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July 26, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, July 26 2010

Our pick of the morning reading

By Cbr Rolling Blog

1. Samsung handing out free mobiles…but only if you make the grade (The Guardian)
Samsung has stepped up its marketing game against the Apple iPhone, sprinkling free Galaxy S devices across the twittersphere, says Josh Halliday.

2. Virtual desktops are hot again (GigaOm)
There is a resurgence of activity taking place around virtual desktops, and Gary Orenstein says that the time may be right for businesses to actually deploy them.

3. The future of application stores (Forrester)
Apple reinvented the distribution of products and services on mobile phones, opening up direct-to-consumer opportunities for nontelecom companies, says Thomas Husson.

4. Microsoft pays for Windows Phone 7 apps, but not for finding browser bugs (LA Times)
Is Microsoft more concerned with Web browser security or having a populous mobile app store? Its paychecks to outsiders may provide a hint. Mark Milian reports.

5. Cloud based CRM Applications are not cost savers (Gartner)
That’s not just an attention grabbing headline, Michael Maoz says. Businesses are complaining about the high cost of software as a service (SaaS) in the cloud.

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