Apple takes the lead in the US smart phone market with a 26% share — In Q3 2010, the worldwide smart phone market grew an impressive 95% over the same quarter a year ago to 80.9 million shipped units. Nokia retained its leadership position, albeit by a diminished margin, with a 33% share of the market.
Discussion: Digits, asymco, Internet2Go, The Register, Macworld, ReadWriteWeb, App Advice, Cult of Mac, SlashGear, WMPoweruser.com, the Econsultancy blog, SAI, FierceMobileContent, TheGadgetClub.net, dailywireless.org, VentureBeat, MobileWhack.com, Crave, Mashable!, Bits, TechSpot, DailyTech, TechCrunch, Fortune, Pulse2, PhoneArena, AndroidGuys, AppleInsider, IntoMobile, Between the Lines Blog, pocketnow.com, Evolver.fm, 9 to 5 Mac, Appletell, Android Community, BGR, RCR Wireless News, Know Your Cell, PalmAddicts, RazorianFly, MacRumors iPhone Blog, TUAW, Tech Trader Daily, MobileBurn.com, The Tech Herald … and LOOPRumors
Shayndi Raice / Digits: Android Overtakes IPhone
Horace Dediu / asymco: iPhone's smartphone share continues to rise
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Q3 Data: iPhone Top Individual Handset, but Android King of Operating Systems
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Android phone sales up 1,309%
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: Analysts: Android Ahead of Apple, Both Put Squeeze on RIM
Tameka Kee / the Econsultancy blog: New data proves your mobile marketing strategy must include Android
TheGadgetClub.net: Android keeps eating Apple's iOS candies - iPhone most popular smartphone... duh?
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Apple and Motorola Sue Each Other
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple's iPhone becomes most popular smartphone in US; Android leads OS share
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: Android Deemed Biggest OS in US, iPhone Biggest Smartphone, We Aren't Surprised
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog: Android adds to dominance of smartphone market
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Android and Apple Battle for Smartphone Dominance [STATS]
Nick Bilton / Bits: The Race to Dominate the Smartphone Market
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Android top OS in the US, iPhone most popular smartphone
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Reports: Nearly Twice As Many Androids Shipped Last Quarter As iPhones
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Canalys: Apple has grabbed 26% of the U.S. smartphone market
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Apple Surpasses RIM With 26% Share In U.S. Smartphone Market
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider: Apple's iPhone tops US smartphone shipments, but Android devices take 44%
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Apple Leads U.S. Smartphone Marketshare with 26%
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Android: RIM's worst nightmare
Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm: Android Tops US Smartphone Market; iPhone Overtakes Blackberry
Arnold Zafra / Appletell: Android the No.1 OS, iPhone the No.1 smartphone in the U.S.
Chris Davies / Android Community: Android biggest OS in US claim analysts
Zach Epstein / BGR: NPD, Canalys: Apple passes RIM in U.S. smartphone market
Matt Kapko / RCR Wireless News: Android vs. iOS: the latest in numbers
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: The iPhone is the most popular smartphones in the US
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Canalys: iPhone becomes most popular smartphone in the US …
Canalys: iPhone becomes most popular smartphone in the US …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans, The Next Web and MacStories
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Canalys: Android Takes OS Lead in US Market for Q3
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Grabs 26% Of U.S. Smartphone Market, Google Leads With 44%
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
iPhone 5 Will Enable Ambitious Remote Computing Program - Source [Exclusive] — We've received a tip about an unexpected application for the NFC chip Apple is expected to build into the iPhone 5. — Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connection technology that would turn …
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Next iPhone to enable remote computing?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 5 will be remote computing on steroids
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: iPhone 5 To Turn Any Mac Into Your Own Using NFC
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Take Your Desktop Wherever You Go: iPhone 5 Could Bring Remote Computing
Robert Evans / I4U News: The iPhone 5: Remote Computing Ability?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Next Generation iPhone Rumored to Include Remote Computing Capabilities
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iPhone 5 could use NFC for remote computing
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Rumor: iPhone 5 To Hook Up With Any Mac via NFC Technology
Allyson Kazmucha / TiPb: iPhone 5 may implement NFC technology for eWallets and electronic passports
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: Apple working to include RFID, near-field computing functions …
