What do you think of Yahoo? What do these changes mean for consumers and businesses?

What do you think of Yahoo’s big move?

Tumblr is definitely the big move that people are still talking about. Instead of Yahoo being a service for middle aged and older users, Yahoo now has a hot property among youth in their teens up to people in their early thirties.

Along with Tumblr, Yahoo invested funds in Flickr to update the photosharing platform. Flickr seems new again with a refresh and a significant expansion of available storage (1 Terabyte).

With all of the acquisitions and strategic rebranding/design of products and services, has your opinion of Yahoo grown more favorable?

Depending on your business, it might make sense to have a Tumblr account. Sharing images and other media through Tumblr and Flikr can get the attention of younger consumers who may not be so easily reached through other advertising channels. It also can demonstrate that your company is keeping up with the times and not ignoring trends. Don’t lose out on good will and positive name recognition from remaining cool and hip!

Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3

Which is the better product ? iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3? Which one do you prefer?

This is a great time for users. Apple has been offering a strong ecosystem for iOS users for many years now. Whether it is music, movies, books, or apps, the App Store has been the king. Also, with beautiful simplicity and user friendly luxury, the iPhone has been the standard that OEMs have tried to emulate and beat. Now here comes Samsung with the Galaxy series, specifically the S3. With a rapidly growing Google Play market that offers a strong portfolio of apps and media, along with strong hardware produced from a vertically integrated company like Apple, Samsung is the one company that has successfully been able to put pressure on Apple.

We want to hear from you! Whose team are you on!

iPhone: Are you anxious to upgrade, or are you waiting for the iPhone 6?

Anxious to upgrade?

The trend has been every 2 years there is a new iPhone with a different generation number (probably coinciding with the end of contracts at carriers). In between have been incremental upgrades, that usually showcase performance increases and graphic improvements, as well as surprising new features (SIRI). Are you excited about the possibility of a faster, improved handset or are you counting down the months till the iPhone 6 comes out?

Apple gets beat by Android in terms of market share

Apple gets beat by Android in terms of market share

Recent numbers illustrate how the market for tablets has changed. Apple’s iPad, once the most dominant tablet or slate on the market, is now overshadowed by Android competitors. Is this the end of the iPad? Not even close. Android manufacturers garner small profit margins for their fabricated goods in comparison to the profits Apple enjoys for the iPad Mini and iPad (full size). Although Wall Street may not be happy that Apple is growing by leaps and bounds, Apple is still a very popular and financially successful company. If the choice was between low profits and huge market share and large profits and a slightly smaller market share, Android manufacturers would definitely switch if given the opportunity.

What does this mean?

Well for starters, Apple is not going to die and your business should not immediately dump any plans to develop in house applications for the iOS platform. Mainly, for now, this development just means that there are two strong platforms that users can choose between to meet their needs. Businesses should carefully evaluate each platform and choose the one that best meets the specific needs of your organization. Possibly, a cross platform app may be the best move. It really depends on your mobile strategy. Don’t have a mobile strategy? Get one!

Android Fragmentation: Does it really matter?

Android Fragmentation: Does it really matter?

In tech circles, there is an ongoing discussion about how the user base for Android is stratified. Instead of receiving updates to the latest version, like iOS customers, Android OS versions can vary greatly from one locality to another. Android market share is divided up into four groups: Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, and everyone else (Froyo, Honeycomb, Donut, and Eclaire).

Does this actually matter to users that just want a device that allows them to check social networks, search, send text, play mobile games, and/or check and send email?

Which version of Android do you have?