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BlackBerry Playbook™: You Had Me At Hello… But What About Others?

Not everyone wants an iPad. Sure, I’ve played with Apple’s hot device, but I belong to another tribe; I love RIM’s BlackBerry. That’s my disclaimer; I’m a BlackBerry fan and brand evangelist. So while others rejoice in iPad 2 news, I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook™. I actually expected to find RIM and the Playbook™ front and center at the CTIA Wireless show in March but was

Apple’s Untapped Market: The Two Year Old

Am I crazy for wanting to buy an iPad for my two year old? It doesn’t seem practical, nor does it make financial sense to leave a $500 device to my son the “destructor;” however, I find myself fighting the urge to run to my nearest Apple store – damn you three-story glass spiral staircase. After leaving my iPhone on the coffee table one too many times, my son was

Facebook Inches Closer to the Top in Compete Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for December 2010

Faceobook.com and Bing.com Finish 2010 on a High Note BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for December 2010. The gap continues to narrow between number two ranked site Yahoo.com and number three, Facebook.com, with fewer than 2.9M UVs separating the two. Comparing the year-over-year (Y-O-Y) growth for the two sites — -1.48 percent for Yahoo and +13.97 percent for

Summer of Smartphones — iPhone 4 vs. EVO star in the Apple/Android Battle

Since the original iPhone launched in June of 2007, the summer months have typically played host to a wide variety of major smartphone launches. In recent years, we’ve seen second and third generation iPhone releases, the launch of Samsung’s Instinct, and debut of Palm’s webOS with the launch of the Pre — all in the month of June.  This year is no exception, with the launch of the HTC EVO

Android Finally Begins to Erode iPhone's Interest Share

Apple is back in the news again.  First, there was the blockbuster launch of the massively-hyped and positively reviewed iPad.  So far, the iPad has already exceeded expectations, selling over one million units in its first month. Then, in news that was likely less exciting to Apple than the iPad’s great sales, Gizmodo.com managed to acquire a prototype of the unreleased next generation iPhone.  Finally, Apple and Adobe have been

The App War is Brewing: What Google’s Nexus One Really Means

Compete will be at CES 2010 sharing additional and complementary data to what you’ll read below. If you would like to set up a meeting with Compete to discuss, please email Danielle Nohe at dnohe@compete.com or Greg Carter at gcarter@compete.com. Google announced its mobile phone, the Nexus One, on Tuesday, December 15th and as one website put it "the world went crazy". The industry is all abuzz talking about what

The Apple Effect: 1 Million Searches for 3 little ads

Apple has a long history of releasing critically acclaimed ads starting back in 1984 with "The Greatest Commercial of All Time." More recently, one of the coolest aspects of Apple advertising has been the use of relatively unknown musicians, with their music as the (seemingly) most important element of the commercial. Through multi-million dollar ad campaigns, Apple helps bring these lesser-known artists mainstream. With the recent launch of the iPod