New products enable the startup's 350,000 hosts to do without the desktop.
FORTUNE -- Airbnb wants its hosts to get out of the house.
At a press event Tuesday at the company's San Francisco headquarters, co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blechzarczyk introduced redesigned Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android apps with an emphasis on improving the mobile experience for the company's 350,000 hosts.
"Hosts said they don't have all the tools that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 12, 2013 3:11 PM ET
Just about everything, writes Charles Arthur in the Guardian. It's a must read.
FORTUNE -- These two charts at right, taken from a YouGov survey and chosen for demonstration purposes by Charles Arthur in the Guardian last week, illustrate nicely what's wrong with statements like this (from TheNextWeb): "Android represents somewhere in the region of 80% of the smartphone market."
That's "simply wrong," Arthur writes.
"Here's the reality: at the time this was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2013 8:35 AM ET
Chinese computer maker introduces Yoga, its Android tablets that break the mold.
FORTUNE -- Who says tablets have to be flat? There was no decree from Steve Jobs, no edict from Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), or Samsung. Oh, and Ashton Kutcher thinks it's unnecessary (more on that later). Yet the tablet market today is a sea of often indistinguishable flat slates in which hardware innovation is measured in thinness, screen resolution, MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 31, 2013 11:00 AM ET
A graphical look at the state of play on the eve of another Apple special event.
FORTUNE -- Anticipating some iPad news out of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday, I'm trying to get a picture of the state of play in the global tablet market from published graphs and charts. Most of the attached are based on IDC data. If you spot any that are fresher -- or better -- please send them MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM ET
Good Tech's Q2/Q3 report shows Android trailing and Windows Phone going nowhere.
FORTUNE -- Good Technology, a Motorola spin-off that sells a secure app development platform to government agencies and 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, reported Thursday that activations of custom-made mobile apps are growing at a "staggering pace" among its 5,000 clients, and that Apple's (AAPL) iOS is the clear favorite.
The attached chart shows the number of mobile devices activated MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 19, 2013 7:31 AM ET
HTC makes some of the best Android phones in the market, but that's not enough anymore.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – First Palm. Then Nokia (NOK). Then BlackBerry (BBRY). Is HTC the next smartphone maker to go from a strong contender in the smartphone market to a troubled company in need of rescue?
It's starting to look like it. Earlier this month, the company warned investors to brace themselves for the company's MOREOct 17, 2013 3:34 PM ET
ISIS and Jamba Juice team up to spur adoption of mobile wallet.
FORTUNE -- Can a million free smoothies save the mobile wallet?
That's the hope of ISIS, the mobile payments venture backed by major wireless carriers. ISIS has teamed up with Jamba Juice to offer a free smoothie or juice to the first million customers who use the ISIS mobile wallet app when it launches nationwide later this year.
Mobile wallets have MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET
As sales of smartphones and tablets grew, the PC market shrank.
FORTUNE -- The makers of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows computers can take some comfort in the fact that, as CNN Money's Adrian Covert put it Friday, Macs down, PCs up in the third quarter of 2013.
But take a slightly longer view, as the attached chart does, and things look pretty bleak for the once-mighty Wintel empire.
Windows PC growth rates have been MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 11, 2013 10:17 AM ET
comScore's August data show iOS outselling Android even without the new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iOS may be losing market share to Google's (GOOG) Android worldwide, but in the U.S. its share continues grow, as the latest comScore numbers show.
See chart, above.
FURTHER READING: Daniel Eran Dilger's Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer. A sample:
"The continued U.S. growth of iOS at the expense MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 11:02 AM ET
Apple's smartphone is favored by 5% more Republicans than Democrats.
FORTUNE -- I'm not sure where Meet the Press' David Gregory was going with this, but NBC is reporting the results of his survey of smartphone use in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unsurprisingly, given Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market, especially among wealthier Americans, is that the iPhone at 58% is the clear favorite on both sides of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2013 2:20 PM ET
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