Month: March 2011

It’s looking bright for Windows Phone apps

Windows Phone 7 in numbers- A promising start Surprisingly many commercial apps available: 2/3 of all published apps. It’s a .NET based system. I know this! (sorry for the JP reference) Time to check out the development environment.

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Android gets a shorter leash

Google tightening control of Android, insisting licensees abide by ‘non-fragmentation clauses’- Google Starts To Close Android’s Open Door I think this is generally good, and something Sun should have done with Java ME, to avoid problems with application compatibility across

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Demand Media, not your average farm

So that’s how it works! Very interesting read. Infographic- How a Content Farm Works – News & Opinion – PCMag.com In summary: Continuously determine trending search keywords Write lots of Web articles that contain those combinations of keywords Search engines

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NFC, finally?

Windows Phone 7 getting NFC payments, too- “There are no doubts in my mind that 2011 will be the year when NFC finally started to take off, steadily making our plastic credit cards obsolete.” I hope this too, but I

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What Twitter lacks: multimedia

Most people now believe Twitter supports multimedia and other types of files, as you can submit such from certain apps, and not the least the official Twitter app. Twitter supports no such thing. It’s a pure micro blogging / SMS-like

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Anecdote: The essentials to success

To create the new super successful Web service and/or mobile app (potentially super successful, that is), this is in theory all you need, even though it might be rather lonesome and depressing if it’s only this. If you have a

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Blowing bubbles, episode 2

Is social media overvalued? This commentary became longish and not tightly related to the article, but rather a collection of my own thoughts on the subject. Not that it would matter to entrepreneurs that it’s a bubble right now, rather

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Android/Windows, leading mobile platforms by 2015?

For Windows Phone (or whatever next year’s version will be called) it’s in how much control Nokia can wrestle from Microsoft. If Microsoft is in control, a definite no. Just look at Microsoft’s phone and tablet legacy. Will Android, Windows

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Honeycomb source not for everyone?

It seems Google wants to hold on to the source code for Android Honeycomb, so that “bastardous” integrations are not made, part of the reason being that Honeycomb is optimized for a tablet UI and doesn’t fit smartphones as well.

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When everything is on-line

Your house/apartment when everything has gone digital and on-line: No shelves for movies No shelves for CDs No shelves for books No mailbox for magazines, letters etc No binders/file cabinets for documents That of course also affects bricks and mortar

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