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How People Actually Use The iPad: Results From Our Exclusive Survey (AAPL)

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We wanted to see how people are using the iPad, and how that use has evolved over the last three years. So we ran a reader survey. We got 2,242 responses which we have gathered here as a series of charts. This is the third time we've run this survey...
How People Actually Use The iPad: Results From Our Exclusive Survey (AAPL)
Done Dressing Like A Slob? Proper Suit Will Make You A Custom Suit For When Snarky T-Shirts Aren't Enough

Tencent's mobile apps dominate Android in China with 4 of the top 10 apps: Report

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Tencent, China’s largest Internet company, has taken a dominant position on the Android market in China, with four of the top ten apps in terms of coverage, according to new data from Wandoujia. Wandoujia produces PC software that recreates the functionality of Apple’s iTunes for Chinese Android devices. It has...
Tencent's mobile apps dominate Android in China with 4 of the top 10 apps: Report

Functional Programming Principles in Scala: the final push

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The Guardian's software developers chart their progress on Martin Odersky's Scala course, now in its sixth week and getting tougherWith week six behind us, we're on the home straight in Martin Odersky's Functional Programming Principles in Scala course. We have covered a number of new concepts which we've already started...
Functional Programming Principles in Scala: the final push

Microsoft's Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.

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More evidence that Microsoft is increasing its lead in the digital living room race: Data that shows its Xbox gaming console is the most popular non-PC device to watch Web video. That is, more people are watching Web stuff on Microsoft’s machine than on the iPad, iPhone, or any Android...
Microsoft's Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.
Improved production for iPhone 5′s thinner display may boost Q4 sales to 46.5 million
Airbnb Open Sources Its Chronos Scheduler, A More Flexible Cron Replacement With A Web-Based GUI

Welcome to the post-normal age of work

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It’s a now-prevalent notion that companies can advance by simply adding a social layer on top of existing business processes, integrating social tools with existing functional tools such as ERP, CRM, and HR solutions. The idea goes that this will make companies more social and therefore more productive. That idea...
Welcome to the post-normal age of work
MapsTD adds tower defense to Google Maps

In-cell touchscreen production improving for iPhone 5

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Productions yields of in-cell touchscreens for the iPhone 5 are improving, and imposing less of a burden on manufacturing the phone, according to Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, citing supply chain checks. The screens have regularly been blamed for Apple's inability to keep up with demand. Now, however, the main...
In-cell touchscreen production improving for iPhone 5
Yahoo Is Bidding $600-$800 Million For Hulu (YHOO, DIS, NWS, ABC, CMCSA)

Apple Needs an Old School Beat

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There are plenty of people who claim to know what kind of financials to expect from Apple when it reports earnings this afternoon, but the truth is no one has any idea. Analyst estimates for Apple’s fiscal first-quarter earnings run the gamut from a low of $11.53 a share to...
Apple Needs an Old School Beat

APPLE'S Q1 PREVIEW: Near-Term Volatility Continuing (AAPL)

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This is a guest post from Sammy The Walrus IV, a frequent commenter at Business Insider, and a sharp tweeter on all things Apple. It was originally published on his site, AAPL Orchard, and is republished with permission. AAPL 1Q13 Preview; Near-Term Volatility Continuing Revenue: $53.1 billion (AAPL guidance: $52.0 billion/Consensus:...
APPLE'S Q1 PREVIEW: Near-Term Volatility Continuing (AAPL)

Eyeing a Windows Phone 8 handset? Check how they physically stack up to each other

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Internal specifications will only get you so far. Let’s be honest, how a device feels in your hand and pocket are key components to happiness with your smartphone. Too bulky or sharp or heavy  and it can be a drag to take with you, no matter how well it performs....
Eyeing a Windows Phone 8 handset? Check how they physically stack up to each other

Writing Effective Facebook Copy

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It’s easy to dismiss creative as a lesser element of Facebook advertising. But it really does matter! In the many campaigns SocialCode has run, we’ve seen massive variance in performance across different text elements.  Here is an opportunity to showcase what your brand or product is about,... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Writing Effective Facebook Copy
By the numbers: How Google Compute Engine stacks up to Amazon EC2

NPD Group Says Android Phones Outselling iPhone in U.S.

