Success almost killed Dawlat’s iOS business. That — and the fact that Apple wasn’t “getting a piece.”
stories by John Koetsier
Twitter’s two major product launches 0f 2013 are heading in vastly different directions.
Guest Post Since Apple talked about more than just a iOS redesign, I wanted to point out some other things they covered. Here are six things in the Apple announcement worth talking about:
Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
At stake is whether the phone is yours or Apple’s — whether your experience of your Apple technology is of core importance to Apple or whether the company’s desire to control the user interface and push its own products is more crucial.
“Most of what happens in social commerce is that the larger companies are looking at social opportunities through the prism of the past,” Steve Case explains. “They have the view that it’s ancillary, a curiosity, an extra.”
By itself, Google accounts for 56 percent of all global mobile ad revenues. Social giant Facebook takes a much smaller chunk with 13 percent. But together, they own the lion’s share of mobile ad dollars.
Twitter and Vizify have teamed up to create a highlight reel of your best tweets, photos, and most engaging moments on Twitter, automagically.
Sometimes there is a reason companies do things under the radar.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that companies may not patent human genes. At least, not ones they haven’t made themselves.
There wasn’t a huge number of deals today, but the ones that there were, were big.
Two years ago, Apple debuted iAd with the goals of transforming how ads look, work, and sell, charging massive seven-figure sums for allowing brands the privilege of ushering in a brave new world of mobile advertising and capturing almost half of the mobile ad market. Predictably, iAd iFlopped.
All the unnecessary trouble and bother over this silly little NSA unconstitutionally spying on Americans thing would be gone and forgotten in a moment, if only — silly us — we knew how to count.
Google is helping a little leaguer throw out the first pitch in a major league game today, even though he has a life-threatening blood disease, by using a telerobotic pitching machine — and Google Fiber.
Steve Jobs was very upfront about the fact that good artists copy, and great artists steal. According to former Palm CEO — and Apple SVP — Jon Rubinstein, the company Steve started is still a great artist.
A new study by by cloud optimization company Newvem checked 61,545 Amazon Web Services instances which total a yearly spend of over $157 million. The good news is that cloud users are getting much more savvy about security, utilization, and optimization.
But there’s still room to improve — a lot of room.
After it prereleased at the Sundance Film festival to ho-hum reviews, Open Road Films delayed the launch ostensibly to do a better job of marketing the film — but possibly also to tighten up the editing and make some adjustments prior to national release.
With 425,000 beta users on board, social password manager PasswordBox is going live. And it’s offering free-for-life memberships to the first million users who sign up.
Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.
With over 300,000 mobile developers building 900,000 apps for the iOS apps store, you would think that occasionally someone would want to sell or buy an app.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
Google officially announced this morning that yes, it has closed on the Waze acquisition, and yes, Google and Waze will be “outsmarting traffic together.”
The winners, as you would expect, included gorgeous design, innovative uses of Apple technologies, and some of the best-imagined apps on the app store. There are also two student-built apps that are simply amazing examples of the creativity of young developers.
Which other global company, I wonder, would start its developer conference with a poem? None, I suspect.
Which is probably why we both love and hate Apple.
Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of mobile developers attempting to download the new operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch have crashed the site.
Apple took the wraps off iOS7, the mobile operating system that runs iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, today at its World Wide Developer Conference.
“It’s unbelievable, gorgeous,” said Apple’s Craig Federighi.
“It is a stunning product,” Schiller said. “This is without a doubt the future of the pro desktop.”
Apple’s big World Wide Developer’s Conference is today in San Francisco. And in the morning kickoff keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out the big numbers.
Fitness is good, but wellness is better. And to become one with the universe, you must first become one with your T-shirt.
We the people, baby.
Guest Post As a 15-year veteran of the digital marketing world and a captain of our agency’s recent remodel, I have gathered years of insight into necessities of a website relaunch.
Editor’s Pick The current iteration, IP version 4, has its roots in 1980, around the time when people like Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp, still said stupid stuff like: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
This could be useful for a lot of people in situations far beyond movies and scripts.
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
Apple said in a statement that it has never heard of PRISM, the NSA’s now-public alleged homeland surveillance project.
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Bing Translator is that with this app, Microsoft has enabled fully-system-integrated translation.
Clearly, we are not upgrading our phones as quickly as Apple would like.
If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? With 555 million Twitter users and 58 million tweets on an average day, good luck.
Enter tweet optimization.