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Over One Third Of iPad-Only Apps Are Games (And More Stats)

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It’s still early days, but app store analytics company Distimo is already diving into the App Store for iPad, gathering some data and analyzing the results. More specifically, the startup has compared some preliminary data for iPad-only applications across multiple categories in the App Store with its findings on iPhone...
Over One Third Of iPad-Only Apps Are Games (And More Stats)

New York Times expands access to mobile content

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The New York Times‘ ever-evolving paywall strategy took another turn today as the paper announced that non-subscribers will now be able to read up to three articles a day across all sections on mobile devices. This is a shift from the current model in which a handful of “top news” stories...
New York Times expands access to mobile content
Gravity launches API, ushers in a personalized Web for all

Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar

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Facebook is slowly rolling out a mobile interface change that lets you Like or comment on posts with a single click, I discovered this week and the company has confirmed. By making it quicker to Like, Facebook will be able to gather more data to refine its feed sorting algorithm...
Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar
Small tablets = big engagement: 20% more pageviews, more time on site for e-readers
Were rumors of an Apple HDTV off base? TV remote functions could be Apple's 'next big thing'

10 years of Linkedin homepage design boiled down to 11 slides

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LinkedIn is officially ten years old and much has changed to shape the way we network. One of the most notable things its 225 million members will probably find interesting is the ever-changing design of the LinkedIn homepage. Deep Nishar, the company’s Senior Vice President of Products and User Experience, published...
10 years of Linkedin homepage design boiled down to 11 slides

Apple Tops J.D. Power's Tablet Survey, Barely Beating Amazon; Tablets Top Smartphones For Usage

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One day after Apple’s big iPhone 5 news day, an accolade for Apple in the tablet category: J.D. Power and Associates has put the brand at the top of its annual tablet customer satisfaction survey. This is the first time that the influential pollster has tracked U.S. consumers on tablet...
Apple Tops J.D. Power's Tablet Survey, Barely Beating Amazon; Tablets Top Smartphones For Usage

Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

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There’s not only a large amount of overlap in activities between smartphones and tablets, but owners of both device types also agree they want a faster mobile web experience. The data comes from Keynote’s Mobile User Survey (PDF), which the company published on Monday after surveying 5,388 people who owned...
Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

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Microsoft on Thursday released the Xbox SmartGlass Software Development Kit (SDK) to partners that have agreements to develop Xbox games and entertainment applications for the Xbox 360. The device-agnostic SmartGlass application was first revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier in June, showing how users will eventually be able...
Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Devices Will Shake Up E-Commerce

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Look Where Mobile Is Going To Find The Key To Social (eMarketer and Memeburn)According an eMarketer study, CEOs agree...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Devices Will Shake Up E-Commerce
Kindle Fire ignites Android tablet market, overtakes Google in U.S.

Can You Blog from an iPad? I Just Did

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Disclaimer: I wrote and published this post, in its entirety, from my iPad.Apple’s “magical and revolutionary device” is supposed to be the ultimate content consumption tool. You can play music, watch movies, and surf the web, all from a device that is meant to be smaller, more focused, and...
Can You Blog from an iPad? I Just Did
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Another push for the pen

As smartphones get bigger, could Android's user base get smaller?

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I’m on record for the past two years saying that larger screened smartphones are what many people want. I saw the light in late 2010 when I tried my first 7-inch tablet. Yes a tablet is very different from a phone, but I still see much convergence and opportunity here....
As smartphones get bigger, could Android's user base get smaller?

yap.TV snags former NBC/Comcast VP Todd Brown to help expand its second screen TV platforms globally

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yap.TV, the startup that lets broadcasters and content owners manage their own second screen experience, is pushing ahead with monetizing its platforms with the announcement that it has named former NBC/Comcast VP Todd Brown as its new Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development, starting today. The company says...
yap.TV snags former NBC/Comcast VP Todd Brown to help expand its second screen TV platforms globally

LG's New Tablet Strategy: Quit While It's Behind

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LG Electronics says it’s not too worried about Microsoft’s new foray into tablets. But, then, it’s not all that concerned with the tablet market at this point, anyway. These days, LG is focused largely on its smartphone portfolio, and it’s not expending very much effort on tablets — nor does...
LG's New Tablet Strategy: Quit While It's Behind

Everyone Has The Features Yahoo’s Suing Facebook For: Here They Are

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Yahoo reared its patent troll head this week, and it’s not just Facebook that has reason to be worried — at least, judging by the extremely broad features that it’s being targeted for. Yahoo could easily sue Twitter, Pinterest, Google and many other popular web services whenever it thinks it...
Everyone Has The Features Yahoo’s Suing Facebook For: Here They Are
Android's explosive content consumption growth threatens Apple

Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of video site WatchMojo. In this post he examines the two biggest content farms springing up on the Web: Demand Media and Aol. You can find his previous guest posts about online video here. Are content farms the future...
Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets, we go ears-on (video)

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Whenever we review tablets, the section on audio quality is usually short, and it usually goes something like this: "The quality is tinny and the volume is low, especially since the speakers are located on the back side." (Translation: What did you expect, people?") That's a shame, given how...
Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets, we go ears-on (video)

EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

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EndPlay, a provider of cloud solutions designed to help media, entertainment and retail companies create, deliver and monetize content, this morning announced that its latest round of funding brings its total raised to a cool $21.5 million. The capital injection came from management and existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and...
EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

Forget iWorks — I’m Editing Google Docs on the iPad

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With all the talk about Apple’s iPad, I’m noticing two trends. First, the device is polarizing opinions — people either lust for it or say they don’t see the point of it. Very few seem to be “on the fence” about the iPad. But there’s a common thread among all...
Forget iWorks — I’m Editing Google Docs on the iPad
Social Live Audio Platform Mixlr Gets iOS App For Broadcasting And Listening On The Go

COMING SOON: How We Use Our Phones And What It Means

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A decade ago, we used our mobile phones to make phone calls and perhaps to send text messages. Some advanced users checked their email and maybe did occasional tasks online. Smartphones and tablets have changed these habits dramatically. But how, exactly? In a special report coming out from BI Intelligence...
COMING SOON: How We Use Our Phones And What It Means
The Era of Their Ways: Apple's Post-PC World Is Microsoft's PC-Plus Future

Google Nexus 7 review: Sets the small slate standard

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Google didn’t surprise anyone when it announced its $199 8GB Nexus 7 tablet in late June; rumors of the small slate leaked on a weekly basis for months prior. What may surprise many consumers, however, is the overall experience of the 7-inch tablet, especially when compared to competitors in this...
Google Nexus 7 review: Sets the small slate standard

Why the iPad Works for Writing

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When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption. The criticisms weren't entirely without merit, especially considering that the first-generation iPad didn't even have a camera, and external media slots are still nowhere to be found. ...
Why the iPad Works for Writing

Charter Communications Refuses To Air Antenna Manufacturer's Ad

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There's a lot of talk about "cord cutting" going around. On one hand, the techier side of the spectrum feels this is the new normal and that it spells out the eventual demise of cable companies. On the other hand, cable companies are stating loudly that this isn't happening...
Charter Communications Refuses To Air Antenna Manufacturer's Ad
Showyou Partners with OMD, Hopes to Redefine Mobile Video Advertising with In Stream Brand Content
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