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

Watch the Apple iPhone event – live!

Watch the Apple iPhone event – live! || “Apple iPhone 4S / 5 event live blog LIVE” http://ow.ly/6NdKH

In a two-hour event this morning at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters many people had expected the tech giant to unveil a completely new version of its adored iPhone.  The company spent the first 55 minutes recapping their overwhelming success over the past several months and years, as well as unveiling several new features that will be in the new version of their mobile operating system (iOS).  Critics and fans alike halfheartedly clapped their way through these announcements as most of them had been unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.  When the moment had finally arrived to unveil the new iPhone it was not the iPhone 5 but rather a 4S that was revealed. Continue reading

90 days worth of titles

Earlier today I was reviewing the usage statistics for this blog and was struck by some of the word patterns that emerged.  Obviously when Steve Jobs announced his departure from an active management role at Apple, there were a number of posts in that vein as one would expect.  However, there were quite a few other trends so I pulled all of the posts from the past quarter and dropped the titles into Wordle to see what else would emerge. Continue reading

HP and RIM do Apple a favor and deliver a blow to Android

HP and RIM do Apple a favor and deliver a blow to Android || “iPad, PlayBook Squeezed Android Tablets: IDC” http://ow.ly/6vhti

Apple iPad 2I’ll keep it short and sweet.  Tablet shipments grew by 89% in Q2 2011 to a total of 13.6 million units and the (insanely) popular iPad 2 accounted for 9.3 million or 68% of the market.  Android had enjoyed some pretty impressive growth over prior quarters (34% in Q1) but came in with a modest 26.8% this time around. Continue reading

The march of war between Android and iOS continues

The march of war between Android and iOS continues || “Android share balloons to 61% in July, iOS usage declines” http://ow.ly/6byaG

    Google’s mobile operating system hits an all-time high

    Google’s mobile operating system hits an all-time high || “Android captures nearly 50% of global smartphone market” http://ow.ly/5U7OI

    Over 50% of all mobile media consumption comes from Android users

    Over 50% of all mobile media consumption comes from Android users || “Android keeps lead over Apple on mobile networkhttp://ow.ly/5Hhky

    Sadly health and education apps trail the pack

    Sadly health and education apps trail the pack || “Play Before Work: Games Most Popular Mobile App Category in US” http://ow.ly/5yhVl

    Gaming is the most popular mobile app category

    iCloud is great for service providers

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    #iCloud is great for service providers – “Apple’s iCloud and what it means for wireless data service” http://ow.ly/5cpBu

    Android data use far outstrips all other platforms, is this a good thing?

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    Android data use far outstrips all other platforms, is this a good thing? – “Android users download the most data” http://ow.ly/57GWc