Adobe: Strong Q4, works cloud transition with a few bumps

Adobe’s fourth quarter results were better than expected and the company has navigated the transition from license revenue to cloud subscriptions well. The company reported fourth quarter earnings of 44 cents a share on revenue of $1.15 billion. Non-GAAP earnings, which exclude charges, were 61 cents a share. Wall Street was looking for earnings of… Read more →

U.S. announces will not sign ITU treaty, period

I just got out of a briefing with the United States ambassador to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12), Terry Kramer. The U.S. has just announced that, “U.S. cannot sign revised telecommunications regulations in their current form.” Further, Kramer stated, “ITR should be a high-level document, and the scope of treaty does not extend… Read more →

IDC report: Kindle Fire, Surface tablets still ‘struggling’ to interest developers

While 2012 delivered a number of tablets that are starting to present some healthy competition for Apple’s iPad, the majority of developers are still only interested in the top two mobile operating systems, based on a new report. According to the Q4 2012 Mobile Developer Survey from Appcelerator, a mobile development platform provider, and the… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: TV Hacking and Fitness Apps

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Security Hole in Samsung Smart TVs Could Let Hackers Spy On YouBetabeat |  A Maltese computer security firm says Samsung “smart” TVs can be hacked. If a webcam is on the TV, hackers… Read more →

How Google’s Maps App for iPhone Hurts Nokia

The iOS mapping apps from Google, left, and Nokia. Apple isn’t the only company that should feel nervous about Google’s release of a new maps app for the iPhone. Nokia may have lost whatever chance it had to get iPhone owners hooked on its mapping service. Just hours after the Google Maps app was released Wednesday night, it skyrocketed to… Read more →

How Google’s Maps App for iPhone Hurts Nokia

The iOS mapping apps from Google, left, and Nokia. Apple isn’t the only company that should feel nervous about Google’s release of a new maps app for the iPhone. Nokia may have lost whatever chance it had to get iPhone owners hooked on its mapping service. Just hours after the Google Maps app was released Wednesday night, it skyrocketed to… Read more →

Sandisk launches VC fund, focuses on enterprise storage

Sandisk, a flash memory storage vendor, said Thursday that it has launched a $75 million venture capital fund with a focus on enterprise technology. The effort, dubbed Sandisk Ventures, starts with $75 million and will invest in startups focused on flash memory. Sandisk said it will invest in solid-state memory technology, enterprise storage, big data… Read more →