Month: March 2011

Microsoft Says “Quality Over Quantity” in The Mobile Apps Race

They call it the mobile-apps race, and despite the fact that Microsoft has recently joined in the race – with the release of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, though still behind Google and Apple, there is no doubt that there is progress when it comes to the developments that Microsoft is spearheading. According to the latest updates, the Windows Marketplace has about 11500 applications out of which 7500 of them have to be paid for, while about 1110 apps generate ad revenue without charging anything to the customers. While an average of these users download about 12 apps a month from the store, these figures pale in comparison to the industry leaders like Apple that has about 350,000 apps, while Google comes in second with about 150,000 apps. Apple recently announced that ten billion apps had been downloaded so far from the iTunes store, while the number of Android apps have increased by 127 percent between August and February last year. One of Google’s top officials recently stated that by the middle of next year, the Android Market will become the market leader based on the number of apps available to its users. However, Microsoft clearly states that it is not concerned about the meager number of apps that are already available because its focus is on quality more than quantity.  And with about 36000 developers working to...

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Need to Find Acts Wanted?

If all you’ve wanted for a long time is to belong to a reputed troupe of dancers, and you’ve achieved this, then the next step is for you to get gigs in order earn a living. Of course, this comes with a lot of networking and which means that you’ll have to be prepared to meet with no success not unless you have a manager who takes care of this part of the business. At another level altogether, music entertainers also have to take the same route when it comes to getting gigs from themselves. But what if there was a simpler way by which you could find all these so-called gigs for every conceivable form of entertainment in one place? While you might not agree with this, you should be glad to know that your days of running around to entertainment agencies are well and truly over, if you understand how the power of the internet can get you a gig or two for the years ahead. And despite the fact that you think that there is a dearth of gigs out there, nothing can be further from the truth as several websites that work as middlemen between the need and the people who can provide that need and often advertise the acts wanted every week, month and year. All in all, this will mean that the long...

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