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Smartphone Subsidies to End in Holland!?

May 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

It seems a shift in Smartphone purchases is to happen in the next few years in The Netherlands. Several telco’s have already said to be interested in dropping subsidies for smartphone purchases by consumers.

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Amazon to Become an MVNO in Japan!?

May 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to rumours, Amazon is planning to launch as an MVNO in the land of the rising sun, Japan. If rumours are right, it will start offering flat-fee 500MB pre-paid SIMcards to Japanese consumers.

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Pakistan Blocking Twitter

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Depending on the Twitter API’s for the Pakistani market? You might want to look a bit further as the government from Pakistan has started blocking out the Twitter services.

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Nielsen: Consumers Download More Apps than Ever!

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

A new report from Nielsen shows consumers are downloading more apps than ever before. Currently, the average U.S. consumer has 41 apps installed. That’s 28% up from 32 apps a year before.

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Google Play Well Past 15 Billion Downloads

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Google announced that Google Play 9the former Android Market) has passed 15 billion downloads, a few weeks ago. Google Play passed the 11 billion download mark in January.

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Government Investigation Devalues Gree and DeNa

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Following investigation of a local consumer affairs agency, Gree and DeNa have seen the value of their shares going down. A sales practice of the companies might have been deemed illegal…

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Motorola Sales Plunge, Again

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

In the past quarter, Motorola Mobility has sold 8.9 million mobile devices. The sales took another dive. In the same quarter of 2011, Motorola Mobility sold 9.2 million devices. Though sales are down again, Motorola did record an increase in smartphone sales.

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Juniper: Samsung Topping the Smartphone Charts

May 1st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to research from Juniper, Samsung is topping the smartphone sales charts again in the first quarter of 2012, but only when looking at unit sales. Revenuewise, Apple is still dominating the smartphone market.

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Microsoft to Charge for Bing API Usage

April 19th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Following in Google’s footsteps, Bing has now grown enough to start charging developers for usage of the Bing search API’s. Free usage of the API’s will disappear in the next couple of months.

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DrawSomething Loses Daily Active Players

April 17th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

A few days ago, we already reported that DrawSomething was losing popularity in the Netherlands. Now, it turns out the amount of daily active drawers is declining on a larger level as well.

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