Articles By Nancy Gohring

First look at Mozilla’s Web-based smartphone

Mozilla managed to avoid using any parts of Android in the development of its Boot-to-Gecko mobile Web project. This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced that Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom plan to build

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Nancy Gohring

RIM says ‘thousands’ of Android PlayBook apps already available

Research In Motion said that "thousands" of Android apps are already in the Android player launched one week ago as part of the PlayBook OS 2.0 update.The company said that the player could

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Nancy Gohring

Users can block online tracking with IE9

The next version of Internet Explorer will let users turn on "tracking protection," a new mechanism that will block specified third-party sites from tracking users, Microsoft said. The announcement comes just as the

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

No deal with Indian authorities – RIM

Research In Motion has not agreed to turn over corporate data sent to and from BlackBerry devices to the Indian government, contrary to reports that surfaced on Wednesday, RIM said. "RIM has once

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

How to get bought out by a tech giant

If you've been hoping a giant like Google, Microsoft, Facebook or Cisco will scoop up your company, here are some tips: Don't e-mail Steve Ballmer directly, don't tell wild stories about how great

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Motorola asks ITC to ban BlackBerry imports

Patent litigation between Motorola and Research In Motion is heating up, with Motorola filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission. In the complaint, filed Friday, Motorola alleges that RIM engages in

Published on: January 25th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

There’s enough pie for us all, says Palm CEO

Palm's new CEO on Thursday said he thinks the smartphone market is growing fast enough that multiple handset makers can thrive, and he also hinted at updates to come for the new Pre

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Nancy Gohring

According to Microsoft CEO Ballmer, Yahoo acquisition won’t happen

"Acquisition discussions are finished," he said.But he continues to leave the door open to another sort of deal with Yahoo. Microsoft is still interested in doing some sort of search collaboration deal, as

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Intel earnings up, future uncertain

Net income for the quarter was US$2 billion, or $0.35 per share, up from $1.8 billion, or $0.30 per share, in the same period last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Google’s Dream to take on the iPhone

Tuesday marks the long-awaited introduction of the first phone running Google's Android software, but some experts warn phone users not to get their hopes up too high. T-Mobile's launch of the Dream --

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Nancy Gohring

“Spam king” Soloway gets nearly four years in slammer

The "spam king" was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison, with a ruling that the court hopes sends a message to other online criminals.Robert Soloway, the man known as the spam

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Drop a Wiki Into a Web Page With Wetpaint

"We're injecting Wetpaint functionality into Web sites, so anyone can contribute and add content on the page," said Kevin Flaherty, vice president of marketing and a cofounder of Wetpaint.Without the embedded functionality, Wetpaint

Published on: May 19th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

TechFest: Microsoft’s LucidTouch gives the boot to ‘fat fingers on the touch screen’ problem

If you think the iPhone's touch screen is cool, imagine a device that actually sees, reflects and responds to your fingers touching the back of the device. A prototype of that capability was

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

iPhone becomes top Google user…briefly

Google released an update to its offerings for the iPhone, hoping to continue a trend that recently saw the iPhone briefly become the number-one mobile phone hitting Google sites.Despite its small share of

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Microsoft invests in mobile apps company

When Microsoft Corp. realized that enterprises needed help deploying and managing mobile phones, it turned to a partner it first found in the 1980s.Microsoft approached Mort Rosenthal recently with the idea of starting

Published on: October 23rd, 2007 Nancy Gohring