Is A Cease-Fire Near in the Mobile Patent Wars?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Image Credit: Dan Matutina Discuss on Google+ Signs May Point to Android-Apple Settlement If you’re closely following developments in the ongoing “patent warfare” between Apple and Google’s Android OEM partners, it probably seems like a peaceful settlement in the patent wars is as far away as it has ever been, if not further.  But are there… Continue reading Is A Cease-Fire Near in the Mobile Patent Wars?

Judge Lucy Koh is Made to Look Incompetent

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Discuss on Google+ U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently granted a rare pre-trial injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Google’s most recent Nexus flagship smartphone running pure Android Ice Cream Sandwich, soon to be upgraded to Jelly Bean). Some would argue that this decision was incompetent on the very… Continue reading Judge Lucy Koh is Made to Look Incompetent

Google I/O Just Pwned Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

Published on Author Eli Fennell

I’m a fan of the Google brand.  But even if I wasn’t, I’d still say this: Google just made Apple’s WWDC and Microsoft’s Surface unveiling look like last decades’ news in a little over two hours.  They also made Facebook look like your grandma’s social network. This event foreshadowed Google’s emergence as the hottest consumer… Continue reading Google I/O Just Pwned Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

Apple’s Patent War Could Kill the U.S. Mobile Market

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Just as it seemed that the Patent War between Apple and Android was becoming as dull as a Jerry Garcia Guitar Solo and as unproductive as most political debates, a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge in the U.S. appears set to possibly grant Apple a broad patent on multi-touch for touchscreen devices. The Judge… Continue reading Apple’s Patent War Could Kill the U.S. Mobile Market

Tablet Apps and the Tech Nerd Echo Chamber

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Not enough tablet-optimized apps… If I had a dime for every time a fellow tech nerd said that this was the reason Android tablets haven’t kicked butt on the market, I’d be a rich man.  I respect many of the people who hold this opinion, but I think they’re completely wrong and are just endlessly… Continue reading Tablet Apps and the Tech Nerd Echo Chamber

Wake Me When the iPad Changes the World Again

Published on Author Eli Fennell

I’m glad to see the world survived “The Great iPad” revelation. They’re still doing a head count, but it looks like most writers kept theirs on their shoulders throughout the entire announcement. I was somewhat unimpressed. I admit not really loving Apple, but they’ve set a very high bar for themselves and the expectations get… Continue reading Wake Me When the iPad Changes the World Again

Why the iPad May Not Control 95% of Tablet Browsing

Published on Author Eli Fennell

And Why Google May Be to Blame The tech media and blogosphere would have us believe that, although the iPad does not control nearly 95% of the mobile tablet market, somehow it controls 95% of tablet web browsing.  We are led to believe that Android tablet users must, consequently, not use the web on their… Continue reading Why the iPad May Not Control 95% of Tablet Browsing

iPhones will NEVER Make a Profit for Carriers

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The numbers are in, and they don’t lie, the major contract carriers Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint are all taking a huge bath on the iPhone which, to extend the metaphor, is washing away all of their profits.  iPhone sales are coming to represent nothing less than a transfer of wealth from the carriers to Apple, with… Continue reading iPhones will NEVER Make a Profit for Carriers

2012 Tech Prediction: The Steve Jobs Legacy Bankrupts Apple

Published on Author Eli Fennell

What a proud moment that must have been.  It was the moment, the critical moment, when Apple rose from the shadows of Microsoft once more, a towering giant in a brand new market it created.  No wonder Steve Jobs was prone to accuse Bill Gates of a lack of original thinking: Microsoft keeps playing catch… Continue reading 2012 Tech Prediction: The Steve Jobs Legacy Bankrupts Apple

Apple as a Designer Brand, Their Opponents as Knock-Offs

Published on Author Eli Fennell

When Steve Jobs famously declared that the iPhone was patented by Apple, it’s become obvious by now what he thought he meant: he believed, really truly believed, that the Apple iPhone was so thoroughly patented that no one would be able to make anything at all like it without going through Apple. In other words… Steve… Continue reading Apple as a Designer Brand, Their Opponents as Knock-Offs