The Kindle Fire Hurts Apple, Microsoft and Helps Google

Published on Author Eli Fennell

I’m frequently amazed by the decline of tech journalism.  Amazon’s Kindle Fire may be the finest, or most infamous, example.  Lauded by the media, site unseen, as an “iPad killer”, it was sold by media-driven hysteria to millions of users, told it was the finest tablet since the iPad.  Now that the Fire is here we… Continue reading The Kindle Fire Hurts Apple, Microsoft and Helps Google

Blackberry and Android: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Published on Author Eli Fennell

These have been very hard times for the folks at Research In Motion, as their Blackberry operating system loses ground against iOS, Android, and even the also-ran Windows Phone.  In the smartphone market they were slow to recognize the consumer-driven nature of mobile technologies and rested on their laurels as the enterprising phone of choice,… Continue reading Blackberry and Android: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Google-in-Motion: Should Google Acquire BlackBerry?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Everyone seems to be kicking around the notion of an acquisition of Research In Motion.  The usual suspects have been rounded up: Amazon, Microsoft, and Nokia.  The pros and cons have been debated.  Someone has been left out, though: Google.  As far as I know they’ve never expressed interest.  I think we can rule out… Continue reading Google-in-Motion: Should Google Acquire BlackBerry?

Apple and Microsoft’s Pyrrhic Patent Victories

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The media and blogosphere is going wild with news that the ITC has ordered an injunction against the shipment of certain HTC devices running the Android operating system.  As usual the Apple fanbois have overstated the significance of the ruling, Android fans are perhaps a bit too quick to dismiss any significance, and uninformed tech journalists… Continue reading Apple and Microsoft’s Pyrrhic Patent Victories