Archive for December, 2008

State of the Twittersphere

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Do you twitt?

A recent study provides some interesting insight of the State of the Twittersphere based on about 500,000 accounts tracked by Twitter Grader.

  • Twitter has lots of newer and less active users
    • 70% of Twitter users joined in 2008
    • An estimated 5-10 thousand new accounts are opened per day
    • 35% of Twitter users have 10 or fewer followers
    • 9% of Twitter users follow no one at all
  • There is a strong correlation between the number of followers you have and the number of people you follow.

Check out the whole study:

Twitter is currently a free and ad-free service but is now hiring a product manager to find a business model and revenus. Interested? Read their job description.

Wired Reviews as an iPhone application

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Wired launched its first free iPhone application “Reviews” available from the iPhone App Store. All their reviews on your iPhone; automobiles, camcorders, desktops, digital cameras, gaming gear, home audio & video, household, mobile phones, notebooks, portable media players, sports & outdoors and televisions… Just to make sure you will always be busy with your iPhone.

Features:

  • Authoritative reviews from trusted Wired editors
  • Latest, most innovative products
  • Concise rating system cuts through the hype
  • Search or browse 12 product categories
  • Sort by product name, date, price and rating
  • E-mail reviews to a friend

Unfortunately, there is some advertisement when you enter a category.

Download the application for free on the iPhone App Store.

Enjoy!

Nokia N97

by Carl. 2 Comments

Is Nokia willing to release the ultimate phone?

NokiaN97Nokia today unveiled its latest generation of its multimedia range of mobile phones, the feature packed Nokia N97.

The Nokia N97 is often presented as been a serious Apple iPhone killer. It supports up to 48 GB of storage, including 32 GB of on-board memory, expandable with a 16 GB microSD card for music, media and more. This is complemented by music capabilities, full support for the Nokia Music Store and continuous playback time of up to 1.5 days. The Nokia N97 also has a 5-Megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture, and support for services like Share on Ovi for immediate sharing over HSDPA and WLAN.

The Nokia N97 is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 at an estimated retail price of 550 € before taxes or subsidies.

From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence.” But is the Apple iPhone really only a collection of features?

Read the Nokia press release.