Archive for December 22nd, 2009

Flurry, Pinch Media merge analytics businesses

flurry-pinch.jpgSmartphone application analytics start-ups Flurry and Pinch Media announced today they will merge their businesses, making them the analytics authority for the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android devices. Combined, the two companies will cover more than 80% of all iPhones (or four out of every five on the market), iPod Touch and Android devices (or two out of three) worldwide. more

Best of 2009: Lessons learned overseas

Not every trend starts in the developed markets and trickles down to emerging markets; some trickle up:

  •  Mobile money matters.
  •  Customers will pay rationally for mobile service – prepaid, tiered pricing, etc – if you ask them. But if you just offer them the world (unlimited usage) it’s hard to take it back from them.

More after the break… more

Best of 2009: Most bizarre applications

With millions of mobile apps on the market, there were bound to be some strange ones:

  •  Baby Shaker. And by bizarre, we mean offensive, inexcusable and how did this ever make it on through the iPhone App Store approval process?
  •  The upskirt iPhone app?

More after the break, including our readers’ responses…

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