Techmate: Everyone vs. Apple

February 15, 2010: 11:41 AM ET

In a special Presidents' Day episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael discuss Intel (INTC) and Nokia's (NOK) strange alliance to develop mobile software and compete with Apple (AAPL)  plus the on-going mess at MySpace (NWS)

  • Ringtones' requiem

    Customized cellphone rings are so 2004. But the music industry has a new source of revenue – it's all about the ringback tone.

    Remember the ringtone? Just two years ago consumers were spending $1 billion a year on song snippets for their cellphones. Established musical acts recorded ringtone versions of their songs, and some composers set out to write tunes that had hooks and melodies that would lend themselves to tones. MORE

    - Jan 18, 2010 8:30 AM ET
  • Staying connected

    Let's face it, landlines are out.

    The sale of home phones is expected to fall again this year and next — just like it has for the past four years. In 2005, more than 55,000 home phone units were sold, totaling about $1.14 billion. Compare that to next year's projected sales of a measly $369 million, according to the Consumer Electronic Association.

    Consumers have been dropping their landline for years now — MORE

    Aug 4, 2009 6:00 PM ET
  • Building a better touchscreen


    - Jul 22, 2009 12:36 PM ET
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