Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines — The App Store℠ has revolutionized the way mobile applications are developed and distributed. With over 250,000 apps and 6.5 billion downloads, the App Store has become the world's largest mobile application platform and App Store developers …
Discussion: MediaMemo, MediaPost, CNET News, eWeek, Financial Times, InformationWeek, Computerworld, Yahoo! News, Digits, Fast Company, Ars Technica, Boy Genius Report, TheAppleBlog, Faster Forward, Engadget, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, VentureBeat, PC World, Download Squad, Guardian, The Apple Core Blog, Fortune, App Advice, Gadget Lab, PC Magazine, TeleRead, ReadWriteWeb, AppleInsider, GMSV, WMPoweruser.com, Post Tech, Bits, Geek.com, paidContent, Between the Lines Blog, SmoothSpan Blog, msnbc.com, Hardware 2.0 Blog, USA Today, Why does everything suck?, Digital Trends, MacRumors, IntoMobile, O'Grady's PowerPage, Erictric, SlashGear, TechSpot, GigaOM, TiPb, Phone Arena, The Next Web, Techie Buzz, TidBITS, Thoughts from the Sidelines, GottaBeMobile, DailyTech, Tim Anderson's ITWriting, blogs.chron.com, PadGadget, Softpedia News and 9 to 5 Mac
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Apple Eases App Rules, Issues New Guidelines
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: iPhone apps that wouldn't get approved today
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Apple Backs Off on Tool Restrictions, But It May Be Too Early for Hallelujahs
Joseph Menn / Financial Times: Apple relaxes app developer rules
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Apple Allows Apps Translated From Flash
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Apple blinks on dev tool restrictions
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Apple opens up on iOS app review guidelines, relaxes development restrictions
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Apple's Review Guidelines: 'We Don't Need Any More Fart Apps'
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Apple relaxes restrictions on iOS app code, iAd analytics
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Apple relaxing restrictions on iOS third-party development tools
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Did Apple Just Open the Door for Flash?
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Apple offers App Store review guidelines (and updates iPhone software)
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Apple's new App Store guidelines: if you want to criticise a religion, write a book
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple opens up, releases App Store Review Guidelines
Marco Tabini / PC World: Apple Releases App Store Guidelines, Announces Review Board
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple opens App Store to programs written in Flash
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core Blog: App Store Review Guidelines published; third-party dev tools allowed
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Why did Apple lift its ban on apps written in Flash?
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple's New App Store Review Guidelines Annotated & Explained
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Apple Answers Questions About App Rejections, Raises Others
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Apple Publishes App Store Guidelines, Relaxes Restrictions
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Apple relaxes development tool restriction, publishes app approval guidelines
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Apple Relaxes Restrictions on Mobile App Development
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: A more open Apple App Store in just a Flash?
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: Apple relaxes iPhone, iPad rules for developers
Nick Bilton / Bits: Apple Lifts Restrictions for App Approvals
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple relaxes iOS development tool restrictions, app review guidelines released
David Kaplan / paidContent: Apple Relaxes Some Restrictions On App Developers
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Apple throws developers a bone, relaxes restrictions on third party tools
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Flash apps blessed by Jobs for iPhone, other Apple mobile devices
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Apple tries to appease iOS develpers and sidestep FTC gaze
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?: Apple Blinks. Flash Tools Now Allowed
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Opens App Store to Third-Party Development Tools, Publishes Review Guidelines
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple opens iOS development to third-party tools, introduces Review Board
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple App Store Review Guidelines
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple relax iOS dev tool limits, will publish App Store Review guidelines [Updated]
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple relaxes App Store restrictions
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Apple Relaxes Development Demands as Android Grows
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Apple's Changes App Store Policies, Still Allows Apps That Guess Bra Sizes
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS: Apple Eases iOS Restrictions, Publishes Review Guidelines
Chris Smith / Thoughts from the Sidelines: New iPad Commercial Hits As VLC for iPad Awaits Approval [iPad News …
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Apple Relaxes Develeopment Guidelines
Tim Anderson's ITWriting: Apple lifts restrictions on app development tools, publishes review guidelines
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple now allowing 3rd party development tools like Flash for iOS?
