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October 2, 2011
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) • Openly criticizing Amazon’s new price-check app, which allows users to go in stores, scan the barcodes and see if Amazon has lower prices than said shops do — for a discounted price at Amazon. With the location feature turned on, consumers effectively can let Amazon know what their brick-and-mortar competitors are selling something for. What do you all think? Clever or sketchy? Does it empower the consumer or hurt small businesses? source (via • follow)
December 11, 2011
parislemon: Hard to pick the most ridiculous element of these updated numbers. Is it that just 0.6% of Android users have Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) two months after it launched? Is it that of the remaining 99.4%, only 55% are upgraded to Gingerbread (2.3), which came out over a year ago? Is it that over 30% are stuck on Froyo (2.2) which is 20 months old? Is it that 8.5% (something like 10 million devices) are stuck on Eclair (2.1), which came out two years ago? Is it that only 3.3% are using Honeycomb (3.0), which means that all those highly-touted tablets last year are clearly huge flops? I can’t decide. You choose.
January 4, 2012
shortformblog: growth Over the years, Mozilla’s open-source Firefox browser grew from nothing to provide a solid secondary option to Microsoft’s once-dominant Internet Explorer. It funded itself in large part from a multi-year deal it made with Google to make their search the default, allowing Mozilla to…
December 3, 2011