Mobile Minutes: Apple, Google, BlackBerry, FCC
By Staff reports
September 19, 2013
The iPhone 5C
Apple's new iPhones offer several lessons
According to the New York Times, the new iPhone 5C and 5S suggest that Apple is struggling repeat previous successes and the smartphone has become a mature product. However, while hardware breakthroughs are fewer, Apple's new software is completely new.
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Google-owned retail stores could be revolutionary
Google could shake-up the retail space if it were to make a bricks-and-mortar play, according to Forbes. For example, a Google retail strategy could revolutionize in-store experiences using location-based technologies, smartphone promotions and robotic sales associates powered by Google Now.
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BlackBerry gearing up for another round of layoffs
The already beleaguered BlackBerry company is getting ready for another round of layoffs that could see as many as 40 percent of its employees lose their jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cuts are expected to take place in waves before the end of the year.
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White House asks FCC to require mobile phone be unlocked
The Obama administration is trying to revive discussions around the topic of requiring all wireless carriers to unlock all mobile devices so users can easily switch carriers, according to the Washington Post. The petition filed this week with the Federal Communications Commission follows up on a call for legislation in this area made several months ago.
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