Stories by Jonny Evans

  • Analysis: What about the Samsung/RIM takeover buzz?

    Panic stations today as CFOs and company technology chiefs try to come to grips with rumours (denied by Samsung) that beleaguered corporate stalwart, Research In Motion, may be looking to sell itself to an Asian firm.

  • Apple and Samsung: What's behind the patent fight

    Samsung took a step toward finding a kind of "pax tabletica" with arch-foe Apple in an Australian court last week, offering to remove features from its Galaxy Tab to avoid a court ban on sales of the device in that country. But what's really interesting about the case isn't the technical litigation, but the underlying attempt to define how much of a product's design is actually protected under existing, fragmented international laws.

  • Apple's hot sales take it to top 5 handset makers

    Despite an Android onslaught, "antenna-gate" and "glass-gate", Apple has managed to design its way into the top five handset makers for the first time, bouncing Sony Ericsson out of the game as the Cupertino firm enjoys growing mind-share.

  • Apple noteooks lead the way

    Apple Computer achieved its largest slice of the worldwide notebook market this century in 2003’s second quarter, according to IDC.

  • Roxio buys Napster for just a few million

    Toast developer Roxio has acquired the assets of Napster for US$5.1 million. These include intellectual property such as the Napster name, trademarks, domain name and Napster's extensive technology profile. Roxio is not taking over any outstanding liabilities or litigation.

  • Apple apologises to Gartner for misleading press release

    Apple Computer Australia has issued an apology to research and advisory firm Gartner. The company was expressing regret over a recent report, published by Apple Australia and carried in good faith by IT news Web sites worldwide, that recounted the claimed findings of recent research, conducted on behalf of Apple by the analyst firm.