February 3, 2012
RIM shot at Android: Free PlayBooks for devs On The Register, Bill Ray reports on the offering. ” RIM isn’t the first company to hand out hardware to promote software development – it’s an established route to filling out an application portfolio – but rarely has there been a portfolio so in need of filling out. Luckily RIM has a lot of PlayBooks lying around the place, all of which are about to become Android-compatible, so will be giving them away to anyone who ports an Android app to its tablet,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Motorola wins iCloud injunction; iPhone, iPad pulled from German online store On ZDNet, Zack Whittaker gives the details. “The issue focuses on the email-push service that iCloud provides, which as a result of today’s ruling now infringes Motorola’s patents. The patent allows for the “multiple pager status synchronization system and method”. But this only targets to Apple’s Ireland-based center, which in turn only applies to the German market. The injunction is not Europe-wide,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
U.S. EHR incentive program: What’s in store for year two? On MSPmentor, John Moore looks ahead. “As MSPs anticipate Stage 2, they also may need to take a step back — depending on where their clients stand with respect to meaningful use. Healthcare providers under the Medicaid side of the program were able to qualify for payments in 2011 on the basis of adopting, implementing or upgrading EHR. In other words, they could get the money without having to meet meaningful use objectives,” he writes. What’s your opinion?