Apple to Close Quattro Wireless, RIM Looks for Its Own Ad Network

    August 19, 2010
    Chris Crum

Apple’s VP of iAd (formerly Quattro’s CEO) Andy Miller sent Apple employees a memo saying that the Quattro Wireless Network will be shut down at the end of September. Apple bought Quattro, which would lead to iAd, last year for $275. Silicon Alley Insider has a look at the memo

Meanwhile, RIM is shopping for an ad network, according to the Wall Street Journal. The publication cites the popular "people familiar with the matter".

Here’s a fun one. Have you heard/read about the movie the Last Exorcism? There’s a viral campaign utilizing ChatRoulette (it can be used for marketing!):

Google reportedly wants Motorola to create an Android tablet for Verizon. On a related note, the next version of Android (after Gingerbread) will reportedly be called Honeycomb.

ZDNet reports that Windows 7 is a hit, while XP is officially in decline.

Experian Hitwise announced the launch of two major search products: SERP position data for all major search engines and search term sequencing for common sequential trends in search behavior.

Perhaps the biggest story in tech today is that Intel is buying McAfee for $7.68 billion. It will be interesting to see what kind of impact this has on the security industry.


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.