By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
For all the reasons a Nokia merger wouldn't work, Netflix can be the core of Microsoft's answer to Apple's iCloud -- and provide Ballmer a canny co-CEO.
FORTUNE -- Poor Steve Ballmer. Standing at the helm of one of the computer age's biggest success stories while its brand withers and its stock languishes at the same level it traded at in 1998. Shareholders are increasingly unhappy with him. MOREJun 8, 2011 1:14 PM ET
Stephen Elop is sure he can turn Nokia around, but if succeeds it will be an entirely different Nokia.
FORTUNE -- Nokia chief executive officer Stephen Elop is a man on a mission. Despite the Finnish phonemaker's rough week (it issued a profit warning on Tuesday, which sent shares tumbling), the newish CEO recently made the rounds at a couple of confabs in Southern California to pitch his turnaround plan for MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 2, 2011 6:47 PM ET
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* Microsoft teased Windows 8 yesterday at All Things D's D9 conference, unveiling a versatile user interface heavily inspired by its Windows Phone 7 platform. While users will be able to access the classic Windows desktop experience they'll also experience the Start screen above, which presents users' apps MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 2, 2011 10:24 AM ET
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* Twitter reportedly plans to launch a photo-sharing service at All Things D's D9 conference this Wednesday. If it takes off, the service would mark a major step forward for the social network as users currently have to store their photos on third-party sites like Twitpic and Flickr. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 31, 2011 6:30 AM ET
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* Multiple reports abound that Microsoft is negotiating to buy popular video calling service Skype for some $8.5 billion, but according to All Things D, the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 10, 2011 6:30 AM ET
The iPhone could be headed for No. 1 this year as it overtakes RIM and gains on Nokia
The lead that Nokia (NOK) and Research in Motion (RIMM) have enjoyed for years in the smartphone market is evaporating rapidly, according to a report issued Thursday by IDC.
Their immediate problem is Apple (AAPL), which shipped 18.7 million iPhones in Q1 2011, more than double last year's shipments, to overtake RIM's BlackBerry and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 6, 2011 7:39 AM ET
The Android phenomenon isn't a US-only affair.
Digital banking provider Intelligent Environments published the results of a study yesterday profiling the buying habits of smartphone buyers in the UK.
Some 28% of smartphone users own an Android, with 26% using an iPhone and 14% a BlackBerry, the study for digital banking provider Intelligent Environments found. More than four million British people over 18 years old own an Android - and it is popular with both MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 5, 2011 11:42 AM ET
Google tries to clean up Android, telling carriers and manufacturers that they can't get too crazy with their modifications. So it gets whacked by pundits. Damned if you do...?
It's hard for Andy Rubin and his Android creation to catch a fair break. Partnering with just about every carrier and smartphone manufacturer, Android has come from nowhere to be the dominant OS in the smartphone industry in under three years. MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 31, 2011 4:25 PM ET
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This week, the startup everyone's buzzing about is Color, a free mobile app aimed at creating a social experience that maximizes the smart phone's unique technology. Users share and store photos and videos in visual diaries -- besides being able to view their own media, they can also MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 24, 2011 9:48 AM ET
The struggling bookseller now has to fend off a lawsuit from Microsoft over the Android OS in its Nook eBook Reader.
Microsoft (MSFT) today filed legal actions against Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS), Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., and Inventec Corporation in both the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington over patents related to the Android operating systems on which its Nook eBook readers are MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 5:53 PM ET
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