Archive for June, 2012

The majority of Twitter’s revenue now comes from mobile

Jun. 28, ‘12: Shira Ovide for the WSJ: On most days, Twitter is now generating the majority of its revenue from ads shown to its users on mobile gadgets, rather than from ads on, company executives said. Meanwhile, from Facebook’s IPO filing: … Continue reading →

Notes From The West Coast

Jun. 19, ‘12: I spent last week at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Everything beyond the keynote was under NDA, so I can’t tell you about it. And this week, I’m on vacation in Portland and Vancouver, so I won’t be … Continue reading →

Microsoft Finally Has A Tablet Business Model With Surface

Jun. 18, ‘12: Microsoft just unveiled its new tablet, Surface. It actually looks pretty nice, though I obviously have no idea if it works well or is worth buying. You can find the details, as they become available, on Techmeme. But the shift … Continue reading →

Facebook CTO Bret Taylor leaves for startup

Jun. 15, ‘12: This doesn’t look great for Facebook, but it’s the reality for talented people in Silicon Valley these days: Anyone not named Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg can’t be expected to stick around Facebook for more than a few years. There’s … Continue reading →

iOS 6 Passbook

Jun. 11, ‘12: The biggest surprise in today’s iOS 6 sneak peek is Passbook. The other stuff had pretty much all leaked — Facebook, maps, do-not-disturb, etc. — but Passbook is fascinating. On one hand, right now, it’s just an aggregation of your … Continue reading →

Gruber’s WWDC takeaways

Jun. 11, ‘12: Good roundup. I wasn’t at the keynote today, but I was impressed — in particular, by how much Apple is now doing at once. As John Gruber describes: On the software side, Apple has — dare I say finally — become a … Continue reading →

Exploring The New Foursquare

Jun. 8, ‘12: The big-picture thing to remember for a company like Foursquare, which has raised a lot of venture capital, is that growth is what keeps the lights on. If your growth isn’t accelerating — or, worse, you’re not growing at all … Continue reading →

What I’d really love from Apple at WWDC…

Jun. 8, ‘12: At ReadWriteWeb, I’ve put together a list of the things that “actually matter” for Apple’s WWDC conference next week. But I left off a personal request: Wifi voice calls in iOS 6. Why? Because even now, despite all the money … Continue reading →

Netflix’s new ‘Open Connect Network’

Jun. 6, ‘12: Inside baseball, but interesting: Netflix is launching its own content delivery network (“CDN”) and is letting Internet service providers run the software within their networks. Actually, any “high-volume provider of large media files” can use it for themselves, too. Here’s a … Continue reading →

HTC: Smoked by Windows

Jun. 6, ‘12: Bloomberg reports more bad news for HTC: HTC Corp. (2498) is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.’s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales … Continue reading →