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Trending Tech: Facebook’s post-IPO troubles, Google’s acquisition and Samsung’s new tablet PC

Google is this week’s top newsmaker with its acquisition of Frommer’s travel guides and efforts to beef up its search patent library. The search engine giant also reported plans to re-org Motorola Mobility staff as part of its turnaround effort. In other news, the judge in the Apple-Samsung patent trial urged the companys’ CEOs to […]

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Trending Tech: Disappointing Quarterly Results, Layoffs & Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

It’s been a disappointing week as tech companies post quarterly results missing analysts’ estimates: Apple’s earnings fell short of expectations as iPhone sales slowed in advance of iPhone 5. Zynga blamed Facebook for its losses while Facebook surprised Wall Street with its growth in revenue. In other news, the biggest patent trial between Samsung and […]

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Trending Tech: More Acquisitions, Decline of PC Sales and Legal Settlements

Consolidation continues: Salesforce.com acquires GoInstant, Oracle purchases Involver, a social media software company, Betaworks, a technology-investment start-up company buys Digg and Microsoft acquires Perceptive Pixel, the maker of CNN’s ‘Magic Wall’. In other news Yahoo and Facebook end their patent litigation battle by forming a strategic alliance and Google pays the largest fine ever imposed by the […]

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Trending Tech: Acquisitions, RIM’s denial of ‘death spiral’ and mini iPad

The week begins with tech companies on an acquisition spree. Dell acquired Quest Software, Sony purchased online gaming company, Gaikai and Micron took over the bankrupt Japanese chipmaker, Elpida. In other news, Microsoft writes-down $6.2 billion over lackluster results from its AQuantive deal and Apple preps for a smaller tablet. 10. New European guidelines to […]

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Trending Tech: Google's skydiving stunt, Nexus 7 & RIM's decline

Google makes headlines and sets a new PR stunt bar, with an action-packed developers conference involving a  skydiving stunt featuring Google’s ‘Project Glass’ and introducing its first tablet,  Nexus 7. In other news, Microsoft officially buys Yammer, iPhone celebrates five years of sales with $150 billion revenue and RIM posts a loss of $518 million. […]

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Trending Tech: Layoffs, lawsuits and mergers

Yahoo sinks into trouble as Facebook countersues the aging internet giant with patent infringement and CEO calls for mass layoffs in a turnaround effort. It’s a week of woes in the tech world with RIM facing a lawsuit over patent infringement and Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube getting revived. In other news, Facebook chooses Nasdaq for […]

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Trending Tech: Apple strengthens ties with China, RIM in trouble and smartphone market booming

Apple’s China headache continues to get headlines. In smartphone news, Nokia introduces Lumia 800C to the Chinese market and Samsung ships 5 million Galaxy Notes in 5 months and RIM contemplates the acquisition path. 10. BlackBerry maker RIM posts big quarterly loss; announces high-level departures The most anticipated fourth quarterly reports of the Ontario-based company […]

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Trending Tech: Apple Sets Earnings Record, Facebook To Offer IPO and RIM's New CEO

Apple’s record-setting fourth quarter earnings report shattered analyst expectations and showed the world that the company could produce insanely great results without Steve Jobs. In other news, Facebook is expected to file papers for their much-anticipated IPO next week. RIM’s new CEO outlined a lackluster company vision that many speculate won’t be enough to revive […]

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