The trouble with being number one in any industry is that you have nowhere to move but down. Few companies know this better than Nokia (NOK), the Finnish telecommunications giant that has dominated cell phones for so long that in some parts of the globe the brand itself has become synonymous with the device.Jessi Hempel, writer - Oct 22, 2009 3:15 PM ET
Startups and disruptors (yes, Google) seek to rethink voice calling.
Andy Jagoe is zigging while the rest of the mobile world zags. Let everyone else chase the next hot iPhone app. He's betting the next big thing is a twist on the same old thing: making calls.
He may be right. Jagoe, CEO and co-founder of startup 3jam, is one of several Silicon Valley dreamers who thinks he can reinvent the MOREJon Fortt - Aug 20, 2009 8:00 AM ET
It's undeniably interesting to talk about the health of Steve Jobs. And whether Apple plays nice with the competition. Oh, and the multiple conflicts of interest between the boards of Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), even after Eric Schmidt removed himself as an Apple director. (Genentech Chairman Art Levinson remains on both boards, and unless something has changed recently, Apple lead director and Steve Jobs confidante Bill Campbell is still MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Aug 6, 2009 8:00 AM ET
Randall Stephenson's business is all about connectivity, which means these days the AT&T chairman and CEO spends a lot of time talking about Apple.
While the company may have an exclusive deal with the maker of the iPhone, Stephenson said don't expect it to last forever, although he wouldn't expand further.
When asked if he was completely satisfied with AT&T's relationship with Apple, Stephenson said, "I don't think I could get my MOREBeth Kowitt, Writer-Reporter - Jul 23, 2009 3:03 PM ET
Mobile platforms VP Andy Rubin talks about Android, Chrome, and the smartphone.
The second Google (GOOG) phone in the U.S. had a showcase event last week in San Francisco, and afterward I sat down with Andy Rubin, vice president of mobile platforms at Google.
I asked him about Google's vision for the Android smartphone operating system, whether the search giant is sending mixed messages by promoting both Android and its upcoming Chrome MOREJon Fortt - Jul 17, 2009 8:00 AM ET
A year ago this week Apple opened the floodgates and began letting software developers sell software for the iPhone, and geeks everywhere caught iPhone fever.
Since then Apple's iTunes App Store has swelled to more than 50,000 titles, logged more than 1 billion downloads, and inspired an entrepreneurial surge that's reminiscent of the dot-com gold rush -- only without the illusion that everyone is making tons of money.
In fact, aside from MOREJon Fortt - Jul 6, 2009 11:10 AM ET
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Apple's iPhone will face slimmer margins in the near future.
Now that the dust has settled from Apple's iPhone 3GS announcement -- video camera! compass! better battery life! -- it's time to face facts. Though Apple (AAPL) still leads rivals in style and technology, it's not the breakaway frontrunner it once was. The new phone is cool and all, but now Apple is looking over its shoulder -- and it will MOREJon Fortt - Jun 10, 2009 5:54 PM ET
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