17 February 2011

1. Intel’s Otellini: Obama friend or foe?, Biz Journals, Suzanne Stevens

Intel CEO Paul Otellini will host President Barack Obama at the technology giant’s Hillsboro campus on Friday. Six months ago, the Intel chief was bashing the president and his economic policies, saying the administration was stunting America’s growth.

2. Google Android vs. Apple iOS: Feature War Heats Up, PC World, Ian Paul

The Android versus iOS platform war is heating up. Just one day after Apple announced its new in-app subscription model, Google responded with a similar scheme

3. Obama to arrive in California today to talk technology, Los Angeles Times, Michael Memoli

President Obama will meet with some of the nation’s top executives in the technology sector during a visit to California on Thursday, as he continues to sell the innovation agenda he unveiled in last month’s State of the Union address.

4. Nokia and Microsoft deal: View from Mobile World Congress, BBC, Staff

A great deal of talk at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has centred on the announcement that Nokia will start using Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 instead of its own Symbian operating system.

5. MOBILE WORLD: Tablets, Location-Based Apps, To Spur Mobile Ads, Dow Jones, Ruth Bender

The growth of tablets and smartphones with bigger screens will help to spur the nascent mobile advertising industry, but hurdles remain before it contributes more than a trickle to the flood of global ad dollars, industry experts said at the annual mobile industry fair in Barcelona.

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