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Lasts Longer | Asymco
Of course, there would be not much business without an environment and we should all strive for sustainability.  But this is an existential observation, and it’s defensive. The important call to make is that Apple is making a bet that sustainability is a growth business.

Fundamentally, Apple is betting on having customers not selling them products.

The purpose of Apple as a firm is to create and preserve customers and to create and preserve products. This is fundamental and not fully recognized.
iphone  apple  business  environment  sustainable  strategy  corporations  relationships  technology 
10 days ago by allaboutgeorge
A Dutch publisher talks about his new mobile app with subscriptions for individual writers — paidContent
“I’m quite certain we will lose money at the start, because everything you do in media tends to lose money at the start,” he said. “But I am optimistic that this could turn out to be a very significant business.”
reading  journalism  marketing  media  app  iphone  business  personal  subscription  publishing 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Why Mobile Web Matters | NPR Digital Services
A Nielsen survey shows that a third of tablet and smartphone owners have downloaded a news app in the past 30 days. In addition, news apps can be very successful at driving deeper engagement with content. For people using NPR apps, for example, there are more pageviews and more return visits than for people using NPR.org.

But for all their success, the benefits of having an app (especially as an engine for capturing new audience) are starting to plateau, because apps are turning out to be most successful for only one segment of your audience. Research is showing that apps attract the particularly loyal segment of your audience who is already consuming a lot more news. In a study of tablet users, Pew found that these “power news users” spend twice as much time consuming news as do browser users. For users who want a daily fix and are proud advocates of stations, apps are the preferred channel.

But of course, stations want to reach a wider audience of casual users as well. And for this larger segment of casual users, mobile-optimized web pages are the preferred way to access your content.
mobile  digital  android  iphone  iOS  apps  web  news  engagement 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Baltimore band Wye Oak: Juggling loneliness and aloneness on their new 'Civilian' | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times
“I used to keep a journal," she said, “but I would always forget to carry it around, and my ideas come when I’m out and about. My iPhone, though, is the one thing I have on my person at all times. So when I think of a guitar part or a vocal line or some lyrics, I put them on my iPhone. That way, when I have time to work on songs, I don’t face that blank-page syndrome like I used to. I played back that guitar riff and started singing scat syllables over it.
songwriting  art  iphone  mobile  memory  attention  creativity  technology 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman says iOS users are more likely to purchase content than Android owners | Edible Apple
“The Android user typically is less likely to buy,” said Bowman, “and therefore the ROI on developing for Android is different than it is for Apple… The iPhone and iPad user is interested in buying content–that’s one of the reasons they bought the device. The Android buyer is different.”
android  apple  google  ios  iphone  ipad  media  sports  baseball  app  software  mobile  business 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
8 must-have iPhone & Android apps for covering breaking news | Poynter.
At the Lawrence Journal World, we recently outfitted our reporters with iPhone 4s — a move that has yielded multiple advantages.

Having been an iPhone owner for years, I’ve compiled a list of apps for reporters and bloggers to download and briefly explained how to use them. Each one of these has proven helpful in my own work as a journalist and in our newsroom as a whole when covering breaking news.
mobile  reporting  apps  journalism  media  android  iphone  apple  technology 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia X7 canceled: death-march journey continues - Computerworld Blogs
And what's this? Zokem, a mobile analytics company founded by some ex-Nokia executives, came out with a damning report on Nokia's U.S. smartphone user loyalty, Tuesday. Out of the eight smartphone platforms surveyed, Symbian had the poorest churn (defined as "the likelihood to shift to a competing platform during the next 12 months.")
At an astoundingly high 94%, it even exceeded webOS, which HP hasn't managed to prove isn't a dead platform). Yes, only 6% of users would buy another Symbian device. Unsurprisingly, surveyed Symbian users indicated that they mostly planned to move to iPhone (33%), Android (25%) or Windows Phone (25%).
nokia  mobile  apple  iphone  hp  symbian  google  android  technology  business  att  windows 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Q&A: The Makers of Islamic iPhone Apps - The Bay Citizen
Q: Do you think technologies like Islamic iPhone apps are modernizing Islam?

AT: No, I wouldn’t say that. Muslims believe that Islam, as a sacred revealed knowledge, is already in a state of perfection and it is the Muslims that need to adapt to the modern world. So what we are doing is taking modern tools and giving people access to sacred knowledge. And I think a lot of Muslims in America have easy access to technology, and these things are, in some sense, adding more value to people’s day. I wouldn’t call it modernizing Islam, but I would say it’s using modern technology to connect people to Islam.
islam  iphone  technology  software  culture 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
GigaOm: Keeping the Powder Dry: What Will Apple Buy?: Apple «
We’ll see buys that provide RFID expertise, ways around the battery crunch that’s fast becoming the major barrier in mobile tech, and speedy and dependable methods of streaming content to and from smartphones and tablets. This is where the fight on the horizon is in the mobile sector, and this is where Apple’s many guns will be pointed when the battle comes.
mobile  business  apple  facebook  sony  games  tablet  rfid  ipad  iphone 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why Apple's new Mac App store gives me the willies | ZDNet
Now, we all know there are a lot of apps, so why complain, right? The reason is freedom. As long as Apple restricts what apps can be run, the device isn’t free. It’s not a computer, it’s an appliance.

