John Paczkowski

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First Gphone Line Forms in New York Times Newsroom

gphone.jpgApparently Google’s cellphone offering isn’t a cellphone at all. And the much discussed prototypes the company has been spotted toting around are really just for show-and-tell.

Because Google isn’t developing a cellphone, it’s developing a cellphone operating system. With it, the company hopes to replicate its online success in the mobile world and give Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS a run for its money as part of the deal. “The essential point is that Google’s strategy is to lead the creation of an open-source competitor to Windows Mobile,” one industry executive told the New York Times. “They will put it in the open-source world and take the economics out of the Windows Mobile business.”

And that makes quite a bit more sense than the idea of Google suddenly leaping into the hardware business with a full-blown Google handset. Better to extend your services and advertising to the roughly two billion consumers world-wide who use mobile devices than try and sell them an entirely new mobile device, right?

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik