Thursday, April 24, 2014

Google's Android blows past Apple's iOS in Mobile Ad Traffic

SMA|Q1|14: "Android is the top platform within the smart device market -- After taking over as the leading smartphone platform in Q4 of last year, Android is now the top smart device platform...."

For The First Time, Android Passes Apple's iOS Mobile Ad Traffic - Report: "...Now, for the first time, Google's Android has passed Apple’s iOS in mobile ad traffic, according to a quarterly mobile advertising report released today by mobile ad network Opera Mediaworks...."

Samsung hopes to make FaceTime a headache for Apple | The Verge: "After weeks of playing defense against five Apple patents, Samsung this week went after Apple with two of its own patents: one it says is infringed when people make FaceTime calls, and another that covers the photo gallery feature found on iPhones, iPads, and some iPods. In the case of the video patent, Samsung says it's being infringed every time iOS users begin a FaceTime call over cellular networks, or if they send video messages to one another through the Mail and messaging app...."

David Einhorn Just Cried Bubble And Let Slip The Shorts Of War | TechCrunch: "David Einhorn, a hedge fund manager worth north of a billion dollars, isn’t bullish on technology stocks. In a letter to his investors sent today, Einhorn described the current market environment as the “second tech bubble in 15 years.” Calling today an “echo of the previous tech bubble,” Einhorn notes that there are currently “fewer large capitalization stocks and much less public enthusiasm” this time around. This means that the current bubble, such as it is, is smaller, and when it does deflate — how rapidly we’ll have to see — there will be less carnage — blood, red ink, or otherwise...."

Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps
PCWorld (blog)
But the new AdWords program allows advertisers access to a far more precisely targeted demographic of users. Facebook takes a similar approach to ...

Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
InformationWeek
From Google's Flu Trends project to Nate Silver's election forecasts, ... queries and social media data from sources such as Facebook and Twitter.

Amazon adding HBO shows to Instant Video
USA TODAY
Add HBO to the growing selection of programming available on Amazon's streaming service Instant Video. The company announced a multi-year deal ...

Microsoft's new, new Windows cadence: Once a year is not enough
ZDNet
Just a year ago, Microsoft officials were crowing about Windows' much improved delivery cadence. Instead of rolling out a new version of Windows ...

Facebook, Apple Q1 lobbying hit new records Netflix goes on record against Comcast deal
Politico
For Facebook, the filing — which eclipses their first-quarter spend from a ... Other figures:Microsoft was down to $2.1 million from $2.7 million in the ...

Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing
Computerworld
Computerworld - Apple today followed Microsoft in opening up pre-release, or beta, versions of its personal computer operating system to all comers.

Apple's OS X beta testing is now open to the public - Engadget
By Jon Fingas
Apple has released public beta tests of individual Mac apps in recent years, but OS X itself has largely been off-limits unless you've registered as a.
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Apple iOS 7.1.1 update arrives with keyboard, TouchID improvements
The Next Digit
ios-7.1.1 From past rumors and speculations, it was clear that Apple developers were deeply working on iOS 7.1.1 software update and finally, the update in a 20MB package is now available for download, since this morning. This update doesn't comes with ...

Google Lat Long: Go back in time with Street View
By Emily Wood
If you've ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now's your chance. Starting today, you can travel ...
Google LatLong


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