Joojoo boo-boo: Fusion Garage dumped by its lawyers, PR firm
Posted: Dec. 19, 2011 - http://bit.ly/vv6wao
Fusion Garage may finally be done trolling the technology industry. The controversial company, maker of the Joojoo tablet, is in its death throes after being abandoned by its PR company and its lawyers, following issues with its website over the weekend. The company most recently announced its Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone, following an obnoxious early marketing campaign where it masqueraded as “TabCo.” Chaotic Moon Ask: Have you ever seen a Grid10 tablet? Does this product even exist? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
RIM’s most recent quarterly report wasn’t a total disaster, but it wasn’t good, either. The company reported revenue of $5.2 billion, which is up 24% from the previous quarter, but net income was down 71% from the year-ago quarter at $265 million. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 79% for hardware, 19% for service, and 2% for software and other revenue. Chaotic Moon Ask: When do you think RIM will cease to exist? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Smartphone use exploding, Apple’s iPhone 4 remains on top
Posted: Dec. 15, 2011 - http://bit.ly/tSCmdt
US smartphone penetration in the mobile market is up dramatically, more than doubling its share over the past two years, and Apple’s iPhone 4 remains the most popular model. Chaotic Moon Ask: Which phone will eventually overtake the iPhone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The free ride is over, Facebook to put ads in its mobile apps
Posted: Dec. 14, 2011 - http://bit.ly/rrBdNW
Facebook, not content with its sizable chunk of the online display ad pie — the company is projected to take home 20 percent of all online ad revenues next year — will go mobile with its ad platform by the end of March, according to sources. Facebook is mulling the idea of adding Sponsored Stories, the ads the company already runs on the upper right-hand side of its 800 million-member site, to users’ mobile News Feed, Bloomberg reported citing two people familiar with the matter. Chaotic Moon Ask: Shouldn’t Facebook focus on fixing their apps before they monazite them? Share your thoughts in the comments below.