Shortly before Christmas, I published a blog that dove deep on the issue of the trademark for iPhone and how Apple is currently suffering from the old "posession is nine tenths of the law rule." Actually, in this case, that should be "domestic US posession.
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For a while now, I've been meaning to write about a recent "sales" experience that I had in a Verizon Wireless phone store where I was very much torn between LG's vx8600 and Motorola's Razr. Verizon Wireless was only going to charge me about $20 more for the LG phone than for the Razr and the LG phone is a bit different, cooler looking (to me), and offers something that the Razr doesn't: support for Bluetooth's wireless stereo headset profile.
One of the benefits of doing a long term test with something like a Windows Mobile-based Motorola Q smartphone is that you really get to experience all of its high and low points. Here on ZDNet's Dan and David Show (a weekly podcast), Dan has occasionally asked me why on earth I continue to use the Q given how much I complain about it.
Is Boost Mobile fraudulently disguising telemarketing calls as service interruption notices? Could be
So, what did you do over your holidays? Mine? Well, amongst other things, I fielded a barrage of telemarketing calls that I wasn't all too happy about.
I'm looking for some good digital New Year's resolutions, so if you have any, feel free to comment below or pass them my way (to david.berlind AT cnet DOT com).
Entertainment execs who took a break over the holidays may (or may not) be coming back to some extremely bad news (particularly since a lot of high definition DVDs were probably given as gifts over the holidays). In case you didn't know, there are two competing formats for putting high definition (HD) content on a DVD.
Over the holidays, someone told me the best way to lay your hands on a cheap Blu-ray player is to purchase a Sony Playstation 3 (since they can playback Blu-ray Disc...given how Sony is a major proponent of Blu-ray Disc instead of the competing HD-DVD).
Like it or not, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies will one day be a part of our everyday lives. From the products we buy off the shelves at the local grocer to the cars we drive to the passports we carry, RFID technology is slowly but surely penetrating many aspects of our business and personal lives.
My write-up is here. There could be more to come.
Of course. What else would you expect John Kish (pictured left), the CEO of the company that claims itself to be the global leader in thin computing, to say?
As the Consumer Electronics Show draws closer, we're trying to establish what's known as an "editorial budget" for the event. Please, no, that's not an invitation to all you PR folks out there to send more e-mail...
Meet Kay. She's a twenty-sumthin' hipster who works for an ad agency and who appears to have both a personal and professional passion for technology.
As a long time tech journalist, I've also been in the "awards" business for a long time and as such, I often marvel at the process, the methodology, and the urge to do technology awards. Don't get me wrong.
Shortly before having to turn my attention to personal business (after arriving in NYC today), I grabbed a cup of coffee with Sean Mills of Bite Public Relations (pictured left). He does PR for the Opteron folks at AMD and we talked a bit about performance-per-watt benchmarking which is going to be a big theme going into 2007 as both server manufacturers and chip vendors look to prove that their servers (and the chips in them) are "greener" than the next guy's.
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