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple's App Store Review Guidelines: 'we don't need any more fart apps' — Apple definitely surprised us this morning by relaxing its restrictions on third-party iOS development tools and publishing its app review guidelines, but that's nothing compared to the almost shockingly blunt tone of the guidelines themselves.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The New App Store Guidelines: What You Need To Know
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab: What Apple's new App Store rules mean for news orgs: Some new clarity …
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Apple Opens App Store To “Other” Development Platforms, Publishes Review Guidelines
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk: Apple U-turn on developer tools: now allowing all comers
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple: Bye-Bye Fart Apps
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Apple reverses its stance on iOS third-party developer tools …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Apple hits out at amateur developers and fart apps
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple To Allow 3rd-Party Dev Tools, Will Publish App Store Guidelines
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Is “amateur hour” Apple's new battle cry against Google?
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Apple to Allow Other iPhone Development Tools, Publishes App Review Guidelines
Omar Hamoui / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
An Update on Apple's Terms of Service — Today, Apple updated their iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. Unlike the previous version, these new terms ensure that Apple's developers have the choice of a variety of advertising solutions (including Google's and AdMob's) to earn money and fund their apps.
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, Cult of Mac, Softpedia News, IntoMobile, MediaMemo, Daring Fireball, TiPb and SiliconANGLE
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Google Breathes A Sigh Of Relief After Reading Apple's New Developer Agreement
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Google's AdMob delighted with new Apple policies
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Google Approves of Apple's Non-Restrictive iAds Policy
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google to Apple: Thanks for Playing Nicely!
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Google likes Apple's clarified iOS advertising policy
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: Apple Relaxes App Store Approvals as Android Gains in Relevance
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple to Allow Other iPhone Development Tools, Publishes App Review Guidelines — In a surprising announcement, and after receiving countless criticisms by developers and users, Apple has announced that they “are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps” and “publishing app review guidelines.”
Discussion: MediaPost, internetnews.com, Mashable, San Francisco Chronicle, Silicon Alley Insider, AppleInsider, Boy Genius Report, Wall Street Journal, rc3.org, Electronista, BlueGlass, Redmond Pie, Pulse2 and TechEye, Thanks:chathuraw
John Capone / MediaPost: Apple Opens Its Heart, App Restrictions
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Apple Relents on App Store Guidelines, Developer Rules
Stan Schroeder / Mashable: Apple Finally Shares App Store Review Guidelines
Nick Saint / San Francisco Chronicle: Apple Caves: Apps Developed With Third-Party Tools Will Be Welcome …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Adobe Stock Soars As Apple Caves On Flash Rules
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider: Inside Apple's App Store Review Guidelines: 'We don't need anymore Fart apps'
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: App Store review guidelines published, comical
Selena Narayanasamy / BlueGlass: Phone Wars: Mobile Apps vs. Native Apps
Waisybabu / Redmond Pie: Apple Relaxes iOS App Store Restrictions, Will Allow Third Party Development Tools
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Loosening iOS App Development Restrictions
Dean Wilson / TechEye: Apple U-turns on developer restrictions
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Taste of What's New in the Updated App Store License Agreement and New Review Guidelines — Apple today announced several significant changes to the iOS developer agreement, and a new document called the App Store Review Guidelines. The latter is intended as a plain-English guide …
Discussion: VentureBeat, PC World, CNET News, Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard, iClarified, Erictric and App Advice
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple loses game of chicken, allows Flash and other conversion tools for iOS apps
Tom Spring / PC World: Apple Relaxes App Store Approval Restrictions
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Apple bows to pressure, makes nice with developers
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard: How will the App Store's “new newsstand” be censored? We'll know it when we see it
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Apple Lifts Ban on Third-Party Developing Tools
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Revises App Stores Approval Process, Releases Official Guidelines
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple relents on Flash-derived iPhone, iPad apps
Apple relents on Flash-derived iPhone, iPad apps
Discussion: Computerworld and Thoughts from the Sidelines
The Droid Guy:
EXCLUSIVE: Verizon Dropping Google Search From All Future Androids? — We've been working on this story since yesterday in regards to the Verizon Samsung Fascinate, A Galaxy S Phone. After the Samsung Galaxy release event in late June we discovered, as the rest of you did, that Bing would be the search on the fascinate.
