Michel Van Den Berg

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This Facebook Phone Sure Is Addictive

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite all the negativity around the Facebook phone, the early reviewers can all agree on one …

More Apple patents detail completely flexible devices that change as they bend

<i>Update: The patent was granted on 6th January 2015 (via Apple Toolbox)</i><p>These are certainly not the first flexible display related patent applications that we’ve seen from Apple. A few different Apple patent applications have received attention in recent months, including one for a slap wrist-style …

Big Data in your kitchen

Historically, appliances have not generated a great deal of data. To this day, most are dumb. If you've been paying attention to consumer products …

The Internet of My Things

• Partner Content<br>• Author: . WIRED Insider<p>While purging clutter last night we discovered that we own four heating pads. That’s an extreme case, but you …

Attention, Big Data Enthusiasts: Here’s What You Shouldn’t Ignore

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Luc Burgelman, NGDATA. Luc Burgelman, NGDATA<p>The analysis firm IDC says the world’s information is doubling every two years. …

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There’s no doubt that the smartphone kickstarted a revolution. But the extent to which this is true in music and other media isn’t yet fully appreciated. Consider this: Some 20 million people paid for music subscriptions last year. And an estimated 80 million tap into “freemium” streaming services …

Vine is now the number one free app in the US App Store

People really like six-second videos<p>Twitter's video-sharing app, Vine, is now the top free app in the iOS App Store. Released back in January, Vine was well-received by the press and has been the most-downloaded app in the "Social Networking" category many times. In the two-and-a-half months since …

BlackBerry Z10: Beautiful Phone, Good Experience, Missing Apps, Playing Serious Catchup . . .

The Z10 is a beautiful device: designers Todd Wood, Don Lindsay, and their teams have done a great job with the industrial design, the swipe-rich …

The business impact of the Apps Economy

App Store race sees Google leading downloads while Apple wins revenues

New data from tech analysts Canalys (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) shows Google leading downloads, with Google Play accounting for 51 percent of the market against Apple’s 40 percent, but Apple well ahead in monetisation, taking 74 percent against “close to 20 percent” for Google.<p>Q1 2013 app store downloads …