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Episode #78 - Angry Birds are Rich
« on: December 07, 2010, 08:12:19 AM »
We have just posted up Episode #78 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.

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Cyber Monday Breaks the 1 Billion Dollar Mark 1:31
While some of us shop online more than others – Cyber Monday will go down in history as the first day that online sales broke the $1 Billion mark.  Those are pretty impressive figures, and I’m sure that Visa is reveling in the fact that most people will be paying interest on their purchases well into the new year.

Just in case you forgot – we reviewed Bodygaurdz to help protect your phone/ipod/whatever. And this is the only thing I spent money on this year on Cyber Monday.

Whats the point of Twitter? We aren’t sure either. . . 6:52
It’s pretty sad when you use Twitter and you don’t really know why or what the point is.  What’s even more sad is when you’re thingy Costolo (Twitter’s new Chief Executive) and you don’t know either.  In the end, I find it a place to aggregate interesting news and post up news and information.  I realize that most of it is just noise, but – it is the internet after all.

Google Enters the E-Book Market 3,000,000 Strong 12:23
There is now yet another company vying for your e-Ink dollars and it’s Google.  They aren’t selling hardware, but they did launch a very robust store with over 3 Million titles.  This will grow of course, but it currently isn’t available anywhere but the USA.  Still, you can take a look if you’re interested.

Angry Bird to Generate over $1 Million a Month (The Free Android Version) 16:00
The iPhone version of Angry Birds costs a couple of buck and the Android version is free (albeit ad supported).  While some people think in-game advertising doesn't work - especially on the mobile platform, $1M a month is a pretty decent failure.  I'd take that for sure.  Way to go Rovio!

Mobile stats for October 2010 – Good news for Android 19:55
As I’ve said before, as Android increases, Blackberry will be the big loser in this mobile war.  They are.  As well as Palm and Microsoft – but to be fair we have to wait and see what Windows Phone 7 sales are doing – still Android is the big player and should hit 35% market share by early next year – if they haven’t already.

iPad 2 Rumors 25:25
Apple products always generate a lot of interest, and I have to admit, I’m a little interested in these latest iPad 2 rumors – a retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536 sounds pretty sweet.  I’d take that and a USB port please.

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« Last Edit: December 10, 2010, 09:09:29 AM by Zeus »