Monday, 31 October 2011

Android rise in UK a warning for Apple

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How Android swallowed the UK smartphone market in 18 months | Technology | guardian.co.uk:

Steve Jobs said he was going to destroy Android.  Well its hard to see that in the growth market for smartphones.

The above graphic shows the share of smartphone market for major providers.  Notice that Apple iPhone has not only lost share but is not trailing behind RIM.  What has driven this?  Android.  The rise of Android smartphones in one of the richest and most advanced markets int he world should come as a real warning to Apple.  In less than 2 years Google Android platform came from almost nowhere, competing with Windows Mobile at the time and simply decimated all other plays.

Android has done to the smartphone what Windows did to the PC, and Apple has gotten caught in the same long term losing strategy.  Now the question is iPads, but looking at numbers like these can anyone doubt the tablet market will almost certainly go the same way?


Web 3.0 Analysis Predicts Continued Support for Occupy Wall Street

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UPDATE: We are seeing tweeting levels from around Occupy Wall Street as high as any we have seen on anything.  From out analysis of twitter, foursquare and web other web sources it is difficult to escape the almost obvious conclusion that the largest web media social event of all time is currently unfolding in the world's Capitol cities, and that the center is in New York City right now. 

Normally we track the intensity of protests by looking at the clima.me score for a location.  In places like Cairo, Madrid or Bahrain a large demonstration will often cause a rise in tweeting.  We have made predictions generally based on looking at these numbers.


But in New York city Manhattan is a flood of constant tweets and it is hard to pick out surges in twitter.  Our Clima.me scores always come out of 90, or very high in the region where protests happen.

To get a more accurate specific data we are looking to a combination of what people are tweeting about and Foursquare checkins.  Each day we are seeing the Occupy event getting more and more Foursquare checkins and despite terrible weather dozens of people check in every day to the site.  Not all the people who check in are necessarily camping or participating, but surely a part are, and there are people participating who don't use foursquare.  In fact the most we have ever seen foursquare penetration was about 20% so clearly hundreds of people are attending the ongoing demonstration.


#OCCUPYWALLSTREET
city: New York
address: Liberty Plaza
state: NY
postalCode: 10006
lat: 40.7091576586
long: -74.011040926
currently checked in: 13
total checkins: 6845
Foursquare reading on Occupy Wall Street taken about 1 pm local time 31 of October.
http://socialmediais.us/fours/

Watching these numbers it is clear that the Occupy movement in New York is maintaining momentum despite harsh weather.  And the twitter hash tag is very strong.  So we conclude the Occupy Wall Street movement will continue and perhaps grow over the coming weeks. 

We will even go as far to say this is the biggest thing we have seen on the web since the Tahrir Square protests.  Clearly a web based global movement is taking place. 



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