As Apple deals with a publisher backlash from its subscription plan offering, Google swooped in today to offer publishers a less expensive alternative that will work on more devices.
Originally leaked last June as 'NewsPass' by an Italian newspaper, Google (GOOG) released details on its new One Pass publishing tool today. The timing is no coincidence as Apple (AAPL) is currently dealing with a publisher backlash over its newly-enforced 30% cut of publisher revenues in MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 16, 2011 11:10 AM ET
...at least until Google signs on to Facebook's terms.
Facebook developers often use advertising to monetize their applications and until recently, Facebook has been pretty hands off on what ad companies developers can use. However, that is all about to change. Facebook is now requiring ad services to agree to certain restrictions on advertising, which include a commitment to never utilize Facebook user data, reports Network Effect.
There is at least one major network MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 11, 2011 1:37 AM ET
Developer interest in Android is skyrocketing, as evidenced by the selling out of the I/O 2011 event in 59 minutes.
In a series of Tweets, Google (GOOG) VP Vic Gundotra details the quick-selling Google developer event which seems to indicate that developer interest in Android has increased markedly over the past few years.
Google I/O is a developer focused event that takes place in May at San Francisco's Moscone convention center. Last year, Google MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 7, 2011 2:08 PM ET
Over the weekend, the new Googlers at SayNow teamed up up with Twitter to build a Voice-to-tweet solution which could help
Google purchased SayNow last week. Instead of celebrating this weekend, the new Googlers (GOOG), with the help of their new colleagues and some folks at Twitter, put together an application that can convert a phone message into a tweet.
We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 31, 2011 5:50 PM ET
...and quickly gaining on RIM in number of active US users.
Not a big surprise here, with 300,000 Google Android devices being activated daily vs. Apple's 150,000+ (Apple sold 14m iPhones last quarter), comScore's November numbers show more Android phones in use in the US than Apple's iPhone.
Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) are the only platforms that gained ground in the latest study. Google grew an impressive 6.4 points while Apple gained MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 6, 2011 2:37 PM ET
One of Wall Street's better analysts wonders why the stock don't get no respect
"Why does the market dislike Apple?" asks Oppenheim's Yair Reiner in a note to clients issued Monday. "It typically grants companies with 70% EPS growth and plenty of runway a premium valuation. Apple is valued at 14x (ex-cash)—like the S&P."
Reiner had earlier raised, and dismissed, the possibility that Apple's (AAPL) market cap -- at $295.89 billion the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 3, 2011 7:57 AM ET
The plaintiff's original trademark, Android Data, was also canceled.
Imagine Paul Specht's surprise and delight in 2008 when Google (GOOG) announced that it would be calling its new phone operating system "Android" (Google bought Android in 2005, Andy Rubin bought the domain years earlier). Specht previously had a company called "Android Data" a decade ago, which at the time he trademarked with the USPTO. The trademark was granted in 2002.
But 2002 was the MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 22, 2010 9:14 AM ET
The role would allow Google to pull in more deals while battling Netflix for rights to distribute content online.
Paid Content is reporting that Paramount's Malik Ducard is heading over to Google (GOOG) to help with its content acquisition group. At Paramount, Ducard's title was Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution - The Americas. The description of his role over at Paramount is as follows:
Ducard collaborates with multiple broadband, wireless, hardware and device MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 20, 2010 2:42 PM ET
Google may, paradoxically, be making the world a better place to sell iPhones
You might think that the almost viral spread of Google's (GOOG) free and open-source Android operating system would eventually drive down smartphone prices and put pressure on Apple's (AAPL) proprietary iOS -- and on Steve Jobs' enviable profit margins.
But an analysis of the eight largest mobile vendors' average selling prices posted overnight Monday by Asymco's Horace Dediu suggests MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 20, 2010 7:34 AM ET
Wedbush Morgan analyst Lou Kerner raised his rating on Google to Outperform from Neutral
Google's (GOOG) efforts in Mobile and OS/Browser markets will start to pay off, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Lou Kerner.
In a research note today, Kerner wrote:
We are raising our rating and price target on Google based on our belief that mobile and social secular trends are accelerating the growth of time spent online and the growth of global MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 14, 2010 12:35 PM ET
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