Discussion: TechFlash, Computerworld, jkOnTheRun, Silicon Alley Insider, IntoMobile, Electronista, DSLreports, MobileCrunch, I4U News and GottaBeMobile
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: With the Verizon-Bing deal, has Microsoft found a chink in Google's Android armor?
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Verizon Trading in Google for Younger, Prettier Bing?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Verizon Screwing Google, Makes Bing Default On Some Android Phones
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Verizon to make Bing default search on all Android phones?
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Verizon Now Crippling Androids Like AT&T …
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Verizon To Bing: I Choose You!
Jordan Cressman / I4U News: Verizon Android Phones To Use Bing As Default Search?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Verizon to Ditch Google Search for Bing?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft: No, Bing Is NOT Powering All Verizon Android Phones — Microsoft will have Bing installed as the default search engine on a number of Verizon Android-based smartphones in the future, but it will not be the exclusive search engine for Verizon's Android phones.
Discussion: Erictric, Android Phones … and AndroidGuys
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Verizon Wireless Not Replacing Google Search on All Future Android …
The Droid Guy / Android Phones, Android Tips …: Follow Up: Bing to be the default search engine on Some Verizon Android Handsets
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: DEBUNKED: Verizon Bing Deal Not as Bad as Initially Thought
Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Fast Access to Google Voice with Android Widgets — Mobile is all about getting super fast access to what you're looking for and Google Voice is no exception. So, today we're releasing an update to the Android app, which gives you immediate access to your Google Voice Inbox and settings via two new home screen widgets.
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Google Voice widgets for Android made official
Yvonne Bell / Search Engine Journal: Google Voice for Android Adds Easy Access Widgets to Home Screen
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Launches Official Google Voice Widgets for Android
Robert Nelson / Thoughts from the Sidelines: Google Voice App For Android Gets An Update [Google Updates Google …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Phone 7 launching 11 October — Pocket-lint told launch date by multiple sources — Multiple sources?familiar?with the matter have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Microsoft will launch its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, on 11 October 2010.
Discussion: IntoMobile, iThinkDifferent, SiliconANGLE, 901am, Engadget, WMPoweruser.com, LiveSide.net, Neowin.net, Phone Arena, WMExperts, Erictric, SlashGear, Covering Web, DailyTech, Mobile Magazine, GeekSmack and I4U News, Thanks:stuartmiles
Steven Hodson / SiliconANGLE: See, I Told You So: Windows Phone 7 Coming October 11th
Darnell / 901am: Windows 7 Phone: See You In 30 Days
Paul Miller / Engadget: Microsoft launching Windows Phone 7 on October 11th?
Surur / WMPoweruser.com: Windows Phone 7 launching October 11th, coming to Austrian stores 20th October
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide.net: Windows Phone launch event October 11?: Pocket-Lint.com
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Windows Phone 7 to launch on October 11?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft Rumored to Launch Windows Phone 7 on October 11
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Windows Phone 7 debut to be October 11 tip insiders
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Report : Windows Phone 7 to Launch October 11
Austin Davies / GeekSmack: Windows Phone 7 Releases October 11th
Robert Evans / I4U News: Windows Phone 7: October 11 Launch
Jonny Evans's blog:
Interview: Apple's AirPlay is a big, big business — Perhaps you didn't see it, but Apple last week helped create a brand-new $15 billion business when it introduced its new AirPlay music streaming system, which it is licensing to third party developers. — AirPlay will mean anyone with an iPod …
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: Apple to create a multi-billion dollar ecosystem around AirPlay
Matt Tinsley / TUAW: With AirPlay, Apple opens iTunes software to a 3rd party
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Forget Apple TV. AirPlay Is Apple's Sneak Attack On Television
Forget Apple TV. AirPlay Is Apple's Sneak Attack On Television
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
SEO Is Here To Stay, It Will Never Die — Google's press conference about Google Instant hadn't even ended yesterday when the question of “is SEO dead” started coming up on Twitter, in blog posts and was even asked about formally during the event's Q&A (the answer was no, twice over, by the way).
