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Apple’s future trillion dollar value touted by analyst

Apple’s future trillion dollar value touted by analyst

If there's a contest out there for which analyst has the most confidence in a single company, Brian White would win it for how much potential he believes Apple has. Of course his bullish attitude toward Apple isn't unfounded, with Apple headed toward a possible explosion in sales when the iPhone 5 is revealed later this year (or so we suspect). White's projections do certainly take that idea to a new level though with a mind to call Apple's stock price so great that it will double in value over the next year.

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ChangeWave shows iPad dominating steady tablet market

ChangeWave shows iPad dominating steady tablet market

This month the analysts at ChangeWave are reporting that the tablet market as a whole is growing steadily as of this May, with the iPad continuing to show undeniable dominance over its competitors. The only two tablets shown to be grabbing a market share worth mentioning in this study were the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with ChangeWave noting that Samsung is growing while Amazon falls. This study shows that tablet demand as of May of this year continues to grow steadily, with 7% of respondents saying they were planning on purchasing a tablet in the next 90 days.

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Twitter Usage doubles year-to-year

Twitter Usage doubles year-to-year

Those of you not on the world's most famous text-based social network, it's time to jump aboard as usage has doubled over the past year. A report coming from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that right around 15 percent of online adults use Twitter as of February 2012, with just about 8 percent of them using Twitter in November of 2010. Where the usage explosion really hits is in the amount of people who said they used Twitter daily, with 8% of adults saying they do here in 2012 and 4% of them saying they did in May of 2011.

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Nielsen: first time Smartphone and Feature Phone usage equal

Nielsen: first time Smartphone and Feature Phone usage equal

It's the first time this has ever happened folks, so mark it on your calendar: Nielsen Wire has reported that they've found both Smartphones and Feature Phones (every kind of cell phone other than Smartphones) are being used an equal amount in the USA. This finding covers February, a point at which - as you can see on the chart below, Smartphone use has moved up to 50% while cellphone use other than Smartphones has leveled down to 50%. In addition to this, it appears that over the past three months, new acquirers of Smartphones specifically picked up an iPhone nearly as much as they did any Android device on the market - with BlackBerry and "Other" down in the dust.

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iPad shakes up Corporate Market says ChangeWave

iPad shakes up Corporate Market says ChangeWave

The folks at ChangeWave have been doing analysis of the corporate world as it interacts with Apple's iPad over the past 12+ months, finding that this newest model slate has the strongest appeal yet for businesses looking to upgrade their employees. Of the 1,604 businesses surveyed by ChangeWave Research, 22% expect to buy tablets for their employees, with 84% of those businesses saying they're planning on purchasing the iPad specifically. This number is up from 77% looking to buy iPads (again inside that selection of businesses that plan on buying tablets) just this past November.

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TechNet study shows App Economy one gigantic job creator

TechNet study shows App Economy one gigantic job creator

The bipartisan organization of top technology executives known as TechNet has recently found that jobs that fall under the "App Economy" umbrella number in the six digits: 466,000 people in the USA alone. This study concludes that software applications for smartphones, tablets, and Facebook combined have created nearly 500,000 new jobs in the United States since 2005. This rapid increase of jobs from this environment spells good news for the technology world and especially the mobile world where app creation reigns supreme.

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NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

Though Apple's iPhone 4S did show off the strongest quarter for Apple of any iPhone this Q4 2011, Android is being shown by NDP to be taking the cream of the crop for new users. What you'll see here is a time period between October and December of the year 2011, with all smartphone buyers choosing Android only slightly more than iOS with the iPhone, then with first-time smartphone buyers Android clearly winning the poll. While you do keep in mind that iOS is only counting up a few devices, you should take note that the rest of the smart device world is only hitting on 9% total, this showing the true power of the Google vs Apple force.

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Verizon wins greatest customer care in USA says J.D. Power

Verizon wins greatest customer care in USA says J.D. Power

Here in the second month of 2012, analysts at J.D. Power and Associates have announced Verizon Wireless to be the full service provider with the greatest customer care in the industry here in the United States. In a study based on feedback done with wireless customers who had recently contacted their wireless service providers via the web, by phone, or in stores, Verizon came out on top. These studies were performed by J.D. Power and Associates between July and December of 2011.

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Distimo shows Android apps featured in market gain heavily over iPhone

Distimo shows Android apps featured in market gain heavily over iPhone

There's a brand new study out right this moment by Distimo which shows that apps featured in the Android Market gain massive appeal while apps featured in the iTunes market, either for iPhone or for iPad, saw similar but not nearly as impressive bumps. What you'll see here is two things: when featured in the market, it's actually the iPad apps specifically (when testing iPad apps, iPhone apps, and Android apps on the whole) that gained the most popularity in sales/rating - but it's after the featured period is done where you see the undeniable blast of growth for Android. After the featured period for each of these categories, while iPad apps went up 145% and iPhone apps went up 75%, Android apps went up a whopping 828%!

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Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

People didn't buy nearly as many Windows computers in the fourth quarter of 2011 as they did the year before. We already knew that, but now there's a footnote that presents an even worse picture for the PC market. It was originally presented that Apple computer sales grew by 20.7% from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011, and that PCs on the whole declined by 5.9%. When you look more closely, though, that latter number should be even worse.

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