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2014 digital health investment exceeded total of three previous years combined, Rock Health says

Funding in the digital health space continues to accelerate as health care reform has put the spotlight directly on the shortcomings of the U.S. health care delivery system.<p>The digital health accelerator Rock Health tracks investment in the space, and has just released its fourth quarter and …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone makers, while Google's Android and iOS remain the top platform, according to ComScore, with the rest of the leaderboard ceding share to them.<p>The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new …

Mobile

Sprint Nextel shareholders approve SoftBank bid

<b>Japan's SoftBank will become one of the world's largest mobile operators after shareholders in Sprint Nextel backed its revised bid for a 78% stake in the business.</b><p>SoftBank will pay $21.6bn (£13.9bn) for the stake in Sprint, which is the US's third-largest phone carrier.<p>In its revised bid the …

As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is likely to unveil his plans to restructure the tech giant to a larger …

Bill Gates

Microsoft Plans To Build 'Windows Stores' Inside Hundreds Of Best Buys

The plans call for Windows Stores to showcase Microsoft hardware and software in 500 U.S. stores and 100 in Canada. The stores will launch beginning in late June through September, according to a blog post on the company's website.<p>On the Windows website, Chris Capossela, Microsoft's Chief Marketing …

Windows Store

Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board

Sony Music has signed on to Apple’s forthcoming iRadio service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies.<p>The deal …

Apple

Why Amazon’s turn to real-life groceries is both surprising and yet makes total sense

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/ Ljupco Smokovski<p>Today brought news that one of biggest online retail companies are dipping their toes …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

Mobile Technology

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

250 million tablets will be sold in 2013

Tablet computers are growing so fast that it looks like 2014 or 2015 will be the year sales of tablets eclipse sales of PCs.<p>Here are NPD Displaysearch’s projections for sales of tablet and notebook PCs (multiply the left scale by 1,000). Pay attention to the blue bars.<p>Now compare those numbers to …

Tablets

Dish Network bids $25.5bn for Sprint to bypass Softbank buy

Dish Network has thrown in as a Sprint suitor, offering $25.5bn to pick up the ailing CDMA carrier, and frustrate would-be buyer Softbank in the …

Televisions

Songza Raised $3.8M According To SEC Filing, Amazon Still In The Frame As An Investor

Songza, a free streaming music service that has expert-made playlists and runs on the web and various touch screen platforms, raised $3.8 million, according to an SEC filing. While Amazon has long been an “unconfirmed” investor listed on AngelList, it parlayed its investment in the earlier Aime St …

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a cutting-edge smartphone today, which should you choose? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion …