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Considering the immense fragmentation that characterizes the mobile apps industry, it’s good to see decent research help us try and make sense of what’s going on in that particular part of the digital economy, one that is consistently growing in size and importance across the globe. Hence, I invite anyone with a vested interest in the mobile developer ecosystem to check out VisionMobile’s extensive research report ( sponsored by Telefónica Developer Communities ) on that very subject, because it’s easily one of the most profound I’ve read to date.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-20304" title="Dmcalogo_2" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2010/10/Dmcalogo_2.jpeg" alt="" width="660" height="513" /> Call it ingenious, call it evil or call it a little of both: Copyright troll Righthaven is exploiting a loophole in intellectual property law, suing websites that might have avoided any trace of civil liability had they spent a mere $105. That’s the fee for a blog or other website to register a DMCA takedown agent with the U.S.
Today I read a great job posting on Hacker News:
I assume that “sale!” signs in retail businesses are usually just BS.
While I was in Florida last week on vacation with my wife, I got a very disturbing email from our upstream provider:
Businesses have to be increasingly innovative in the current tough economic climate, and some are finding new vehicles to get ads to consumers. The latest place for an ad to pop up is alongside entries on credit card statements, reports ClickZ. According to Citi Cards EVP Liza Landsman, the offers being displayed are "primarily merchant discounts and promotions and supplemental financial services offerings".
It seems that one of the more difficult questions facing startup founders is how to choose a price. Without a physical product that has a fixed unit cost, it can be hard to decide how much you should charge, especially at the beginning. There has been a fair amount of discussion and various blog posts (and a free eBook ) on the topic but it often ends up as an educated guess – what you would pay for it. When we first launched our server monitoring service, Server Density , we were in the same position and so decided to base our pricing on FogBugz On Demand . This is a hosted version of Fog Creek’s well known bug tracking service which is charged at $25 USD per user per month .
February 1st, 2009, was a very memorable day for me.
| As told to Liz Welch
There's been quite a bit of head-scratching over Intel's decision to purchase McAfee, but, despite all the breathless talk about mobile security and ARM and virus-fighting processors, the chipmaker's motivations for the purchase are actually fairly straightforward. First, Intel's management has decided, in the wake of Operation Aurora , to move security up to the top of Intel's priority list.
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