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Sramana Mitra is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has founded three companies and writes a business blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.... More
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  • Rubinstein’s Revenge

    The Palm Pre was released on June 6, and the verdict is that it delivers on many fronts and can be strong competition for the iPhone if it is able to fix its app store and attract third-party developers. Analysts are calling the launch a success. Let’s take a closer look at the phone’s features and how it fares against competitors.

    According to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, the Pre’s biggest advantage over the iPhone is that, in addition to sporting an elegant touchscreen interface that matches or exceeds Apple’s, the new Palm (NASDAQ:PALM) device has a real, physical keyboard that slides out from its curved body. The Pre is not the first smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard; Nokia, BlackBerry and Samsung have QWERTY devices too, but Palm is the first to effectively combine web browsing and touchscreen interface with a physical QWERTY keyboard.


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    Tags: PALM, AAPL
    Jun 16 2:37 PM | Link | Comment!
  • TiVo Looks Up At DVR IP Revenues

    n a major uplift to the fortunes of TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO), the pioneer in digital video recorders (DVRs) with annual revenue of $249.67 million, a U.S. district court in East Texas granted them an award of $103 million against Echostar, Dish Network’s sister company. This award goes a long way in helping TiVo, which recently reported a loss in its recently reported first quarter. Let us take a closer look.


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    Tags: TIVO
    Jun 16 2:35 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Athenahealth Growing Nicely

    Athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), a provider of the health industry’s billing and practice management solutions for helping physicians collect their reimbursements, saw significant growth over the year, but failed to meet the market’s expectations of their Q1 results.

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    Jun 16 2:30 PM | Link | Comment!
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