Category Archives: Mobile

The First Laptop

Today in 1892, George Blickensderfer received a patent for the first portable typewriter.

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Texting Teens

Pew Internet reported today that texting is the dominant daily mode of communication between teens and all those with whom they communicate. The volume of texting among teens has risen from 50 texts a day in 2009 to 60 texts for … Continue reading

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Highlights of ComScore’s Summary of 2011 in Information

From comScore’s just-released  2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus Social: Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the most engaging online activity in 2012. … Continue reading

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The First Laptop

Today in 1983, the Osborne Computer Corporation declared bankruptcy. The Osborne I, the first portable computer, was designed by company founder Adam Osborne.

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Microsoft on the Future of Search and the Web

Qi Lu, president of Microsoft’s Online Services Division (OSD), talked this evening about the future of search and the Web at Microsoft’s New England R&D Center. Here are a few highlights.

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First Mobile Phone Call, 1973

Today in 1973, Martin Cooper made a phone call from a prototype Dyna-Tac handheld cellular phone.  The phone, which weighed about 2.5 lb, connected Cooper to Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of research at Bell Labs.

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TDII Extra: Digital Tipping Points for Notebooks/Desktops/Smartphones

Today in 2008, market research firm iSuppli estimated that shipments of notebook computers have exceeded shipments of desktop computers in the third quarter of 2008 for the first time in history. Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for computer platforms at iSuppli, … Continue reading

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