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iOS and Mac OS X market shares hit record highs

October 3rd, 2011

A recent report from Net Applications suggests that Apple’s iOS and Mac OS X operating systems both achieved a record high global market shares during the month of September. iOS had a global market share of 54.65% for the month, up from the 53.04% grip it had on the market in August. iOS is trailed …

AirPlay drives iTunes momentum in online movie market share

August 24th, 2011

A new report from research firm IHS suggests that Apple’s iTunes share of “consumer spending for movie electronic sell-through (EST) and Internet video on demand (iVOD)” grew during the first half of 2011, the first time since 2009, despite an increase in competition from Walmart and Amazon. iTunes had a 65.8% market share during the …

Primecap doubles RIM stake in vote of confidence

August 8th, 2011

Pasedena, California-based investment management firm Primecap Management Co. recently doubled its investment in BlackBerry vendor Research In Motion. According to a recent regulatory filing, Primecap now owns 26.4 million shares of RIM stock valued at about $577 million as of Monday’s close, and the stake represents approximately 5% of RIM’s total outstanding shares. According to …

Microsoft spills beans on new ‘Tulalip’ social network

July 16th, 2011

Microsoft accidentally spilled the beans on a new social network it has been working on called “Tulalip.” According to VentureBeat, a splash page for the the social network appeared shortly on Socl.com on Thursday before it was immediately taken down. In an effort to conceal its mistake, Microsoft issued a statement. “Thanks for stopping by. …

Android U.S. market share slides in March quarter as iPhone gains

June 21st, 2011

Google’s share of the U.S. smartphone market dipped for the first time since 2009 according to Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf. Needham says Android’s share slid from 52.4% to 49.5% in the first quarter, its first sequential market share loss in any region since the second quarter of 2009. Wolf attributes the dip to …

Android is now the most popular smartphone platform among BGR mobile readers

May 31st, 2011

While Apple’s iPhone had a head start, there’s just no stopping Google’s Android OS as far as market share is concern. What’s interesting is that, generally, web browsing on an iPhone had been a much more enjoyable experience, thus the higher web browsing stats from the iPhone versus other smartphones. Fast forward to today, and web browsing …

Microsoft sells 1.6M Windows Phone handsets in Q1

May 19th, 2011

According to research firm Gartner, although Microsoft shipped 2 million Windows Phone units during Q4 of 2010, it sold 1.6 million units during Q1 of 2011.”Windows Phone saw only modest sales that reached 1.6 million units in the first quarter of 2011,” wrote Gartner. “Devices launched at the end of 2010 failed to grow in consumer preference …