mirror Worlds patents… Read more »

Has Silicon Valley Become Just A Casino?

We are often confronted with the grass is greener argument by the fast crowd, but David Lyons’s piece in Newsweek titled ‘Friends With Benefits’ does a good job of asking why?! in light of the new Facebook movie. Lyons had this to say: “The Valley used to be a place run by scientists and engineers,… Read more »

How Apple, Google, and Others Colluded To Under Pay Employees

According to the San Jose Mercury News (read the full story here), the Justice Department recently put an end to a secret pact between some of the tech community’s favorite places to work.  The list of participating companies includes: Apple, Adobe Systems, Google, Intel, Intuit and Pixar.  According to the Mercury News, the group’s rule was: ”Don’t cold-call any… Read more »