A is for Apple, and "annihilation"
The new iPhones are here! Folks lined up at Apple
Yes, new buyers will be paying more each month for the speedier data, but it doesn't seem to matter. The iPhone has been hot since last summer's debut, and now it has the price point to really take the device to the masses.
Friday also marked the debut of Apple's App store, where owners of both generations of Apple's devices can download more than 500 native applications, including premium-priced games and programs, as well as free software.
Other handset makers like Nokia
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Google, in color
Lively isn't a familiar place for Google. The leading search engine is used to collecting hefty bounties for delivering leads to advertisers. Internet users go to Google, because they need to go somewhere else.
Lively doesn't play that way. It goes with you, turning pages into dynamic hangouts. Unlike most dot-com giants, Google has rarely wanted to be sticky. There is far more money in "go away" cost-per-click advertising than impressions-based marketing. Now Lively wants users to stick around, move virtual furniture, and get chatty. Google serves up ads on News Corp.'s
What has this world come to?
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look back. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.