The War of the Technology Giants

The war of the technology giants is back on. Sony may have just released an iPhone killer for all the amateur and pro photographers who have been looking for a companion to the SLR system. The new Sony QX100 & QX10 are designed to be companions for the poor grade glass and image sensors found in most cell phones. With Google and Apple as the kings of the mobile platform world with their IOS and Android devices, many competitors have been forced to find niches or been completely driven to the verge of extinction. For years Nokia and Blackberry have been trying to find their new niche / unique selling proposition as their market share shrunk. In recent years Nokia were targeting camera users, and over the weekend Nokia were acquired by Microsoft for 5 billion dollars. Many feel this filled two holes within Microsoft. I game them a feature rich phone system to push their windows mobile platform, and will help them fill some leadership roles with Balmer moving on later this year.

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Google Play is in Town

For those of you who are looking for new ways of entertainment, Google Play is your one stop shop! You can have access to books, movies, musics, games and  a lot of other apps. It was was formerly known as Android Market.

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Google Play claims that there are more than 450,000 movies, books and apps available for downloading to your desktop or Android phones.

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The Art of Launching an App

Many Digital Design grads end up working at agencies, software development companies, social game companies; but  in some cases grads decided to create their own companies or pursue launching products in an “app store.” Smashing Magazine recently launched a great article for entrepreneurs who are looking at launching an app.  A count of 91,754 iOS apps and 122,220 Android apps were released between 16 May and 8 September 2011, according to a recent Mobilewalla report. Understanding how to navigate this space is critical to success.

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