This Week In Mobile


The Innovator’s Curse

The Innovator’s Curse Something if a paradox from Horace Dediu: it would appear that the market value of repeated innovation is zero due to the assumption that success can’t be repeatable. But isn’t innovation supposedly valuable? One line of reasoning he only touches on briefly in the footnotes, but that is really at the core …

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Apple Outsider » Thermonuclear War

Apple Outsider » Thermonuclear War Matt Drance on the lawsuit from Rockstar (a shell company owned by a consortium including Microsoft and Apple that won the Nortell patents bid) that attacks Google’s primary source of revenue: search based advertising. It’s a direct attack bit just on android, but in Google itself. While the gamesmanship of …

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Rudderless Microsoft « John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site

Rudderless Microsoft « John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site John Moltz asks why isn’t anyone alarmed that Microsoft basically has no leader? With Ballmer being a lame duck and no successor chosen, how can Microsoft execute on this bold strategy that everyone thinks they have in buying Nokia? Add to their troubles that 2014 is …

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Facebook Adds Mobile Video Ads

Facebook Adds Mobile Video Ads Facebook’s CPA campaign is the first highly targeted real and potentially effective solution to the app marketing and discovery problem. Hard to believe it took nearly 5 years to see solves for such a fundamental problem. Let’s hope the numbers add up for reasonable ROI. Marketers opting for CPA bidding …

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Smartphones are making shopping more fun

Smartphones are making shopping more fun Shopping is getting even more fun and repackaged as entertainment. Mobile phones are being used as entertainment devices, relied on to fill short periods of empty time with engaging diversions. For many, shopping is what they like to do, and social shopping apps like Wanelo and Poshmark are seeing …

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How Affluents Use Smartphone And Tablets

How Affluents Use Smartphone And Tablets One of the most profound changes in the Affluent marketplace has been their rapid adoption of mobile devices. Over the past two years, tablet ownership among Affluents ($100K+ in annual household income) rose from 9% to 41%, while smartphone ownership rose from 45% to 63%.  These figures are even …

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Daring Fireball: Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages

Daring Fireball: Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages A long, quality article from John Gruber on Apple bear arguments. He argues convincingly that Apple’s biggest danger is stumbling in its design and quality. They occupy the high end of the market and, as such, they must continue to provide high end, differentiated products. …

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Facebook ad profit a staggering 1790% more on iPhone than Android

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1790% more on iPhone than Android This study from Nannigans has been getting a lot of mention (and rightfully so) for its staggering stat that they are seeing almost 18 times more profit from Facebook ads on iOS over Android. But a key stat for retailers is that they are …

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