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Freemium models and in-app ads spur growth in mobile app revenue

IDC and App Annie have just published their research on the past and future trends for mobile app advertising and monetization. The data finds that mobile app and advertising revenue is surging, up on average around 70 percent between 2013 and 2014 and further growth is forecast over the next few …

Apps

The wide world of hacking in China

China has been cited as allegedly hacking into U.S. government and corporate networks for years now. Generally, the thinking has been that the government is the only entity in the country actively hacking. But a new report seems to indicate that's not even close to the truth.<p>The News York Times on …

Read Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). And, for the first time, get hands-on access to data and explore the most common incident patters for your industy via DBIR Interactive.

Understanding the threats you face is the key to effective cybersecurity. The 2017 DBIR revealed the biggest threats in your sector and what you can …

Samsung to use flexible OLED screen on Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung is getting closer to commercializing the first devices featuring a plastic-based (flexible) display. According to a report from the OLED Association, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be on show at the IFA 2013 Berlin show in September, and its plastic screen could be one of the phone’s most …

Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button

Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start …

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist devices and a computer. You couldn't have expected, say, VisiCalc, to run on a cassette system." <br />--Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the Osborne I

You Still Can’t Resell Your iTunes Songs, Court Rules

In the U.S. it’s perfectly legal to buy a CD or DVD and then sell it to someone else — that’s the reason Netflix exists.<p>But when it comes to digital …

Universal Music

Announcing The “Good Things Come to Those Who Code” Campaign

The AVC community hasn't done a DonorsChoose campaign since the Gotham Gal and I turned 50 and we raised something like $56k in the summer of 2011. …