Todd Haselton / MobileBurn.com: Next gen iPhone could sport NFC app for remote computing
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Rumor: iPhone 5 Will Feature NFC For Remote Computing
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
NPD: Android Surging, BlackBerry Falling, Apple Flat — Here's a chart pretty much guaranteed to get teeth grinding in Cupertino - new data from NPD showing Android extending its lead as America's most popular mobile operating system. — The consumer research group says that Google's software …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Insights on the tech industry, IntoMobile, Electronista, Appolicious Advisor, Signal to Noise, Fortune, GigaOM and hypebot
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Android market share gain coming at the expense of BlackBerry
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Android rising as BlackBerry falls, according to report
Phil Hornshaw / Appolicious Advisor: Apple now leading in U.S. smartphone market
Ted Wallingford / Signal to Noise: Media talking heads beginning to turn on Apple
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Android continues to muscle out U.S. competitors
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Android Still on Top; Now Crushing BlackBerry
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: iPhone Sales Flat As Android Surges, Blackberry Falls
The NPD Group: Android Extends its Smartphone Market Share in the Third Quarter of 2010 — iPhone 4 was the top-selling mobile phone in the third quarter; RIM falls to third place among operating systems — Much of Android's quarterly share growth came at the expense of RIM, rather than Apple.
Discussion: mocoNews, internetnews.com, Yahoo! News, msnbc.com, Daring Fireball and Mobile Entertainment
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: Android Devices Continue Momentum in 3Q
Molly McHugh / Yahoo! News: Apple is bestselling smartphone, Android most popular OS
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: iPhone is No. 1 phone, while Android is No. 1 OS
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: The NPD Group: Apple and RIM Are Top U.S. Smartphone Handset Makers …
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Android now 44% of new US smartphone sales says NPD
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google Sues The US Government For Only Considering Microsoft Solutions — Eric Goldman alerts us to the interesting bit of news that Google has sued the US government — specifically the Department of the Interior, for not seriously considering Google Apps when it put out a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to handle its messaging needs.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google to U.S.: Who's Being Anticompetitive Now?
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Google sues feds over Microsoft-centric bidding requirement
Ariel Schwartz / Fast Company: Google Sues the Federal Government, Demands A Fair Shake
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Government Agency Ignored Obama Directive When It Handed Microsoft A No-Bid Contract
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Google Suing U.S. Government Over Refusal To Consider Google Apps Over Microsoft
Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal: Google Sues Interior Department Over Email Contract
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Google sues U.S. government over hosted e-mail bid against Microsoft
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Turnabout Is Fair Play: Google Sues The Feds For Not Considering …
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Man bites dog? Google sues the government
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google sues US Government for anti-competitive behavior?!
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Google VS the US Government
Tom Warren / winrumors: Google sues U.S. Government for considering Microsoft hosted email solutions
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google Sues US Government Agency Over Using Microsoft Only
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Google suing the USA because it feels Google Apps don't get a …
Manan Kakkar / Techie Buzz: US Government Sued By Google For Using Microsoft Products
Matt Graves / Twitter Blog:
Promoted Tweets: Testing in the Timeline — When we launched Promoted Tweets in April, we outlined our plan for gradually rolling them out in all of the places people experience Twitter: first in search on Twitter.com, later in search through our partners, and eventually in the user timeline.
Edmund Lee / AdAge: Twitter Begins Publishing Ads in Users' Streams
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart: Twitter Drops Tweets Into Users' Streams: A Visual First Look
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Twitter starts testing ads in users' streams
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Starts Bringing Ads To Users' Streams
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter Advertising: A Complete Guide [TNW Social Media]
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Twitter Brings Ads to User Timelines
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Promoted In-Stream Tweets Launching Monday?
