Business of Tech

Fixing the wrong problem

So apparently BlackBerry have Fired their Head Of US Sales following recent disappointing sales. That’s certainly one way of looking at the problem.  However, it’s not just US sales that are disappointing, but sales across the board.  So instead of firing the guy who’s trying to sell a product no one wants, how about working on a […]

Broken patents

Despite Obama stating his intention to clear up the broken software patents system in the States, there are still borderline insane decisions going through: A firm called Ultramercial claims to have invented the concept of showing a customer an ad instead of charging for content. The company has sought royalties from a number of Web […]

Samsung to NOT copy Apple

The Korea Times: Samsung Electronics has decided to ditch its unprofitable desktop PC business and devote itself to tablet computers and all-in-one laptops, company officials said Monday. Well it was only ever going to go one of two ways.  Either they would copy the Mac Pro and market the hell out of their version, or […]


Apple’s Board of Directors has elected to modify the award of restricted stock that Tim Cook received after being promoted to CEO in August 2011. The modification, made at Cook’s request, changes the award of 1,000,000 restricted stock units — originally supposed to be awarded in two lump sums over 10 years — to a […]

Common sense prevails

Don Mattrick on the Xbox One: Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox […]

Microsoft’s Xbox One indie support: None

The developer of the Oddworld games talking to Forbes: “For Xbox One they’ve granted us a license for New ‘n’ Tasty! but they still say you need a publisher. We don’t have a publisher so we’re not officially on the platform, even though we’re compatible, even though we’ll be ready to do it. Period. Essentially, […]

iOS icons

iOS 7 has some really delightful visual flourishes to it.  But, the one aspect that seems to be particularly troublesome for people is the icon design. The Next Web has a bit of a scoop on where these designs came from: First of all, many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of […]

Microsoft losing the plot

We’re in the midst of E3 and it appears as if Microsoft are gradually losing the plot.  And to Sony’s credit, they’re going for the jugular. The fact that the XBOX One would in fact require an always on internet connection and would use that connection to prevent games from being traded or resold without […]

The biggest gaming announcement this week

For the first time since Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it’s explicitly opening up iOS to hardware game controllers, enabling console-like gaming experiences to be powered by its mobile devices. The implications are big: game developers will be able to target all controllers that conform to Apple’s standard, removing a lot of the […]

Samsung has lost it

It’s been an interesting week for Samsung. First, we learn that Apple is growing marketshare significantly faster than Samsung: Apple and Samsung both continue to increase their share of the United States’ smartphone market, but according to new data, Apple is growing at a faster clip and extended its lead over rival Samsung as iPhone […]