How Google Video Upsets the Apple Codec Cart


Google plans to acquire VoIP codec developer Global IP Solutions (GIPS) for approximately 421 million Norwegian kronor (US$68.2 million). GIPS develops codecs for encoding real-time video and voice signals into a digital format for transport over IP networks. Its portfolio of products includes software that can be integrated into voice and video apps for mobile […]

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Apple Reports Record Quarter

Apple Inc. last week announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 first quarter ended December 27, 2008. The Company posted record revenue of $10.17 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion. These results compare to revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was […]

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Has there ever been a product phenomenon like the iPod? Think about it. Here’s this device that costs either $100, $200, $300 or $400, depending on which model you choose to get, that I see Generation X, Y and even little-old-ladies wearing at the gym — all to make tunes portable. My daughter has one, […]

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