The new smartphone OS from Microsoft is receiving praise for usability on par with iPhone and Android's experiences. But to reel consumers in, Microsoft will have to court app developers first.
In an exploding market where an estimated $6.2 billion will be spent on 4.5 billion mobile apps this year alone, consumers find themselves essentially deluged with a large selection of smartphones powered by an increasing number of mobile operating systems MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 21, 2010 11:39 AM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.In Bloomberg Businessweek's profile of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the publication declares, "Thank heavens." Despite smack-talking HP's board for letting Mark Hurd go and questioning the choice MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 8, 2010 7:45 AM ET
With Square, the entrepreneur wants to bypass middlemen and empower small merchants. But can he revolutionize an industry wedded to decades of status quo?
When Jack Dorsey's friend, a glassmaker based in San Francisco, failed to sell one of his pieces on the street simply because he couldn't accept credit cards, he saw an opportunity. They invented Square, Dorsey's new company that transforms mobile device into a credit card readers, letting MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 4, 2010 2:52 PM ET
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