Hary Kurniawan

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With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …

CHART OF THE DAY: Smartphone Sales Are On The Verge Of Overtaking Feature Phone Sales

<i>This chart comes from BI Intelligence, a research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Smartphones accounted for the 49% of total mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2013, coming tantalizingly close to overtaking feature phone …

Chrome starts staking out mobile-browsing turf

Google's unbranded Android browser looks like it may have reached a high-water mark as Chrome makes its presence known. But Safari remains king of mobile browsing.<p>The Android version of Chrome has begun carving a niche for itself in the mobile browsing market.<p>In May, usage of the mobile version of …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Facebook just came up with a great new way to make money—and it’s too late

Facebook just made it much easier for advertisers to target those poor souls who still use “feature” (i.e., non-smart) phones. That seems like a sensible move. As we’ve explained before, much of Facebook’s growth, in terms of users at least, will come from the developing world—places like Indonesia …

iTunes Store at 10: how Apple built a digital media juggernaut

<i>Additional reporting by Greg Sandoval</i><p>Ten years ago this month, a music sector ravaged by Napster and largely ignorant of digital distribution found a savior of sorts in what was then called the iTunes Music Store. With its 99-cent unbundled songs, the service quickly became the only significant …