09 August 2013

Rest of the World goes Android while Apple hangs on in US

In smartphones it's an Android world, while Americans (for now) still love their iPhones
comScore report
IDC report 

Google's Android Seizes Smartphone Market
Wall Street Journal
Google Inc.'s Android software continues to steamroll the competition in smartphones, posing bigger problems for companies like Apple Inc. and BlackBerry Ltd....

Wall Street Journal


Apple gains share in US, even as it drops worldwide
Washington Post
Apple's smartphone share in the United States saw a slight boost over the past few months, comScore reported, setting the U.S. market apart from what appears to be the trend in the rest of the world. ... That was a very different picture of the ...

Review: Google Plus photo tools neat, but not enough to lure people ...

Washington Post
So I was intrigued when Google promised to automate much of this photo editing ... You simply upload a batch of photos and Google will try to highlight the best ...

Washington Post

Apple trickles out more iWork for iCloud invites

Computerworld
As the emails noted, the beta supports just three browsers: Apple's own Safari, Google's Chrome and Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). Apple has promised to ...


Microsoft's app gap: Just 54% of the top-100 apps are on Windows 8
Computerworld
Nick Landry, a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and product manager at Infragistics, a New Jersey maker of user interface (UI) development tools, came up with a "must-have" list based on the top 100 iOS apps, then dove into the Google Play, ...

Amazon plans waves of pilots to tap crowd input -- and hook you
CNET
Roy Price -- the head of Amazon.com's "Hollywood" arm, Amazon Studios -- said in an interview with CNET that the site will have a couple of pilot seasons every year for the public at large to check out, and it will be keeping up an ongoing discussion ...

Apple permitted to resurrect patent claims against Google's Motorola Mobility
ZDNet (blog)
As reported by Reuters, the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. found that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a mistake by invalidating one Apple patent and finding that Google's Motorola Mobility unit did not ...

Microsoft releases Xbox One unboxing video
CBS News
Ever since Microsoft reversed controversial DRM and "always-on" policies back in June, the company has since injected a company-wide sense of transparency in regards to Xbox One and information about the surrounding ecosystem. This approach ...
Google's Android Seizes Smartphone Market
Wall Street Journal
Google Inc.'s Android software continues to steamroll the competition in smartphones, posing bigger problems for companies like Apple Inc. and BlackBerry Ltd. New data Wednesday from research firm IDC found that Apple's share of the global market slid ...

Apple might still win this e-books fiasco
Washington Post (blog)
Whatever happens on Friday, over the long run, Apple might still come out ahead. By introducing the agency model, Apple had begun to chip away at rival Amazon's e-book business, which relied on a traditional wholesale relationship with the publishers.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may have conflicts as new Washington Post publisher
Detroit Free Press
Business. ADVERTISEMENT. Amazon.com, whose founder Jeff Bezos is purchasing the Washington Post, ranks among the biggest spenders among high-technologycompanies seeking to influence the work of the federal government. Former U.S. Sens.

Google, Nvidia Sign Onto IBM OpenPOWER Consortium
PC Magazine
The consortium will focus on developing Power-based "advanced server, networking, storage, and GPU-acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale, and cloud data centers ...

Google's Moto X: What the reviewers are saying
Fortune
FORTUNE -- The Moto X is Motorola's first phone since Google (GOOG) bought the company last year for $12.5 billion. It's due out in late ... Comparisons with Apple's(AAPL) iPhone, Samsung's Galaxies and the HTC One were inevitable. Walt Mossberg, Wall ...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may have conflicts as new Washington ...
Detroit Free Press
Amazon.com, whose founder Jeff Bezos is purchasing the Washington Post, ranks among the biggest spenders among high-technology companies seeking to ...


Apple's 'audio hyperlink' tech can control devices with inaudible ...

Apple Insider
An Apple patent filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officeon Thursday describes a method of encoding hyperlinks into an audio stream, offering ...See all stories on this topic »

Apple Insider

Amazon Now Accepting HTML5-Based Mobile Apps

PC Magazine
The Amazon Appstore is now open for HTML5 business. Amazon today launched Web app support, allowing developers to submit URLs for applications and ...


Amazon Misses Earnings Estimates Despite Rise In Revenue

Forbes
Investors love Amazon.com Amazon.com, but analysts have a different opinion after the company recently missed on second quarter earnings. This Zacks Rank ...


Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure top cloud dev choices, says ...

ZDNet (blog)
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Windows Azure are the most ... Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a lead, but Windows Azure and Google's cloud isn't far ...


Google launches Spotify rival Music All Access in the UKThe Guardian
Google is the latest company to enter the increasingly-crowded market for streaming ... Apple has yet to launch an on-demand streaming music service as part of ...


The Guardian

Google Advertising Dominance Dims Startups' IPO Prospects: Tech

Businessweek
The online advertising industry is booming. That means little to the hundreds of ad-technology startups that are being shunned by the public markets. Even as ...


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