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Poynter's Damon Kiesow has decided that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was right to comment that the iPad was "not mobile." Using his recent interaction with the 60 Minutes iPad app as an example, Kiesow explained why the experience was leisurely, but definitely not mobile.

"If you were so inclined, it would be easy to spend an hour just browsing through old interviews with a current or former president," Kiesow said. The content you find on the iPad app would not work on a smart phone, he believes, but "is a much better fit" with the "more relaxed pace of a tablet session."

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Author

Emma Goodman

Date

2010-11-25 10:01

Samsung Electronic has sold 600,000 Galaxy Tabs since it launched the tablet a month ago, Fortune.com reported Monday. This gadget is currently available in more than 30 countries.

"That likely makes it the fastest selling Android Tablet on the market," pointed out Fortune.com, noting that it has sold 30,000 units in Korea, where it was introduced on November 14.

The South Korean company predicted in September that it would sell one million Galaxy Tabs by the end of the year. "The brisk sale boosted its confidence to meet the goal," noted The Korean Herald. According to Samsung, the demand for the product "has been robust, outpacing supply in most countries."

"Samsung's Galaxy Tab is essentially the only competitor to Apple's iPad that's really arrived with any sort of splash," Fast Company reported. Back in April, Apple sold one million iPads in the United States and, since then, sales have reached 7 million units worldwide, Agence France-Presse reminded.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-23 17:24

The United Kingdom's third largest newspaper recently launched its own iPhone and iPad application site, which offers 17 apps, Newspaper Innovation reported Wednesday.

The website, called Metro Apps, "specifically targets Metro's demographic of 18-to 45-year-old urban professionals" and its a joint venture between the newspaper and Associated & Northcliffe Mobile & TV, the new division that Daily Mail and General Trust created after closing AND last April, paidContent.org explained.

According to its website, Metro Apps is also host a monthly competition "where mobile app developers can win a publishing deal to make their app famous."

So far, the site offers two paid games at £0.59 each; five free lifestyle apps which include jobs and property finder; two cab and metro apps; six paid phrase book apps and one travel one.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-19 23:59

This week, Apple announced its iAd mobile marketing system will be available in Europe beginning next month. Also this week, the Mobile Marketing Association awarded the winners of its Sixth Annual Global Mobile Marketing Awards in Los Angeles, and a group (including the Weather Channel, Crisp Wireless and Tring Apps) was formed to create a new open standard for serving rich media mobile advertising across all devices and platforms.

The flurry of activity in the mobile sector continues to increase, seemingly by the day. What are publishers - inundated by this tidal wave of mobile marketing-related news - to do?

Image: Modmyi.com

BizCommunity.com posted a Top 10 list today by Multimedia Solutions to help publishers focus on important building blocks for mobile marketing:

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-19 19:17

Could Canadian mobile manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry device, be feeling a little bitter about Apple entering the business-oriented market that RIM caters to? According to SellMyMobile, since its launch, the iPhone 4 has become more popular with the business sector as well as the general retail industry.

During the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco, RIM Co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie criticised the applications that Apple manufactured for its devices, hinting that users "don't need an app for the Web," The Telegraph reported yesterday.

Image: Daily Laptops

"We believe that you can bring the mobile to the web," Balsillie said, PCR reported. "You don't need to go through some kind of software development kit. That's the core part of our message. You can use your existing development environment."

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-18 16:52

Twitter's local trends, which is the list of the most popular topics, is now available for 18 countries and 24 cities around the world, Mashable.com reported on Monday.

"Trending Topics is in high demand from folks in cities that aren't yet on the list, so today, we're expanding local trends to include 13 new countries and 6 new cities," the micro-blogging site stated in a blog post.

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The country list now includes Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela, the Financial Post pointed out. Meanwhile, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Rio De Janeiro, Sydney, and Toronto were also added to local trending topics.

According to Twitter's blog, these "new locations include some of our fastest growing markets." The local trend topics was introduced earlier this year, Mashable.com reminded.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-16 18:09

The Daily Mail has announced that it will launch a paid-for iPad app in the next few months and that its iPhone app, which has a 60-day free trial, has already been downloaded by 70,000 users, Press Gazette revealed today.

"I'm very excited by the various micro payment systems that are in the pipeline that will give us the flexibility to offer new kinds of content that we can charge for on a pay-per-view or piecemeal basis," said Mail Online's publisher Martin Clarke.

Although traffic data has not been confirmed by the ABCe, Clarke said the website attracts 50 million unique users every month. According to Press Gazette, this would mean "that a UK national newspaper is for the first time set to challenge the dominance of the BBC online," which last month reported 60 million users.

Furthermore, the Mail Online executive revealed that Facebook's referral are generating 10 percent of the traffic from the UK, MediaGuardian quoted. "The social networks are becoming increasingly important to us. If you want an engaging site, Facebook isn't a threat or a parasite but a gigantic free marketing engine," he said.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-15 23:36

Yahoo! will begin producing its own content for the first time tomorrow.

The search giant became a top news source early in the online content game, by aggregating news from outside sources, including news agencies, newspapers and more. Now, having bought Associated Content in May, Yahoo! will begin publishing the work of AC's 400,000 freelance writers, photographers and videographers through the launch of its Yahoo Contributor Network initiative tomorrow, USA Today reported today. Yahoo! has not renewed deals to sell AC's work to outside news organisations, such as Reuters or Fox News; the content featured on the Yahoo Contributors Network will appear only on Yahoo sites.

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz said in a statement that she hopes this new network will help the company deepen its engagement with the site's millions of users.

Of U.S. users accessing news content online, about 28 percent check Yahoo, compared to 16 percent for CNN and 15 percent for Google, the Pew Research Center reported in September, USA Today pointed out.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-11-15 18:15

As part of a marketing deal between The Times and telecom company Three (Hutchison 3G UK), 3G customers will be offered free access to The Times and Sunday Times websites for the next three months, according to a report by CellularNews.com today.

Following the initial three months free offer, the pay as you go customers who top up every 30 days will continue to enjoy free access for another month, whereas the contract customers can continue getting access to the News International titles for £2 a week, TheInquirer.net reported today. This offer from Three is valid for new customers until March 2011.

Three had also announced earlier deals with Facebook by way of the social networks' Facebook Zero product, leading theNextWeb's Matt Brian to wonder: "how News International will report the additional subscribers and whether other newspapers will begin to maximise exposure via deals with mobile operators. The Guardian has recently started charging a monthly subscription for its iPhone app, could a operator deal follow?"

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-11-15 18:09

Rupert Murdoch's News Limited will launch next Friday iPad applications for two of its Australian tabloids, The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun, The Age reported today. Two other apps for The Courier-Mail and The Advertiser will follow in December.

News Ltd Chief Executive Officer John Hartigan remembered that 15 years ago newspaper websites led "to an explosion in readership," The Australian quoted. "Now a new generation of readers is eagerly consuming digital journalism on tablet devices - expanding our reach even further - and is prepared to pay for high-quality content," he said, explaining that developing iPad apps was the next logical step.

According to The Courier-Mail, the apps will be available through Apple's iTunes store and subscription will cost $7.99 a month. They will include news and videos and the content will be updated daily.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-12 21:04

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