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Posts from — May 2010

Reality Check: Seth Weintraub and the AT&T Android Mystery

Daniel Eran Dilger

Seth Weintraub is concerned an “Apple effect” may be interfering with AT&T in its bid to join other US mobile providers in selling an Android-based iPhone runner up, apparently without realizing that AT&T has the actual iPhone.

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May 28, 2010   20 Comments

Podcast: Google, Flash and WWDC

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Google, Flash and WWDC.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 to 11:00 PM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show will be available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

NOW PLAYING! May 27, 2010 — Peter Cohen, Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen and Daniel Eran Dilger

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

Listen live, pull up earlier podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

May 27, 2010   1 Comment

Reality Check: Microsoft rumored at show at Apple’s WWDC 2010

Daniel Eran Dilger

Barrons cited Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry as saying Apple had devoted 7 minutes of Steve Jobs’ hour long WWDC Keynote to Microsoft, purportedly to talk about how Microsoft would be adapting Visual Studio to build iPhone and Mac apps. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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May 27, 2010   17 Comments

How Apple could slay Google at WWDC 2010

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is a company with thick skin. It takes an awful lot of prodding to rile the company or even provoke a response from its executives. Those jerking the company’s chain better hope this resilience to their attacks continues, because a single response from Apple at WWDC could wipe out Google and the bloggers that support it. Here’s how.
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May 26, 2010   54 Comments

Google I/O 2010 takes on Apple with PlaysForSure strategies

Daniel Eran Dilger

Last week, Google’s I/O conference presented a look at the company’s future plans, exciting the base of its enthusiasts. But will Google’s intended strategies, patterned after Microsoft’s PlaysForSure, be as devastating to Apple as media pundits would like them to be? No, here’s why.

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May 25, 2010   49 Comments

Ryan Tate and Brett Arends desperately try to vilify Steve Jobs

Daniel Eran Dilger

Two pandering sensationalists are sinking to new lows in their bottom feeding efforts to vilify Steve Jobs: Ryan Tate of Gawker Media, the company that paid for stolen Apple merchandise, and Brett Arends of the Street, a fraud blog that regularly seeds misinformation to foment the market.

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May 19, 2010   26 Comments

Podcast: Adobe Flash, Android, and the Palm/HP webOS

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Flash, Android, and the Palm/HP webOS.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 to 11:00 PM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show will be available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

NOW PLAYING! May 13, 2010 — Joe Kissell, Rob-ART Morgan, Daniel Eran Dilger>

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

Listen live, pull up earlier podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

May 13, 2010   1 Comment

Reality Check: Nokia’s iPad patent infringement headlines

Daniel Eran Dilger

Headlines tell such a sensationalized side of the story. Here’s the missing bits of recent tech media events that have been reported with a slant, this time featuring:

Nokia sues Apple over iPad patent infringement.

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May 11, 2010   24 Comments

InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman fails to understand Apple, Adobe Flash

Daniel Eran Dilger

InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman likes to offer an authoritarian opinion about tech subjects, but rarely has any clue what he’s talking about. That’t evident in his “peace plan” regarding Adobe and Apple.

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May 10, 2010   33 Comments

Reality Check: NPD’s Android vs. iPhone sales headlines

Daniel Eran Dilger

Headlines tell such a sensationalized side of the story. Here’s the missing bits of recent tech media events that have been reported with a slant starting with:

NPD says Android has surpassed iPhone in US unit sales
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May 10, 2010   95 Comments

Can HP & Palm take on the iPhone?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Some people seemed offended that I’d present a less than enthusiastically optimistic take on the chances that HP’s acquisition of Palm could be anything other than a successful explosion of synergy that will challenge Apple. But what else do we know about HP & Palm? Let’s ask technology strategist Michael Gartenberg.
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May 8, 2010   31 Comments

What will HP do with Palm’s webOS? Mostly likely: fail

Daniel Eran Dilger

For some time, it’s been obvious that Palm desperately needed a deep pocketed partner in order for its fledgling webOS to remain a viable competitor in the smartphone area. It was less obvious HP might be the one interested. But now that the $1.2 billion deal is done, what’s the chances it will work out?

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May 7, 2010   51 Comments

Adobe’s Flash monopoly game against Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

Quick, name the vendor who claims 96% saturation of the market for dynamic media content. No, not just “market share,” but ubiquitous ownership of the means of distribution of nearly all Internet video, rich Internet apps, and Farmville. Answer: Adobe. Now name the company that is exercising its monopoly position to prevent competition within the market for dynamic web content. Answer: also Adobe.

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May 5, 2010   84 Comments

Android 2.2 to do things we assumed it already did

Daniel Eran Dilger

Proponents of Android like to talk about the operating system as if its Windows 95: “almost as good as Apple, with some features that are actually superior!” What they don’t like to mention is that it has a number of serious flaws that nobody seems to acknowledge. Users may hope the upcoming Android 2.2 will fix some of those, but it won’t necessarily because in many ways it can’t. Here’s why.
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May 1, 2010   44 Comments