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Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 Aug. 15 00:13

Consumers win as Android vendors struggle

Staff cuts at Lenovo and HTC, a failed patch from Google, and Samsung's latest flagship smartphones all highlight how tricky selling Android smartphones has become.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Aug. 15 02:13

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: Three hits, three misses

Samsung Electronics' latest flagship smartphone has some great hardware in a compact chassis for a device with a 5.7-inch screen. But there are some missing features and the price tag is eye watering.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs14 Aug. 15 06:09

Samsung bets big on Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

Samsung Electronics is hosting its second major product launch of the year in New York Thursday, with a lot riding on the expected debut of the large format Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Carrying forward designs reminiscent of the existing S6 smartphones, the company is hoping make up for ground it has lost to the iPhone 6 Plus.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs13 Aug. 15 02:14

Digium helps mobile apps communicate better with new SDKs

Digium has launched open source SDKs that aim to make it easier for developers to add voice and video calling, instant messaging, and push notifications to their Android and iOS apps.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 Aug. 15 02:11