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NPD Group Says Android Phones Outselling iPhone in U.S.
Why your car doesn't match the EPA ratings
HTC One X and One S thickness comparison

iOS v Android: app revenues, downloads and country breakdowns

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App Annie has provided extra data which gives particular insight into the breakdown of revenues and downloads between platforms and countries - with surprises from China, South Korea and JapanThe geographical and revenue differences between the iPhone and Android platforms is laid bare by a new report on the app...
iOS v Android: app revenues, downloads and country breakdowns
Amazon launches Kindle Paperwhite, updates Kindle Fire, and debuts 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD

Google Earth update offers smoother graphics, Google+ integration

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Google rolled out a new version of its Google Earth software, replacing the patchy, quilt-like mapping graphics with smoother, more cohesive graphics. “The Google Earth globe is made from a mosaic of satellite and aerial photographs taken on different dates and under different lighting and weather conditions. Because of...
Google Earth update offers smoother graphics, Google+ integration

Christmas Day 2012 saw a record 17.4m Android and iOS device activations, 2.5x more than in 2011

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It’s no surprise that more Android and iOS devices are activated on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year. Yet on Christmas Day 2012, more iPhones, iPads, Galaxies, Kindle Fires, and so on were activated than on any other day in history, 2.5 times more than on...
Christmas Day 2012 saw a record 17.4m Android and iOS device activations, 2.5x more than in 2011

The Facebook-Instagram deal is now worth just $738 million

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The Instagram-Facebook deal was eye-popping at its announced $1 billion valuation. However, that figure was calculated based on a price of Facebook’s stock that was, in fact, lower than the price that the company would finally first sell stock: $38. Boston.com reported that at the $38 per share figure, the...
The Facebook-Instagram deal is now worth just $738 million

Meet InToTally: the startup that’s souping up Vodafone’s 3G networks

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A tiny company you have never heard of is about to have an outsized impact on the global mobile industry. Global giant Vodafone plans to use a technology developed by a small  startup called InToTally to supercharge its 3G networks starting in June, GigaOM has learned. InToTally claims once the overhaul is...
Meet InToTally: the startup that’s souping up Vodafone’s 3G networks
Beyonce, blackout, and Baltimore Ravens ruled Twitter, Facebook, and Google during the Super Bowl

Devops, complexity and anti-fragility in IT: Stability and resilience

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What is the “stability-resiliency tradeoff,” and does it really exist? This — the third post in my series on devops, complex systems, anti-fragility and cloud computing — will focus on that question, the one that prompted Phil Jaenke to write the blog post that inspired this series. Phil is a friend...
Devops, complexity and anti-fragility in IT: Stability and resilience

Motorola Droid 4 advertises 16GB internal storage, only reports 8GB -- here's why

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After the numerous leaks that preceded the Droid 4's launch, you'd think we'd have a handle on every detail (read the review here) but some day one buyers are still a little confused by one thing. While the spec sheets indicate 16GB of internal storage, a few readers quickly...
Motorola Droid 4 advertises 16GB internal storage, only reports 8GB -- here's why

Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

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The recurring topic on stage at last week’s D10 conference was the legacy of Steve Jobs. But the topic at dinners and in hallways and over poker games was Facebook’s bungled IPO. I had a variance of this conversation a lot: “What was your take on the IPO?” (I never...
Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

Eastern Europe's neoliberal disaster provides a warning for the Arab spring | Neil Clark

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Rather than help enhance democracy and reduce corruption, following western advice on privatisation does the exact oppositeI wonder if David Cameron spent any time in eastern Europe in the 1990s.Judging from his recent remarks about the Arab spring and international aid, the British prime minister seems to believe that having...
Eastern Europe's neoliberal disaster provides a warning for the Arab spring | Neil Clark
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