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Smartphones make up 40% of all mobile phones in the U.S.

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poweredbytech:

According to data from Nielsen, 40% of mobile users over 18 in the United States now carry a smartphone. Android carries a 40% share of those smartphone owners, follwed by Apple at 28% and RIM falling to 19%. Windows Mobile users still far exceed Windows Phone 7 users at a 7:1 ratio.

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Under the fold is perhaps the more interesting bit: Amongst those who plan on getting a smartphone in the future, more intend to purchase Android phones than iPhones.

The Queen visits Ireland - in pictures
theeconomist:

Daily chart: HBO shows, 1997 - 2011. Betting on quality has made HBO a lot of money. But it now faces more intense and innovative competition. Our briefing asks if it’s time for another gamble.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: HBO shows, 1997 - 2011. Betting on quality has made HBO a lot of money. But it now faces more intense and innovative competition. Our briefing asks if it’s time for another gamble.

Welcome NYPL’s New President Anthony Marx

nypl:

He’s not only our new NYPL President - he’s also a patron! Former Inwood Library user Anthony Marx starts today as President of The New York Public Library after a successful career as President of Amherst College in Massachusetts. Marx, a New York native who graduated from P.S. 98 and The Bronx High School of Science, is eager to lead the Library — “one of a very few institutions that unite the world of advanced scholarship and the world of universal education.” We welcome him!

nprfreshair:

On today’s show: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Above, their Tiny Desk Concert.

soundcloud:

SoundCloud Spotted is new weekly roundup of the most interesting uses of SoundCloud out on the interwebz. Here you can find all you’ll ever need to know about super cool apps, SoundCloud exclusives and new and exciting SoundClouders!


We launched Takes Questions a while back - our…

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Dear Daily readers,

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In five short months we’ve brought The Daily from vision to version 1.0, created a custom content management system, built a…

Pull back the cover on iPad 2

thedailyfeed:

Second helping

By Peter Ha

It was the gadget release everyone saw coming. But for Steve Jobs, the iPad 2 is just the tip of a spear in a mobile-computing revolution. The question is: Does it stand out among a rapidly growing crowd of competitors?

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latimes:

Washington Post Co. launched its venture into social media on Wednesday with news aggregation website Trove, which filters content from more than 10,000 media sources according to a user’s preferences. We’re still diving into Trove ourselves, but by far the most amazing part of the site is the intro video, created by Next Media Animation.

felixsalmon:

It seems to me there are three possibilities w/r/t that WSJ editorial:

  1. It was essentially dictated by Rupert Murdoch;
  2. It was written by Paul Gigot or someone else in an attempt to write what Rupert Murdoch would like to see;
  3. It’s a genuine statement of what the WSJ actually believes.

Genuine question, here: which of these three options would be the worst?