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David Howard, Microsoft deputy general counsel: After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with its agreement with Microsoft. In September 2013, after Microsoft...Show More Summary
Allen Pike: In many ways, the iOS app market is where the web was in 2001. The easy wins have been won, and a lot of developers have hangovers. Still, successful products will continue to surprise and delight us from those who stick with it. Our first three products at Steamclock were paid iOS apps. Show More Summary
Stephen Orth on his experience as an iOS indie developer: The app never turned my business into a product-based powerhouse with a hockey-stick growth chart. Instead, the app gave me the skills to build another sort of business: a business...Show More Summary
File this one under “That’s rich.” ?
Totally understandable on Microsoft’s part, but man, what a sign of how much the iPhone has turned the industry upside-down. IE used to be the browser whose useragent string others had to spoof. ?
Quartz: Earlier this month, BAM quietly submitted its own letter to the FCC, where it was equally scathing about internet fast lanes[…]. It’s a shame that BAM’s comments have been overlooked, because they amount to one of the most coherent arguments in favor of net neutrality we have come across. ?
Philip Elmer-Dewitt talks to a former IDC researcher regarding how they draw their market share figures. ?
If John C. Dvorak were still alive, we’d see more articles like this one. Wait. What? ?
Shouldn’t IDC and Gartner report these things after PC makers report their results? They look like fools after this quarter. ?
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Marco Arment: Quality, sustainability, and updates are almost irrelevant to App Store success and usually aren’t rewarded as much as we think they should be, and that’s mostly the fault of Apple’s lazy reliance on top lists instead of...Show More Summary
Brent Simmons: I think my point still stands — pure iOS indies are fairly rare. I can easily come up with a bigger list of pure Mac indies, even though iOS developers in general outnumber Mac developers. ?
Jared Sinclair: Despite all of these circumstances, Unread still only earned $42K in sales ($21K after taxes and expenses) and is on a course that doesn’t promise much growth. I conclude from all this that anyone who wants to make aShow More Summary
One hole in these Apple TV “channels”: they each require you to authenticate through your cable provider separately. Seems like something a future Apple TV update should allow you to do once, at the system level, and then allow all these channels to just work. ?
Minor updates, including a nice bump in the default RAM for the entry-level machines. ?
This is a fun story. I thought last year’s live episode of The Talk Show From WWDC went really well and was a lot of fun. My only regret was that we hadn’t recorded video of the show, only audio. So this year we planned to record video. Show More Summary
Special guest John Moltz joins me on this week’s episode of The Talk Show. ?
Mark Sigal on Apple’s Q3 results: While others may see a company that can’t possibly keep selling more devices, quarter after quarter after quarter, I see a company hat has continually avoided the gratification of going for market share...Show More Summary
Jon Bell: Which brings me to Chromecast. All Google will say is they’ve sold “millions” of the $35, (presumably) break-even device. But recently they announced 400 million “sessions”. Sounds impressive! A recent headline states “Chromecast...Show More Summary
Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Amazon.com Inc. missed analysts’ estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling 11 percent. The world’s largest online retailer yesterday reported...Show More Summary