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Does Apple deserve a 30% cut of iTunes in app subscriptions?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Get ready for the iPhone Crisis-Gate of February 2011: Apple is evil for demanding a 30% cut of subscription sales. But is this issue of the month really a legitimate outrage?
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February 15, 2011   7 Comments

Zune 2: How Microsoft will slaughter Windows Phone 7 using Nokia

Daniel Eran Dilger

For a historian, the only thing more fun than seeing how history repeats is examining what things do change as events recycle. Looking at Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia, I can’t help but bring up Microsoft’s attempts to kill the iPod with the Toshiba-built Zune, an effort that backfired, killing Microsoft’s Android-like, “open” PlaysForSure platform instead.
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February 14, 2011   35 Comments

Microsoft’s Stephen Elop takeover of Nokia VS. NeXT’s Steve Jobs takeover of Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

For a historian, the only thing more fun than seeing how history repeats is examining what elements do change as events recycle. Looking at Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia, I can’t help but contrast NeXT’s takeover of Apple Computer in 1996. Despite the similarities, there are stark differences that promise to make the results predictably different.
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February 13, 2011   33 Comments

Why Apple can’t be too worried about Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets taking away iPad sales: Part 3

The Honeycomb tablet

Daniel Eran Dilger
Listen to giddy Android enthusiasts and you might get the impression that the next tablet-centric version of Google’s Android platform, named 3.0 Honeycomb, is about to destroy iPad sales. They’re wrong, here’s why, part three.
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February 9, 2011   39 Comments

Why Apple can’t be too worried about Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets taking away iPad sales: Part 2

The world’s biggest software platform

Daniel Eran Dilger
Listen to giddy Android enthusiasts and you might get the impression that the next tablet-centric version of Google’s Android platform, named 3.0 Honeycomb, is about to destroy iPad sales. They’re wrong, here’s why, part two.
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February 8, 2011   25 Comments

Why Apple can’t be too worried about Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets taking away iPad sales: Part 1

The Android platform supremacy myth

Daniel Eran Dilger

Listen to giddy Android enthusiasts and you might get the impression that the next tablet-centric version of Google’s Android platform, named 3.0 Honeycomb, is about to destroy iPad sales. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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February 5, 2011   69 Comments

Why is Google so hysterically hypocritical about Bing using its public data?

Daniel Eran Dilger

The tech world seems to be briefly transfixed by the skirmish between Google and Microsoft, not over patents or profits but over accusations that Bing is using Google’s search results to improve its own. But what’s wrong with that?
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February 1, 2011   47 Comments

Podcast: Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, iPad 2, and Apple 2010 earnings

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, iPad 2, and Apple’s 2010 earnings.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

This latest episode is now available at NOW PLAYING! Jan 22, 2010 — Stephen Baker and Daniel Eran Dilger

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

You can also access our show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

January 24, 2011   No Comments

Silliest pundit-in-chief Joe Wilcox lavishes praise upon silliest chief executive Steve Ballmer

Daniel Eran Dilger

They say it takes all kinds, and that’s true. Were it not for the ridiculous ravings of Joe Wilcox, it seems Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer wouldn’t be getting praise from anyone.
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January 15, 2011   42 Comments

Apple blows away CES to start 2011 on a rampage

Daniel Eran Dilger

CES was supposed to break loose that avalanche of Android tablets that would bury Apple. Instead, it was merely what it always is: a bunch of low impact PR fluff that Apple blows away with one or two new announcements.
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January 8, 2011   86 Comments

Podcast: Apple’s iPad competition, Android & Windows Phone 7

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Android, WP7 and the iPad-killers.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

This latest episode is now available at NOW PLAYING! Dec 25, 2010 — Kirk McElheran, John Sileo and Daniel Eran Dilger

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

You can also access our show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

December 25, 2010   No Comments

Motorola’s history of tablets shows remarkable ignorance

Daniel Eran Dilger

Motorola, the company that brought the first Android smartphone to the masses in Verizon’s Droid extravaganza last winter, is now hoping to challenge Microsoft’s second attempt at making a first impression with Windows 7 Slate PC by showing off its its own Android 3.0 tablet at next month’s CES.
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December 20, 2010   40 Comments

RIM CEO offers unintelligible look at BlackBerry OS, PlayBook future

Daniel Eran Dilger

In an interview at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference, Mike Lazaridis co-CEO of Research In Motion, offered an astonishingly nonsensical set of answers about the future of the BlackBerry OS and RIM’s upcoming PlayBook tablet.
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December 7, 2010   38 Comments

Why iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market

Daniel Eran Dilger

Ecstatic about figures showing Android overtaking the iPhone, more than a few have jumped to the conclusion that tablets are next, and Apple’s entire iOS platform will soon be relegated into an also ran position. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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December 2, 2010   60 Comments

Podcast: Android, WP7 & the iPad-killers

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Android, WP7 and the iPad-killers.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

This latest episode is now available at NOW PLAYING! Nov 27, 2010 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Peter Cohen

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

You can also access our show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

November 27, 2010   No Comments