Daily Update: The United States’ PC Hangover, Message App Milestones, iPhone 6 Screen Size Conjecture

Good morning, Welcome to the last week of August! Fortunately, we’re all interested in tech, where there is always something interesting being announced – or rumored. On to the update: The United States’ PC Hangover There were lots of interesting tidbits in the latest comScore U.S. Mobile App Report, particularly the list of the top […]

Daily Update: LINE IPO, Kindle Unlimited, Apple and China

Good morning, I am back from vacation, although I can’t say I picked the ideal week for it, particularly given the dual Microsoft memos as well as the Apple-IBM deal. I plan to write about both on the main site this week. In the meantime, there are lots of earnings results this week; I’m hoping […]

Daily Update: Apps on Xiaomi, LINE Making US Push, Facebook’s Messaging Strategy

Good morning, Today is Asia-themed, but with a US twist. On to the updates: Apps on Xiaomi According to Flurry, Xiaomi users love apps: Over the past 6 years, the average Apple iPhone consumer has spent more time in apps than consumers of every Android device we track – by a wide margin. This year, […]

Daily Update: Google Blocked in China, WeChat Ecommerce, LINE IPO?

Good afternoon, I finally posted the WWDC piece I mentioned yesterday: Growing Apple at WWDC. While the number of updates were pretty incredible, I think they mostly fit into a coherent growth strategy. Check it out. I apologize again that today’s update is a little later (tomorrow’s probably will be as well). I’m very much […]

Daily Update: Google v Oracle, Mobile Gaming and Gambling, Third-Party Mobile Platforms

Good morning, I’m still thinking a lot about the Apple Beats deal, and plan on a post later today, so keep your eyes out. It’s really one of the more fascinating deals we’ve seen since, well, Facebook and Google buying Occular and Nest, respectively, but with Apple everything is magnified. In the meantime, a longer […]

LINE Results, Nintendo Hurting, Katie Cotton Retiring

Good morning, I thought it worth calling out this letter from several leading tech companies defending net neutrality. I’ve been quite cynical about their willingness to go to the mat for net neutrality; I certainly hope this is the beginning of deeper engagement on their part. On to the updates: LINE Releases Results…Kind Of LINE […]