Android now has 52.5% of the global smartphone market. No matter how you want to slice it, that's amazing. It's stealing share from every other smartphone operating system other than iOS , which is basically flat.
Back in July I wrote about a nifty iPhone app called Alfred . It’s a sort of Yelp meets Pandora: you tell it what kind of restaurants you like, and then it tries to make some solid recommendations. Today Clever Sense , the company behind Alfred, is sharing some early stats — and they’re looking good. Thus far the application has given 7 million recommendations to users in less than three months. And users have ‘Liked’ two million venues within the application (you can use a Pandora-esque thumbs up or down to further train the app’s suggestions).