John Paczkowski

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A Growth Spurt for Android’s Market Share

In the past three months, Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system has more than doubled its share of the mobile market. Android, comScore (SCOR) reports, claimed a 3.8 percent market share in November and now holds about nine percent.

That’s an additional 5.2 percentage points in three months, an impressive gain, particularly considering that Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone OS remained essentially flat at 25.4 percent (down 0.1 percent).

Clearly, the conga line of new Android phones parading to market these days has given the OS some real traction, pushing it ahead of Palm (PALM), whose webOS share declined from 7.2 percent to 5.4 percent, and ever closer to Microsoft (MSFT), which saw its share slip to 15.1 percent from 19.1 percent.

And what of Research in Motion (RIMM), the mobile market’s undisputed leader? Its share rose to 42.1 percent from 40.8 percent.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus