Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Outgoing Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie, who joined the company in 2005 when his company Groove was acquired, sent out his farewell memo yesterday. "It's important that all of us do precisely what our competitors and MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 26, 2010 5:48 AM ET
Sixty three percent are male, well-connected early adopters, according to Nielsen
UPDATE: Nielsen takes it all back. The percentage of iPad owners who have never downloaded an app is 9%, not 32%, according to their revised press release. Kinda takes the steam out of the post. Their new, corrected chart at right. For howls of outrage that Nielsen could have led the London tabloid press astray, see here.
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Reading between MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2010 8:00 AM ET
But still playing catch-up in U.S. market share, according to Nielsen's August survey
The chart at right, released Tuesday, speaks for itself.
Google's (GOOG) Android was the most popular operating system in the U.S. among customers who purchased smartphones within the past six months, according to the Nielsen Company's August survey.
The same survey found Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry in a statistical tie for second place. As Daring MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2010 12:08 PM ET
What Nielsen has learned about the owners of tablets and other connected devices
As part of Advertising Week's Mobile Ad Summit Tuesday, the Nielsen Company released the results of a survey of 5,000 consumers who own a tablet computer, eReader, netbook, media player or smartphone – including 400 iPad owners. The survey found some curious demographic differences. Among them:
Apple (AAPL) iPad owners skew younger and male. 65% of them are male MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2010 8:36 AM ET
In advance of Apple's developer's conference next week, a goody bag of charts and graphs
The Nielsen Company gave journalists covering Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) a gift Friday -- a PowerPoint presentation packed with interesting data.
Leading off is the pie chart at right, showing where the U.S. smartphone market stood at the end of the first quarter of 2010. The key finding: Apple's and Google's shares have each grown 2% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 4, 2010 7:07 PM ET
An old logging town at the edge of Oregon's Ponderosa forest earns an unusual distinction
According to Net Application's May 1 report, the five U.S. market areas with the largest concentration of iPads -- measured by its clients' browser data -- are as follows:
San Francisco, Calif. (0.25% Internet share)
Grand Junction, Colo. (0.23%)
Santa Barbara, Calif. (0.19%)
Honolulu, Hawaii (0.19%)
Bend, Ore. (0.19%)
Yes, Bend, Ore., a city 82,000 souls nearly 200 miles from the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2010 10:00 AM ET
Apple's pocket computer is America's most popular mobile phone, smart or otherwise
Research in Motion (RIMM) may have a larger market share and LG may have more phones to sell, but Apple (AAPL) has the U.S.'s No. 1 mobile phone, according to a report published Tuesday by the Nielsen Co.
Apple benefited from the fact that Nielson counted both its current models as one entry. Together the iPhone 3G and the iPhone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 22, 2009 3:51 PM ET
Add media and marketing executives to the long list of constituents who wish North American mobile systems were more like those in Asia.
Though the entertainment and advertising rarely are on the cutting edge when it comes to embracing new technologies, a group of muckety mucks at the Paley Center for Media International Council meeting in New York last week made it clear that the future of media consumption is the mobile MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Nov 23, 2009 6:00 AM ET
Here's an interesting measure of how effectively Apple (AAPL) can whip the tech world into a frenzy -- even without Steve Jobs there to stir things up.
According to a report issued Monday by Nielsen Online, "anticipatory buzz" in May drew more than 55.7 million unique visitors to Apple's website -- more than double that of Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and 25 times the site for Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox.
The buzz got even MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2009 5:51 AM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
Google stirs up hype wherever it goes. Last week, Google introduced a free product called AdPlanner to help media agencies find the best sites to place banner ads. The news shook up comScore, which offers similar Web-tracking information for a fee, as its shares took a 23% nosedive the day the new Google service was announced.
Fears that AdPlanner would crush Internet media research companies like comScore (SCOR) and privately-held Nielsen Online were overblown. Mark MOREyiwyn - Jul 1, 2008 8:03 AM ET
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