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  • After A Win In D.C., Uber Now Faces Up To 25 Charges In Toronto, Will Go To Court In January

    After A Win In D.C., Uber Now Faces Up To 25 Charges In Toronto, Will Go To Court In January

    It’s been a bumpy ride for Uber. The mobile-first, on-demand limo and taxi service is now in (or is soon to launch in) 24 cities. But, as you’ve likely heard by now, while Uber and its ilk may represent the future of “car-summoning” services, regulators, unions and existing services aren’t always so impressed. The service has faced the most virulent push-back in… Read More

  • Travis Kalanick: Uber Raised $37M In Its Latest Round, Not $32M

    Travis Kalanick: Uber Raised $37M In Its Latest Round, Not $32M

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the stage to discuss the state of the disruptive limo and taxi startup and its prospects for the future. Kalanick spoke about the difficulties expanding into new cities, resistance from taxi unions, regulation and the growing competition from pink-mustache-wearing competition, like Lyft. Over the course of the… Read More

  • Motorola to LiMo: Sorry, We're with Android now

    Motorola has made no secret of its new-found love affair with Google’s mobile OS, Android. Having just recently kicked WinMo to the curb, word on the mobile street is that Motorola has now dumped LiMo as well. According to jkOnTheRun, Motorola VP, Christy Wyatt, has abandoned her seat on the LiMo Foundation Board. In order to make sure its new position is clear, Motorola took things one… Read More

  • Expect 2-3 Android handsets from Huawei this year

    Huawei has big plans for 2009. The OEM handset maker plans to launch two to three different Android phones and maybe even a Symbian and LiMo handset all this year. Even with the global economic doom and gloom? Wowzers! Read More

  • Obama's presidential limo revealed and it's a beast

    Technology has made leaps and bounds since the last President was inaugurated so it’s only right that Obama gets a new ride. “The Beast” as it has been dubbed, is still a Cadillac but not one you can buy off the shelf. Of course it’s heavily modified and some claim that it can keep rolling even after a direct hit from a rocket propelled grenade, but even the style… Read More

  • Mobile Linux to rule MIDs


    According to the latest report from ABI Research, Linux is set to be top dog in the mobile OS wars by 2013. The research firm predicts that Linux, led by Moblin, LiMo and Maemo, will be the OS for more than 50 million mobile Internet devices (MIDs) in five years. ABI calls the MID market the “first real example of a greenfield situation” in that its believes all mobile OSs will… Read More

  • Mobile Linux to rule MIDs


    According to the latest report from ABI Research, Linux is set to be top dog in the mobile OS wars by 2013. The research firm predicts that Linux, led by Moblin, LiMo and Maemo, will be the OS for more than 50 million mobile Internet devices (MIDs) in five years. ABI calls the MID market the “first real example of a greenfield situation” in that its believes all mobile OSs will… Read More

  • 7 new LiMo handsets, yeah!


    The LiMo Foundation announced seven new handsets today from Motorola, NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications. With today’s announced phones, there are now 21 LiMo-based handsets available. For the latest features and models check out the story at MobileCrunch. Read More

  • 7 new LiMo handsets announced


    The LiMo Foundation announced the latest wave of LiMo-based handsets. Seven new handsets based on the open mobile platform have started shipping worldwide today from Motorola, NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications. Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation, said in a statement: “The combination of LiMo’s transparent governance model, balanced development model… Read More

  • Nokia to buy Symbian, plans to open platform

    Nokia announced today that it “plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own”  and then open the Symbian Foundation along with other device manufacturers such as Sony Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, LG, and others. The foundation will be open to all developers and "will provide a unified platform with common UI framework”… Read More

  • Android vs. LiMo: What's the difference?

    With LiMo’s recent announcement that Verizon had hopped onto their Board of Directors, things are starting to heat up between the LiMo platform and Google’s competing product, Android. Both are open-source Linux-based platforms, and both are aiming to rock the handset market sometime in the next year or so. LiMo is Linux-based. Android is Linux-based. But they’re far from… Read More

  • Verizon joins open Linux mobile group 'LiMo'

    Verizon has signed up as the final member on the board of directors of the LiMo Foundation, a group founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung, and Vodafone “to deliver an open and globally consistent software platform based upon Mobile Linux for use by the whole industry to catalyze next-generation mobile consumer experiences.” I’m all for openness, but… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: Your next cellphone will probably run Linux, and you won't even know it

    Linux, as most people think of it, is an alternative desktop OS for nerds. And those people are right: the vast majority of machines running Linux are the personal computers of hobbyists and enthusiasts. That being said, you might be using Linux now and not even know it. Stripped-down versions of Linux are well suited for modern cellphones. The OS already has all most of the needed code… Read More

  • Android Prototype may land in Barcelona Next Week

    ARM, a British chip designer, may reveal a prototype of a mobile phone based on Google’s open-source Android next week at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona. The showing could come as early as Monday. Google and ARM have declined to comment on this, so don’t book a flight to Spain unless you’re willing to gamble on this rumor. Taiwan’s High Tech… Read More

  • LiMo Foundation to Launch Phone Platform in March

    The LiMo Foundation plans to release the first version of its Linux software platform for mobile phones this march. LiMo’s goal is to offer handset manufacturers and operators a hardware-independent software platform that is safe for downloadable applications. LiMo Foundation executive director Morgan Gillis isn’t happy with just publishing the code on time. He wants to put… Read More

  • Celunite First to Join LiMo Foundation

    Linux mobile software developer, Celunite, has become the first mobile phone operation system provider to join the LiMo Foundation. LiMo is a nonprofit organization that lobbies to increase the adaptation of Linux within the mobile industry. Giants Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodapone are founding members of the LiMo Foundation. The goal… Read More