Monday, August 13, 2012

Around The Net

  • Google To Cut 4,000 Motorola JobsBloomberg

    Unlike rivals, Google has never had to cut a significant share of its workforce -- until now. Setting a course for profitability, Google-owned Motorola is cutting 4,000 jobs, or roughly 20% of its employees. “Larry Page, who became the chief executive officer of Google last year, is streamlining the company as it pushes into the hardware market,” Bloomberg writes. “Fueling the job cuts, Motorola has not been profitable the last 14 out of 16 quarters -- even with popular smartphones like the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR HD on the market,” writes 9to5Google. First reported by The New York Times, ... ...Read the whole story

  • 2.1% Of Guardian's IPad Readers Pay Up PaidContent.org

    LLast month, Guardian Media Group used its annual financial disclosure to report it has, so far, attracted 17,000 paying iPad subscribers. Friday's full annual report adds there have been 804,000 downloads of that app. Together, this means The Guardian has converted 2.1% of users who have tried it to pay for it. After Apple's 30% commission, those 17,000 iPad subscribers should yield around GBP118,830 per month, or GBP1.4 million ($2.1 million) per year, for The Guardian. ...Read the whole story

  • IBM Eyes RIM Corporate BlackBerry Software The Telegraph

    Analysts estimate the enterprise services division is worth for between $1.5 billion and $2.5 billion, and news of a potential bid from IBM boosted RIM shares by 9% in early trading. The enterprise services division is now viewed as by far RIM's most valuable operational asset. Many IT departments still favour BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the software which delivers emails to millions of suit pockets, over rivals because of its superior security features. ...Read the whole story

  • News Reader Pulse Debuts Web App Journalism.co.uk
  • Upstart App.net Takes On TwitterForbes
Social Element Will Move Mobile Payments To Next Level

The new Starbucks-Square mobile payments partnership is an opportunity for Twitter and Facebook to leverage their developing mobile ad platforms, geo-targeting features and itinerant user base into transaction gold. The question is not if, but how ...More

  • Mobile Marketing Freeze Tag

    One of the great parts of being a parent is that your children reacquaint you with the games of your youth. Recently, this happened to me at our block party when my kids joined an impromptu ...More