Yahoo, Apple Discuss Deeper iPhone Partnership
Yahoo and Apple have been discussing how more Yahoo services can play a prominent role on Apple's iPhone and iPad.
Google’s Android Target of New Antitrust Complaint
BRUSSELS — A group of companies led by Microsoft have called on European authorities to launch an antitrust investigation into Google‘s dominance of mobile Internet usage on smartphones. The “FairSearch” initiative of 17 companies — which includes Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle — claims Google is acting unfairly by giving away its Android operating system to mobile device companies on the condition that the U.S. online giant’s own software applications like YouTube and Google Maps are installed and prominently displayed. “Google is using its Android mobile operating system as a Trojan horse to deceive partners, monopolize the mobile marketplace, and control consumer data,” said Thomas Vinje, the group’s Brussels-based lawyer. (MORE: Was Instagram Really Worth $1 Billion?) Android operating systems are installed on about 70 percent of new smartphones, according to analyst estimates, handing Google the largest market share worldwide, followed by Apple‘s iOS platform. Systems ...
Car Buying, Reenvisioned: More Like Shopping for Apple Gadgets, Ice Cream, or a Date
Buying a new car is an awful experience. The sentiment has been expressed by many people, in many colorful ways. A few examples: In 2009, John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, addressed a crowd of auto insiders with refreshing honesty when he admitted that the entire industry was “viewed with contempt,” and that “we have reached the point where, frankly, Americans would rather go to the dentist than visit a car dealer.” The traditional back-and-forth games at car dealerships is “a process designed for the village idiot,” according to the CEO of the nation’s largest car dealership chain, quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal piece. “Buying a car sucks,” Scott Painter flatly told NPR. Painter is the founder and CEO of TrueCar, a service that’s supposed to help consumers buy cars at a decent price—and theoretically makes the experience less sucky. (MORE: How Car Buying Is Becoming Less Awful — Or At Least Less Time-Consuming) Does it have to be this way? The NPR ...
Apple Buys Indoor GPS Specialist
Apple has bought the indoor-GPS company WifiSLAM, a sign that a war over indoor mobile-location services is heating up.
Apple loses battle against “iFone” in Mexico — yes, really
Apple’s Goliath took on David — and David won. Ifone, a small Mexican communications systems and services company beat Apple in court, after the tech giant tried to register the iPhone name in Mexico, only to be told by the Mexican Industrial Property Institute that the name was already taken. Apple appealed but Mexico’s supreme court denied the appeal.
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