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Verizon: Video accounts for 50% of mobile network traffic, and it's only growing

gigaom.com
An interesting tidbit came out of Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s speech at the National Association of Broadcasters conference on Tuesday: Half of the traffic on Verizon’s mobile networks is now video, FierceWireless reported, and by 2017 Verizon expects that number to grow to two-thirds. At first glance, it would appear...
Verizon: Video accounts for 50% of mobile network traffic, and it's only growing

How many people does it take to make 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones?

www.extremetech.com
Over the last year, a truly huge number of column inches has been dedicated to Apple’s relationship with Foxconn, the Taiwan- and China-based manufacturer who produces the iPhone and iPad. First those stories revolved around a spate of suicides and explosions, then we boggled at the fact that Foxconn has...
How many people does it take to make 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones?

Brightkite: 2 Million Users And A Lot Of Local Promo Interest

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Yesterday, I wrote that location was going to be this year’s Twitter at SXSW. Today, my inbox exploded. It seems that just about every company, advertiser, and even plenty of users associated with the location space emailed me with pitches, ideas, thoughts, etc. To say that space is red-hot right...
Brightkite: 2 Million Users And A Lot Of Local Promo Interest
The Cookie Monster returns! Google caught tracking Safari users on Apple’s iOS

Gatekeeper Already Present in OS X 10.7.3, Available for Developer Testing

www.macrumors.com
With developers needing to prepare for Apple's new Gatekeeper feature in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple has revealed that the functionality is already baked into OS X 10.7.3 but hidden by default. Apple has instructed developers that they can enable Gatekeeper on OS X 10.7.3 from the command line...
Gatekeeper Already Present in OS X 10.7.3, Available for Developer Testing

Survey: 33% in US want an iPhone 5; 56% of BlackBerry users, 32% of Android owners ready to switch

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We’ve already seen how people react when they’re told an iPhone 4S is an iPhone 5, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to learn that many really do want Apple’s latest product. One third of Americans want a brand new Apple iPhone 5, 56 percent of BlackBerry...
Survey: 33% in US want an iPhone 5; 56% of BlackBerry users, 32% of Android owners ready to switch

RIM Investing $100 Million To Build Developer Community -- Is It Too Late?

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Research in Motion (RIM) is investing $100 million investment to grow the developer community for the BlackBerry platform, according to e27, a blog covering the Asia tech scene. The immediate question that comes to mind: “Is it too late?” RIM is trying to save $1 billion after losing 95% of...
RIM Investing $100 Million To Build Developer Community -- Is It Too Late?

HP's most popular laptop screen sizes: 15-inch in the US, 14-inch in China

www.engadget.com
Here's another interesting tidbit from today's HP event in Shanghai: according to Kevin Frost, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Notebooks Business Unit, 15-inch is currently the most popular laptop screen size in the US, while the folks in China prefer 14-inch offerings. Oddly enough, Kevin wasn't keen...
HP's most popular laptop screen sizes: 15-inch in the US, 14-inch in China

What if the Jobs Are Never Coming Back?

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Shared by Silas Haslam I've been hoping to come across someone articulating this point. The day will soon be here when basically any unskilled labor can be performed by a machine. I would guess within 20 years. No matter what we do, there's a good fraction of the population who...
What if the Jobs Are Never Coming Back?

Here's Why Apple Just Said Its Stock Should Only Be Worth $0.00001 Per Share (AAPL)

www.businessinsider.com
Here's an interesting tidbit from Apple's preliminary proxy statement: Apple is asking shareholders, for the first time, to assign a value to its shares. What? Don't investors assign a value to Apple's shares every second it trades? Well, yes and no.  Apple shares today have no par value--an archaic accounting...
Here's Why Apple Just Said Its Stock Should Only Be Worth $0.00001 Per Share (AAPL)

YouTube Darlings OK Go Say Bye-Bye to EMI

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Welcome to Act III of the OK Go/EMI drama: According to EMI, the pop band has decided to leave the record company and form their own independent label, Paracadute Recordings, under which they will take over control of their third album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. Here...
YouTube Darlings OK Go Say Bye-Bye to EMI

Including Maps on the original iPhone was a last-minute decision

9to5mac.com
The New York Times lays out an interesting tidbit from the latest on the series of articles from the Maps soap opera. Just weeks before the event to launch the iPhone, Steve Jobs decided to make a mapping app for the iPhone. Including a maps app on the first iPhone...
Including Maps on the original iPhone was a last-minute decision

With Nearly One Quarter of Its Users Mobile-Only, Zynga Begins the Shift to the Phone

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So Zynga earnings are out, and they’re better than the street expected. $1.15 billion beat the street’s estimates of $1.1 for Q4, with a full-year non-GAAP EPS of seven cents per share. Not bad. But there’s another interesting tidbit included in the print that Zynga is sharing for the first...
With Nearly One Quarter of Its Users Mobile-Only, Zynga Begins the Shift to the Phone

Blackberry 10 SDK reveals tight Evernote integration

www.engadget.com
The Blackberry 10 gold SDK release has revealed an interesting tidbit for Evernote partakers: the memory-prodding app seems to be tightly enmeshed with RIM's upcoming OS. It's one of the so-called Notebook options listed under the "App Integration" heading, which let you organize "actionable and non-actionable items into separate...
Blackberry 10 SDK reveals tight Evernote integration
Google Now Returning Month Of December To Nexus Devices With Android 4.2.1 OTA Update

