After seeing executives jury-rig consumer gadgets and software for work, companies like Google and Apple are suiting up for success in the office.
By Richard Nieva, contributor
FORTUNE -- In recent years employees have been bringing their personal smartphones and tablets to work and tricking out their gadgets (sometimes without the tech department's okay) with productivity-enhancing apps and software. Now, instead of standing by as savvy individuals co-opt their technology for the MOREDec 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Apple to retain a 70%+ share of mobile app dollars, despite Android's 50%+ market share
Using data from Apple's public announcements and AndroLib (an Android app discovery tool), Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has analyzed the mobile app market and determined that:
Since its inception, Google's (GOOG) Android Market Place has generated about 7% of the gross revenue of Apple's App Store.
Apple (AAPL) has about 85% to 90% market share of the total MORE
For Edmunds.com and its President, Avi Steinlauf, the Apple iPad is transforming the workplace.
By Alex Konrad, reporter
FORTUNE -- Avi Steinlauf doesn't sleep with his iPad, but otherwise the Apple (AAPL) tablet is almost always by his side. Like a growing number of senior executives, Steinlauf, president of car-guide publisher Edmunds.com, views his iPad as a crucial business tool -- and not just for sending e-mail, reading documents, or looking up information MOREOct 13, 2011 5:00 AM ET
A new sleep-tracking app for the iPhone from Lark offers a peek into life inside a retailing partnership with Apple.
FORTUNE -- Julia Hu got into bed with Apple (AAPL) so she could sell gadgets that get people out of bed. Hu is the CEO of Lark, a startup making a wristband that tracks your sleep until the moment it interrupts it. That's when it starts vibrating, a silent alarm that MOREChadwick Matlin - Jul 6, 2011 1:11 PM ET
Private "storefronts" let corporations outfit employees with homegrown business apps.
FORTUNE -- Want to develop a small-molecule-based drug? There's an app for that. But you won't find it in Apple's App Store -- it's available only through a private storefront run by biotech giant Genentech.
The company, based in South San Francisco, Calif., has created some 20 mobile apps for its employees -- and a dozen more are in the works. In MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Earlier this morning Microsoft accused Google of false advertising. Google responds.
This morning, David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft (MSFT) took the opportunity to look at unsealed documents to point out something, that if true or genuine, would seem to be a pretty big deal.
Last Friday afternoon, I learned that a batch of court documents had been unsealed and had revealed one particularly striking development: the United States MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 11, 2011 5:32 PM ET
The collaborative abilities of Google's office products keep getting more robust.
In a Blog post today, Google (GOOG) announced that Docs will now have fullly integrated discussions ability.
Today, we're updating comments in Google Docs to facilitate rapid and seamless discussions and integrate with email in an intuitive way. Since there are a number of significant improvements, this update is only available for newly created documents for now.
Think of it as annotations on steroids. MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 16, 2011 12:27 PM ET
Keeping it all in the Google ad family...
Today, Google (GOOG) is sending some of its Admob mobile app developers some good news. The search giant will start placing Adsense ads inside of apps that use Google's Admob advertising. That means fill rate will skyrocket toward 100% and developers will get paid much more, across the board.
The move may also pull some of Apple's (AAPL) iAds user-developers away, especially those who MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 11, 2011 3:57 PM ET
A small percentage of people have been without their Gmail accounts since Sunday.
Imagine if you lost your entire email inbox, sent box, folders –everything.
A small number of Gmail users logged into their accounts over the weekend to find just that.
Immediately, Google (GOOG) support forums started filling up and Google's App Status dashboard issued the ominous warning, "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 28, 2011 1:01 PM ET
The move would instantly allow the PlayBook to have access to Android's library of 100,000+ apps.
Gleacher & Company analyst Mark McKechnie, in a note to clients today said that RIM (RIMM) may be building into its QNX-powered PlayBook tablet the ability to run Google's (GOOG) Android Apps.
Our checks suggest RIMM is planning to offer Android apps compatibility which would be a HUGE win IF it worked properly. We are skeptical, however, as MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 7, 2010 11:48 AM ET
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