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CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market

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The market for tablets is continuing to climb dramatically, reaching 49.2 million units shipped worldwide in the first quarter, up from 20.3 million units a year earlier, according to an IDC research report issued today. That’s in sharp contrast with the market for traditional computers. An earlier report by...
CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market
Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The 'Amazon Of China'

Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

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Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel. Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the first quarter of 2013, marking...
Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan

Developers clamor for unified dev tools for Microsoft's 3 OSs

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Merging the Windows Phone OS with the Windows and Windows RT OSs could give Microsoft a boost in attracting more developers and, ultimately, improving its market share for smartphones and tablets....
Developers clamor for unified dev tools for Microsoft's 3 OSs

BlackBerry regains some lost market share in Canada

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The company's market share stood at 6 percent in the fourth quarter, but jumped to 13.5 percent in Canada in the first quarter. [Read more]...
BlackBerry regains some lost market share in Canada

Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

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Alibaba Group announced that it has launched Juhuasuan Overseas, a combination of C2C retail platform Taobao Marketplace and group shopping site Juhuasuan, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Juhuasuan Overseas will offer merchandise and services from selected Taobao sellers in the same daily deals format as the original Juhuasuan, which is...
Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

Skype rolls out a faster and lighter Android app, redesigned with visual cues from Windows Phone 8

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Skype updated its Android app to version 4.0 today, rolling out an all-new design that removes much of the clutter associated with previous incarnations. The home screen is now split into three separate tabs for accessing recent conversations, specific contacts and ‘favourites’. Dialog trees look much cleaner than before, although...
Skype rolls out a faster and lighter Android app, redesigned with visual cues from Windows Phone 8

Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

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Two closely followed analysts downgraded Microsoft’s shares this morning, another blow to the Redmond company as it struggles to gain traction in smartphones and tablets, and feels the impact of slumping computer shipments. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini downgraded Microsoft to “sell” from her previous rating of “neutral.” Nomura analyst...
Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

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Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement. Because it’s barely launched yet and not fully fleshed out, financial analysts are saying today that they don’t see Facebook’s new search product as a big competitor to Google, for now. But the fact that Facebook has finally made its...
Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

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RSS reader Feedly has revealed usage statistics about its growth over the past six month and where it will go in the future. With one month until Google Reader is set to shut down, Feedly has gained more traction. It tells us that it’s seeing a 4 percent week-over-week growth...
With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap
10 Technology Skills That Will No Longer Help You Get A Job

Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

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Though it looks well-intentioned, MS's attempt to promote standard HTML5 in web pages is a dig at Apple and Google. Microsoft has a new website out: "modern.ie." It's all about promoting standard HTML5-type web code so that a modern, dynamic, Flash-free website works just as well in one browser...
Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard
CHART OF THE DAY: The iPhone's Market Share Is Dead In The Water (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, GOOG)

Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

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WordPress continues to gain in popularity among top blog publishers. The blogging platform’s market share rose to 52 percent, up from 48 percent last year, according to Royal Pingdom, which uses the Technorati Top 100 blogs list for its annual study. To get a sense of WordPress’ growth... Please visit Marketing...
Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

After a rise and fall, BlackBerry 10 is RIM's last, best comeback attempt

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The year was 1999 when Research In Motion first unveiled its initial BlackBerry email pager, the beginning of a strong product brand that continues to this day. In that time, the ubiquitous BlackBerry has grown beyond a simple email machine to capable smartphones in 2003, gathering a cult-like following of “crackberry”...
After a rise and fall, BlackBerry 10 is RIM's last, best comeback attempt
Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets in Q1, says IDC
How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome
Google CEO Page on Apple's 'thermonuclear' Android war: 'How well is that working?'
With $7.5M From Redpoint, Bill Campbell & Others, Curious Launches A Marketplace For Life-Long Learning

iPad browsing share has dropped 10% in the past six months

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iPad is still the king of the tablet browsing platforms. But the king is not quite as kingly as he used to be. Apple earnings are just about to be announced for the second quarter of 2013, and analysts are expecting tough news from the iPad maker. Its tablet...
iPad browsing share has dropped 10% in the past six months

Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top

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A charger on every nightstand and a phone in every pocket -- it could be a presidential slogan, but it's really just reality. According to research from Strategy Analytics, a staggering 1.6 billion mobile phones were shipped (not sold) globally in 2012, and 700 million of them were smartphones....
Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top

Analysts Think Google Retail Stores Could Be A Very Good Idea

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Reports have been circulating that Google is going to open retail store locations, similar to Apple Stores, across the nation. And actually, it could be a  pretty great idea. For starters, 90% of purchases are still made in physical retail locations. Retail stores have worked well for Apple; Tim Cook...
Analysts Think Google Retail Stores Could Be A Very Good Idea

Samsung's next Galaxy Tab will have Intel inside, says Reuters

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This particular rumor has been swirling for a while already, but Reuters says its own sources are now backing it up: Samsung will switch from an ARM-based design and use Intel as the supplier of the processor inside at least one version of its next 10-inch slate, the Galaxy...
Samsung's next Galaxy Tab will have Intel inside, says Reuters

Video: As BlackBerry and Microsoft battle for market share, a new contender emerges

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Video: As BlackBerry and Microsoft battle for market share, a new contender emerges

HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

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A couple of weeks after we reported on five senior departures from HTC, Business Week reports that the company’s COO Matthew Costello has also gone. Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello stepped down after less than three years at Taiwan’s biggest smartphone maker amid slumping sales that have pushed down shares...
HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

Apple, Samsung and the 'profit share trap'

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The current state of affairs, writes an analyst from Hyderabad, is untenable. FORTUNE -- In the midst of a loud debate over which matters most in the smartphone wars -- market share or profit share -- Sameer Singh calmly analyzes the situation from the perspective of disruption theory. Writing on...
Apple, Samsung and the 'profit share trap'

Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

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Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options....
Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

Lenovo achieves record earnings of $205m in Q4 2012 as its smartphone business becomes profitable

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Chinese PC maker Lenovo has continued its impressive rise after posting record fourth quarter earnings of $205 million on $9.36 billion in revenue and achieving profitability in its smartphone division for the first time. Gross profit was $1.1 billion and basic earnings per share were $1.99. Lenovo managed to grow...
Lenovo achieves record earnings of $205m in Q4 2012 as its smartphone business becomes profitable
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