Google reported first-quarter revenue that missed analysts' expectations, as the company's core advertising business continues to grapple with a decline in how much advertisers pay per click amid a shift in computing from desktop PCs to smartphones and tablets.
The nation's largest wireless carriers and device makers banded together to support voluntary anti-theft measures for smartphones released starting next year. The action comes amid mounting efforts by state lawmaker to mandate so-called "kill switches" in smartphones and tablets that would render the devices useless if stolen.
Continuing its acquisition streak to bolster its mobile position, Lenovo announced it will purchase $100 million in wireless patents from Unwired Planet. The deal comes a little less than two months after Lenovo agreed to buy Google's Motorola Mobile division for $2.91 billion.
Google has generated a great deal of buzz with the rollout of Android Wear, its software for wearable computers, starting with smart watches. But what does the software actual entail and how does it look?
Google and partner Samsung Electronics collaborate on smartphones and tablets, but when it comes to smart watches, the two companies are going to be vying for developers.
As expected, Google released a specific version of its Android mobile software designed for wearable computing, called Android Wear, putting the company firmly in support of wearables like smart watches. LG Electronics and Motorola Mobile have confirmed they will release watches running the new software.
Rovi hired Arris and Motorola Mobility veteran John Burke to help it develop next-generation interactive program guides, naming him EVP and COO.
Lenovo, which is in the process of acquiring Google's Motorola Mobile division for $2.91 billion, thinks it can turn around the Motorola unit, especially by reintroducing the Motorola brand in China. However, the company said it will take some time to do so.
Former Time Warner Cable CTO Jim Chiddix and former Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications CTO Marwan Fawaz are among the 13 executives that Charter has nominated for seats on TWC's board of directors.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said he hopes the company's $2.91 billion purchase of Google's Motorola Mobile division will help it to pass smartphone market leaders Samsung Electronics and Apple, though he acknowledged that would take time.