Some of you might argue that the iPad isn’t meant to be a computer and it is, in fact, an appliance, and you’re good with that. I’m not thrilled with that view, but I can accept it.
apple  opensource  technology  ipad  iphone  software 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Jobs speaks! The complete transcript | Phones | iOS Central | Macworld
Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest. As you know, Nokia’s the biggest. And we admire them for being able to ship the number of handsets that they do. But we don’t aspire to be like them. They’re good at being like them. We want to be like us. And we want to make the best ones.
android  apple  google  interview  ipad  iphone  jobs  mobile  strategy  nokia  technology 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Going Without a Laptop | Andrew Hyde
I get a lot of repeat questions on my travels, and I’ve decided to blog about them when I get a bit sick of answering them (although I really do like all of them).

Todays question: Screw the travel, how are you doing sans laptop?

Answer: very well with the ipad. Thanks to a few key things.
minimalism  apple  iphone  ipad  mobile  travel  macbook  technology 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Scott Adams Blog: Phone 09/03/2010
My suggestion, which I offer simply to prime the pump, is to call the phone your "head." This term recognizes that you are essentially a cyborg with a detachable brain. You offload a lot of your memory into your device, and it helps you communicate and gather information, just like the other parts of your general skull area.
humor  mobile  iphone  nokia  attention  information  data  humans 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Your Smartphone Will Soon Double as Your Wallet | Fast Company
Nokia has announced that it will include NFC chips in all its 2011 smartphones, effectively forcing Apple, Research in Motion, and other rivals to follow suit. "Stickers and stuff are welcome bridges," says Gerhard Romen, Nokia's director of mobile financial services, "but demand is growing, and full implementation is what makes a technology go forward."

Analysts estimate NFC will become ubiquitous within the next three to five years, which will give wireless carriers newfound leverage in determining the future of the mobile wallet.
nokia  iphone  mobile  business  technology  money  blackberry 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Great App Bubble | Fast Company
Until the bubble bursts, apps are the only mobile game in town. And without a doubt the future of digital is the ubiquitous, pocket-sized screen. What's needed are apps tied to real business models that have real ROI. And,companies should build apps with their eyes open about what they should realistically expect to accomplish with what they develop. Having an app for an app's sake is not enough.
mobile  apple  android  technology  symbian  nokia  iphone  ipod  ipad 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
David Beach's Blog: Developing for Android
Like it or not, Android is huge. Creating an open source mobile platform was one of the smarter things Google has done. It's too bad that they haven't done that great of a job doing it. Android has succeeded despite Google. In fact it's safe to say that Android is successful for one primary reason. The iPhone is only available on AT&T. If the iPhone was on Verizon a year ago. Android would be no where near as popular. But since this has yet to happen, Android has become a huge market that isn't going away.

If you are a company that builds/has iPhone apps, you better be thinking about developing for Android ASAP. But you should also be prepared for the pitfalls.
android  technology  mobile  iphone  opensource 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
An iPhone app developer’s diary, and some thoughts on Android » Nieman Journalism Lab
If someone out there is interested in volunteering to help build an Android (or WebOS, or BlackBerry, or Windows Phone, or Symbian) version, I’d love to hear from you. We’ve got no animus against other platforms; we just don’t yet see an audience big enough to justify our scant resources.
android  technology  iphone  apple  news  journalism  media  software  blackberry  symbian 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
News organizations need mobile-first strategy « Pursuing the Complete Community Connection
We need to figure the best ways to deliver news and conduct commerce effectively on mobile devices: text messages, email, mobile applications, tweets, easy-to-use mobile web sites, podcasts, location-based news and commercial information.

