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Nokia’s Symbian Deal Rewrites The Smartphone Rules

Posted by answersplease on June 30, 2008

Nokia’s plan to make the mobile OS open source is sure to affect businesses that want to push more apps onto smartphones, and it could influence the role of open source software in general.


The goal is the world's most-used software, Forsyth says

The goal is the world’s most-used software, Forsyth says

Symbian, the most popular smartphone mobile operating system worldwide, is going open source, part of a struggle between hardware and software companies for influence in a critical industry segment. The move is sure to affect businesses exploring ways to push more applications onto smartphones, and it could influence the role of open source software generally.

Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, is driving the plan. Already a 48% stakeholder in Symbian Ltd., Nokia is buying the company’s remaining shares for $410 million and pledges to make Symbian open source under the royalty-free Eclipse Public License. Symbian’s development–including continued twice-a-year new releases–will be guided by a foundation supported by an alliance of mobile device manufacturers, chipmakers, and carriers.

For businesses, the move raises several critical issues. On the upside, it’s possible companies will wind up with cheaper phones–the Symbian OS today costs manufacturers about $4, while Microsoft charges about $15 for Windows Mobile per phone. A free mobile OS could ramp up price competition. On the downside, IT departments could face a tougher battle trying to contain the number of smartphone platforms they’re asked to support, if open source leads to more variations of the Symbian OS.

Perhaps more important to businesses is whether an open source Symbian leads to more applications and faster innovation for smartphones, at a time when companies are exploring whether and how to push more tasks through ever-more-powerful smartphones. By 2010, when Symbian goes open source, the evolving mobile development community will gain deeper access to Symbian and, in theory, be able to create more compelling applications.

“What it really means is that we’re at an early stage of a full-scale war for becoming the next development platform for mobile devices,” says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, which guides Linux development by employing key developers and setting standards.

The goal of Nokia and its allies is clear. “We want to make this the most widely used software platform on the planet,” says John Forsyth, Symbian’s VP for strategy. The new alliance, called the Symbian Foundation, includes Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, and Vodafone. Those companies likely won’t give up their use or support of other mobile operating systems such as Windows Mobile, but Nokia’s move puts new pressures on Symbian’s competitors.

Smartphones are the industry’s plum growth market, and Symbian commanded 67% of the worldwide market share last year, according to research firm Canalys. However, Symbian has less than 10% share in the United States, where Research In Motion, Microsoft, and now Apple set the agenda. It also has just 6% of the market for lower-end phones. Among the major U.S. carriers, only AT&T even offers any Symbian devices, while Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel can’t even offer them since theirs aren’t GSM networks.

In banding together, handset makers are making it clear that they don’t want a repeat of the PC industry handing over their destiny to American software makers, where Microsoft and recently Google, with its plans for an open source Android operating system, look formidable. In addition, given broad membership that encompasses chipmakers as well as handset producers, the alliance could solve thorny standards issues that often result in incompatibilities between networks and devices.

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PPC Marketing

Posted by answersplease on July 6, 2007

PPC Marketing

You ever had that question on how and why does Google the Multi-Billion dollar company buy YouTube for 1.6 Billion dollars and another 10 MILLION on producing Hybrid-Cars? Also How did Google become a Multi-Million Dollar Industry in the first place?

It’s all called PPC Marketing you can read about it here.

PPC stands for Pay Per Click. Like the Pay Per View on your television where you have to pay for every view. The advertiser has to pay for every click on their ads whether it’s Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Ask, Search7, Miva, FindWhat, Findology, Kanoodle or any other search engine they have to pay.

Smaller/Newer search engines such as Search7 are cheaper to use. You may pay 1 cent per click where on Google it may be $1. Where Search7 will get you 100 visitors for the price of 1 visitor from google. People advertise on google to either promote their website or promote a product where they get a commission from.

Let’s take a look at Rocket Spanish. They will pay you 75% of every sale which is $75. If 1 in every 100 visitors convert a sale on Google for keyword Learn Spanish 75cents is the break even point on any search engine.

How Did I Get This?

1    From each product sold $75  / 100 (1 in 100 visitors earn a sale)=$0.75.

So 75 cents is the maximum you spend on the KeyWord Learn Spanish.

