Google with help by Dish Network will launch wireless service in 2013. Google has been so active in providing this similar service for public as the company has already provide its fiber ISP services on the Stanford campus and in Kansas City and of course Google is willing to expand its coverage.
However seem like this service might hurt mobile phone sectors that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have blocked some of Google services including Google Voice and Google Wallet.
This reaction won’t stop Google when Dish Network who has been in this business since 2008. Dish Network can’t provide the best service alone and with Google, they will be able to do better. In 2013 we will see wireless service offered by the two companies.
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The combat of mobile platform is very high and now the young app store of the Verizon Wireless, a mobile phone carrier in U.S., will shut down due to some critical issues. First this app store is called Vcast Apps which has varieties of Android and BlackBerry apps. The subscribers of Verizon network can access to these apps in addition to what it has on its OS store. This Vcast Apps will by totally shut down on March 27 of 2013.
One of the main reasons is that Apple has bought Chomp which is the main partner of Verizon to build this store and of course the fast growing Google Play won’t allow Verizon to survive easily.
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Recently IDC has released the result of the research of mobile phone operating system in the marketplace. According to the result, about 136 million Android devices were shipped during the Q 3 2012 making it to be the best quarter. Apple shipped about 26.9 million iOS devices in the same quarter ranking in the second place after Android.
The 3rd and 4th places are for BlackBerry and Symbian respectively leaving the 5 place for Windows Phone.
In short, Android covers 75% of marketshare meanwhile iOS has 14.9%. BlackBerry Symbian and Windows Phone have 4.3%, 2.3% and 2% respectively.
Recently Facebook has celebrated its success in Q3 2012 revenue with the release of financial report showing the $1.26 billion jumping from $1.18 billion Q2 2012. Less than one hour after this announcement, Facebook stock increases by 2.5%.
This is the result of participation of the 1 billion users with over 600 million accessed Facebook via mobile phone. With this number Facebook can increase more revenue for the next quarter.
Google has launched its own tablet, the Nexus 7, in the market already. Of course we have seen several problems addressed by the users that the app won’t work smoothly on tablet as it is on mobile phone. It makes Android app for tablets behind the iPad. Now Google launches this Tablet App Quality Checklist for developers to make sure that their app will work smoothly on tablet.
It helps developers to enhance the following features such as quality and user interface. In addition Google plans to launch a special section for app for tablet just as what on App Store for iPad.
Pearl.com is ask and aswer website with thousands of professionals across 700 specialties. Now the company raised $25.7 million in Series B funding aiming to expand availability for mobile phone worldwide with more employees (300). Till now the company has funded $50 million already started since 2003.
Of the the remarkable person who was hired is Erik Zech will be the company’s first CEO.
Pearl.com welcomes professionals like doctors, electronic specialist, lawyers, etc to answer questions and pay them around $15-$80. This is a very good deal.
According to various source, the workers at Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant started a riot. Violent started among the workers and guards. Even more serious, the violent between workers from different production lines also happened. Now there is no official word from the company but the company is investigating the sources of violent.
The Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant produces electronic parts including heat conduction, LED, magnesium alloy for consumer electronics, automotive components and mobile phone products including the back of iPhone.
Recently the Mannheim state court in German claimed that Samsung and Motorola do not infringe the Apple patents over the touch-screen devices. This is the respond from the court to the complaint of Apple against the two other mobile phone companies. This is a victory of Samsung over Apple after losing to Apple in California that the court ruled that Samsung must pay $1 billion to Apple.
Nothing much from Apple but Samsung said that “We welcome today’s ruling, which affirms our position that our products do not infringe Apple’s intellectual property. We will continue to further develop and introduce products that enhance the lives of German consumers.”
Zillo is an online real estate which allows users to get more information about each real estate in specific location. Now this online business is at the patent war too just like what we have with mobile phone market. Zillow has been very successful with the business drive about $150 million to the company.
Zillow has a product called “Zestimates” which allows user to see the value of property based on proprietary algorithms. Trulia is another company in the same business market. Recently Zillow found that Trulia and a very similar product called Trulia Estimates to their Zestimates. Zillow has brought this matter to the court already.
Alibaba is a very famous ecommerce company in China. Last summer, they has created their own mobile phone operating system, the Aliyun, but seem like the company needs more time to advertise this new OS as well as attracting manufactures’ interest. Aliyun is a cloud base OS which operate with the cloud service by syncing data, SMS and photos.
Till now Alibaba claimed that there are a few manufactures has signed the deal to use the Aliyun as their mobile phone OS but rejected to mention by name. Check out this young OS soon more.