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Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

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Facebook is huge on mobile — as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. But we got a little more data on what it’s already accomplishing on the platform...
Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

Apple releases patch for older OS

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Apple offers Flashback patch for customers who with older operating systems....
Apple releases patch for older OS

ASUS Transformer AiO official: all-in-one PC dual boots Android and Windows 8

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ASUS has managed to keep a tight lid on its Computex 2012 lineup, but it left no doubt about this: it was on the verge of announcing a dual OS (and possibly dual form factor) device capable of running both Android and Windows. Otherwise, we've been left to throw...
ASUS Transformer AiO official: all-in-one PC dual boots Android and Windows 8

Facebook's Most Important People

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The two most important people at Facebook are CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.  You already knew that. Thanks to a movie about his life, Zuckerberg is world famous.   Sandberg is getting that way. She is on track to becoming one of the world's wealthiest self-made women. But...
Facebook's Most Important People

Baidu’s New Forked Android Phone: China’s Search Giant Wants To Make Windows Phone, iOS Versions Too

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Big mobile plans afoot for Baidu, the Google of China that leads in search and has launched a host of other services in the wake of that business. The company today unveiled the first smartphone to be built on its own platform, the Changhong H5018. And while that device is...
Baidu’s New Forked Android Phone: China’s Search Giant Wants To Make Windows Phone, iOS Versions Too

Millennial: tablets account for 20% of mobile ad impressions, Android has 49% share

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Mobile advertising firm Millennial Media this morning released its ‘Mobile Mix’ report covering its findings for the first quarter of this year. The report looks at trends in ad impressions across mobile devices and operating systems. The mobile advertising company found that tablets – or ‘non-phone mobile devices’ – accounted...
Millennial: tablets account for 20% of mobile ad impressions, Android has 49% share
Android growth to end in 2012 as Microsoft begins to steal Google and Apple’s thunder

Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

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Kaspersky co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, has launched a bizarre attack on Apple over its ban on iOS antivirus app, predicting that it will ultimately “mean disaster” for the company as malware developers target the mobile operating system. Speaking with The Register in Sydney, Kaspersky described his disappointment that Apple wouldn’t let the...
Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban
What's responsive Web design all about?

Millennial: Android Ad Impressions Grew 504 Percent in 2011; iOS Share Declined 7 Percent

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After filing its S-1 for an IPO, the largest independent ad network Millennial Media is releasing a yearly report on on performance of smartphone operating systems on its network in 2011. Continuing its growth as a platform on Millennial’s network, Android impressions grew 504 percent year-over-year. In 2011, Android had...
Millennial: Android Ad Impressions Grew 504 Percent in 2011; iOS Share Declined 7 Percent
The humble beginnings of OS X on Intel

VMware's WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5

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It's not quite ready for widespread use just yet, but it looks like we could soon have yet another way to virtualize one computer desktop on another device. Tentatively dubbed WSX, VMware's latest option relies on HTML5 to do away with plug-ins or dedicated applications altogether (a "lightweight Web...
VMware's WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5

ASUS enlists BlueStacks to run Android apps on Windows PCs, skips all the OS juggling

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Turns out that you won't have to buy a Transformer AiO and use two whole operating systems to run Android apps on that ASUS Windows PC -- the Taiwan PC builder has struck a deal to run Bluestacks' App Player for key software on the ASUS@Vibe side of its...
ASUS enlists BlueStacks to run Android apps on Windows PCs, skips all the OS juggling

Kony Solutions raises $15 million for mobile app development platform

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Kony Solutions (perhaps not the best company name in the world) has secured $15 million in a Series C financing round led by Insight Venture Partners. The company provides a mobile app development platform dubbed KonyOne, enabling companies to build enterprise and consumer-focused applications for a wide variety of operating...
Kony Solutions raises $15 million for mobile app development platform
That Windows 8 experience? Confusing. Confusing as hell.
Android And Linux Reunite After Two Year Separation

Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents

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Motorola Mobility’s request that Apple pay it patent royalties of 2.25 percent on sales of some iPhones and iPads in return for a license to its standard-essential patents, while aggressive, was not the most onerous demand in the two companies’ negotiations. According to the European Commission’s decision on Google’s...
Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents

