Month: February 2011

Remote control of phones the wrong way

This is not the way to do it: Man builds machine to push phone buttons from half a world away (video) — Engadget See here how it’s done commercially: DeviceAnywhere – The Ultimate Mobile Application Testing Platform Their system controls

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A history of stupid toys

Furby was voted the most stupid one. From a geeky perspective I feel saddened. 10 of the stupidest toys of all time – Guyism An interesting thing with the Furby dolls is that such toys will come back as thinking

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GroupOn is on …

… a winning streak, capturing 760M in revenue in 2010 and raised 950M in funding during January. Congratulations to GroupOn for finding a revenue sweetspot. If you think about it, daily deals is just another way of advertising. Next step:

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Major Twitizer updates

The Twitizer API is now quite stable, and is available for third party on request. It’s possible to authenticate via Twitizer alias or OAuth, increasing flexibility. The Android app for Twitizer is getting along fine. It’s already possible to submit

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Abiro Converter Pro 1.04

Added a few new features. Nothing much, so it’s more of a maintenance release. Added Swap (exchanges the selected units; a good complement to Invert) and Exit to menu. Removed one of the ads, leaving only the top ad, making

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Android activation over time

At the end of 2009 there’s a very clear worldwide spike. I’m not quite sure what that is, except general availability of much more phones at that time, or that the data this was based on came in yearly. Exponential

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Android, no profit for you…

“Android Market revenues in 2010 came in at an estimated $102 million … Apple App Store revenues came in at an estimated $1.7 billion in 2010” But does that include revenue from ads in free apps? I doubt it, as

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Tools for HTML 5 authoring

All free. Seven Tools To Start Your Hassle-Free HTML5 Project – Free and Useful Online Resources for Desig

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2011, a game-changing year

My extrapolations and thoughts. What do you think? Nokia and Microsoft collaborate now, and Nokia drops Symbian and MeeGo. Alarms immediately go off about Nokia risking losing out on the high revenue smartphone market, with possibly only the low-end left

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Twitter shows its muscles

Update 2011-02-23: ÜberTwitter is now ÜberSocial, and is up again: UberSocial, formerly UberTwitter, and Twidroyd now back online   Twitter has been docile for a long time regarding branding and competitive issues, which has left the field open for establishing

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