closing the gap

closing the gap

Apple Poised to Unseat Intel as Top Mobile Chip Company

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Apple is today the world’s second largest mobile chip company. By year’s end it could be the first, surpassing even industry juggernaut Intel. (Caveat: Samsung manufacturers Apple’s processors) So says research outfit InStat, which just finished up a survey of the chip market that shows Apple on a sharp upward...
Apple Poised to Unseat Intel as Top Mobile Chip Company

Google Closing Social Login Gap With Facebook

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Facebook has been the dominant source of social logins, but Google is closing the gap and now accounts for more than one-third of all social logins. That’s according to the latest quarterly report from Janrain. After a couple years of consecutive gains, Facebook’s share of social logins... Please visit Marketing...
Google Closing Social Login Gap With Facebook
CES has sadly become a complete waste of time

Shenzhou-10 docks with space station, closing the gap between China and NASA

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Today the Shenzhou-10 capsule docked successfully with Tiangong-1, and since it is the last planned to do so marked the completion of both its own mission and that of the station....
Shenzhou-10 docks with space station, closing the gap between China and NASA
One Reason Apple's Pandora-Killer Is Going To Be An Important Test For Apple (AAPL, P)

iOS and Android Adoption Explodes Internationally

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The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history.  Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution, 2X faster than that of 90s Internet Boom and 3X faster than that of...
iOS and Android Adoption Explodes Internationally

Distimo: Google Play closing the gap on App Store with tremendous 43% growth in daily revenue

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Analytics firm Distimo is out today with the full results of its year-end 2012 app analytics report (via Fortune). While Apple is still the clear winner in terms of revenue, Google Play showed significant growth in the last four months, growing its daily revenue 43% in 20 major markets. Apple’s growth...
Distimo: Google Play closing the gap on App Store with tremendous 43% growth in daily revenue

The 25 Most Disruptive Apps Of 2012

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This was a huge year for apps. Apple's App Store surged to more than 700,000 apps and is still growing. Google's Android Play Store also swelled to around 700,000 apps as of October 2012, significantly closing the gap between the two rivals. As the year nears a close, we took...
The 25 Most Disruptive Apps Of 2012

InMobi: Apple leads in ad impressions, Android closes gap

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Mobile ad network InMobi released its latest Insights Report today, finding that devices running Apple's iOS platform retain the lead in mobile ad impressions, while Android devices are closing the gap. InMobi's analysis found Apple with a clear lead at 46 percent of ad impressions in the most recent quarter,...
InMobi: Apple leads in ad impressions, Android closes gap
IBM launches augmented reality app for grocery stores

Google's So Freaked Out About The iPad And Lousy Android Sales That It's Opening An Online Tablet Store

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When Google first announced plans to buy Motorola last year, most pundits agreed that Google had no intention of actually owning Motorola, that it was just buying Motorola for the patents. We, on the other hand, argued that Larry Page might be buying Motorola because he actually wanted to...
Google's So Freaked Out About The iPad And Lousy Android Sales That It's Opening An Online Tablet Store

Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

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Statistics are now ubiquitous in baseball and increasingly so football, but the 2013 Six Nations sees rugby join the revolutionStatistics' courtship of sport has been lengthy and at times painful to watch, but the 21st Century has seen a breakthrough, and it's now almost impossible to watch any top level...
Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

Startup News: Kickstarter and IndieGogo Show Off Their Metrics and an App Contest for Middle Schoolers Who Love Math

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Kickstarter’s cofounders Kickstarted The crowdfunding king released its annual highlights for 2012 this week. And the startups is going about as gangbusters as well, an oversubscribed, blockbuster Kickstarter campaign. In 2012, 2,241,475 people pledged almost $320 million and successfully funded a little over 18,000 projects. That works out to about $606 per minute....
Startup News: Kickstarter and IndieGogo Show Off Their Metrics and an App Contest for Middle Schoolers Who Love Math

Google Play Is Closing The Gap With Apple's App Store

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Google Play Starts To Close The Monetization Gap With Apple's App Store (GigaOM)Android is catching up to iOS in terms of apps for sale and developer attention. But...
Google Play Is Closing The Gap With Apple's App Store

CHINA WINS AGAIN: Hewlett Packard Is No Longer The World's Top PC Maker (HP)

