∞ iOS ahead in mobile ad revenue, but there's more

A new report from Millennial Media on Tuesday shows that Apple is doing very well in mobile ad revenue — in fact, it’s leading all manufacturers.

Millennial “reports key advertising trends with a focus on mobile manufacturers, devices, operating systems, connected devices and more.” So, to be clear, we are looking only at advertising market share in this report.

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∞ Pros choose iPhone over Android; 99.8% choose iPad

There is a lot of talk recently about how Android is winning the hearts and minds of users, but according to a new study released on Thursday, those users aren’t professional business people.

The study done by Intermedia, a company that manages 320,000 hosted Microsoft Exchange accounts, says that 61 percent of customers activating ActiveSync-based smartphones are choosing the iPhone. Only 17 percent chose Android device.

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∞ Android sees 400 percent increase in Malware

It’s a big news day for Google, but it’s not all good news for the search and mobile operating system company.

In a new global mobile threat report released on Tuesday, Juniper Networks said cyber criminals are turning to smartphones instead of PCs. Along with that shift is a widening gap between hacker capabilities and an organization’s defenses.

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∞ Google exec on Android: 'We are using compatibility as a club'

When you think of an “open” company, you don’t often associate using a club to get people to do what you want, but that’s how a Google employee sees it.

A Massachusetts court released email messages from Google last week as the company battles Skyhook Wireless in court. One of the emails is garnering quite a bit of attention.

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∞ Even iPhone 3GS often outsells new Android devices

Apple’s iPhone 4 is selling very well, but a new report suggests that even its older iPhone 3GS and first generation iPad often outsells newer devices running Android.

Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley said the iPhone 4 is by far the top selling device at AT&T and Verizon, according to a report on AppleInsider. For instance, checks at AT&T retail locations found that the $49 iPhone 3GS outsold the newer HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix.

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∞ Barnes & Noble's $249 Nook Color adds apps

Barnes & Noble announced Monday that it has enhanced its Nook Color e-reader with support for applications, improved Web browsing and new rich content. It’s still $249. The new features are available to existing Nook Color users through a v1.2 … Continued

∞ Game developers association warns against Amazon Appstore

The International Game Developers Association’s (IGDA’s) Board of Directors have issued a strong warning to its members about putting software up for sale on Amazon’s new Android-based Appstore. The organization says that Amazon’s terms may ultimately have a “negative impact…on the game development community.”

Amazon’s Appstore has appeared recently as an alternative to the Android Market. It provides users of Android-based smartphones and tablets a way to purchase and download software for their devices, using their existing account information.

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∞ Open or closed, what's better Android or iOS?

Everyone seems to be debating the benefits of Google’s Android OS versus Apple’s iOS and which mobile operating system is better.

There are reasons that both sides contend make their operating system the best one to use, but for the most part it’s a personal choice to allow you to get things done. At least that’s what I thought.

I got a call from a friend of mine the other night and we talked for a while before the conversation turned to Google and why he thought it they made a better operating system. I’m paraphrasing, but the conversation went something like this.

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∞ BGR reviews the HTC ThunderBolt

I used to buy a new phone every couple of months. As soon as the newest cool thing came out, I had to have it. For the past four years, I haven’t found anything that could outdo my iPhone, but … Continued

∞ Square lowers credit card swipe fee

Square is the service that enables anyone to accept credit card payments using iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone. The company announced Tuesday that they are reducing their credit card swipe fee, eliminating a 15 cent per fee transaction.

∞ Motorola iPad competitor Xoom ships Feb. 24

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announced Tuesday that Motorola’s Xoom tablet will ship through Verizon Wireless beginning Feb. 24, 2011. The device will cost $800 unsubsidized, though Verizon Wireless customers can get the tablet for $600 if they agree to … Continued