Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Florian Mueller.

Is he being blackmailed? Has his child been kidnapped? Did he merely sell out?

Not my words…they’re the sub-healine of the article.

I’ve been thinking about writing about this abrubt and sudden shift im Mueller’s reporting too, but I’m glad someone esle did.

Anyhow, I have noticed the same thing, and I’m not sure what’s going on because up until recently Mueller seemed to be more level-headed. His recent articles almost reak of one-sided reporting.
Considering that he has trumpeted Apple’s victories in the past, and also pretty much all Android OEM’s losses it just seems weird.

I’m very interested to see if something else surfaces on this in the (near) future…


Google sells Motorola for 2,9 billion to Lenovo.

Wow, what a bargain…they only lost about 10 billion.

I’m sure the stock is up, because…Google.

Edit for a classic Gruber:

I bet it would take longer to literally flush $9.5 billion in cash down a toilet than it took for Google to do so figuratively on the Motorola acquisition.


Ok, I have to admit: I don’t get it.
3,2bn dollars. BILLION!
I know, the iPod guy is on board and all, but come on…

That being said, there’s another thing I see coming: Nest is gonna tank. Hard.
Why? Because people invited Nest into their homes, not Google. Google has a fundamental problem: People do not trust them, and rightfully so.

It’s a nice payday for the VC’s, and the staff of Nest, but I predict that the staff will be gone from Google as soon as they are allowed to, and that no one will talk about Nest thermostats in a year from now.

2013 in review: Apple and it’s competitors – AppleInsider.

Daniel Eran Dilger for AppleInsider:

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they’ll do a better job in 2014.

What a great piece of reporting on the facts.

Trouble in Android land.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has upheld a key Apple multitouch patent, the so called ‘949 or Steve Jobs patent, which basically patents all multitouch gestures.

I believe that Sony, Nokia, and a few others have taken a license from Apple for using this technology, and they should be ok, but this is a serious setback for Google, Motorola, Samsung, et al, and it appears to be a final ruling.