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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.

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"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

Poynter's Damon Kiesow has called upon publishers and Apple to create a "real digital newsstand" for the iPad. Kiesow highlights the "confusing array of options" facing the consumer, as publishers choose different ways to make their readers pay.

Last week, Newsweek released an iPad app that allows readers to buy subscriptions through Apple's in-app purchasing system. This is one of the options available to publishers which makes it very easy for consumers to make purchases - it is as simple as clicking a button within the app - but means surrendering significant cash (30% of the revenue) and control (access to consumer data) to Apple. The technology to offer the subscriptions was developed by Urban Airship, according to The New York Times.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-03 17:07

Research from Canalys and NPD Group revealed that sales of Android-based phones in the third fiscal quarter amounted to 44 percent while iPhones had 23 percent coverage of the U.S. market, the Washington Post and Apple Insider reported today.

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"Android has been well received by the market and in some geographies it is becoming a sought-after consumer brand. It has rapidly become the platform to watch, and its growing volumes will help to entice developers, ensuring consumers have access to an increasingly rich and vibrant mobile content and application ecosystem," said Pete Cunningham, Canalys Senior Analyst.

Android had a year-on-year jump from 3 percent in 2009 and a second quarter presence of 11 percent, ZD Net informed. Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry sales plunged from 46 to 22 percent since last year while Apple saw a less drastic shift from 29 to 23 percent.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-01 17:37

Tech companies may be on the verge of investing in alternative energy sources. According to the Washington Post, Google is set to invest in an offshore wind energy farm in the United States. Meanwhile, Georgian designer Archil Vardidze proposed an iPhone 6 concept that features a solar-powered device, Concept Phones wrote.

The concept outlines the same single-button approach as current models, but also introduces a model that is slightly longer and wider, Uber Gizmo informed. Furthermore, it has an aluminum casing, an external antenna as well as a solar panel at the back for extra battery life. TFTS added that the design also incorporates a USB/charger docking station, a camera at the front and an LED flash cam at the back.

On the other hand, Google is much closer to harnessing more eco-friendly sources. DelmarvaNow explained that Google intends to buy a 37.5 percent stake in the Atlantic Wind Connection project. The initiative amounts to around US$500 million and Google may be proposing nearly $200 million at first.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-25 23:47

Following reports that Apple is stepping up its efforts to get publishers on board for a proposed newspaper and magazine subscription portal run through Apple for publications on the iPad and iPhone, Agence France-Presse has reported on concerns on surrendering control over subscriptions to the tech giant.

An 'iTunes for news' seems a logical step for Apple, which as well as its groundbreaking music store, also sells TV shows, films and more recently, books. And iTunes has been credited with helping to curb the trend of illegal downloading songs which threatened to seriously damage the music industry. The simplicity and convenience of iTunes has persuaded millions of people to purchase music online, and many have wondered if it could do the same for news.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-23 16:42

With declining print circulation and advertising revenues, newspapers have been eyeing tablet devices - especially the iPad - as an important new revenue stream for the future. The San Jose Mercury News reported today that Apple is working on a new subscription plan for newspapers on the iPad, and will announce the plan "soon."

While the company did not respond to request for comment, Roger Fidler, head of digital publishing at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Missouri, told The Mercury News that "Apple probably will take a 30 percent cut of all subscriptions sold through the company's online App Store, and as much as 40 percent of the advertising revenue from publications' apps."

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Drawing similarities to the proposed revenue sharing model with those employed on the App Store, AppleInsider.com reported this announcement as a rumour.

According to CNet, Apple has allegedly decided to establish an "opt-in function" for future subscribers, meaning that those willing would be allowing Apple to share with publishers the data that is necessary to appeal to advertisers.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-15 23:11

Google's Android-run devices now represent 25 percent of mobile Internet platforms, compared to 10 percent in August 2009, a Qantcast report published Friday shows, according to CNet News. Meanwhile, Apple has been experiencing diminished figures; with its iOS devices seeing 56 percent usage, compared to 70 percent last year.

Also, devices running on RIM dropped from 10 to 9 percent since 2009, while "other" platforms accounted for 10 percent of U.S. mobile Internet use, according to Apple Insider.

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Android kicked off the year with nearly 19 percent of the market share, and went on to take 11 percent from Apple's iOS, 1.6 percent from Research in Motion's Blackberry device and 5.7 percent from other providers (i.e. Microsoft Windows Mobile and Palm's WebOS) according to E Week.

The phenomenon may persist, CNet pointed out, if Apple's competitors continue to release more Android phones.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-09-07 15:32

Apple has sold 120 million iPods, iPads and iPhones since 2007, when it launched its iOS operating system, chief executive Steve Jobs announced yesterday, paidContent revealed.

This represents an increase of 20 million in the last three months. Every day, the company is activating an average of 230,000 devices, Mashable reported. These numbers only include activations and not system upgrades, Jobs said.

Steve Jobs presented Apple's results during an event in San Francisco. Photo:
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This puts Apple's "operating system ahead of the pace of Gooble Inc.'s Android software. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in August that Android was gaining 200,000 new users a day, up from 100,000 two months earlier," a Bloomberg article stated.

So far 6.5 billion applications, which translates in 200 apps per second, have been downloaded from iTunes. According to PCWorld, Apple's virtual store has 300,000 apps out of which 25,000 are for iPads.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-02 21:22

The Washington Post plans to launch its iPad app "in the coming weeks," following The New York Times' and Wall Street Journal's efforts on the Apple device, The Upshot reported.

"Mobile continues to be a key distribution platform for our content, utility for our readers, and, a core enabler of our growing digital business," Ken Babby, chief revenue officer and general manager for Washington Post Digital stated in a staff e-mail Wednesday.

Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

"The usage of the Post's iPhone app continues to accelerate," Babby added. He also announced the new mobile leadership team, including former AOL executive Beth Jacobs as general manager for mobile, as well as the Post's Neil Quinn as director for mobile commercial products.

There is no firm date yet on the iPad app release but it's expected some time in the fall, according to a Post spokeswoman, The Upshot reported.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-09-02 18:08

Apple announced yesterday it will shutter its Quattro Wireless Network next month, and begin focusing its mobile advertising efforts on mobile ad network iAd, paidContent reported. On Sept. 30, "we will support ads exclusively for the iAd Network," created for the iPhone and iPod, the announcement stated.

Apple bought the Quattro ad network earlier this year for an estimated US$275 million. On its quattrowireless.com website, only a message remains, stating "We believe iAd is the best mobile ad network in the world, and starting next month we're going to focus all of our resources on the iAd advertising platform. We are no longer accepting new campaigns for the Quattro Wireless Network, and we will soon begin winding down existing campaigns."

Image: iAd for the Nissan Leaf, via YouTube

The note also describes advertising on iAd as a combination of "the emotion of TV advertising with the interactivity of the web, giving advertisers a powerful new way to reach mobile users."

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-08-20 16:49

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