Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Tim Bradshaw

If Googlers were in any doubt of the seriousness of the European Union’s investigation into the search engine’s business practices, the detailed questionnaire sent to advertising agencies this week should set them straight. Read more

Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, on the linePoland’s mobile phone market may be mature and very competitive with France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and the UK’s Vodafone slugging it out.

But a chance to take over Vodafone’s Polkomtel, when the British company and its local partners sell out, is attracting a lot of interest. The would-be vendors, who agreed last year to sell, have sent out an informal note to potential buyers of the estimated $5bn operator.

Tech news from around the web:

  • The launch of the Daily, News Corp’s news service for the iPad has been put back by a few weeks, All Things Digital reports. Apple supposedly needs extra time to tweak its new subscription service for publications sold through iTunes.
  • BGR has the details of the two latest BlackBerry smartphone handsets: the Dakota, which it claims will “sit right at the head of the BlackBerry family dinner table”, and an upgrade to its Torch model.

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Chris Nuttall

Intel will make inroads into the tablet and smartphone markets in 2011 and their growth will drive increased sales of it server chips. That was the defiant win-win message from Paul Otellini, chief executive, on Thursday as he responded to concerns that the world’s biggest chipmaker was missing out on the next big wave for consumer technologies. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Stepping  into the cars of the near future at the Consumer Electronics Show and the Detroit auto show over the past few days, some familiar devices and apps could be seen embedded in dashboards, from iPads and BlackBerry PlayBooks to Pandora radio and Google Earth.

This week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section looks at how the connected car is becoming a new frontier for tech companies as auto makers seek to outdo each other with the latest gadgetry. Read more

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, and Nvidia, the graphics chipmaker, on Thursday announced they have together produced 1 billion GeForce graphics processors. An impressive milestone, but it comes at a time when winds of change are blowing through both the contract chipmaking and the graphics card industry. Read more