Discussion: Guardian, ResearchBuzz and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, more at Mediagazer »
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: How Google Instantly Made the Long Tail More Important for SEOs
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Instant Search: The Complete User's Guide
Google Instant Search: The Complete User's Guide
Discussion: PandaLabs Blog, Internet Evolution, Web Browsers, Don Dodge on The Next …, Google Operating System, TechEye, TechCrunch, dotCULT.com, Fortune, Online Marketing Blog and Computerworld, Thanks:atul
Sean-Paul Correll / PandaLabs Blog: Malicious Search Suggestions with Google Instant
Ron Miller / Internet Evolution: Why Google Instant Is No Big Deal
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Enable Google Instant Search in Opera
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Google Instant technology advances, not just UI changes
Dean Wilson / TechEye: Google Instant could lead to blackhat SEO problems
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Analysts weigh in on Google Instant
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog: 10 Resources on Google Instant & What it Means for Search Marketing
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform — There's been plenty of debate lately about whether Twitter has become “mainstream” or not, but examples continue to pile up of how the social network/microblogging platform has worked its way into our lives, to the point where it has become a form of media unto itself.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Jailbreak hole in iOS 4.1 will be hard to close — All Steve Jobs's horses and all Steve Jobs's men ... Just hours after Apple released iOS 4.1 to great fanfare, hardware hackers found a way to jailbreak devices that run the new operating system. More surprising still …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Mashable, VentureBeat, Telegraph, InformationWeek, Electricpig.co.uk, Appolicious Advisor, Phone Arena, SlashGear, Techland, Electronic Pulp and 9 to 5 Mac
Stan Schroeder / Mashable: iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Is Here, Hackers Claim
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Hackers say they can “jailbreak” iPhone 4.1 software
George Hulme / InformationWeek: iPhone iOS Devices Jailbroken
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk: iOS 4.1 jailbreak announced within hours, is here to stay
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Will the new iPod touch increase Android sales?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iOS 4.1 Jailbreak exploit identified already
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: iOS 4.1 jailbreak already in the works
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Jailbreakers kick iOS 4 in the bootrom
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Using New Bootrom Based Exploit Confirmed !
iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Using New Bootrom Based Exploit Confirmed !
Discussion: CNET News, eWeek, Engadget, TG Daily, TUAW, IntoMobile, DailyTech, Black Web 2.0, gHacks Technology News, Inquirer and Gizmodo, Thanks:mattyribbo
Rick Broida / CNET News: iOS 4.1 jailbreak imminent, but do you want it?
Brian Prince / eWeek: Apple iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Reportedly Discovered
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Report: Chronic Dev jailbreaks iOS 4.1
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Work on iOS 4.1 jailbreak continues
Daniel Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iOS 4.1 and Game Center Bring Multiplayer Gaming To Select iPhone & iPod Touch
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: IOS 4.1 Jailbreak to Come Via Bootrom Exploit
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Hackers reveal an IOS 4.1 jailbreak
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: iOS 4.1 Jailbreak is Close, as Bootrom Exploit is Confirmed
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Rackspace Pulls The Plug On ‘Burn A Koran Day’ Church's Web Site — Surely by now you've heard of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Florida church that plans to hold a “Koran burning day” on September 11, the nine year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge, Agence France Presse and Threat Level, more at Mediagazer »
Apple products are a mutant virus, but PC brands will eventually find a cure, says Acer founder — Acer founder Stan Shih, in a talks with reporters on September 8, commented that Apple's strong popularity is mainly due to its products such as iPad and iPhone, and these products are like mutant viruses …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Electronista, Unwired View, Silicon Alley Insider, DailyTech and MacDailyNews
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple is a ‘mutant virus’ says Acer founder
Vlad Bobleanta / Unwired View: Acer founder compares iPhone and iPad to mutant viruses and …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Is A “Mutant Virus” Infecting The PC Industry, Says Acer Founder
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
iTunes Costs Apple $1 Billion to Run — Between movies and TV episodes, books and music, and apps of all prices, Apple is swimming in profits from iTunes. But how much does it take for Apple to maintain that store? — According to app developer and industry analysis site Asymco …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, asymco and everythingiCafe
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iTunes costs nearly $1 Billion a year to run
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Report: iTunes Costs Almost $1B Annually
Google Mobile Blog:
Walk this way — Whether you're going for an urban hike or wandering from your hotel to find that restaurant you passed earlier, you won't have to flag down a local if you've got Google Maps for mobile 4.5 on Android. Maps already had Navigation and walking directions …
