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ESPN releases new Sportscenter Mobile Application

http://pandodaily.com/2013/11/21/espn-launches-new-sportscenter-app-reminds-mobile-users-of-its-dominance-in-sports-news-and-analysis/

ESPN has launched a new SportsCenter Mobile application that provides users with news, highlights, in-depth analysis, and everything else that usually comes from websites and/or television.  It is a very complete application that brings sports news to users via mobile devices, and even allows the user to customize the news they see.  With this application, you are able to pick the leagues and teams that interest you most, and make following specific news more easily.  This means less time sifting through random articles that are not as interesting to the user, but still gives the user up to date information on the broader view of sports.  This is possible due to the different tabs, such as watching live sports or just a scoreboard of all sports currently being played.

What makes this article interesting, is that ESPN’s SportsCenter application was not the first to the market, nor can it be said the best and most innovative application as well.  ESPN is purely dominating the category of sports news applications due to their brand name.  Their popularity in TV and Web news, has translated to Mobile Applications where they are the leading provider for sports news.  Hence, we can say that mobile applications are part of a bigger scheme of marketing and popularity outside of mobile devices, when it comes to user downloads.

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Possible new iPhones

Apple tries to catch up with samsung in the big screen market with extra features. It’s possible apple can be creating two new iPhones with larger screens and that are more sensitive to touch. To be more accurate, more sensitive to the of a stylus. This could make it easier for users to draw and write with ease. However, apple is late to the game with these already existing features on the samsung galaxy note. Although this is already known, it’s also possible that apple may create a curved phone screen, such as the samsung galaxy round. As of right now no sure decicions have been released. Only the future hold what apple will release next.

Source:  http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/10/apple-continues-to-follow-samsung-plans-extra-big-iphones-with-enhanced-pressure-sensors-curved-screens/

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Blackberry takeover

Blackberry has been looking for a buyer for over two months. It was thought that Fairfax would buyout the company, however, blackberry has said that fairfax is an investor for the blackberry company. Also fairfax along with a few other companies have invested $1 Billion into the blackberry company. While a buyout is being considered, blackberry’s CEO Thornston Heins will step down and John Chen will take over as interim CEO. It’s in hope that Chen will turn the company around and get the ball rolling. As of right now blackberry is still in waiting, and needing rescue in all ways possible.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/blackberry-takeover-plan-abandoned-as-thorsten-heins-steps-down-1196359

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Jabil Circuit backing down as Blackberrys manufacturer

With Blackberry facing near billion dollar losses in Q2 and the probability of a $4.7 billion dollar buyout by Fairfax Holdings the company also has to deal with Jabil Circuit, the manufacturer for Blackberry, looking to disengage from their relationship. Blackberry composes 12% of what Jabil manufacturers behind Apple at 19%. For Jabil is has to be a difficult decision to rethink the relationship with Blackberry but the results to the companies balance sheets because of Blackberrys demise are causing the company difficulty. If the relationship were to cease and Jabil no longer manufactures Blackberry product it would be a huge loss to both companies, it would be costly for Jabil because it would take time and result in closing factories and laying off workers. Read more…