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Quartz: Our poll surfaced about 600 apps. But again, the long tail is in evidence: 95% of apps mentioned by the users don’t break the 2% share.

Feb 04, 16

CoinDesk: “What we would hate to see happen is the most robust and secure blockchain protocol getting left by the wayside if people moved on to different protocols and tech stacks that bitcoin isn’t designed for,” Hill continued, adding: “We believe…

Feb 04, 16

http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2016/02/video-viewing-revamping-cross-device-strategy.html“>Dan Rayburn on StreamingMediaBlog.com: Data from Adobe has shown that tablet and smartphone viewing accounted for nearly 40 minutes of daily viewing in 2015. …

Feb 02, 16

Perma.cc: Perma.cc helps scholars, journals, courts, and others create permanent records of the web sources they cite. Perma.cc is simple, free to use, and is built and supported by libraries. What a great project I have never heard of. (Update: The…

Feb 01, 16

Josh Horwitz writing for Stratechery (paywall): According to McKinsey, China’s middle class is expected to balloon from 256 million in 2013 to 357 million by 2022,according to McKinsey. That’s larger than the entire population of the US. Moreover, t…

Feb 01, 16

Quartz: In a patent application published today—first surfaced by the legal technology firm ClientSide—Facebook outlines a system for setting up carpools for people attending the same event. For now, it’s worth remembering: Many companies in the “sh…

Jan 28, 16

The New York Times: Let’s say that Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, eclipses Amazon’s retail business in India — well, O.K., so then it satisfies itself with the rest of the world. Government intervention often limits one giant in favor of a…

Jan 27, 16

Tech in Asia: China now has 688 million internet users, a record figure. The new data for 2015 from the state’s China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) shows that’s not the only major milestone. For the first time ever, China has more than…

Jan 26, 16

Monday Note: But Nuzzel is up for global domination. Seriously. According to its CEO Jonathan Abrams, the mobile application on which he built Nuzzel’s reputation is almost anecdotal. (Despite my known persistence in asking the same questions in mul…

Jan 22, 16

Mark Lowenstein at Techpinions: Even though there were no ‘blockbuster’ product announcements, this was the most exciting CES in some time. Between discussions and demos of drones, self-driving cars, IoT, AR/VR, and the next generation of screens, s…

Jan 19, 16

Charles Arthur breaking down the jobs in the app economy in the US alone: For the job breakdown, it puts iOS at 1.4m (87%), Android at 1.1m (70%), BlackBerry at 107,000 (6%) and Windows Phone/Mobile at 45,000 (3%). Adds up to 166% because some peopl…

Jan 14, 16

Very good thoughts by Ben Thompson on Google and autonomous cars (paywall): Does [John Krafcik, the chief executive of Google’s self-driving car division] propose removing all of [todays non-autonomous cars] from the road in one fell swoop? And will…

Jan 14, 16

Re/code: [John Krafcik, the chief executive of Google’s self-driving car division] did not unfurl any deals with carmakers. Instead, he doubled down on Google’s unique commitment to total autonomy, a critical signal to the industry — and its regulat…

Jan 12, 16

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an interview with the BBC: Mr Musk said electrification and autonomy were the two biggest innovations in the industry since the moving production line. “In the long term, nobody will buy a car unless it’s autonomous,” he said.…

Jan 12, 16

Me at Early Moves on a rumored portable version of Amazon Echo: This portable version of Echo might be the first iteration of Amazon’s next attempt at the smartphone market after its Fire Phone flopped phenomenally. After all, once people use your p…

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