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eBay Continues PPC Advertising

Posted by answersplease on July 5, 2007

eBay Continues PPC

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eBay thought they didn’t need the PPC Marketing as they were trying other means of generating visitors to their site. Because of this move with Google, eBay’s profits began to drop, so eBay Continues PPC Advertising with Google.

What is PPC advertising? PPC stands for Pay Per Click. Like Pay Per View on the TV this is similar in sense that the advertiser Pays Per every Click on their ads. They put their ads on Google, Yahoo, MSN, Findology, ASK, Miva, Search7, Kanoodle, FindWhat and other Search Engines to get traffic to where their sending it to.

Because Google is the biggest and most popular the CPC (Cost Per Click) will be higher than the other search engines. eBay decided to try pull out of google and try the other ones which would be cheaper and see if it increased the profits.

The profits didn’t increase they dropped so eBay went back to google.

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Manhunt 2 Temporarily Suspended

Posted by answersplease on July 4, 2007

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Manhunt 2 Temporarily Suspended

Manhunt 2 Temporarily Suspended: Due to the Banning in the United Kingdom lots of controversy has started in North America causing a delay in the release time of the Manhunt 2 game.

Manhunt 2 was planned to be available for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP but because it’s Nintendo and Sony’s policy to not allow AO games on there systems so the sales have dropped completely. Also Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target refuse prevent the sale of AO games Rockstar will even lose more of it’s profit.

Rockstar will work on trying to improve it’s rating to allow the sale of Manhunt 2 on Nintendo and Sony. The changes may even make Manhunt 2 be available for sale in the United Kindom.

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Nokia N95 Review

Posted by answersplease on July 3, 2007

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Nokia N95 Review

Hello and welcome to my Nokia N95 Review. The Nokia N95 is one of the new phones from Nokia’s newest series, the N series. The Nokia N95 is one of the most amazing phone arround. 

The N95’s main functions are: Internet (Not Vodafone Live, The actual internet, Surf Yahoo, Youtube, Google, eBay etc). Built in GPS (Let it find you on the map and search for where you want to go, it will guide you there! If you want to go to a resturant type it in and it’ll tell you the closest 1 and how to get there!) 5 Mega-Pixel camera (Take the Sharpest, Quality Pictures and videos with this baby). MP4 Player (Import the hottest tracks or video’s around on to this bad boy or download them off youtube ON THIS PHONE’S INTERNET APPLICATION!).

The N95 has a 2.6″ (6.5cm) 26K TFT DISPLAY to capture in everything! The N95 comes with a 256MB memory stick but can be changed to hold more MP4’s, images or Videos. The keyboard and screen are slideable.

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YouTube Hits The Iphone

Posted by answersplease on July 2, 2007

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YouTube Hits The Iphone

Yes it’s true YouTube Hits The Iphone. Youtube will be available on Apple TV. View and Download YouTube Clips off AppleTV straight onto you Iphone.

This upgrade was released today which means it’s now available for you to use! Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that “iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by far,now users can enjoy YouTube wherever they are – on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in their living room with Apple TV.”

On the go or in bed people can download and watch their favourite youtube video’s off their Iphone Mobile. The video’s are free to view and download.

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Apple Iphone Review

Posted by answersplease on June 29, 2007

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Apple Iphone Review

Hello and welcome to the Apple Iphone Review article. The Apple Iphone is the deffinately the most amazing phone on the market at the moment (On my point of view). You can surf the internet (Modified version of Safari Web Browser) on a wider screen than other phones. Download and watch videoclips off YouTube. Check all your mail. A modified version of Google Maps to see where you are. An optimized version of the Mac OS X.

The Iphone has a 2.0 Megapixel camera to take the sharpest photos and videos. The iPhone allows conferencing, call holding, call merging, caller ID, and integration with other cellular network features and iPhone functions. For example, a playing song fades out when the user receives a call. Once the call is ended the music fades back in. The iPhone will include a Visual Voicemail feature in conjunction with AT&T Mobility.

the Apple Iphone is a touch screen 8.9 CM (3.5 inch ) liquid crystal display (320×480 px at 160 ppi) touch screen topped with optical-quality glass. Obiously play’s MP3’s (why would it be able to download songs off youtube then? lol) The Iphone also has 3G and has a retail cost of:  4 GB model for US$499 and an 8 GB model for US$599.

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