• RIM: Costs Are Up, Squeezing Margins
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  • Yang Seeking To Save Job With APT
  • Following Surge, Chrome Loses Market Share
    Not many people are trying Chrome, Google's new Web browser, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to Net Applications, shortly after gaining market share in the first 24 hours of its Sept. 2 release, the Google browser relinquished its small gains to the sector's top two, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox. Chrome's market share topped out at 1%, but has since fallen back to 0.77%, the Web measurement firm said. Net Applications records the browser usage of unique visitors to 2 million Web sites around the globe. "Chrome started off pretty fast and furious," said Vince Vizzaccaro, Net Applications' …
  • App Store Rejects Rally Around Android
    Google's Android Market looks set to become the gathering place of Apple App Store rejects, Wired reports. One such convert is developer Alex Sokirynsky, who gained widespread attention when Apple rejected his application "Podcaster" for allegedly trying to duplicate the Apple's iTunes service. In a blog post, Sokirynsky later said he would now develop for Google's Android, accusing Apple of taking "the coward's way out" by disabling features in his developers' portal. "This seems like a childish move for a company that has been proving such high-quality service and products in the past." However, even as developers struggle with the …
  • T-Mobile Scraps Google Phone Usage Cap
    Yesterday, as reporters, bloggers and analysts poured over the fine print underlying the new T-Mobile G1, it came to light that the carrier planned to impose a data handicap of one gigabyte per month -- which is to say, T-Mobile would make your phone cripplingly slow if your data usage exceeded 1 GB in a month. "This made zero sense," said Silicon Alley Insider's Peter Kafka, because a 1 GB cap immediately renders the G1 a "less useful" smartphone. It's one thing to charge true bandwidth hogs extra, but it's quite another thing to impose tariffs on users for wanting …
  • Job Cuts Coming To Silicon Valley
    As the overall economy worsens, BoomTown writer Kara Swisher warns readers that "Internet companies are in the midst of reevaluating their troop numbers to streamline themselves for the coming few months of financial winter." For example, sources at Yahoo reveal that the ailing Web giant wants "to get itself sized right" for the expected downturn in display ad growth. Swisher points out that it's particularly important for a leaner, meaner Yahoo to present itself to shareholders for its third quarter earnings call on Oct. 21, because "cost cuts...do make the bottom line look prettier." Indeed, HP's recent job-cut announcement could …
  • Google Launches Moderator Tool
  • Ballmer: Economy Will Slow Corporate Software Demand
  • MySpace Music Makes Official Launch
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