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By Josh Wolonick JAN 23, 2013 9:10 AM
Plus, Steve Jobs threatened Palm in order to keep employees.
'In 2007, I received a call from Steve Jobs, the Chief Executive Officer of Apple. In the months before the call, several employees had moved between the two companies. On the call, Mr. Jobs expressed concern about employees being hired away from Apple by Palm. As a solution, Mr. Jobs proposed an arrangement between Palm and Apple by which neither company would hire the other's employees, including high tech employees. Mr. Jobs also suggested that if Palm did not agree to such an arrangement, Palm could face lawsuits alleging infringements of Apple's many patents.'"
Link: Andoid, iOS Top Developer Mindshare as Lead Platforms, but RIM's Not So far Behind, Finds Global Developer Survery
"When it comes to developing for mobile platforms, Android and iOS — the top two mobile platforms by device sales worldwide — are also first in the mind of app makers. But surprisingly, beleaguered BlackBerry isn’t so far behind: an indication that, if RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) really connects on BB10, it could have a shot at some kind of comeback, or at least the support of developers to make sure it has the content ecosystem to attract consumers.
"The findings come from a report out today from the analysts at Vision Mobile, based on the their annual developer survey, covering some 3,460 mobile app creators worldwide (we’ve embedded it in full below). The report also found that tablets are getting closer to smartphones as a priority, and that HTML5 is seeing some progress. But developing for web apps in general is still suffering from the fact that it’s limited compared to native platforms when it comes to functionality."
Link: Report: Nokia's PureView Super Camera Coming to Windows Phone
"The next flagship Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Lumia phone is expected to use a vastly improved camera sensor. The Verge report, published on Wednesday, suggests the planned handset will be a 'a true PureView Windows Phone' meaning it could have a 41 megapixel camera along with better optical image stabilization.