Executive Vice Archive

  • Portable and Powerful JBL OnBeat™ Mini: the Perfect Partner to Dock New Lightning-Connected iPad mini

    LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The JBL® brand will unveil the first portable speaker dock with a Lighting connector designed specifically for Apple Inc.’s latest line-up of iOS® devices, including the iPad mini (pictured,...

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  • Charles Schwab Launches All-New Version of On Investing® App for the iPad®

    SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charles Schwab today launched an enhanced On Investing app for the iPad®– the latest example of the firm’s commitment to provide insightful, actionable and sharable investing and personal finance...

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  • ZAGG Inc. Introduces New Accessories for the iPad mini

    SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZAGG Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAGG), a leading mobile device accessories and technology company, has released a complete line of products to protect, personalize and enhance the new Apple® iPad®...

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  • Monotype Imaging Announces Type Enhancements for Android

    WOBURN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has released a suite of software designed to transform ...

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  • VeriFone GlobalBay iPad Retailing Solution Fits GUESS

    VeriFone GlobalBay iPad Retailing Solution Fits GUESS

    SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GUESS, Inc. created a premium global brand in part by putting iconic imagery in front of consumers. Now, it’s again leading retail trends by integrating these assets into...

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  • Business Wire Launches Mobile Alerts: Text-Message Delivery of Press Release Headlines and Links for Mobile Devices

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In another industry first, Business Wire announced the launch of Mobile Alerts, an exclusive offering that delivers breaking company news to smartphones and other mobile devices through text messaging....

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  • Shazam Launches “Unlimited Tagging” Globally in Free App for Android

    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced a major update to its Shazam App for Android which brings with it two...

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  • Macy’s Gives Shoppers a Backstage Pass to Learn about the Latest Must-Haves and Spring Trends via Mobile Technology

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This spring, Macy’s helps customers unlock magical moments in-store when they scan a code or send a text message with Macy’s Backstage Pass. A groundbreaking new initiative for the retailer,...

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  • VeriFone Extends Mobile Payments Acceptance with PayPal

    SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) today announced that it will expand PayPal payment acceptance in the mobile environment and further integrate the worlds of online and traditional card-based payments....

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  • Coca Cola vending machine with 46-inch touchscreen

    Coca Cola vending machine with 46-inch touchscreen

    If you needed more proof that touchscreens are becoming ubiquitous, look at these new vending machines Coca Cola is planning to set up in all over Japan by year-end. They feature 46-inch LCD touch panels (1m high, 57cm wide) instead of buttons or knobs.

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  • Interview: Chuck Pagano talks ESPN 3D, mobile streaming

    Interview: Chuck Pagano talks ESPN 3D, mobile streaming

    During our time at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut this past week, we were able to peek inside every nook and cranny of the company's technological side. We discovered some pretty remarkable things about the culture and attitude toward innovation, and while the bulk of that discovery will be seen in a forthcoming Engadget Show segment, we couldn't help but share some insight from a kind fellow who has been deeply involved in the blinking lights portion of ESPN from day one. We sat down for a brief one-on-one interview with Chuck Pagano -- ESPN's executive vice president of technology -- following the outfit's 3D launch, and while we were both bitter over the 1-1 result in the South Africa vs. Mexico match, he was understandably excited about the future of his firm's latest channel. For Chuck's take on 3D, the move to HD and the impending arrival of ESPN streams on your phone, be sure to grab your best reading glasses and click on through.

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    Interview: Chuck Pagano talks ESPN 3D, mobile streaming originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Sharp announces world’s first four-primary-color, super-bright 3D LCD

    Sharp announces world’s first four-primary-color, super-bright 3D LCD

    We all know Sharp is particularly strong in the LCD panel space, which means it's not a big surprise the company is the first to announce a 3D LCD with four base colors (Sharp has added yellow to the usual trio of red, green and blue). The company also claims the new screen is about 80% brighter than conventional models, boasting the highest brightness in the industry.

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  • iBUYPOWER launches new multi-touch notebooks

    iBUYPOWER launches new multi-touch notebooks

    iBUYPOWER just announced the latest in their gaming notebook lineup, the Battalion CZ-11. The CZ-11 features a 15 inch screen, as well as the new Intel Core i7 processor. iBUYPOWER has also loaded the CZ-11 with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon 5650, and a 500GB drive. Click through for the press release and more details.

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  • Double patty breakfast sandwich proves that mankind has officially done it all

    Double patty breakfast sandwich proves that mankind has officially done it all

    We can all stop innovating now. It’s here. The double patty breakfast sandwich. If you’re an inventor, you can lock up your workshop and go home. There’s officially nothing left to improve upon as a society. Unless someone comes out with a triple patty version, that is. Hardee’s new “Double Sausage, Egg ‘N’ Cheese Biscuit” promises [...]

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  • Apple countersues Nokia for infringing 13 patents

    Apple countersues Nokia for infringing 13 patents

    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/apple/Apple_countersues_Nokia_for_infringing_13_patents'; So much for making nice. Apple just announced that it's countersuing Nokia for infringing thirteen of its patents -- slightly upping Nokia's claim that Apple's infringing ten. We haven't seen the case yet, but we'll post it up for you as soon as we find it -- and as we predicted in our breakdown of Nokia's complaint, this is shaping up to be a long and costly nightmare of a suit. Hey, do you think Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell might have a crazy lightning rod of a statement about the case for us?
    "Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," said Bruce Sewell, Apple's General Counsel and senior vice president.
    Cool, thanks. We'll be in the corner under a Nomex blanket for the next few months.

    Update: Here's the PDF of the reply -- we're still reading all 79 pages of it, but it's what we expected: Apple says Nokia's patents aren't actually essential to GSM / UMTS, denies infringing them, and says they're invalid and / or unenforceable anyway. Apple also says Nokia wanted unreasonable license terms for the patents, including a cross-license for Apple's various iPhone device patents as part of any deal, which Apple clearly wasn't willing to do. That's in stark contrast to what Nokia says it wants in its lawsuit -- all it's asked the court for is past due license fees on its patents. (Which is odd, if you think about it: Nokia wouldn't come to terms on a license that didn't include iPhone patents, but it'll spend the cash on litigation for past due fees? That seems silly.) Oh, and if you're just in this for the bitchy quotes, here you go:
    As Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia's executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia, stated at Nokia's GoPlay event in 2007 when asked about the similarities of Nokia's new offerings to the already released iPhone:"[i]f there is something good in the world, we copy with pride." True to this quote, Nokia has demonstrated its willingness to copy Apple's iPhone ideas as well as Apple's basic computing technologies, all while demanding Apple pay for access to Nokia's purported standards essential patent.
    We'll let you know if we see anything else of interest, but we'd say we're in for a long, bumpy ride here.

    Apple countersues Nokia for infringing 13 patents originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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