Discussion: Droid Life
Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
Display advertising: “WATCH THIS SPACE” — Last year, the travel industry—like many others—was having a difficult time. To grow its business, Hawaiian Airlines created and ran an engaging and interactive display ad campaign on the Google Display Network (comprising over a million partner websites …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and Media Decoder
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Google Unleashes Marketing Dollars On Display
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder: Google Advertises Its Display Advertising
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hey iPhone, Meet a Tiny Chip With Superpowers. — I can distinctly remember the day when Intel Corp. launched the Pentium processor. It was the day the desktop computing changed for me and for a lot of others. It was also the day when Intel started to put a gap between itself and all its wannabe processor rivals.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: ARM's new chip design will make mobile devices screaming fast
Alan Tringham / ARM: ARM Unveils Cortex-A15 Mpcore Processor to Dramatically Accelerate …
Rupert Goodwins / CNET News: ARM's Cortex gains server features
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech: ARM Aims at Intel, Cortex A15 Headed for Smartphones, Notebooks and Servers
Chris Davies / SlashGear: ARM Cortex A15 “Eagle” detailed: 2.5GHz quadcore chip
Sean Hollister / Engadget: ARM reveals Eagle core as Cortex-A15, capable of quad-core computing at up to 2.5GHz
Rob Coppinger / Inquirer: ARM Cortex A15 powered hybrid phone tablet likely in 2012
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: ARM officially announces Cortex-A15 processor for portable devices, smartphones
Christian Zibreg / Geek.com: ARM unveils 2.5GHz Cortex-A15 MPCore processor
Vlad Bobleanta / Unwired View: ARM unveils Cortex-A15 MPCore architecture, 2.5 GHz mobile processors coming soon
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp: ARM takes wraps off Cortex A15 chip meant for smartphones, notebooks and servers
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: ARM: Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Cortex A-15 is Definitely Happening
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: ARM's A15 Multicore: 5X Performance
Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab: ARM's New Chip Leaves Everyone Else in the Dust, Again
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: ARM's ‘Eagle’ has landed...(iPhone gets 2.4GHz?)
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: ARM's next generation Eagle architecture gets a name: Cortex A15 [Shipping in 2012]
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I'd Like To Punch The Carriers With — This past weekend, I wrote a post wondering if Android was surging in the U.S. market because Apple was letting it? The main thought was that by remaining exclusively tied to AT&T, Apple was driving some users to choose Android …
Discussion: TeleRead, Android Phone Fans and GottaBeMobile
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Android openness may not be all it is meant to be
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Apple Lets Up on Developer Restrictions to Google's Delight, but what about Android?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: “Open” Will Always Be a Myth for Most
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wireless call quality matters and that's bad news for AT&T, good for Verizon, Sprint — When it comes to dropped mobile calls, the wireless industry is a lot like real estate: It's all about location. — J.D. Power measured call quality in a report released Thursday and found that AT&T lags in most regions.
Discussion: Computerworld, DSLreports, FierceWireless, IntoMobile and Gearlog
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: AT&T boasts of billions spent on network improvements
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Verizon Tops In Call Quality (Again) …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: AT&T touts network improvements under hail of criticism
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Rumor: iPhone 3G (Not 4) Coming to T-Mobile This Year
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
For Advertisers, Location-Based Services “Blew Up Overnight” — Advertisers have long talked about the mystical possibilities of using real-time location data to target customers. The technology existed; most cell phones have a GPS receiver in case of emergency.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Google Ad That Steve Jobs Will Hate — Google sure knows how to push Steve Jobs' buttons. This advertisement for Google's new instant search system is bound to get under the Apple CEO's skin — and intensify one of the most heated rivalries in tech. — The ad combines a video …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and TechCrunch, Thanks:courtenaybird
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Search as Fast as Bob Dylan Sings with Google Instant's TV Ad
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Another Instant Music Video
The Business Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Passes Google In Time Spent On Site For First Time Ever — If Google wasn't already scared of Facebook, this ought to do the trick. — Time spent on Facebook was greater than time spent on Google sites in the U.S. in August for the first time in history, according to fresh data from comScore.
Paul Tharp / New York Post:
Former fund raiser rips Elevation — Elevation Partners, the private equity firm whose founding partners include U2 frontman Bono, could use a hit investment about now. The firm, whose $1.9 billion fund kept investing in a troubled Palm as its fortunes continued to slide and which pumped $300 million …