Archive for October, 2012

Where Are Google’s Nexus Stores?

Oct. 31, ‘12: Google’s Nexus tablets are supposed to be credible competitors to Apple’s iPads and Amazon’s Kindle Fires. And they’re actually selling pretty well — approaching 1 million sales a month, Google’s partner Asustek recently told the WSJ. But it should be … Continue reading →

The iPod Mini Effect: The iPad Mini Should Be So Lucky

Oct. 31, ‘12: Apple’s iPad mini goes on sale this Friday, and big questions for Apple include: How will it affect overall iPad sales? Will it cannibalize bigger, more expensive iPads? Will it sell out, despite a price premium over competitors like Amazon’s … Continue reading →

Tim Cook: About That iPad Number…

Oct. 25, ‘12: The weak spot on Apple’s September quarter earnings report was the iPad number: 14 million shipments, down from 17 million in the June quarter. That’s almost three times as many Macs as Apple shipped during the quarter, but it only … Continue reading →

A Billion And Back: 8 Years Of Apple iPod Sales

Oct. 25, ‘12: Here’s an interesting (if relatively unimportant) data point from Apple’s September quarter earnings: iPod sales fell below $1 billion for the first time in 8 years, since the September 2004 quarter. Since then, the iPod business had 31 quarters in … Continue reading →

Visualized: A conference on data visualization, Nov. 8 and 9 in NYC

Oct. 24, ‘12: Looks like a very cool and interesting conference, organized by Eric Klotz. See you there.

Why Is The iPad Mini $329? Because It Is

Oct. 23, ‘12: But Amazon’s Kindle Fire thing is half the price! But the Nexus 7 is way cheaper! So? Apple is going to sell out of its Christmas 2012 supply of iPad minis no matter how much it costs — $329, $200, … Continue reading →

Every Twitter Client Should Cost $20!

Oct. 18, ‘12: Tweetbot for Mac launched today, and its $20 price tag is getting a strong reaction. Some people are turned off, a bunch of people are standing up for it, others are just confused. (The Tweetbot guys explain why it costs … Continue reading →

‘Big picture from Verizon earnings: The iPhone 4S remains a hot seller and the iPhone 5 has major supply problems.’

Oct. 18, ‘12: Verizon reported Q3 earnings this morning, and Sammy the Walrus IV has been analyzing the iPhone numbers. (If you’re not already following Sammy on Twitter, you’re missing out.) A few tweets: Verizon: We sold 3.1 million iPhones in 3Q (2.7 … Continue reading →

Using Data To Rethink Your App: The Shopkick Story

Oct. 17, ‘12: One of the more interesting things about the mobile app industry is that you can put user data to work to help refine and redefine a product. If people are using some features but not others, you can highlight the … Continue reading →

Boxee TV, $15/month ‘unlimited’ DVR for network shows

Oct. 16, ‘12: The latest gadget from Boxee, following up to its Boxee Box, which was a modest success. Solid, pretty coverage at the Verge. Hard to see this becoming a big, mainstream hit. The set of people who only want to record … Continue reading →