Tagged: Apple

Google/AdMob deal okayed

Despite concerns that Google could extend its Internet marketing dominance into the emerging field of wireless devices, federal regulators approved the company’s $750 million purchase of its mobile advertising rival AdMob.  Law Professor Keith Hylton, an authority on antitrust law, said it looks like the right decision given rapid changes in the market such as […]

Measuring Calories on the iPhone

Nutrition graduate student Larry Istrail recently launched an innovative new iPhone Application called PhotoCalorie allowing users to snap photos of their snacks and meals, enter a short description, and track their calorie intakes.  The App, which is currently offered to Apple customers free of charge, also allows users to keep a visual food journal which […]

Apple’s iPad

Apple finally debuted today its much anticipated iPad tablet computer.  Boston University College of Communication Professor Hyun Lee weighs in: “There has been so much chatter about the iPad and finally it is here.  Jobs delivered what was really expected — a clean form factor, visibly consistent with the rest of the ‘i’ devices.  This […]

Apple/Google co-opetition

After years of staying out of each other’s way and thriving, Google and Apple now fight over the same start-up acquisitions and develop competing products.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair of the Information Systems Department, says it embodies the shift under way in how companies compete in the era of convergence shaped by information […]

Google CEO quits Apple board

Citing a growing overlap of the two companies businesses, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from the Apple board of directors.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair of the Information Systems Department, says the move reflects likely future competition. “It’s about the potential overlap in the future as Apple develops its business models […]

T-Mobile’s new smartphone

T-Mobile today added to the smartphone smorgasbord its myTouch 3G, which will be the centerpiece of T-Mobile’s marketing this year.  It comes on the heels of the new Palm Pre and the new iPhone 3G S.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, can discuss the shifting marketplace for smartphones. […]

Report: Tech Giants in Antitrust Probe

An “industry wide” antitrust probe reportedly is underway by the Justice Department investigating if technology companies are illegally negotiating with each other about the hiring of one another’s employees.  Targets reportedly include Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Genentech.  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust law authority, can comment about the possibilities. Contact Keith Hylton, […]

FTC eyes Google-Apple board ties

Google acknowledges the FTC is asking about antitrust implications of the ties between the boards of Google and Apple.  Though they share two directors and compete on cell-phone operating systems, browser software, and online video distribution, Google says there’s no antitrust there.  School of Management Professor Michael Salinger, a former FTC official, and Law Professor Keith […]

Apple may offer iPhone via Verizon

School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says word that Apple may be expanding its iPhone offerings beyond the AT&T network to include the Verizon network shows Apple’s market power. “Apple is the market leader — not because of share but due to its ability to define the rules of […]

Marketers of Apple’s “Baby Shaker” should be fired

Apple, Inc., apologized for allowing the iPhone game “Baby Shaker” – that let a player quiet a virtual crying infant by shaking the device – to be distributed through iPhone App Stores.  College of Communication Professor Peter Morrissey, an expert in PR reputation management, says the marketers should be fired. “This was a bad idea […]