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The iPad Is Becoming The Only "PC" That Matters (AAPL, MSFT)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-the-ipad-is-becoming-the-only-pc-that-matters-2011-5

In our survey of iPad users, we asked which computing device is used primarily for “personal computing.” Our readers say they spend the largest percent of their personal computing time with the iPad.

This makes sense, since the iPad is a very casual computer, designed for surfing the web, playing games and other personal activities.

For more from our survey, click here →

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 news No Comments

Microsoft Incinerates ANOTHER $543 Million Online (MSFT)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-microsoft-online-operating-income-2011-1

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Every quarter Microsoft reports earnings, and every quarter it reports a massive loss in its online operations. Today it reported a $543 million loss for its December quarter.

This gives Microsoft a trailing-four-quarter loss of $2.5 billion. That’s simply astounding. We’ve asked it before, and we’ll ask it again: Has any company lost as much money online as Microsoft?

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Sunday, January 30th, 2011 news No Comments

Another Reason Google TV Is Doomed (MSFT, SNE, NTDOY, AAPL, GOOG)

CHART OF THE DAY: Another Reason Google TV Is Doomed (MSFT, SNE, NTDOY, AAPL, GOOG)

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Gaming consoles are the new media hubs, according to data from Nielsen. About one quarter of the people that own a Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation are using them to watch web video.

This is a pretty impressive number, and it’s interesting to think about in light of Google TV and Apple TV. If many console users are already streaming video, then there’s less need for either Apple or Google’s boxes.

Further, a Logitech Revue running Google TV software goes for $300. An Xbox 360 with Kinect goes for about the same amount. Would you rather have an advanced gaming machine with some web streaming, or device for just web video that only works okay?

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Friday, December 17th, 2010 news No Comments

Android Phones Will Sell Well This Holiday Season (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

CHART OF THE DAY: Android Phones Will Sell Well This Holiday Season (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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The iPhone might not be at the top of consumers’ wish lists this holiday season, according to data from a Nielsen survey of people over 13.

As you can see, more people are interested in non-iPhone smartphones than the iPhone. This could have to do with the fact that thanks to AT&T, the iPhone is only available to 1/3 of the U.S. population. Or, it could mean that Android (and maybe Windows Phone 7?) are more appealing now than ever.

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 news No Comments

Windows Mobile Apps More Expensive Than iPhone Apps (MSFT, AAPL)

CHART OF THE DAY: Windows Mobile Apps More Expensive Than iPhone Apps (MSFT, AAPL)

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Paid apps for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile* app store are more expensive on average than paid apps for Apple’s iPhone, according to data from O’Reilly Research.

This is good news for developers that might be considering developing for Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform. This data is based on Window’s old mobile platform, so prices on the new platform could get lower as more developers create apps. You can charge more if there is less competition.

Overall, O’Reilly says the mean price for Windows Mobile apps is $6.16 versus $3.43 for the iPhone. Below, we’ve charted the various categories that match for each platform, using O’Reilly’s data. O’Reilly has a more complete picture of average app prices.

*The post originally referred to “Windows Phone” which is the name associated with Microsoft’s new platform. We’ve edited to reflect this is based on the old mobile platform, after commenters pointed out O’Reilly updated their post.

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Friday, November 12th, 2010 news No Comments

The Ugly Outlook For Nokia’s New CEO (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL, NOK)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-mobile-market-share-2010-9

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No matter where he goes, Stephen Elop is haunted by Google.

As head of Microsoft’s Business division, he had to fend off Google’s free Docs, which were attacking Microsoft Office. He managed, easily.

As newly installed CEO of Nokia, he must deflect Google’s free Android software. A much tougher assignment.

As you can see, Nokia is crashing and burning in the smartphone world, which is the fastest growing, most lucrative part of the market. Nokia is going from a dominant leader today to barely hanging on in 2014, according to a forecast from Gartner.

Elop has to not only prevent this forecast from becoming a reality, but also discover a new business model.

What’s not reflected in this chart is that Google doesn’t care about making money from selling handsets or software. Google’s an ad company. Nokia is not.

Is Elop up to the task of fending off Google once again?

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