Mike Wilkinson

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Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold

2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone devices for the first time, according to Gartner’s latest market estimates — with 968 million smartphone device units sold to end users in 2013 out …

iOS dominating Enterprise, despite Android market share

A report by mobile enterprise specialist Good Technology shows that while iOS devices may be falling behind in overall market share, they are the devices of choice in the enterprise market.<p>iOS activations made up 73 percent of total device activations in Q4, up from 72 percent in Q3 and 69 percent …

Here’s the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots

<b>Update, 11/11/2014:</b> NASA announced today that it had approved Google’s plans to lease Moffett Airfield for 60 years, in exchange for $1.16 billion in rent, $200 million in capital investment and responsibility for maintenance.<p>Planetary Ventures, a Google shell company, will lease an airport—and an …

Silicon Valley

How ISOCELL works: inside Samsung's evolution of BSI camera sensors

[Update – The Galaxy S5 contains Samsung’s revolutionary new ISOCELL technology. Check it out below, and more on this to come soon!]<p>Megapixels make for an easy number to compare, which is why so many manufacturers love to brag about it, selling higher MP counts like the panacea of all problems of …

Mobile Photography

U.S. Customers Are Hoarding $13.4bn Of Old iPhones

Around half of U.S. consumers are hoarding their old iPhones in cupboards and sock drawers — representing an inventory worth around $13.4 billion in total.<p>According to the annual “Mobile Mountain Study” conducted by research group OnePoll for resale site SellCell.com, this figure is down from the …

Mobile

Jawbone Has A $600M Revenue Run Rate As It Paces To IPO

Happy Thursday. Kara Swisher is reporting that Jawbone is in the process of raising $250 million from Twitter, Flipboard and Square investor Rizvi Traverse.<p>We heard that the financing has closed, and that the deal actually got done a month and a half ago. Swisher’s numbers (around $250 million at …

Apple reportedly planning to discontinue iPad 2 production

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>The iPad 2 was released in March of 2011, and has since managed to maintain a place in Apple’s(s aapl) product …