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If you think about it, the past few weeks have been remarkable for tech news writers like me. Headlines usually dedicated to Apple's
Through it all, I failed to report a critical milestone. Apple's iTunes Store now contains more than 100,000 native iPad apps, Macstories reported late last month. By contrast, Hewlett-Packard's
In short, the iPad is 100 times better than its competitors.
Should investors care? Abso-freaking-lutely. History says that developers create value for the anointed when they back a platform, leaving the also-rans to wither.
Look at MySpace. Once the leading social network and the apple of Rupert Murdoch's eye, the company never found a way to match Facebook when it came to attracting code. The saga ended earlier this month when an investor group led by crooner Justin Timberlake purchased MySpace for $35 million, a fraction of the $580 million News Corp.
Judging by the relative lack of developer support, Motorola Mobility's
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