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February 08, 2011



Thanks for the quick numbers.
Any thoughts on Friday's announcement by Nokia?
The US press seems to be certain that they're going to go with WP7 - which would constitute the final triumph of the US blogosphere over all reason.

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Tomi, I enjoy the site and thanks to you, I have been able to create several posts on my site. But this I must protest.
You are throwing out *disconnected* numbers.
So, SMS is valued at over $100 billion and apps still just a few billion? Fair enough. But -- which one has the most growth? If not for the *iPhone* then Angry Birds would be relatively unknown! Further, if you're a few guys in Finland with coding skills (or advertising skills) which is going to be a better route for you to make money? Apps or the much larger SMS market *controlled* by carriers?


even if guardian has been downloaded 214K, that does not mean 214K users are reading guardian on the guardian app, those people might still be reading guardian on the web through RSS,google search,facebook shares,Twitter etc


also has advertising caught up to paid download in terms of scale. Rovio is expecting to make 1 million dollars per month on android


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those people might still be reading guardian on the web through RSS,google search,facebook shares,Twitter etc


Just what do you think people are buying smart phones for? They can send SMS on the cheapest of phones.


Divide all the revenue derived from web sites by the number of web sites

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app is tantamount to having a mobile strategy) - rather the Guardian believes in no phone left behind.. So we have the numbers. May I have the envelope please? The iPhone app has been downloaded 214,000 times.

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Games formed 32% of all downloaded apps (source Appsfire 28 January 2011). These numbers mean that the revenues earned by the paid apps are decreasing per paid app, not increasing! So the economics of the app store are deteriorating for the app developers since I did my landmark app store economics study here on this blog haha.. The truth is slowly emerging, that at least paid apps are a miserable economic opportunity many many times worse than the typical hits businesses like pop music, hollywood movies, books, etc.

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So how many is the 'unique' user count? That is 3.7 billion people. It is already over half of the total population of the planet - and considering most of the planet lives in very poor conditions, mobile phones are by a very wide margin the most widely spread technology on the planet. Yes, 54% of all people alive on the planet have a mobile phone.

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