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Gartner: Hybrid apps take 50% of mobile market by 2016

Gartner: Hybrid apps take 50% of mobile market by 2016

This week the analysis team at Gartner has made it clear that they expect the mobile app market to be more than 50% made up of apps that are cross-platform, aka "hybrid apps". These apps will be working with a combination of the "portability" of HTML5 Web apps with a native container for each different device, regardless of mobile OS. This means that, as many high-end apps release today already do, so will a much more vast cross-section of brands bring their apps to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and more.

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Felix Baumgartner attempts record-breaking supersonic skydive today

Felix Baumgartner attempts record-breaking supersonic skydive today

We've been following daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull Stratos team as they prepare to attempt to break the speed of sound during a skydive from 23 miles above the Earth's surface. So far, Baumgartner and his team have successfully completed several test skydives from lower altitudes. Today is the day that Baumgartner will attempt to set the record for the highest skydive ever made.

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Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

According to research and analyst firm Gartner, the worldwide mobile phone market shrank by 2.3% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. Gartner cites the worldwide economy as the reason for the decline, and also points to current smartphone owners holding off on upgrading their handsets as the release of the next iPhone looms large.

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Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 96,640 feet

Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 96,640 feet

We talked more than a few times about Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. The man has a goal of making the world's first skydive from space. The daredevil has been conducting practice jumps over the last several months and made his most recent practice jump this week. On July 25, Baumgartner climbed into his specially made capsule attached to a high-altitude balloon and traveled to 96,640 feet.

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iPad will continue to lead in 2016, says Gartner

iPad will continue to lead in 2016, says Gartner

Market research firm Gartner has released its latest forecasts for worldwide media tablet sales to end-users, revealing that the iPad will continue to take the lead through at least 2016. Its forecast estimates tablet sales for 2012 to be 118.9 million units, which is up 98 percent from the 60 million units sold in 2011.

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Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 13 miles up

Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 13 miles up

We talked about the crazy Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner a few times now as he gets ready to jump from what will be a world record altitude in the coming months. Baumgartner just completed a practice jump that saw him leap out of a pressurized capsule wearing a pressure suit similar to what astronauts don from 13 miles above the ground. The altitude was 71,581 feet.

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Gartner predicts 1.6M Windows Phone 7 Devices sold to consumers in Q1

Gartner predicts 1.6M Windows Phone 7 Devices sold to consumers in Q1

The number of Windows Phone 7 smartphones sold so far can’t be what Microsoft was hoping for. So far, the OS has gained little traction and just isn't selling well. Research firm Gartner has revealed that Microsoft has shipped 1.6 million Windows Phone 7 devices in Q1 2011. That isn't the number that Microsoft shipped, rather that is the number of devices that Gartner believes consumers purchased during the quarter.

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Symbian Still Number One Smartphone Platform According to Gartner

Symbian Still Number One Smartphone Platform According to Gartner

With the explosion of smartphones, most of the focus has been on the iOS and Android platforms. However, neither of them is the top smartphone platform- yet. According to a new report from Gartner, for Q4 2010, Nokia's Symbian is still leading Android - just barely. This will not last, though. Nokia's Symbian sold 111.6 million units in 2010, but it lost market share,  from 46.9% in 2009 to 37.6% in 2010. Android sold 67 million units, making it number two, but Android grew by 888.8%.

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PC shipment growth downgraded over iPad popularity says Gartner

PC shipment growth downgraded over iPad popularity says Gartner

Gartner has downgraded its predictions for worldwide PC shipments in 2010, after deciding that strong tablet sales will eat into the traditional PC segment. Having tipped 17.9-percent growth for the year back in September, Gartner has reduced that down to 14.3-percent; still, at 352.4m units, an increase over 2009's figures, but also recognizing that there is "growing user interest in media tablets such as the iPad."

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