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Motorola sued by Google-funded company over Android patents

Plus, Sony wants Ericsson out and what do SMBs really want?

October 7, 2011

Motorola sued by Google-funded company over Android patents


Zack Whittaker reports on the lawsuit.

“The lawsuit which screams ‘awkward’ for Google is brought by Intellectual Ventures, a vast collector of patents and intellectual property, founded by former Microsoft chief technology officer, Nathan Myhrvold.”

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Sony wants Ericsson’s half of their mobile biz

The Register

Brid-Aine Parnell writes that the company wants to take on its competitors solo.

“Right now, tablets are Sony and phones are Sony Ericsson, which is the sort of thing the company would like to get rid of so it can better compete with current mobile device leaders Apple and Samsung.”

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SMBs want customer acquisition ideas, not tech sales pitches


looks at what SMBs are really interested in.

“A recent survey from AMI Partners shows that SMBs are increasingly interested in SaaS-based CRM, which brings formerly enterprise-level CRM functionality to smaller businesses. Obviously affordable means of obtaining and retaining customers are at the forefront of SMBs’ minds. They should be at the forefront of your mind, too. As much as possible, focus on providing solutions and services that help your SMB clients grow and maximize the ROI from their customer base.”

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