Mohammed Ali Elsahir

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The Successful BBM Launch Points Out A Survival Route For BlackBerry

10 million downloads in twenty four hours. Now that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available on iOS and Android, the walled garden is down and everyone is pouring in to pick up one of BlackBerry’s signature technologies. If BlackBerry wants a signpost to a way forward that’s good for the business …

The highest-paid CEO in America is some dude you’ve never heard of (infographic)

Ever heard of John H. Hammergren? Or a company called McKesson?<p>Me neither.<p>But Mr. Hammergren is the highest-paid CEO in America, according to a CEO compensation study by Bolt Insurance, pulling in a not-too-shabby $131 million last year for his health-care and pharmaceuticals company. That’s thanks …

‘Free’ iPhone 5 tomorrow only: Best Buy will give you an iPhone 5 with your 4 or 4S trade-in

Tomorrow only Best Buy will give you a “free” iPhone 5 if you trade in your old iPhone 4 or 4S. The deal is a new offer of $150 in trade-in credit plus Best Buy’s already-announced $50 off discount on iPhone 5.<p>We’ve been hearing this from multiple sources today, and CNet confirmed the news this …

ARM unveils processor and graphics tech for mid-range smartphones

To date, if you want to get a smartphone, you’re either stuck with a low-end entry-level device or a high-end iPhone or Android device. ARM, the mobile processor design house, wants to change that so you’ll have another choice in the middle.<p>Today, the Cambridge, England-based intellectual property …

Apple heads to court over e-book price-fixing on Monday — what you need to know

Was Apple the grand ring leader in a nefarious e-book price-fixing scheme with top publishers? We’re about to find out.<p>Monday marks the first day of the three-week long in the Southern New York District Court, in which the Justice Department aims to argue that Apple conspired with publishers to …

Samsung officially teams up with Intel for its latest Galaxy tablet

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 is probably a bigger deal for Intel than it is for Samsung itself.<p>Announced today, the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be the first Galaxy tablet with an Intel chip, as VentureBeat confirmed last month. The move, as you might imagine, is a big deal for Intel, which has so far …

Three months from today, Google Play will have more total app downloads than Apple

Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla’s Firefox OS

Mozilla’s low-end smartphone efforts are picking up steam — and some major allies.<p>Its latest partner is electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, which has inked a deal to create devices running Mozilla’s new mobile operating system. But this isn’t just about smartphones. Foxconn says it’s also …

Hacked charger could infect an iPhone with malware

Ever been at a conference and borrowed someone’s charger in a pinch? That might be the next way your iPhone gets hacked, according to researchers from Georgia Tech.<p>The group put together a charger that not only pumps up your battery, but also infects your iPhone with “arbitrary software,” as stated …

Verizon gets the HTC One this summer

It’s time to celebrate Verizon Wireless customers — soon you’ll be able to get your hands on the best smartphone on the market.<p>Verizon confirmed that it will offer the HTC One later this summer in a tweet this afternoon. There aren’t any other details yet, but it’s nice to see some confirmation …

Amazon signs deal with Viacom to bring in kid shows from Nickelodeon & Nick Jr.

Amazon has once again picked up the leftovers from Netflix by adding a ton of Viacom TV show series to its Amazon Prime instant video service, the company announced today.<p>The move comes after Netflix recently decided not to renew its licensing contract with Viacom, thus ridding its library of lots …

Intel Capital creates $100M fund to invest in perceptual computing

Intel Capital has created a $100 million fund to finance perceptual computing projects, or those that use more senses to interact with computing devices. Perceptual computing includes gesture recognition using 3D depth cameras, which send signals into a room and measure the time it takes to bounce …

Apple Campus 2’s impact: 7K employees, $32M in property tax, 9K construction jobs, $66M in public improvements

Apple released a report today detailing the economic benefits of Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino to the local city and surrounding neighborhoods of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara.<p>In short, they’re huge.<p>And they put significant pressure on the local communities, particularly Cupertino, to approve Apple’s …

These transparent solar cells provide 50% more battery life for your phone — and ‘infinite’ standby time

Imagine a tablet you never need to recharge. Or a phone with 50 percent more battery life — plus infinite standby time.<p>That’s the promise of a new technology from SunPartner, a French company that has developed a 95 percent transparent 300-micron-thick solar cell module that fits right on or under …

Samsung’s water and dust resistant Galaxy S4 Active is built to be abused

In its ongoing quest to build a smartphone for just about anyone, Samsung has debuted the Galaxy S4 Active today, a new version of its flagship smartphone built to survive grueling outdoor conditions.<p>The Galaxy S4 Active’s sealed components make it water resistant for 30 minutes in depths up to 3 …

Sony unveils Haswell-based Vaio laptops that can be converted into tablets

Sony is unveiling a new line of Vaio Pro and Vaio Duo laptops with new Intel Haswell-based microprocessors.<p>The Vaio Pro is a touch-enabled Ultrabook laptop that runs Windows 8. It is aimed at mobile professionals and students on the go. The devices aren’t the cheapest on the market, but they …

Jason Kidd highlights: A point guard great retires as one of the best ever

Jason Kidd joined 1995 Co-Rookie of the Year Grant Hill on the sidelines, as his retirement was announced on Monday. These are the highlights of a Hall of Fame career.<p>Jason Kidd's longevity isn't easily replicated, and not just due to his health. The announcement of Kidd's retirement on Monday …