Dave Olson / HootSuite blog:
HootSuite Adds Promoted Tweets in Timelines From Twitter
HootSuite Adds Promoted Tweets in Timelines From Twitter
Discussion: Digits, SFGate, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and The Next Web
Amir Efrati / Digits: Twitter Ads Now More Prevalent
Benny Evangelista / SFGate: Twitter drops ads into timelines
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: In-stream Ads Appearing On Twitter Today [TNW Social Media]
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Use Hotmail features without changing your email address — If you've been reading this blog for the last few months, you've seen lots of new features added to Hotmail that make Hotmail more efficient, like Sweep or the ability to send up to 10GB of photos in one message.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Hotmail now works with other e-mail accounts, even Gmail
Emil Protalinski / TechSpot: Microsoft: use any e-mail address with Hotmail
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Hotmail wants you to test their service with your Gmail account [TNW Microsoft]
Tom Warren / winrumors: You can now use any Email address with Hotmail
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Blekko, The “Slashtag” Search Engine, Goes Live — Blekko, the long anticipated search engine founded by Rich Skrenta, has finally opened to the public. The service offers an interesting way to “slash” or create specialty search engines for any topic, along with new features the company hopes will improve relevancy.
Discussion: Download Squad, eWeek, The Atlantic Online, Reuters, CNN, Internet Evolution, Black Web 2.0, New York Times, DailyTech, Technology Review, Daring Fireball, BlogsDNA, TechSpot, SAI, Geek.com, Mark Evans Tech, NBC Bay Area, Gearlog, Search Engine Roundtable, The Huffington Post, Epicenter, PR Newswire, THINQ.co.uk, TechConnect Magazine, Softpedia News, CNET News, TechEye, Technologizer, SEO and Tech Daily and SEO Book.com
Matthew Rogers / Download Squad: Blekko, the “Slashtag” search engine is slow, cumbersome, and just plain broken
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Blekko Rivals Google with Crowdsourced Search
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: New Search Engine Blekko Is a Great Concept, But...
Ian Paul / Reuters: Blekko Search Engine Slashes Through the Web
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Armed With ‘Slashtags,’ Blekko Takes On Search
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: A New Search Engine, Where Less Is More
Tracie McDaniel / DailyTech: Crowdsourcing Blekko Search Engine Launches Today
Tom Simonite / Technology Review: Power to the People — A new search engine, Blekko …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Blekko: New ‘Slashtag’ Search Engine
Khizer Hayat Farooq / BlogsDNA: Search Engine Blekko Launched, Category Based Results
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Blekko enters search engine market, introduces ‘slashtags’
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Blekko launches public beta, could eliminate spam from search
Rj Middleton / NBC Bay Area: Blekko: Another Challenger to Google's Search Duchy
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Blekko: Searching Without the Spam
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Blekko Search Launches, Entices SEOs With New Tools
Laura Khalil / PR Newswire: Search engine Blekko launches; eliminates spam
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Blekko launches the biased search engine
Nick Farrell / TechEye: New search engine claims to kill the spam
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Blekko, an Interesting First Draft of a New Way to Search the Web
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Blekko Launches Early - Tells All (Update)
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com: Interview of Rich Skrenta
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Sorry, Blekko Is Doomed
Sorry, Blekko Is Doomed
Discussion: Googling Google Blog
Christopher Dawson / Googling Google Blog: Blekko: Cool for the geekorati, but no Google killer
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Blekko's SEO Tools: What Information Do They Provide?
Blekko's SEO Tools: What Information Do They Provide?
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, MarketingVOX and Adotas
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone DST bug causing alarms to fail across Europe (updated) — An iPhone bug already seen when Australia switched between Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time a few weeks ago has now hit Europe. Twitter is alight with reports of recurring iPhone alarms going off an hour later than usual.
Discussion: CNET News, Digits, Telegraph, TUAW, PC World, The Next Web, VentureBeat, CNN, Fortune, PR Newswire, Redmond Pie, techblog.dallasnews.com, msnbc.com, I4U News, Gadget Lab, MacRumors, Guardian, 9 to 5 Mac, TiPb, Gawker, Computerworld, MacStories, IntoMobile, Pulse2, THINQ.co.uk, Zatz Not Funny!, AppleInsider, Gizmodo, TechEye, Neowin.net, PhoneArena, App Advice, Pocket-lint, RazorianFly, everythingiCafe, iClarified and Phones Review
Leslie Katz / CNET News: iPhone oops makes Europeans late for work
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Digits: IPhone Alarm Bug Wakes Users Up Late
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Apple iPhone 4 alarm clock bug makes scores late for work
Chris Rawson / TUAW: iOS Daylight Saving Time bug hits Europe (and the US too?)