Whatever your role in your media organization, consider how you would change your work, your priorities and your thinking to support a mobile-first strategy. This will either be our future or our next squandered opportunity.
business  community  innovation  iphone  journalism  media  mobile  news  newspapers 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com: Apple's control-freakery eclipses iPhone advances
I'm especially intrigued, however, by the addition of a gyroscope. This and other sensors built into the phone will enable fascinating new services, if Apple allows them, based on location, motion and other data the devices will be generating automatically as people use them. Journalists, among other people, should be thinking hard about what they might do with such capabilities.
apple  technology  mobile  journalism  media  iphone 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
AT&T: Way to spin a mobile data plan backstep! (OR: Why I’m going Android) – contentious.com
RT : New Contentious.com post: AT&T: Way to spin a mobile data plan backstep! (Why I’m going Android)
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june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash - Charlie's Diary
If you're using an iPad in 2015, my bet is that you won't bother to have home broadband; you'll just have data on demand wherever you are. You won't bother yourself about backups, because your data is stored in Apple's cloud. You won't need to bother about software updates because all that stuff will simply happen automatically in the background, without any fuss: nor will worms or viruses or malware be allowed. You will, of course, pay a lot more for the experience than your netbook-toting hardcore microsofties — but you won't have to worry about your antivirus software breaking your computer, either. Because you won't have a "computer" in the current sense of the word. You'll just be surrounded by a swarm of devices that give you access to your data whenever and however you need it.
apple  future  technology  ipad  flash  google  iphone  internet 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
UPDATED: All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Though more than 100,000 app developers have clicked "I agree," public copies of the agreement are scarce, perhaps thanks to the prohibition on making any "public statements regarding this Agreement, its terms and conditions, or the relationship of the parties without Apple's express prior written approval." But when we saw the NASA App for iPhone, we used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to ask NASA for a copy, so that the general public could see what rules controlled the technology they could use with their phones. NASA responded with the Rev. 3-17-09 version of the agreement.
ipod  iphone  apple  software  business  mobile  copyright  law  development  eff 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Stanford survey finds iPhone habit-forming - San Jose Mercury News
"One of the most striking things we saw in the interviews was just how identified people were with their iPhone ... It was not so much with the object itself, but it had so much personal information that it became a kind of extension of the mind and a means to have a social life. It just kind of captured part of their identity."
apple  iphone  mobile  study  research  academia  stanford  technology  ritual  attention  nokia 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Both Sides Of The Table: App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)
am betting that the future is “the mobile web” not the “the mobile app.” There will always be some apps that have reasons to be native on devices but I am betting that serious innovation will happen on mobile browsers and that the future will so most apps folded into the cloud. We’ve already seen it once in the PC era. It’s the best thing for our health. We can build for one primary browser (like we do for Firefox on the desktop today) and then figure out how to get the rest working with whatever Microsoft builds.

It will be 3-5 years before this transition takes place. Much money will be gained and lost in this period. And somebody will win in the transition. Wise companies will plan for this “great porting” to take place. Unfortunately it won’t be in the next 3 years so we have to live through this temporary era.
media  social  business  technology  web  mobile  apple  google  future  software  iphone  android 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Digital Domain - AT&T Takes the Fall for the iPhone’s Glitches - NYTimes.com
AT&T and Apple could both gain by swapping talent.

Apple, send your marketing wizards to lend your partner a hand. It sorely needs help.

AT&T, send some engineers to redesign the iPhone to make better use of the country’s fastest wireless network.
att  media  web  mobile  iphone  network  apple  networking  online 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
IOC told to get hip with the digital revolution
"They are the most socially active generation and digital culture is their culture.," he said, noting they affect $600 billion in consumer spending. "Their desire to create content and use it as social currency amongst their networks and communities has profound implications for how media owners and sports rights owners behave amongst them."

"The most important legacy of any from the Olympic movement is to deliver the next generation of sports fans and athletes," Sorrell concluded. "To do this, we must ensure the iPod, iPhone generation is tuning in, not tuning out."
olympics  online  sports  mobile  iphone  ipod  apple  social  network  community  business  athletes 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Telecoms - Nokia aims to seize the limelight in smartphone market
"You need products with that wow factor that people entering a store can aspire to, even if they cannot afford to buy it.

"Nokia has the challenge of young consumers saying, 'My dad has a Nokia, so why would I want one?' They've got to make themselves cool again."
nokia  mobile  marketing  youth  usa  apple  iphone  attention 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Telecoms - Nokia pledges smartphone assault on Apple
This week, Nokia will try to inject fresh momentum into its smartphone strategy with the release of a device featuring a Linux operating system. Analysts say Nokia’s Symbian operating system and S60 software, used on most of its smartphones, need an overhaul.

Nokia is also expected to unveil plans to sell netbooks, or small, mobile computers.

Mr Kallasvuo defended Nokia’s N97 smartphone, the company’s main answer to the iPhone, following criticism by some analysts that it is a poor alternative to Apple’s handset.

He said: “We are competitive in the marketplace right now as we speak, and we will make efforts to be even more competitive going forward.” Apple’s rapidly growing strength as a mobile phone maker is underlined by its securing the second largest share of the industry’s profits in the second quarter.
nokia  apple  mobile  business  iphone 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SwebApps, Mobile Roadie Try to Democratize iPhone Apps - TIME
"In a few years, mobile apps will be to businesses what sites are today," says Chocano. "They'll serve as a product catalog, a shopping tool, a social-media resource, a way to gather client information, a media gallery — all on the go, at your customer's fingertips."
mobile  marketing  shopping  business  cities  social  information  media  iphone  google  apple 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nanoseconds Of Happiness - washingtonpost.com
"Better to be a little anxious and on the prowl than to be happy and eaten. After all, our perpetual pursuit of pleasures, such as food, safety and sex, is precisely what keeps the species going."
apple  iphone  technology  psychology  food  sex  happiness 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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