Windows Phone developers are highly suspicious these days. Commenters on websites where Windows developers chat are abuzz with claims that Google is trying to strangle the platform by cutting advertising.
Could it be true that Google is trying to strangle the viability of developers creating apps for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone?
“That what at least some Windows Phone developers believe, with reports over the weekend that ads returns from Google’s AdMob mobile advertising service plummeted off a cliff following the announcement at Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference that the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant was going to make it easier to port Android apps to Windows Phone,” notes a story at Silicon Angle.
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Piper Jaffray analyst and resident Apple watcher Gene Munster is taking a gigantic step back from his previous predictions about Apple launching a connected HDTV product.
Apple has been rumored to be working on said product since 2009.
But Munster went on record Tuesday following a WSJ report noting that Apple formally abandoned the concept over a year ago.
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Leave it to Apple to go big in a market just waiting for Apple to make a big move.
With the Middle East developing an insatiable appetite for mobile devices, Apple has designs on opening what could be the biggest store in company history in the United Arab Emirates.
According to The Khaleej Times, Apple will open the store in Dubai this August.
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Last week, citing knowledgeable sources in-the-know, media reports indicated that Nokia is ready to get back into the mobile game.
Re/Code even noted that mobile phones are just one part of Nokia’s comeback strategy, as they are working on several “ambitious technology projects.”
“They have a lot of great stuff in development,” Richard Kerris, a former Nokia executive is quoted by Re/Code. “It gave me complete confidence that Nokia is a company that is not going away.”
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Rapidly shedding market share to the surging mobile ad players of our time, Google is eager to bolster the power and scope of its weakening mobile advertising empire.
While Google and its Admob platform remain firmly entrenched among the powerhouses of modern mobile advertising, there are cracks forming beneath the weight of new giants on the same landscape — Facebook, Yahoo, and an array of red-hot ad networks like Airpush that are delivering big results for advertisers and even bigger paydays for mobile app developers.
So what’s Google to do? According to published reports coming to light over the last 24 hours, Google may acquire InMobi, one of the biggest names in mobile advertising today.
“Google Inc. is in talks to buy Bangalore-based mobile advertising venture InMobi, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, which could pave the way for what could be the U.S. company’s first deal in India’s busy start-up space,” Reuters later reported Wednesday.
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Apple may be in the driver’s seat in the realm of global mobile technology, but could that same driver’s seat lead to Apple’s next big thing?
In recent days, rumors have swirled that Apple will soon enter the automotive market, as the company is believed to be lining up the tools and talent to roll out an electric car that could represent the most ambitious new product category ever created by Apple.
But is this rumor based on any reality whatsoever?
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The latest rumor across the tech blogosphere is that Apple will hold its next media event on February 24th.
But what will or won’t be unveiled at the event (assuming there is an event in the first place) is the subject of much discussion and debate.
Based on sources in the know, Apple will likely unveil a new MacBook Air featuring Intel Broadwell chips. Additionally, there is rampant speculation that Apple will debut an “iPad Pro” — a tablet optimized for enterprise users.
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