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Android is Winning!!!...or is it?

It isn’t the biggest shock of the young century that the “internet search giant” is about to report a less than stellar quarter. Today Operation Linkbait asked Why Google Could be in Serious Trouble.

Maybe the headline is only stock linkbait, but over the long term, Google really is facing a rocky road.

If you’ve been following along, you can guess how the story goes...

Web Browser Market Share: Sometimes it doesn't pay to Win

Gruber put up a curious little post yesterday, Web browser market share numbers. The link is to one of many reports that show that Mobile Safari is where the mobile action is, but Gruber’s comment was that it’s “...still the biggest mystery” why web market share doesn’t reflect Android’s dominant market share lead. Perhaps he’s just being ironic. He’s got a wry sense of humor and maybe I’m just not getting the joke. One thing is certain: This isn’t a mystery at all!! It’s just that the story takes years to play itself out. It may look like a mystery to the ADD type, but not for someone who has been following the action like Gruber has.

Sometimes a one-sentence DF comment like this isn’t enough to make the point. Too much of the story is omitted. I think it is worth it to watch the slow-motion replay.

Post-trial Apple vs. Samsung Journalism

I read a new post from Marco this weekend about post-trial journalism and I was appalled. Ihnatko, of all people, wrote one of those idiotic posts that Roughly Drafted took on in a more general essay but didn’t cite specifically.

The Sun-Times column is embarrassing. Everyone knows that Andy can do a lot better than this. He has a good record; I can vouch for him. I’ve been reading him since before the iPhone even came out. When the iPad was introduced, he was one of the three journalists in the world who got a loaner for the week prior to its introduction. I was lucky enough to watch a live podcast that he did the moment the news blackout ended and the day prior to its first going on sale.

That’s one reason why this column is so appalling. Frankly, I think that he can get off with a suspended sentence if he pleads Temporary Insanity and gets Gruber as his probation officer.

Perhaps it was just the heat; this summer has been brutal and we’re going into the hottest month of the year. I’m confident that Gruber can get us through the summer without another outburst like this.

That’s my defense.

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Apple vs. Samsung Decision

I bookmarked an old Roughly Drafted article when it came out. It was dated April 14, 2010 and was titled, Chronicles of Conflict: The History of Adobe and Apple. It is an unusual post for Roughly Drafted because it was written as a parable. It came out around the time that Steve emphasized his decision that Apple would never support Flash on any of its mobile devices.

I figure it is well worth rereading on the anniversary of Steve’s resignation as CEO and the day the verdict was handed down in Judge Koh’s court.

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