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Is Apple proprietary or monopolostic with mobile apps?

That’s the question floated when addressing the company’s ban of Flash for iPhone and iPad apps. CEO Steve Jobs says that Flash poses a security risk, closed and inappropriate for use on mobile devices. Adobe says

The SMILE Conference

PRLog recently reported that The SMILE (Social Media in Law Enforcement) Conference, which will take place in April 7-9, 2010, in Washington. The gathering at the historic 1777 F St. NW building across from the White House will be the first social media conference…

Mobile technology has led to a confusing web of patent suits

It seems as though almost every day a new suit is filed by or against the largest cell phone makers. The Mac Observer reports that in the first week of March 2010, a patent infringement lawsuit was filed…

Facebook plans to make location updates

Facebook will soon add a not-so-surprising feature: location updates. While not a novel service, it has generated controversy over its potential for abuse.

The New York Times reports that Facebook plans to unveil updates at next month’s F8,…

Apple vs. Google: Who will win the mobile wars?

The New York Times Sunday Business Section on March 14, 2010, chronicles the epic battle of Apple vs. Google for dominance of the mobile applications market.

Apple vs. GoogleThe previous week, Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC, claiming the Taiwan-based phone maker…

Apple’s App Store continues to alienate

Less than a month ago, Apple removed more than 5,000 apps from its iPhone and iPod App Store.  Apple’s reasoning: the apps included inappropriate content.

However, it seems that Apple was acting more in its interest than that of…

Showdown with Apple over standards could be looming

Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), which includes some of the world’s largest wireless operators (AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone) and manufacturers (LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson), announced in February that it has formed…

Facebook’s News Feed now protected by patent

The U.S. Patent Office recently awarded Facebook a patent for its News Feed feature.  The patent, applied for in 2006, covers 25 claims. 

The News Feed is an integral part of social networking, which shares news update…

Facebook’s Beacon settlement causing new problems

According to a report by Yahoo, the plaintiff attorneys in the class action Facebook privacy settlement over the Beacon advertising program are “trying to fend off critics by suggesting…that privacy organizations are raising objections because they…

The buzz surrounding Google Buzz

Google recently entered the social networking universe, unveiling Google Buzz on Feb. 9, 2010. The network runs through Google’s popular Gmail service and allows users to update their status akin to Facebook or Twitter, post…

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