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IDC Sees Lots More Apps in Our Future

Apple and Google better keep adding more home screens, because the number of app downloads is going to keep growing, according to market researcher IDC. Its study predicts the number of mobile apps being downloaded each year will rise from 10.9 billion in 2010 to 76.9 billion in 2014, meaning there will be an app for nearly everything.

“Mobile app developers will ‘appify’ just about every interaction you can think of in your physical and digital worlds,” IDC’s Scott Ellison said in the report.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald