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By: Hillel Fuld If I had told you two weeks ago that Microsoft would release a new version of Windows for PC and tablets that would not only have the whole tech community excited, but about which the only complaint is that it is not on the market soon enough, you might have sent me away. Yet, somehow, they pulled…

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By: Hillel Fuld If you spent any time on the internet yesterday, chances are you heard a few people talking about TechCrunch Disrupt. Whoever was not talking about that, was talking about the Microsoft Build event, in which the company gave the press and developers a sneak peak at their new Windows 8 OS, for both computers and tablets. I…

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By: Hillel Fuld Mike McCue, the Founder and CEO of Flipboard talked to Erick Schonfeld, the new Editor of TechCrunch about Flipboard, the iPad, and content in general. We reported last month that Flipboard joined the list of major apps that have realized the potential of in-app advertising and Mike addressed that as well in the video below. In addition,…

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By: Hillel Fuld The mobile ecosystem never ceases to amaze! As I tweeted yesterday, if you had told me ten years ago that in the mobile (and even Web) game, Yahoo and AOL would  be failures, Motorola is a part of Google, and Apple is crushing the competition, I might have laughed. Meanwhile, on the apps front, the obvious king…

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By: Hillel Fuld There are not many industries right now that are as dynamic and interesting as the mobile one. It seems like every day, some company is buying, releasing, killing, or announcing a product of some kind and RIM is no exception. Many have already declared the company dead, but we already addressed that (Spoiler: RIM is very much…

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By: Hillel Fuld The worst thing a company, in almost any space, can do is operate in an abyss. What I mean is that the first thing a company has to do in order to succeed is conduct serious competitive research. Who are my competitors? What do they offer compared to what I offer? How is their pricing compared to…

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By: Hillel Fuld In the mobile era, there are three primary channels by which consumers access their content on a portable device. The most obvious one is apps. Native mobile apps allow you to  quickly and conveniently consume content whether it is via Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or just an app developed by the developer themselves. (CNN, TechCrunch, the Wall St…

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By: Hillel Fuld One of the mistakes we are all a little guilty of, is taking a look at the landscape of any given industry, and convincing ourselves that it will remain the same in the coming years. Very rarely is that the case and the mobile industry is a perfect example. I mean, if this past month has taught…

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By: Hillel Fuld There can be many things said about Samsung like the fact that some people think their phones are too toy like or cheap, or that they copied Apple on some aspects of their design, but one thing is for sure, they do not stop innovating. The newly announced Samsung Note is no different and while other manufacturers…

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By: Hillel Fuld I know what you’re thinking: “OK, I get it, Android and iPhone rule the US mobile market, enough with the market share numbers, they are getting old”. I do not disagree, but what is interesting to notice is how the mobile landscape has drastically changed over the past year. I mean just this month has been wild….