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Friday Briefing: RIM Just Doesn’t Learn

Happy Friday! It’s time to look forward to the weekend, enjoy Louis Basenese’s breakdown of the market through charts and get your weekly does of tech news. Remember to cast your vote in the survey at the end, though. As this lets us know which story has you most tuned in. That way we can...

TecTiles: Samsung’s Attempt to Make You NFC Savvy

Yes, we’ve been harping a lot about Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology for a while now. Mostly, I’ve been focusing on how NFC is going to shape the burgeoning mobile payments industry. If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, NFC-equipped phones – like the Samsung (LON: BC94) Galaxy Nexus or upcoming Galaxy S III – can pay...

A123’s New Battery Could Jumpstart the Sluggish EV Market

Yesterday, A123 Systems (Nasdaq: AONE) announced a new battery technology that could help give the electric and hybrid vehicle markets a huge boost… In short, A123 manufactures high-power lithium-ion batteries for consumer and commercial vehicle markets. It currently supplies batteries to companies like BAE Systems (LON: BA), Daimler (ETR: DAI), BMW (ETR: BMW), Fisker and...

No, Apple iOS 6 Will Not “Blow Up” Google

By far the most popular technology topic from last week’s Friday Briefing involved Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) upgrade to its Maps application and the possibility of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiling its own maps app this week. To update you on the most recent developments, Apple did indeed release a new version of maps, which will soon...

Sprint’s About to Make its Second Mobile Payments Snafu

A word of advice to all of you Sprint (NYSE: S) customers anxiously waiting to purchase a Galaxy S III when it’s available next Thursday: If you plan on using Google Wallet, you might want to hold off for a bit. According to a recent report from NFC Times, Sprint’s working on its own mobile...

Tactus Gets Physical With Display Technology

With voice commands seeing mediocre acceptance within the smartphone industry, that means many of us are going to be left with flat touchscreens to input commands. And considering it’s likely that the entire planet is going to be covered in touch-sensitive displays in the future, that’s a whole lot of flat, unresponsive glass we’re going...

No Wii-Peat Performance for Nintendo’s New Gaming System

I mentioned yesterday that Nintendo (PINK: NTDOY) was unveiling its new Wii U game console at the E3 conference in Los Angeles this week. In short, Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, thinks that the new system “stands to revolutionize your living room.” How? Well, we know that Wii U will support Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Hulu, YouTube and...

Microsoft’s SmartGlass Application Could Dominate “Couch Commerce”

Right before the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles kicked off yesterday, Nintendo (PINK: NTDOY) officially unveiled its GamePad controller for its upcoming Wii U gaming system. As longtime Wall Street Daily readers might remember, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with Nintendo’s original announcement about the Wii U at E3 last year. Now, the Wii...

Samsung Set to Keep Smartphone Crown With Galaxy S III

Last week’s Friday Briefing once again resulted in a large number votes for one topic in particular. The impending spike in the world’s demand for digital data received 81% of the total votes. As a quick review, a new report from Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) projects that global data consumption will reach an incredible 1.3 zettabytes by 2016....