Daily Archives: September 7, 2011

Paul Taylor

One of the biggest challenges for Android-based smartphone makers is to differentiate their products from their rivals. With the Motorola Droid Bionic designed to run on Verizon’s high speed LTE wireless network, Motorola Mobility is seeking to outpace its rivals in three ways – hardware specs, battery life and accessories.

The Bionic’s basic specs are reasonably impressive beginning with its big 4.3 inch qHD screen manufactured using Corning’s scratch-proof Gorilla Glass. Other features include a dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of dedicated Ram, front and rear facing digital cameras and 32GB of memory including a 16GB micro-SD card. 

Winners are supposed to be humble – in Britain, at least, which Britons like to regard as the home of self-deprecation. But on a summer evening, onstage to accept an award for entrepreneurship, Charlie Sharland is putting humility aside as he outlines the scale of his ambitions for AppSense, his software company.

Expressing surprise and thanking the judges – Britain also likes to see itself as the home of good manners – he continues matter of factly: “We are the leader in our field. We have an opportunity to be a $1bn business and we are going to get there.” Then he toddles back to his seat. 

Tech news from around the web:

Google is poised to enter the bidding for Hulu, the US video streaming service, according to AllThingsDigital. Yahoo, Amazon and Dish are all expected to offer $1.5bn-$2bn for Hulu in exchange for the free video site, its subscription service and the rights to exclusive content for at least two years. AllThingsDigital expects Google to weigh in and bid much more than other bidders for a lot more content, for a longer period of time. 

Mashable has seen a copy of the e-mail former Yahoo chief executive Carol Bartz sent to the company’s staff confirming her exit from the company:

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