An analyst offers three reasons Apple relaxed its rules for App Store subscriptions
In a note to clients, Abramsky lists three reasons he thinks Steve Jobs blinked:
"This episode highlights one growing challenge for Apple," Abramsky concludes. "Its size becomes a double-edge sword for content providers, developers and carriers, who are attracted to Apple's growing addressable market (200M iOS devices) but increasingly fearful over its expanding power. Apple plays a fine line between maintaining control/exclusivity of its closed ecosystem, but also not alienating the very content partners that give its platform its distinct advantage."
Social, the cloud, gamification -- it all sounds like consumer-enterprise convergence. It's not, exactly, but these trends are a sign that enterprise has some catching up to do after a year of massive evolution in consumer gadgets.
With only a day to go until the end of 2010, the lists predicting which technologies will dominate the headlines next year are rampant. Well, I'm throwing my hat into the ring as well, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 31, 2010 5:00 AM ET
Companies and developers say it's the future. A look at why the HTML5 hype machine is in overdrive and whether it's warranted.
Given how tech giants like Apple, Google and even Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) have wholeheartedly embraced HTML5 and dubbed it the future of the web, it's no surprise the hype behind the quickly-emerging web specification has reached a fevered pitch. And the hubbub will get even louder now, with the just-launched MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 3, 2010 12:57 PM ET
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