Google, Samsung dominate mobile market share from September to November

Samsung and Google, at least from September to November, reigned supreme in the smartphone world. comScore revealed data from the its MobiLens service and found Samsung as the top handset manufacturer and Google Android as the top smartphone platform during the three month average period ending Nov. 2012. Microsoft, meanwhile, continues to lag behind. According to… Read More


Rewind: Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish on the geocache boom

Jeremy Irish, the co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based Groundspeak, was our guest on a recent episode of the GeekWire radio show and podcast, talking about the rise of geocaching and Groundspeak’s role in the phenomenon as the company behind Continue reading for excerpts from our conversation. For someone who’s never heard of geocaching before, what is… Read More


Microsoft signs Android patent deal with military contractor General Dynamics

Microsoft today made new progress in its Android patent campaign, announcing a licensing deal with General Dynamics Itronix, maker of rugged tablets and handheld devices used by the military. The company says the agreement covers devices using Android, Google’s mobile OS. In addition, Microsoft says it “will receive royalties from General Dynamics Itronix under the… Read More

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UW researchers develop trick to help devices use less energy

University of Washington researchers have come up with a way to reduce energy consumption in computers and mobile devices by 50 percent or more by segmenting software code into areas that require high levels of accuracy — and therefore high levels of energy — and those that don’t. The project, dubbed Enerj, has the potential… Read More