We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Video: The Byte - Not Stringer's fault, Google fined, Playbook cut, Android Market cleaned


The Byte - Not Stringer's fault, Google fined, Playbook cut, Android Market cleaned

The Byte, Feb. 3, 2012

Today on The Byte:

Sony CEO Howard Stringer said that Sony's losses aren't his fault.

Google has to pay a fine to a French mapping company for undercutting competitors.

RIM cuts the price of its Playbook again, hoping to clear out inventory.

Android Market malware is reduced by 40 percent by an application scanner called Bounce.

Outgoing Sony CEO Howard Stringer said that much of the company's losses, including the latest 3 billion were due to circumstances out of his control. He said it would be nice if there were no earthquakes, no floods, no hackers, no anything, but our own skills.

Google has been ordered to pay a fine and damages to a French mapping company after a court ruled Google guilty of unfair competition and undercutting competitors by making the service free. The search giant was assessed 680-thousand dollars.

RIM's Blackberry Playbook has hit a rock bottom price of 200 dollars. They originally sold for 500 plus. RIM cut prices to unload inventory and plans to take a 485 million dollar write down. RIM needs a big debut soon if it hopes to save itself.

Malware on the Android Market has been significantly reduced due to a application scanner called Bounce. It looks for malicious software and has been in use since last year. There was a 40% reduction in market malware in 2011.

Video Source: IDGNS Boston
Article Author:
Video Category: News

Share this video



Comments

Most Popular Videos
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best? play video

5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

What is best: Mac or PC? Here we examine five key areas, and help you to decide if you should buy a Mac or a Windows PC or laptop. (Answer: get a Windows machine.)
watch video »


Tesco Hudl 2 video review: few tablets can compete on value play video

Tesco Hudl 2 video review: few tablets can compete on value

Following up on the success on its first own-brand tablet, Tesco is back with the Hudl 2 which is only £10 more than the original at £129. Find out why it's well worth the extra in our Hudl 2 review
watch video »


Sony Xperia Z3 video review: Flagship smartphone can't best the best play video

Sony Xperia Z3 video review: Flagship smartphone can't best the best

Sony brings along a new flagship smartphone every 6 months so here's the Xperia Z3. See what we make of it in our Sony Xperia Z3 video review.
watch video »




IDG UK Sites

Microsoft smartwatch release date, price and specs rumours: Launching within a few weeks

IDG UK Sites

Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

IDG UK Sites

Halloween Photoshop tutorials: 13 masterclasses for horrifying art, designs and type

IDG UK Sites

Should I upgrade from Mavericks to OS X 10.10 Yosemite? What you need to know before updating to...