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EU and US Tablet Owners More Comfortable Paying for Content

March 21st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

According to a study from Nielsen, tablet owners in America and Europe are more comfortable to pay for content on their devices. Americans are most likely to pay for mobile content.

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Ad Funded Apps Kill Batterylife and Increase Dataconsumption

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

It sounds logical, but since yesterday the internet is buzzing over the complaint that free games are killing battery life of smartphones. Research from Abhinav Pathak points out that heavy users can do four times longer if they switch to ad-free.

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DrawSomething Improves Stylus Sales

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

More OMGPOP news today as it seems retail outlets are overwhelmed by the amounts of consumers interested in a stylus for their tablets. Dutch retail outlet Belcompany (part of Vodafone) confirmed Stylus sales went up five times in the past few weeks.

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Apps Crash More in ICS!?

March 18th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

With the first batch of Android ICS products on the market, it seems Google’s new operating system is running into a bit of trouble as reports come in that appls crash way more on ICS than previous Android versions.

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Infographic: Growth of the App Economy

March 15th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Following Technet’s findings that the app market is responsible for generating nearly 500.000 jobs, designer Frugal Dad started crunching the numbers and turned the whole thing into a massive infographic.

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Nokia to Terminate its Wallet Services

March 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Nokia Money was first announced in 2009 to serve as the first digital form of money in many countries where consumers don’t have bank accounts. The service was launched late last year.

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DTG: iPad Beats Connected TV for BBC

March 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial, Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Interesting news from the floor of the Digital TV Group summit in London. We found some info as to how competitive TV sets might become to tablets as the BBC wishes for TV vendors to simplify their products.

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MWC: App Devs to pay for AT&T Data Usage

February 27th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

AT&T seems set to allow developers to pick up the databill for consumers on the operator’s network. The service will allow developers to create apps that function in a similar way as toll-free phone numbers.

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MWC: eBay Preloaded on Three UK

February 27th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

eBay has signed up for a new agreement with Three UK to preload the eBay app on Android smartphones sold by the operator, but that’s not all eBay has announced today…

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Digitimes: Tablet Sales Take a Dive

February 21st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial, Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

It seems the rush for tablets is cooling down a little as tablet sales are expected to drop a massive 30% in the first quarter of 2012. Digitimes calculated the dip in sales based on the number of deliveries from vendors in Taiwan.

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