Mobile shopping dominance

Mobile shopping

92%

Perhaps one of the most interesting statistics to cross my inbox this year is today’s data point.  Retail analysis firm RichRelevance recently released a study based on 3.4 billion shopping sessions between April and December 2011, during which Apple’s market share grew from 88% to 92%.   Continue reading

Android Market milestone

Android phones10 billion (10,000,000,000)

Two days ago Google announced that the Android Market had reached a historic, albeit largely symbolic and almost entirely irrelevant, milestone – 10 billion downloads.  From the time the platform was released in mid-2008 until July, 2010 approximately 1 billion apps were downloaded.   Continue reading

Android global presence

Android phones52.5%

Android is crushing the competition and now owns over 50% of the global smartphone market (52.5% to be precise) – double from this time last year.  The growth comes largely at the expense of every non-iOS mobile platform, although Apple did fall slightly to 15% of the world-wide market in Q3.   Continue reading

Google unwraps Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Ice Cream SandwichThere are some titles you simply cannot resist when they present themselves to you, regardless of how corny or overdone.  After some months of feverish anticipation, Google released their Android 4.0 operating system dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. Continue reading

Apple’s age of entanglement

“Entanglement” is one of the proverbial holy grails to which businesses aspire in their customer interactions.  Essentially it is simply a snappy way of describing a deeply integrated relationship that makes it difficult for customers of a given business to leave for a competitor.  In the business-to-consumer world tens of billions of dollars are spent annually to attract customers and the trick then becomes retaining them. Continue reading

The tablet landscape has more choices than ever

The tablet landscape has more choices than ever || “Clash of the Tablets: From iPad to TouchPad, 6 Slates Compared” http://ow.ly/5tXRh

These six tablets span four operating systems, multiple screen sizes and a range of connectivity features. (Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com)

It looks like the next iPhone will be available later this year

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It looks like the next iPhone will be available later this year – “iPhone 5: 20 most-wanted features (updated)” http://ow.ly/5e0cl

The End of Days are upon the PC world; I think not

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The End of Days are upon the PC world; I think not – “Welcome to the Beginning of the End of the PC Era” http://ow.ly/5e3tW