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- Apple’s iPhone Platform Still Ahead, But Android Is Growing Fast
- Is Yahoo Due For Another Headcount Cut?
- The Growth Of HTML5 Video
- Here’s What A World Series Home Run Looks Like On Facebook
- Apple Trumps Microsoft In Revenue For The First Time In 14 Years
Apple now has 285,000 apps available for the iPhone. An impressive tally that's almost three times the nearest competitor, which is Android.
But, while Android might not be as big today, it will soon enough. Apps available for Android grew to 100,000 today from 30,000 in March, a 233% increase. Apple over the same period went to 285,000 from 170,000, a 67% increase.
Is Yahoo already due for another reduction in headcount? For Q3 2010, Yahoo's headcount was up 7% on a year over year basis. The company now has 14,100 employees.
On the company's earnings call last week, Imran Khan noted that Yahoo's revenue per employee is very low. He also asked if Yahoo thought its headcount was bloated.
CFO Tim Morse says he doesn't look at revenue per employee. He also said, Yahoo is trying to raise revenue and control costs. Finally, he added, 'Are we bloated? No, I don't think we're bloated.'
So there you go Yahoos. Nothing to worry about. For now.
Apple's war on Flash appears to be working. At the start of the year, only 10% of all web video was available in HTML5 format. Today, 54% of all web video is.
What's changed between January and today? The iPad was released to the world, selling millions of units. (Flash video doesn't work on the iPad.) Also, smartphones continued to gain in popularity. Most smartphones don't play Flash video, though that's starting to change.
If publishers want their videos to play nice with these new mobile devices they need to be HTML5 compatible.
Here's what big sports news looks like on Facebook: When San Francisco Giants third-baseman Juan Uribe hit a home run in the fifth inning of last night's World Series game, there was an obvious, immediate reaction in Facebook status updates. But it fell off quickly, showing the short shelf-life of breaking news.
The word 'Uribe' had 15,915 mentions on Facebook last night, Facebook rep Brandee Barker tweets. Of those, 12,120, or 76%, were within 15 minutes following his home run.
She also posts this chart.
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- Apple's REAL Earnings Expectations
- The iPhone Is Now Almost Half Of Apple's Revenue
- The Growth Of The Mac
- Netflix Streaming Up 145% In A Year
- If AT&T Is So Bad, Why Is It Beating Verizon Every Quarter?