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Keeping up with the latest mobile industry news and views.

Louderback: 7 Biggest CEO Secrets Accidentally Revealed at AllThingsD

June 07, 2011 8:06 AM
Image via WikipediaJim Louderback was a stalwart part of PC Week for many years. Now he is the CEO at Revision 3. And he is still a great writer, especially when he is taking apart the comments of those upper level exec interviews. High tech execs have become much more

Google's Eric Schmidt: Want security, get a Mac, not a PC.

June 01, 2011 8:06 AM
Image via WikipediaThis is the week that Walt Mossberg holds his popular D9 conference. Walt does a great job at getting key execs (often THE key exec) from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the entire panoply of tech movers and shakers. Of course D9 wouldn't work without getting those shakers to make

Mobile phones 'possibly carcinogenic' says WHO experts

May 31, 2011 3:05 PM
World Health Org. experts find mobile phones possibly carcinogenic.

Google's Wallet. Whatever happened to Microsoft epayments?

May 26, 2011 3:05 PM
Google introed its near field communication electronic wallet and even stuffed $10 in it to get you started. This is seen as a challenge to Groupon, PayPal and the other epayment companies -- which it is. However, it is also exactly the activities Google should engage in to close a

Google Said to Plan Mobile-Payment Service: Near field near you

May 24, 2011 6:05 PM
Bloomberg is reporting that Google will be showing its mobile payment system in the next couple days. Google has been one of the biggest proponents of near field communications which, in theory, could bypass not only the credit card swipe but -- to the consternation of lots of financial institutions

Twitter acquires TweetDeck: Building out the platform

May 24, 2011 8:05 AM
Image via CrunchBaseCNN is reporting that Twitter spent $40 million to acquire TweetDeck. I've been using TweetDeck since version 1 and have found it improving with each rev. Twitter is finding one of the big rules in Internet publishing to be in full force. You have to keep growing adding

Livescribe Pen Crosses A Digital Chasm

May 24, 2011 6:05 AM
Ina Fried at All Things D  has an article on the Livescribe Pen which is now (albeit via a docking station) connecting to Google Docs and Evernote. I'm an advocate that the really interesting things in tech happen frequently when you connect the physical world to the digital world. Automobile engines,

Hey LinkedIn, where's my thank-you note for $8B gift

May 20, 2011 9:05 AM
Big day yesterday for LinkedIn going public.  As TechCrunch chronicled, the valuation went past everyone's expectations and hit $8.9 Billion. Couple of takeaways come immediately to mind. LinkedIn provided a platform, but it was identified user interaction which provided the value -- that is a big change from anonymous visitor or

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