WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue. And it’s the second-most-downloaded app on Google Play.
stories by John Koetsier
Forests grow up to reach the light. So that’s exactly what scientist Anna Fontcuberta i Morral did for solar panels: transform them into vertical nano-scale filaments a thousand times smaller than a human hair.
Two months after closing $13.5 million in funding, hitting revenue of $1 million a month, and reaching the 300,000 new users a day plateau, app discovery platform AppGratis has been pulled from the iOS App Store by Apple.
Guest Post Where can users easily reach? What motion is simplest for a one-handed smartphone user? And how much can you — should you — pack into one screen?
“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
Guest Post World of Warcraft, Facetime, WebEx, ETrade’s MarketCaster, and Facebook’s live “Ticker” may seem completely unrelated, but they all represent real-time apps, connecting users instantly with the real world.
Dogs, stumps, pup tents and bikes, the new HootSuite offices in Vancouver has them all. And then some.
Imagine all the things you’ve ever wanted iOS to do. Then, make an awesome video showcasing all your changes.
Guest Post Q: Why is Chrome spawning a new browser engine?
A: The WebKit maintainers wouldn’t let us attack Apple directly, by changing WebKit in ways that would make it perform badly on OS X and iOS.
The free learn-programming-online site now has 11 modules and 86 lessons in all things PHP from the basics to standard if/else logic flow to arrays, functions, and advanced object-oriented programming.
Why not be a little creative? For $1,000, we’ll hack the DOJ. For $5,000, the FBI. And, for a platinum-level contribution of $10,000, we’ll hack the CIA and finally reveal the truth about Area 51.
The big Wall Street banks are among the last Twitterless bastions of the American workplace. But even their high walls are crumbling thanks to a new Bloomberg terminal product — and perhaps a recent SEC decision on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Facebook Home is in the house, and it’s taking over Android. But what about Apple’s iOS?
After weeks and months of good news for Android, ComScore’s U.S. subscriber market share report released today says Apple is growing overall iPhone sales and iOS platform penetration, while Google’s Android is dropping.
The edifice complex is alive and well in Silicon Valley, as Apple’s new solar-powered spaceship campus looks to be costing 66 percent more than initially planned, and Apple’s move-in date has been pushed back a year.
Femtocells, human organs, and space: funding daily for April 3 is full as 13 companies raised money, financing, or were sold.
Google is taking its ball and going home, forking the open-source WebKit browser rendering engine that Chrome and Safari currently use and that Opera recently said it would start using.
That iPhone in your hand isn’t just a complex piece of electronics. It’s also a gold mine — quite literally. And a platinum mine, silver mine, copper mine … you get the picture.
Guest Post As I’m writing this post, I’m sitting in an apartment that our business development guy is renting in Oakland. I’m practically homeless at the moment but I couldn’t care less.
I asked Airtag CEO Jeremy Leroyer what happens when we deal with 35 different merchants: Do we need 35 different apps?
Only 20 percent of American consumers’ time on mobile devices is spent on the web. A massive majority, 80 percent, is spent in apps: games, news, productivity, utility, and social networking apps.
According to White, “the ‘iTV’ ecosystem represents a major innovation for the $100 billion LCD TV industry that will revolutionize the TV experience forever.”
Developers and marketers can now add users directly via Twitter, simply by adding a few lines of code to any content shared from their app to the social network.
“Our mission, to help people everywhere see and understand data, isn’t all that different from Google’s,” Christian Chabot, the company’s cofounder and chief executive, told VentureBeat.
It looks like Chinese search engine Baidu is building a ‘Baidu Eye’ to compete with Google Glass.
The USPTO may just have made a billion-dollar decision. Or at least several hundred million.
Guest Post Want to improve your marketing and drop your costs? Teach your employees to treat their customers one level above crap.
Almost exactly a year after Zynga bought one-hit wonder OMGPOP for a cool $200 million, OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter has been replaced by Zynga VP Sean Kelly.
“Let’s just call it as it is,” he said today on CNBC, “there has not been a single piece of good news about Apple for 300 points, and today is just another day when the news is just horrendous.”
Interestingly, the articles acknowledge a political tinge to the recent spanking Apple has been taking in China, saying that Chinese networking and mobile companies Huawei and ZTE “have long been restricted in the US markets under security and other accusations.”
It’s the ultimate rush. You post some hot content, get a few links and a rush of traffic, and, when checking your Google Analytics traffic logs, realize you had some otherworldly traffic: visitors from the International Space Station.
Revenue will definitely be down from the company’s traditionally big holiday quarter, but the big question will be how Apple’s Q2 2013 will compare to Q2 2012.
Guest Post Retargeting boils down to well-informed persistence: Customers who don’t convert receive follow-up messages testing new offers, different copy or colors or multiple calls to action to ensure that no opportunity for a conversion is missed.
The mobile operating system market share numbers are in for Kantar Worldpanel’s last quarter, and the numbers are shocking.
It’s no April Fools joke: Twitter is getting seriously serious about monetization. Just the latest indicator is a refreshed and updated help site the social network launched today for business users.
Guest Post What if Siri could help us modulate the emotional tone of our messages? Would it make the world a better place with less conflict and argument, or would it leave piles of unread messages?
The major Chinese complaint is that Apple’s warranties on computers run for one year, while Chinese law states they should be at least two years.
Apple shares are down $7.26 so far today and down about $260 in the past six months.
Five years ago it was the world’s fastest computer running over a million billion calculations per second, but today Los Alamos Lab’s Roadrunner supercomputer is being decommissioned.
Everybody Solar is helping charities like the Bay Area low-income home rehab volunteer organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula go green by accessing the free energy of the sun — with free solar panels, to boot.