A new report on mobile advertising reveals that Android traffic is finally surpassing that of iOS — but the real story may be tucked away inside, with details that show just how anemic the remaining mobile rivals really are.
Wednesday night wound up being a particularly crazy time for tech news as the Comcast-Time Warner deal (more on that in a moment) vied for attention with word that Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has found a new home with Dropbox, where he will hold the position of Chief Operating Officer. But that wasn't all that made news yesterday, so here's a quick recap of other stories...
If you still happen to be rockin' an iPhone 4S, want to jump ship from Apple's camp to Windows Phone and live near a Microsoft Store, this could be your lucky day to trade in that old device for Nokia's best.
Was anyone else impressed by Apple's ninja-like skills with Tuesday's release of the iPad mini with Retina Display? Aside from one or two last-minute rumors the night before which were largely dismissed, everyone was focused on later in November, allowing Apple to pull yet another rabbit out if its hat. Here's hoping some of that magic will carry over into next year's new product lineup!
Mere days after we heard that Apple CEO Tim Cook was under fire for a perceived lack of innovation, the news has surfaced that longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be leaving the Redmond giant within 12 months. Ballmer has always been a controversial though energetic figure, but the general attitude toward his handling of the company in recent years was reflected in the 8 percent jump in Microsoft stock today in response to the news.
Windows Phone users who use the popular public transport app HopStop received a nasty surprise over the weekend as they tried to get around. On the heels of Apple's acquisition of the app on Friday, the Cupertino giant dropped all support without warning, leading to protests from the affected commuters across Twitter and the review pages for the app. As of today, HopStop's still available on Google Play.
Okay, everyone -- you can stop feeling sorry for Nokia and shift that empathy to BlackBerry now that the former's Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets have officially out-shipped the latter over the last three months.
We don't know about you, but it's been a long week and we're looking forward to some vacation time in the weeks ahead! Apparently the folks at our favorite tech companies are working through the summer, however, because there's some cool stuff on the way judging from Thursday's headlines, which we put into snack-sized form to kick off your Friday right here...