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Platforms vs. Developers

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In the last few days there have been a large number of posts about two platform companies – Apple and Twitter.  These posts covered a wide range of perspectives (a few of the better ones are linked to below) but fundamentally came down to the tension between a platform (e.g....
Platforms vs. Developers

Kickstarter gets its third $1M project in the span of two weeks with Order of the Stick

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Image via Order of the Stick It was big news when a Kickstarter project broke the $1 million dollar mark for the first time on February 9th. More amazingly, two projects shattered that record in the same day. Now another project, The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive, has passed...
Kickstarter gets its third $1M project in the span of two weeks with Order of the Stick
BRACING FOR DISASTER: How Bad Will Apple's Earnings Be?

What Apple's Spectacular Earnings Mean For Phone Carriers

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This week Apple and the major carriers are announcing their latest financial figures.  This quarter saw a slight decrease from last year but the numbers are still spectacular. Verizon and AT&T sold 7.5 million iPhones combined - 64.1% of all smartphones sold.  Smartphones in the U.S. have reached an inflection...
What Apple's Spectacular Earnings Mean For Phone Carriers

CHART OF THE DAY: The Era Of Explosive Smartphone Growth Is Over

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This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. The period of explosive growth in smartphone sales is coming to an end. As Henry Blodget discussed in a special report, in...
CHART OF THE DAY: The Era Of Explosive Smartphone Growth Is Over

Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet

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Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitter, Yelp, and Zendesk. Starting at Accel in his late twenties, the young investor focused his attention...
Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet
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Twitter Slaps Developers in the Face and How They Can Fix It

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In a move that was telegraphed by Fred Wilson’s (Twitter investor) post titled The Twitter Platform's Inflection Point where he criticized Twitter platform developers for “filling holes” in Twitter’s user experience, the Twitter team have indicated they will start providing official Twitter clients for various mobile platforms. There have...
Twitter Slaps Developers in the Face and How They Can Fix It

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for February 2012

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As smartphones and tablets end up in the hands of more people, the volume of apps continues to rise exponentially. We noted that January had the highest download rate of the top 200 iOS apps from the Apple App Store than any month previous. February will likely break that record...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for February 2012
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Why IBM, Chipmakers Are Backing an Open Source Linux Company. Hint: Intel

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ARM, IBM, ST Ericsson, Samsung, Freescale and Texas Instruments are banding together to back a not-for-profit open source company, Linaro, which will develop tools, packages, processes and a Linux kernel (aka a core of component of the OS) that will run on any system-on-a-chip currently used by non PC-devices. They...
Why IBM, Chipmakers Are Backing an Open Source Linux Company. Hint: Intel

Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

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Twitter investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures may have thought he was just musing aloud about the Twitter ecosystem and whether it has reached an “inflection point” in his recent blog post, but it seems as though some third-party app developers took his comments about Twitter features as...
Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

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The first two letters of LTE may stand for “long-term,” but there’s not much long-term about the status of the mobile network technology today. Operators have built more than 60 LTE networks worldwide. The networks are in place, but according to Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, operators are now wrestling with...
Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

The Ouya Debate: Who really wants indie gaming hardware?

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Between the Ouya console and Wikipad handheld, we seem to be at an inflection point for upstart gaming platforms. Who wants these things, and should you take them seriously? [Read more]...
The Ouya Debate: Who really wants indie gaming hardware?

LTE Smartphone Shipments Projected To Hit 275 Million In 2013

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Did you buy a "4G" LTE smartphone in 2012? No? Well, there is a pretty good chance you will end up buying one in 2013. Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that 275 million LTE smartphones will be sold next year - a projected 203% jump from the 91 million...
LTE Smartphone Shipments Projected To Hit 275 Million In 2013

Come on Apple, think different | Heidi Moore

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The Apple known for thinking big and deep is in danger of becoming the new Microsoft. It needs to innovate to stay coolWhere are Apple's good new ideas? After another lukewarm show of quarterly earnings on Wednesday evening, that's the question both consumers and shareholders have been asking. Apple needs...
Come on Apple, think different | Heidi Moore
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The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1

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I recently called for businesses to broaden their perspective of Social Media from an experimental stage of acting and reacting, to one of learning and leading through intelligence, participation, and also publishing. Creating social profiles and broadcasting tweets and status updates is elementary, whereas creating a meaningful presence through...
The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1

Microsoft, 24/7 Want To Better Serve Your Customers

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In a world envisioned by a partnership between Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. announced on Tuesday, you'll someday receive a text message that your flight has been canceled, call a customer service number and be able to view flight options on your tablet as you discuss rebooking your travel with the...
Microsoft, 24/7 Want To Better Serve Your Customers

Twitter API Has Spawned Other APIs And Lots Of Opportunity

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Not only have the Twitter platform and API enabled hundreds of 3rd-party applications, they have helped spawn 43 other APIs — or Application Programming Interfaces — as well as a decent number of application opportunities. APIs, if you’re not familiar with them, are the coding means by which web services...
Twitter API Has Spawned Other APIs And Lots Of Opportunity

The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use

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Apps are reaching an inflection point. Now that zillions of apps are available to serve every imaginable purpose, there are two ways for them to keep us interested. They can either melt into the background and do their jobs with minimum fuss, or they can force us to pay attention...
The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use

ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

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Howdy. I'm new around here, as you may have heard. And as the site's editor-in-chief, I'm delighted to join the community of readers, writers, thinkers, tinkerers, and creators who have flocked to ReadWrite over the past decade. It's a natural reflex to ask, "Who's this new guy, and what's he...
ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World
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Mary Meeker's Awesome Mobile Internet Presentation

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Mathew Ingram at GigaOm recently reminded everyone about Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker's thesis that mobile is the next major wave of computing innovation. Happily, each wave has been vastly larger than the one the preceeded it, so there's good stuff in store. Mary spoke in detail about the...
Mary Meeker's Awesome Mobile Internet Presentation

Twitter Walking a Tightrope With Developers

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The past week has seen a lot of drama around Twitter’s relationship with third-party app developers. Fred Wilson’s post about the company’s evolution seemed to touch off a powder keg of emotion about what the company’s approach to new services might be, and that was still bubbling when Twitter...
Twitter Walking a Tightrope With Developers

Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

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Rovio’s Angry Birds games have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times, and are played by more than 263 million active users per month. The company is now targeting those hundreds of millions of players with a weekly animated show called Angry Birds Toons, which launched in mid-March. Rovio has...
Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

SHOCKING: This Analyst Gives Apple Stock A 'Sell' Rating (AAPL)

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Ed Zabitsky of ACI Research just appeared on CNBC to explain why he thinks Apple shares are a "sell." His reasons: there's an inflection point happening, and Wall Street is oblivious to it web apps are the way of the future Android is on the rise Please follow SAI...
SHOCKING: This Analyst Gives Apple Stock A 'Sell' Rating (AAPL)
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