This Week In Mobile


Apple’s App Store Usage Numbers Suggest iOS 7 Adoption at 74%

Apple’s App Store Usage Numbers Suggest iOS 7 Adoption at 74% Apple continues their impressive run of mooning users to the latest OS rather quickly. In just 3 months, we’re now at ¾ of all users on iOS 7 – and that’s after a comprehensive redesign that many worried might scare off some users from […]


Amazon and the Benefits of Vision – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Amazon and the Benefits of Vision – stratēchery by Ben Thompson Excellent piece on Amazon’s drone delivery and what constitutes real vision. One important point Ben makes: vision has to come from someone with a track record. The reason Amazon PrimeAir is so exciting is that nearly all of Amazon’s current business was at some […]


Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone – stratēchery by Ben Thompson This is a BIG deal: Apple will be launching on China Mobile. This was one of the announcements we’ve been waiting for since the iPhone event a few months back. It should be a huge opportunity for Apple – probably the biggest […]


Apple Buys Real-Time Access to Twitter Feed With Topsy

Apple Buys Real-Time Access to Twitter Feed With Topsy Apple purchased data-analytics firm Topsy Labs for an estimates $200 MM. Topsy A key point is they are one of the few companies that has access to the Twitter fire hose and can do real-time analysis of the trends and discussions happening on Twitter Although there’s […]


When will the migration from PCs be complete?

When will the migration from PCs be complete? Horace Dediu breaks down the latest data from IBM on phone and tablet shopping with his usual flair for excellent charts and analysis. The larger pictures emerging are that iOS is holding its shopping advantage of about 2.5 to 1 and consumers are moving more and more […]


Dark Matter

Dark Matter Horace Dediu follows up on the Ben Evans piece posted earlier and coins a new term: Dark Matter Android – those tablets that are largely unmeasurable but are selling in vast quantities. Horace’s fundamental observation is that the relevance of these dark matter tablets is determined by what jobs they and the iPad […]


The meaning of really cheap Android

The meaning of really cheap Android Ben Evans illustrates the difficulty of accounting for really cheap android tablets. While we know they are probably there and selling a lot (given the components being used/sold), looking at the components is a really backwards way of trying to determine the devices. And since none of these can […]


Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley Missed this when it was posted, but saw it mentioned by Ben Evans in another post. A fantastic and deep analysis of all that’s going on in mobile. We agree with pretty much all of this. The most important theme emerging […]