If Apple's decision to make Mac OS X Mavericks free was rooted in a desire to speed up Mac OS adoption rates, it certainly appears to be working. As reported by MacRumors, research from analytics firm GoSquared shows that Apple's latest Mac operating system already accounts for a little more than 8 percent of the total Mac traffic seen on the Internet.
Just ahead of the long holiday weekend, a report outed AT&T's plans to begin selling anonymous customer location and usage data -- but thankfully, the plan comes with a parachute for those who want to bail out.
Twitter is keeping busy this week, quietly opening up its analytics feature to anyone curious how their tweets are performing even while bringing the recent TweetDeck for web experience to the Mac client.
Internet analytics company comScore released their smartphone market share report for Q1 2013 this morning, revealing that Apple (as a manufacturer) now commands almost 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. The only other competitor to report an increase was Samsung, whose numbers inched up by a mere 0.7 percent from the last quarter to 21.7 percent. Competitors HTC, Motorola, and LG all saw their numbers go down for the same quarter.
After Representatives Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Steve Jobs asking to explain iAd tracking, Apple's general counsel, Bruce Sewell, responded with a hand delivered letter. The original letter was sparked by Apple's location-tracking wording in the recent iTunes update.
Out of everything that Apple CEO Steve Jobs discussed at the D: All Things Digital conference on Tuesday, Flurry’s collection of analytical data from unreleased devices seems to have provoked the most ire. Worry no more, Steve!