After a brief retooling your weekly mobile news round up is back. As always its brought to you by our friends at Mutual Mobile and the letter C (because C is for cookie, and who doesn’t like cookies!).
This week, mobile industry analyst Mary Meeker presented her annual report on the state of the industry. We take a look at the key trends. Plus: mobile’s major influence on retail, both in-store and out.
Who ever stumbles on to this post, if you do nothing else in this day watch this and feel good that there are those out there trying to help others with wonderful affordable tech!! Might want to make sure there are some tissues handy. Happiness and Joy!!
Bold predictions ran amok in this week’s mobile headlines: from brain-computer interfaces, to Google Glass being chastised for “dorkiness”, to Blackberry’s CEO claiming the death of the tablet (for the record, we think he’s wrong).
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This week IDC announced that smartphones outnumbered feature phones in worldwide shipments: a true turning point for the mobile industry. Plus, Apple’s WWDC sold out in under 2 minutes. What are iOS developers most excited for this year?
Today we mourn the loss of a great champion of open information, Aaron Swartz. Co-founder of Reddit, Co-creator of the RSS 1.0 standard, digital activist, and author of the Guerilla Open Access Manifesto.
Everyday billions of people have him to thank for the news they receive. We all owe him a HUGE debt of gratitude for the work he did in preventing the SOPA monstrosity from becoming law.
On this day my small voice screams for a moment of silence to be observed in ALL RSS feeds for at least 10 mins with the only feed being: “Thank you Aaron you shall be missed and not forgotten.”.
For those that don’t know what the Guerilla Open Access Manifesto is I suggest you read it. http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=cefxMVAy
There is so much more to be written but it would be impossible for me to do so and not get on my SOPA box (pun fully intended) and this is not the time nor the place to do so.
My hope is that you will read this post, search for the truth, read the stories (via RSS feeds) and hopefully the outrage you will feel will drive you to act for the greater good like Aaron did.
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I have received half a dozen of these in the last week. The emails are unsolicited offers to “renew” your domain with the phrase” Final notice” in the subject to get people to open it. The top looks like this:
Then we have the “Scare Line”
And Finally, the false savings:
$75 for one year? This company and most of our clients are registered with GoDaddy, which has their own methods of boosting sales, but charges a fair price of around $12 per year for domain registration. Savings will not be found in this offer or ones like it!
Other info about this spam domain renewal email
The messages come from “codero.com” and also mentions “sesubmission.com“. It’s a shady tactic but perfectly legal. As they say in the fine print at the bottom:
Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer. … There is no pre-existing relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration.
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