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Honest question: Does any other device maker issue reports like this? ?
Two posts in and Dave Addey’s Typeset in the Future is making a play for my favorite website of the year. So great. ?
Ashraf Eassa: To put this in perspective, Apple trades at 7.7x EV/FCF while Google trades at 30.3x EV/FCF. Now, Google and Apple aren’t exactly operating in the same businesses, and frankly, Google’s business is “safer” than Apple’s,...Show More Summary
Ron Amadeo, writing for Ars Technica: The least understood area of the Android ecosystem has always been the highly secretive Google Play Apps licensing process. While Android is open source, the Google applications, like the Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play Services, and others must be licensed. Show More Summary
Like two dinosaurs screwing in the hopes of making an even bigger dinosaur. ?
Ben Evans: A symbolic moment, this: in Q4 2013 the number of computers sold by Apple was larger than the number of Windows PC sold globally. If you add Windows Phone to the mix they’re more or less exactly equal. ?
Nothing lasts forever. ?
Patrick Seitz, reporting for Investors.com: Apple and Samsung continue to soak up all the industry’s profits, McCourt says. Apple claimed 87.4% of phone earnings before interest and taxes in the fourth quarter, he said. Samsung took in 32.2% of industry profits. Show More Summary
New screenplay reader for the iPhone from Quote-Unquote Apps. Screenplays are notoriously difficult to read on a small screen, because the format is tied to 8.5?×?11 pages. Weekend Read cleverly reflows PDF text, yet keeps in a recognizable screenplay style. Show More Summary
Mikhail Madnani: Vesper is not just a minimal notes app for iPhone. It is one of he most polished pieces of software I have ever used. ?
Christina Warren, detailing the entire Flappy Bird story in splendid detail: Much of the data surrounding Flappy Bird and its viral success came courtesy of Zach Williams, a developer who analyzed the numbers behind the game. […] The...Show More Summary
Lan Anh Nguyen, reporting for Forbes from Hanoi, where she interviewed Dong Nguyen: The circumstances surrounding the interview, conducted in Vietnamese, were as much of a soap opera as his public ruminations about whether to take down the app. Show More Summary
Jeff Vogel, on the indie games world and the Flappy Bird saga: For years now, the iTunes (and lately Google Play) app store has been this gigantic, rushing torrent of infinite money, and everyone has scrambled to grab their piece. It’s the most soulless, joyless, metric-obsessed market/ethics-free-zone imaginable. Show More Summary
Jon Bell of UX Launchpad, on his time at Real Networks a decade ago: One day my manager showed me a horrible graph. It was pretty simple: the graph was steady, then it dropped straight down, then after a short period, the line shot straight...Show More Summary
Horace Dediu: On a yearly basis iTunes/Software/Services is nearly half of Google’s core business and growing slightly faster. The iTunes “empire” of content and services would be ranked as number 130 in the Fortune 500 ranking of companies (slightly below Alcoa and above Eli Lilly). ?
DComplex IP Camera Recorder is a video surveillance app for Mac and PC. It helps you to keep an eye on your home and business. Monitor one IP Camera or dozens installed at different sites, seamlessly. Review recorded video and incidents effortlessly using one-click replay. Show More Summary
New episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, featuring special guest MG Siegler. We discuss Microsoft’s future under new CEO Satya Nadella, its past under Steve Ballmer, the design of Facebook’s new Paper app for the iPhone, and more. Brought to you by: Backblaze Online Backup: $5/month. Show More Summary
Zach Epstein, writing for BGR back in September 2011: “Sorry Apple, Windows 8 Ushers in the Post-Post-PC Era”: Microsoft executives took to the stage at the annual BUILD developer conference on Tuesday to give the world its first real look at the future of the Windows operating system. Show More Summary
Sven Grundberg and Shira Ovide, reporting for the WSJ: Nokia Corp. plans to release this month a smartphone that runs a version of Google Inc.’s Android mobile software, according to people familiar with the matter, as it concludes the...Show More Summary
Simply scathing: This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone’s opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period. While some Windows backers took a wait-and-see approach and...Show More Summary