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(Updates with Lenovo CEO comment in ninth paragraph.) Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s six-year reign as the world's top personal-computer maker was ended by China's Lenovo Group Ltd., highlighting the challenges facing Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman as she strives to revive growth at the 73-year-old U.S. technology company....
CHINA WINS AGAIN: Hewlett Packard Is No Longer The World's Top PC Maker (HP)
iPhone faces a real challenge as Android app revenue surges

SeaMicro adds Xeons to Atom smasher microservers

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Now sporting brawny and wimpy cores For the past 18 months, SeaMicro, the upstart maker of microservers that are based on Intel's Atom processors, has heard from x86 competitors trying to keep it out of hyperscale data center server deals that the Atom cores are too wimpy to do heavy...
SeaMicro adds Xeons to Atom smasher microservers

ET deals: $400 off Alienware M17x quad-core gaming laptop

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PC gaming has a long and storied history. As a young computer geek, I remember drooling over the full-page color ads found in PC magazines (like ExtremeTech) back in the day. Names like Falcon, Voodoo, and Alienware dominated the pages, with price tags that made you take a deep breath...
ET deals: $400 off Alienware M17x quad-core gaming laptop

MockVault makes it easy for designers to archive & share mockups with clients

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The effort designers go through to create the perfect site in Photoshop / Fireworks / Pixelmator is tough enough. If the entire process is a breeze for you, you probably aren’t doing your job. Then, when the time comes to finally send mockups to your client, there’s traditionally no way of knowing...
MockVault makes it easy for designers to archive & share mockups with clients

Apple increases lead as top U.S. smartphone manufacturer, Google's platform market share falls again

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Once again, Apple increased its lead as the top original equipment manufacturer, while Google’s platform market share fell for a second month in a row, according to ComScore’s February 2013 Mobile Subscriber Market Share report. Among the top smartphone OEMs, Apple held a 38.9 percent share of the U.S. mobile...
Apple increases lead as top U.S. smartphone manufacturer, Google's platform market share falls again

Asymmetry

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Asymmetry: John Lilly: What I mean is this: when you try to take one technology -- any technology -- and have it mimic another one -- you're starting from a tough place. Specifically, taking the technology of the web and making it look like a native app. You're always at...
Asymmetry

Facebook Showed More Ads Than Yahoo or Microsoft in Q1

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While Facebook is not making the most money of any of its competitors from advertising, new comScore numbers indicate that it has become the largest display advertiser on the Web. The Wall Street Journal writes that the data, which is scheduled to be released later this week, "are the latests...
Facebook Showed More Ads Than Yahoo or Microsoft in Q1
The New Middle East: Women at the Center of a Startup Ecosystem

Hey Advertisers, Forget the iPhone — Symbian Is Where It’s At!

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U.S. owners of Symbian-based handsets click 2.7 times more mobile ads than those with iPhones, according to April data due to be released by mobile ad company Smaato on Monday. And this is in a country where, relatively speaking, Symbian phones have very little presence. Perhaps Apple is planning its...
Hey Advertisers, Forget the iPhone — Symbian Is Where It’s At!

Facebook's Biggest Challenge? Upending All of Advertising

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There were a lot of things you could pull from Facebook’s earnings call yesterday. Much of it was enlightening: Zuckerberg said it “doesn’t make sense” for Facebook to build a phone. He said Instagram was kindof a talent acquisition. Some of it was less surprising: The company is trying to...
Facebook's Biggest Challenge? Upending All of Advertising
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is Mobile Finally Closing The Gap On Desktop Ad Rates?
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Dominates Social Logins -- But Google Is Closing The Gap

Must See HDTV (August 27th - September 2nd)

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This is it, the crossover where summer and fall programming mix. College football is back in action, and we say good bye to some of our favorite summer TV shows like Breaking Bad. TV fans should also keep an eye out on the disc releases, as many shows boxed...
Must See HDTV (August 27th - September 2nd)

The iPhone's big lead in customer satisfaction is gone

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Apple's dominance in smartphone customer satisfaction faded last year, with rivals like Samsung and Motorola dramatically closing the gap, a national survey said today....
The iPhone's big lead in customer satisfaction is gone
Obama links Romney to Huawei, while Chinese cry unfair competition
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