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World: Apple IPhone Bug Causes Europe to Wake up Late
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: iPhone alarm bug hits as clocks go back in Europe [Updated] [TNW Mobile]
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: iPhone Daylight Savings Time alarm bug plagues users in Europe, US
John D. Sutter / CNN: iPhone gives Europe extra hour of sleep
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: The stupidity of smart devices
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: iPhone alarm fails time change in Europe
Jordan Cressman / I4U News: Daylight Savings Bug Causes iPhone Alarm Problems
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: iPhone Alarm Bug Lets Europeans Snooze an Extra Hour
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iOS 4.1 Daylight Saving Time Bug Strikes Europe
Josh Halliday / Guardian: iPhone DST bug fails to alarm users - in the wrong way
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Daylight Savings welcomes iOS Alarm bug to Europe
Leanna Lofte / TiPb: iPhone DST alarm clock bug hits Europe
Ryan Tate / Gawker: iPhone Bug Makes Europeans Late for Work
Richi Jennings / Computerworld: iPhone daylight-saving bug: fall back to late alarms
Federico Viticci / MacStories: iPhone DST Bug Spreading Across Europe - And The US?
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: iPhone alarm clock glitch causes widespread tardiness in Europe
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: iPhone Alarms Reportedly Going Off An Hour Early
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider: Europeans wake up an hour late as Apple fails to fix iPhone alarm clock bug
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: iPhone alarm bug causes early morning chaos in UK
Joe White / App Advice: iOS Alarm Bug Hits Europe?
Arron / RazorianFly: Daylight Saving Bug Causing iPhone Alarms To Fail Across Europe, Here's The Fix!
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Daylight Savings Bug Hits Europe, Is USA Next?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Apple pay big bucks in iAds settlement? — A trademark lawsuit filed against Apple by a Web advertising firm over the term “iAds” was quietly settled in July. — No one has disclosed exactly how the case was resolved but Apple now owns the “iAds” trademark, and last week …
Discussion: MacRumors, MacStories, iLounge, Erictric, iClarified and MacDailyNews, more at Mediagazer »
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple Settled Lawsuit Over “iAd” Trademark In July
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple paid $1 million-plus in iAds settlement?
Mike Norris / Erictric: Sprint Lights Up Six More Cities With WiMax Goodness.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab review — The story of the Galaxy Tab has been quite a saga, to say the least. In fact, it was actually back in May that we first heard rumblings of Samsung's plans to unleash a 7-inch Android tablet much like its Galaxy S phones, but it was only after months of painful teasing …
Discussion: TechEye, Inquirer, Daring Fireball, Computerworld and PalmAddicts
Rob Coppinger / Inquirer: Carphone Warehouse offers a surprising Galaxy Tab deal
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Engadget's Samsung Galaxy Tab Review
Ross Catanzariti / Computerworld: Telstra T-Touch Tab Android tablet
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Interesting perspective, Samsung Galaxy Tablet review
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
How to Take Down Facebook — Hint: It Ain't Twitter. (aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) — I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. It wouldn't be accurate to say there's something “wrong” with Facebook …
Discussion: Signal to Noise and broadstuff, Thanks:davemcclure
Ted Wallingford / Signal to Noise: Don't confuse hyper-private with offline.
Bob Muglia / The Silverlight Blog:
PDC and Silverlight — [This blog post is from Bob Muglia, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft] — Last week, we held our PDC conference on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. We also streamed it online using Silverlight (with both live and on-demand sessions).
Discussion: All about Microsoft Blog, ReadWriteWeb and winrumors, Thanks:rawmeet
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft's Muglia reconfirms HTML is Microsoft's cross-platform play
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: Silverlight Developers: Are You Going to Move On?
