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Mobile Apps that (Continue to) Surprise and Delight

With stellar design, advanced functionality, unprecedented success, surprising innovation, unsurpassed longevity or a combination of all, these are the apps that continue stand out in the sea of 1.5 million (and counting). Monument Valley Released by UsTwo in 2014, this surreal, interactive game turns perspective on its head in a visually exquisite programming achievement. It’s …

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Apple agrees to buy Beats for $3 billion; adds music veterans Iovine, Dr. Dre to staff $AAPL

Apple agrees to buy Beats for $3 billion; adds music veterans Iovine, Dr. Dre to staff $AAPL The rumor is now official. However, there’s still a lot of puzzling pieces here: Is Apple moving away from it’s “One P&L to rule them all” strategy if it operates Beats as a completely separate brand? Apple is …

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Who buys the iPhone 5C?

Who buys the iPhone 5C? Ben Evans takes a look at Facebook’s advertising data to find two trends about the iPhone 5c and 5s: the 5s is selling much better (which is expected and mostly known) and the 5c skews higher amongst women. The important question on the 5s outselling the 5c is more about …

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Scale and polarisation in mobile

Scale and polarisation in mobile Ben Evans with a chart showing the huge spread between the various handset makers. As he points out, it’s curious to see just how cyclical e iPhone has become. Have we gotten to the point where even non-tech consumers know roughly when a new iPhone is coming, and they decide …

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