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iOS/Android market share vs. installed base visualized

As the <i>Guardian</i>‘s Charles Arthur points out, market share is a very different thing to installed user-base. The highly-detailed piece is worth reading in full, but the take-out is the bottom graph. That’s what the real world of U.S. smartphone users looks like. Or, to put it in two sentences …<p>Here’s …

iPhones hold top three spots in network usage ranking

What were the top three most used phones in 2013? The iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4, according to an Actix study that tracked communications between mobile devices and carriers' mobile networks.<p>But Samsung is the clear rival: its Galaxy S3, S2, and S4 claimed the fourth, fifth, and …

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Google To Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate

Announcements from Google and Intel in the first week of 2014 confirm a trend that was already pretty solid but overlooked in 2013. The American Conglomerate is back (transparency note – I own a few shares in Intel).<p>It’s back and it’s more interesting than ever. Google and Intel are but two of the …

How to Drive Sales With Content Marketing

How brand propinquity can drive leads and sales online through content marketing and digital PR.<p>Sociologists define propinquity as the human phenomenon that close proximity (physical or psychological) will greatly increase the likelihood of developing friendships. Friendships are crucial to sales, …

What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

Don't Discount Facebook From the Messaging App Race

WhatsApp may lead the mobile messaging space with 400 million monthly users, while Snapchat is taking the youth market in the US and Kik is quietly growing, but don’t discount Facebook. As I wrote last month, the company’s dedicated messaging app — Facebook Messenger — was given new features and …

Latin America catches entrepreneurship fever

<b>For generations, the countries of Latin America have relied on the export of raw materials for their wealth.</b><p>From Venezuela's oil, to copper from Chile, Argentinean soybeans, bananas from Ecuador, Mexican silver, and timber from Brazil - the vast region is blessed with a fabulous array of …

What to Expect from Apple in 2014

As we noted last week, Apple had a relatively quiet 2013. However, this year should turn out to be different, as CEO Tim Cook has reassured employees that the firm has “big plans” for 2014.<p>New product categories?<p>Throughout 2013, Cook hinted publicly about Apple’s plans for new product categories. …