Google Code Blog:
Introducing the Google APIs Console and our latest API updates — After a busy year of creating, curating, and re-organizing our APIs, we're pleased to share that: We're announcing the Google APIs console, a new tool to help you use our APIs in your applications and on your websites.
Discussion: Computerworld and The Next Web
Paul Krill / Computerworld: Google offers APIs console, retires some APIs
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Amazon Slashes AWS S3 Prices Up To 19% — Looks like Amazon has reduced the storage costs on its popular Amazon Web Services' “Simple Storage Service” (S3) yet again. As of November 1st, S3 users in the US Standard, EU - Ireland, and APAC - Singapore regions will be paying up to 19% less in overall monthly storage charges.
Discussion: eWeek, TechFlash, Amazon Web Services Blog and Daring Fireball
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek: Amazon Offers Another New Cloud Storage Discount
Eric Engleman / TechFlash: Amazon cuts price of S3 cloud storage up to 19 percent
AWS Evangelist / Amazon Web Services Blog: What Can I Say? Another Amazon S3 Price Reduction!
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Amazon S3 Price Reduction
Agence France Presse:
Amazon's 3G Kindle leaps ‘Great Firewall of China’ — HONG KONG — Amazon's Kindle 3G e-reader is being snapped up on China's grey market as it has an extra special advantage for customers — it automatically leaps the so-called “Great Firewall” of state web censorship.
Discussion: VatorNews, Gizmodo, Geek.com, Engadget, Electronista and CrunchGear
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Kindle 3G bypasses Chinese Web censors
John Brownlee / Geek.com: Kindle Whispernet gets around China's censorious firewall
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Target to Carry iPhone Beginning November 7th — Retail store chain Target today announced that it will begin carrying the iPhone as of November 7th in its 846 stores that offer Target Mobile centers. Target will carry both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, and will offer quick, on-the-spot activation.
Discussion: Target Pressroom
Google Online Security Blog:
Rewarding web application security research — Back in January of this year, the Chromium open source project launched a well-received vulnerability reward program. In the months since launch, researchers reporting a wide range of great bugs have received rewards — a small summary of which can be found in the Hall of Fame.
Discussion: Computerworld and The Firewall
Robert McMillan / Computerworld: Google offers bounty to Web bug hunters
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall: Google Offers Cash For Security Bugs In Its Web Apps
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's AdMob Integration Is “Just Not Going Great” — Google's integration of AdMob is “just not going great,” a mobile industry source friendly with many people at AdMob tells us. — We reached out to our source after TechCrunch reported AdMob's CEO Omar Hamoui was leaving Google …
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google's Real Problem - GTD?
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Browser momentum: Chrome has it, IE doesn't — Chrome sliced away another half a percentage point of usage share from rival browsers in October 2010. — For browser watchers, October was a continuation of previous trends: Internet Explorer lost share to Chrome while Firefox and Opera idled and Safari edged upward.
Discussion: The Windows Blog, TechCrunch, Download Squad, Electronista and Crave
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Biggest Browser Share Gain In October Goes To Chrome
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Internet Explorer 9 market share surges forward, grows faster than Chrome
Stephen Shankland / Crave: CompactFlash sequel arrives: CFast memory cards
Emily B. Hager / New York Times:
IPad Opens World to a Disabled Boy — OWEN CAIN depends on a respirator and struggles to make even the slightest movements — he has had a debilitating motor-neuron disease since infancy. — Owen, 7, does not have the strength to maneuver a computer mouse, but when a nurse propped …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: How the iPad Changed This Disabled 7 Year Old Boy's Life
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Investigating Issue With Monster Headphones [Updated] — Apple is reportedly investigating an issue with a number of Monster-branded headphones designed to use Apple's Remote and Mic technology. According to photo screenshots of an internal Apple service bulletin …
Discussion: AppleInsider, BGR, Engadget, App Advice, SlashGear and iLounge
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Report: Apple Investigating Monster Headsets
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Monster Headphones Not Playing Well With Apple Devices
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple tracking problem with Monster headphones?