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Facebook Leapfrogs Google Maps As #1 U.S. Mobile App In 2012

Comscore reports in its latest Mobile Metrix ranking of the top mobile apps by audience shows that Facebook finished the year strong to capture the #1 position from Google Maps. Even with losing the #1 position, Google maintained five of the top six positions. In December, the unique monthly visitors for each app: Facebook had [...]

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Google Does Not Have A Mobile Problem – Q4 Profits Still Rise

Google shares rose six percent in early trading today, based on Q4 results that profits had increased despite revenue declining. Many cite concern that the desktop search market is waning and the company is not tapping into mobile yet. That is ridiculous. Mobile, particularly the smartphone portion, iPhone4, iPhone5, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S3, and a [...]

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iPhone5 Growth For Entrepreneurs From Walmart And China

Apple is brilliant at creating a product that people crave. Not just want, but crave. Deeply crave. There is usually no argument on that point. There is some serious proof of that in the USA, but even more so in China where 2.1 million devices sold on the iPhone5 debut in late December. In the [...]

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Apple #1, Google #2 – 50 Innovative Companies Ranked By 1,500 Execs

Technology is not the only industry that knows how to innovate, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Automotive, consumer, and retail, and industrial products are strong on innovation also. Tech and telecom do dominate the top ten from this recent BCG executive survey. Apple is #1 on the list. Google is #2. Seven of [...]

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Apple Not Buying Waze for iPhone5 But Google Should Buy It

CNET broke the rumor mill. They reported that Apple has no plans to buy Waze, the community-based traffic and navigation app. This is hours after TechCrunch posted that “Waze was hoping to net $750 million in an Apple buyout, but the iPhone maker was willing to offer only $400 million in cash and an additional [...]

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Banks In Danger? Apple iOS 6 And Passbook Mobile Wallet Could Change Banking

Apple placed a mobile wallet in 100 million iPhones via iOS6 according to Jim Bruene at Netbanker. Back in June, Mr. Bruene asks if the Apple Passbook is a friend or foe to banks? I have long been a fan of the Netbanker blog that Jim Bruene writes in addition to his in-depth reports on [...]

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Google Maps War With Apple Is Over – Google Won

BBC News posted an excellent article today on Google Maps and their battle with Apple in the coming mapping wars. But the war was over before it started and Apple lost. They lost the day they cancelled the Google maps integration. Apple fans lost, especially. Update: You can read my response to some of the [...]

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Dear Apple: Why Are You So Afraid Of Google, Android, And Samsung Group?

Apple won its court battle against Samsung Group, but it may have just lost the war against Android. Samsung may have it correct when they say that this $1.05 Billion court decision is a sad day for them, but also for the consumer. I believe it is a sad day for you, too, Apple. You [...]

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Amazon Influences Consumers More Than Google (And Possibly Facebook And Apple)

Every time a customer comes into your physical store, you probably wonder if they are price shopping you with their smartphone. Amazon doesn’t have that problem, but they may have made it worse for business owners with the Amazon Price Check apps. Don’t worry, though, Amazon has a bunch of tools that can help you [...]

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Yelp Joins Bing Search Engine And Apple Maps – Ignore At Your Own Risk

Yelp announced that it is powering the Microsoft Bing local search engine results. If users search on Bing, relevant Yelp reviews will display on the right side of the screen. Plus, Apple has joined forces with Yelp on its new maps application along with providing more content to Siri. This is a positive move for [...]

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