What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

www.geekwire.com
GigaOm today uncovered a pretty interesting tidbit about Google’s plans to test a new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled entertainment device in the homes of Google employees through July 17. The tests are to take place in Mountain View, California; New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Los Angeles. Reporter Stacey Higginbotham wonders if the application...
What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

Bleacher Report Has EYE-POPPING Revenues – No Wonder Turner Is About To Snatch It Up (TWX, AOL)

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Sports blog network Bleacher Report is in the process of selling itself to Turner for ~$200 million, it has been reported and we can confirm. One reason why: in a year when most ad-supported online outlets have seen a disappointing sales, Bleacher Report has not. According to one source close...
Bleacher Report Has EYE-POPPING Revenues – No Wonder Turner Is About To Snatch It Up (TWX, AOL)

Google Launches A Web Reader For Google Play Magazines: Now You Can Read On Phone, Tablet & In Google Chrome

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Google quietly announced the addition of an online magazine reader this week, which works within its Google Play media and applications store. The Magazines section of Google Play allows you to search for, purchase, subscribe to, and now, read magazines right in the Chrome web browser. Magazines can be purchased individually or...
Google Launches A Web Reader For Google Play Magazines: Now You Can Read On Phone, Tablet & In Google Chrome

SEC Investigating Hollywood Studios For Alleged Bribes To China

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When the MPAA came out with its annual report about the movie market worldwide, it showed that China was a huge growth market. However, now it appears that perhaps some of that growth was the result of Hollywood studios bribing Chinese officials. For years, China has limited how many Western...
SEC Investigating Hollywood Studios For Alleged Bribes To China

Apple Never Planned To Include A Mapping App On The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG)

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9to5Mac notes an interesting tidbit in this New York Times article-the original iPhone very nearly shipped without a mapping app at all. Here's the relevant chunk from the article: Including a maps app on the first iPhone was not even part of the company's original plan as the phone's unveiling...
Apple Never Planned To Include A Mapping App On The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG)

Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

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A recent survey conducted by VoIP service Rebtel has given insight into how mobile subscribers are reacting to call quality, how they deal with the choice between VoIP or a mobile carrier, and more. One of the key findings of the survey is that a whopping 128 million American mobile subscribers,...
Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

Tory Burch Reveals One Important Piece Of Advice She Got From Eric Schmidt

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Tory Burch, fashion designer and CEO of Tory Burch, spoke today at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored event in New York City, and she revealed one interesting tidbit about former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Schmidt is one of her mentors, and here's a fantastic line of advice he once gave her:...
Tory Burch Reveals One Important Piece Of Advice She Got From Eric Schmidt

Apple App Store reviewer’s Facebook test account discovered, then shuttered

thenextweb.com
If you’re at all interested in Apple’s App Store review process, then then this is an interesting tidbit that you’ll love. Dive Apple (cached) is what appears to be a (now closed) test account used by App Store reviewers to test Facebook apps. It was uncovered via a tip to Jon...
Apple App Store reviewer’s Facebook test account discovered, then shuttered

Amazon's Cloud Is Cheap, But You're STILL Probably Paying Too Much

www.businessinsider.com
So here's an interesting tidbit about Amazon's cloud. About half the users of it are overpaying because they signed up for computing power than they really need. So says data collected by startup NewVem, which has a beta service running called KnowYourCloud. It helps users manage their cloud capacity to...
Amazon's Cloud Is Cheap, But You're STILL Probably Paying Too Much
Mobile Video Accounts For 50 Percent Of Verizon's Traffic

Apparently Google Called Dibs On Chelsea

www.betabeat.com
Google's Chelsea office (via Wikimedia Commons, user Beyond_My_Ken) Tech companies are, once again, scouting for space. The New York Post reports that Facebook, IBM, and Amazon are all on the prowl in Flatiron, Chelsea and Meatpacking. Perhaps Facebook has decided that, access to advertisers notwithstanding, Midtown just isn’t hip enough? But the most...
Apparently Google Called Dibs On Chelsea

Sears, the Oldest Retailer in U.S. Has Newest API

blog.programmableweb.com
It’s come a long way from the Sears and Roebuck mail order catalog. Yet, the new API might bring wrench and dishwasher company Sears the closest it’s been to its origins in decades. Developers can now search the entire product database of Sears and Kmart (the companies merged in 2005)....
Sears, the Oldest Retailer in U.S. Has Newest API
San Francisco DA met with Apple's Government Liason regarding mobile device thefts, hints next two iPhones developed under Steve Jobs

Zynga: We Bought OMGPOP For $180M, Pincus To Sell 15 Percent Of Shares In Secondary Offering

techcrunch.com
Zynga has just released a new S-1 in connection with its secondary offering. The company is looking to sell up to 43 million shares. Zynga’s CEO Mark Pincus will sell 15 percent of his shares, which is worth roughly worth around $227 million based on yesterday’s stock price. Pincus’ voting...
Zynga: We Bought OMGPOP For $180M, Pincus To Sell 15 Percent Of Shares In Secondary Offering
Windows 8 is the digital dashboard you've been looking for
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?