New reports from IDC and comScore pull in opposite directions.
FORTUNE -- Pity the poor headline writer trying to make sense of Wednesday's smartphone market share reports.
On the one hand, you have IDC reporting that Apple (AAPL) "ceded" market share last quarter as Google's (GOOG) Android "surges," generating this from the Wall Street Journal:
Android Obliterates Smartphone Market
On the other you have comScore reported numbers showing that -- for the first time MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2013 6:20 AM ET
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt argues that you still know yourself better than his company does.
FORTUNE -- In a recent interview, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt issued the usual defenses of Google's (GOOG) privacy policies: Basically, Google would like to know more about you so that it can target ads at you more effectively and efficiently (oh and "make you more productive" by improving personalized search results), but you don't have to MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 7, 2013 2:08 PM ET
They like it. But an earth shaker or an iPhone killer it is not.
FORTUNE -- The Moto X is Motorola's first phone since Google (GOOG) bought the company last year for $12.5 billion.
It's due out in late August or early September, depending on the carrier, and will sell for $200 with contract.
The usual reviewers got their hands on it last week. Comparisons with Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, Samsung's Galaxies and the HTC One were MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 7, 2013 11:18 AM ET
A report by the Computer and Communications Industry Association says Google and other search engines make for easy targets, but most people go to pirate sites on their own.
FORTUNE -- Here's something that just about all of us other than the copyright lobby and certain policymakers already know: People looking for pirated content don't often use search engines to find it.
The copyright industries have long targeted Google (GOOG) and other MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 6, 2013 9:21 AM ET
Without much fanfare, mid-sized tech companies are having a great 2013. Chief among them: Yelp.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- In the consumer-web industry, the landscape has been largely divided between the big fish and the small fry. The most-discussed companies have either been giants like Google (GOOG) or Facebook (FB) or red-hot startups with lean staff and viral offerings such as Pinterest or Tumblr.
In between these two camps, however, is a MOREAug 5, 2013 5:00 AM ET
It's not just the broader economy holding tech back. Truth is, a lot of big-cap, low-value stocks are having trouble jumping over the modest bar Wall Street has set for them.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Even by the typically unpredictable nature of quarterly earnings, the technology sector had more than its share of surprises this month. As tech giant after tech giant lined up to report their earnings this month, MOREAug 2, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Google's phone-making division is planning to pursue emerging and prepaid markets.
FORTUNE -- Executives from Google and its Motorola Mobility handset maker unveiled a new premium phone, Moto X, in New York on Thursday. But Dennis Woodside, Motorola's CEO, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt say they are eager to deliver lower-priced smartphones to what Woodside calls the "super value segment."
"If I'm a middle-class mother in Brazil I might not be able MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Aug 1, 2013 3:46 PM ET
Google registers 10% more downloads. Apple generates 2.3 times more revenue.
FORTUNE -- App Annie, the mobile analytics site with the friendliest name, is the first to report that four years after it was launched as Android Market, Google's (GOOG) app store has overtaken Apple's (AAPL).
Driven by Android's rapidly growing market share, 10% more of the world's population downloaded Google Play apps in the June quarter than App Store apps, according MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 31, 2013 2:54 PM ET
The promise of Internet-connected vehicles is in full view, the question now is "when?"
By Olof Schybergson
FORTUNE -- Henry Ford's visionary idea of the moving assembly line spurred a revolution in car manufacturing. With a conveyor belt production line, "they cut the time taken to assemble a Ford Model T from 12 hours and 30 minutes in 1913 to just one hour and 33 minutes the following year."
A hundred years on, MOREJul 31, 2013 2:10 PM ET
Its (false) claim that the Nexus 7 outsold Apple's iPad in Japan is par for the course.
FORTUNE -- Kudos to SlashGear's Chris Burns for declining to take at face value Google's (GOOG) claim, made at the launch of the new version of the Nexus 7 tablet last week, that the original Nexus 7 was more popular in Japan than Apple's (AAPL) iPad.
Burns ran the numbers past IDC -- a research firm MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 31, 2013 7:13 AM ET
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