Switched On: The iPad's landscape orientation

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The two major classes of tablets seeking to grab a share of the iPad's market have in many ways been driven by operating system advances. Windows 8 will bring the new Metro user interface and ARM support to...
Switched On: The iPad's landscape orientation

Adobe rushes out critical Flash update

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Adobe rushed out a security update to its Flash Player on March 6, ahead of the company's normal release on the second Tuesday of the month. The fix is for a critical flaw in Flash that could "cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of...
Adobe rushes out critical Flash update

Virtualization Versus a Private Cloud

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Since the mid 2000s one of the prevailing trends in the IT world has been to move networks, data, operating systems and servers into an environment where they are not tied to a specific piece of hardware....
Virtualization Versus a Private Cloud

Steve Jobs and Farhad Manjoo are wrong: Dropbox can do what Apple, Microsoft and Google can never do.

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Farhad Manjoo writes in Pando Daily about how Dropbox is just a feature. Unfortunately the examples he talks about seem to support the exact opposite. Someday, someone will figure out how to make this sort of thing work well, but I suspect it will most likely be one of...
Steve Jobs and Farhad Manjoo are wrong: Dropbox can do what Apple, Microsoft and Google can never do.

Turning a Platform Into an Operating System: A Facebook Phone's Biggest Challenge

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One thing to realize about Facebook is that it is a platform. A platform allows developers and companies to build on top of it, build apps for it and interact with it through a variety of mediums. In that way, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are both platforms, but Android...
Turning a Platform Into an Operating System: A Facebook Phone's Biggest Challenge

US Now Has More Than 100 Million Smartphone Users — comScore

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Yesterday comScore released its monthly report on mobile market share among device makers and operating systems. There were no revelations or startling facts. Android and iOS continue their gains, while others lag or are in decline. Mobile internet just under half PC internet population The one... Please visit Marketing Land...
US Now Has More Than 100 Million Smartphone Users — comScore
Mozilla, Telefonica partnering on Boot to Gecko-enabled 'Open Web Devices' for 2012

Microsoft schedules Windows Phone developer summit for June

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Microsoft is inviting Windows Phone developers to a developer conference in late June. Could both the Tango and Apollo operating systems be on the agenda?...
Microsoft schedules Windows Phone developer summit for June

SMARTPHONE SALES: It's Now Apple And Samsung's Game To Lose--Everyone Else Is An Also-Ran

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Gartner has released its Q1 mobile sales stats. Here are the key points: Mobile handset sales actually fell 2% globally in Q1 (year over year), from 428 million units to 419 million units. This was the result of weakness in Asia. Smartphone sales continue to surge, growing 45% year over...
SMARTPHONE SALES: It's Now Apple And Samsung's Game To Lose--Everyone Else Is An Also-Ran

MediaTek sees no reason cheap phones can't have Ice Cream Sandwich too

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If you don't want to drop $300 on a phone we don't blame you -- honestly, the idea makes us feel a bit dirty too. MediaTek doesn't seen any reason for it either. The company has been working its way in to the mobile chipset business for a little...
MediaTek sees no reason cheap phones can't have Ice Cream Sandwich too

Facebook’s Mobile Power: 83M People And 134M Clicks To iOS Apps In May, Plus Top Leaderboard Spots

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It’s been anecdotally clear for months now, but Facebook has indeed found a place within mobile developer ecosystems. Today at its App Center launch, the company said it had sent 83 million unique users and a total of 134 million clicks to iOS apps over the course of the last...
Facebook’s Mobile Power: 83M People And 134M Clicks To iOS Apps In May, Plus Top Leaderboard Spots

Report: Microsoft revealing Xbox 'Woodstock' music service at E3

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We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the Xbox. According to some anonymous-type sources over at The Verge, Microsoft is set to continue its shift away from Zuneland into the world of Woodstock -- that's reportedly the codename of a new Spotify-like...
Report: Microsoft revealing Xbox 'Woodstock' music service at E3

Steve Jobs' Idea for Ad-Supported Operating Systems Was Nearly a Reality

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Back in late 2009, an Apple patent application surfaced showing that the company had explored ad-supported operating systems, with the user receiving free or discounted goods or services in exchange for viewing the advertisements. The patent application, which was filed in 2008 and shows ad integration in Mac OS X,...
Steve Jobs' Idea for Ad-Supported Operating Systems Was Nearly a Reality
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