Monthly Archives: July 2013

Obama: Top Tax Rate Should Be 28% for Corporations, 40% for Small Business

The New York Times reports that President Obama is reviving an old proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent (and 25 percent for manufacturers). Obama’s push to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 … Continue reading

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Microsoft shares hit by biggest sell-off since 2009 Reuters

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp shares fell more than 11 percent on Friday, their biggest plunge in more than four years, a day after the software company posted dismal quarterly results due to weak demand for its latest Windows system and … Continue reading

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The mysterious failure of Microsoft’s Surface RT

This last week, Microsoft announced disappointing earnings that reflected the battered market for PCs and the company’s inability to gain traction in smartphones. But most notable was the $900 million “inventory adjustment” related to Surface RT, Microsoft’s beleaguered iPad contender. … Continue reading

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Can Apple survive 2013?

Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well… Android? What is Android? Of course, you might be thinking, “but … Continue reading

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hardware ‘lags behind’ while Microsoft struggles to update Windows Phone

The two year old Windows Phone partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, once lampooned by Google Vic Gundotra in a tweet that “two turkeys do not make an eagle,” is facing new problems on both the hardware and software fronts. Nokia’s … Continue reading

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Google’s Android haunted by Steve Jobs’ warnings on app signing security

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google’s rival Android platform because the search … Continue reading

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Wireless phone charging coming to new cars

Smartphone junkies, take notice: Your next car may be equipped with wireless cell phone charging to keep your device fully powered up on the road, with no cords to clutter up the car. Depending on the make and model, the … Continue reading

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