Android Arrives in Style

After more than a year of speculation about a "GPhone," the Google-powered G1 phone was unveiled today in New York. As we reported last month, this will be a T-Mobile phone (built by HTC), and it will be available to…

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Talking Local at SES San Jose

At a pair of TKG-run sessions at SES San Jose, the value of good local data was a pervasive theme. This relates to the ongoing online-offline challenge in local media and search. The problem basically comes down to the inability…

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Check Out Google Android in Action

To follow up on last week's post about a prospective Google Android-based T-Mobile phone, here is a video from MobileCrunch that demos Android. The video walks through an emulator of the operating system, which is basically a desktop version of…

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Here Comes the GPhone, Part IV

Early rumors of a Google phone, before the Android platform was announced, gave the device a name of "GPhone" (remember?). That name ended up being not that far off the mark -- though Google ended up building the OS rather…

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Apple’s App Store: Hot or Not?

The iPhone App Store is kicking butt to the tune of $1 million in sales per day ($30 million to date) and 60 million total downloads. This from an article put out yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, based on an…

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TheFind Shows iPhone Users ‘Where to Shop’

Today, TheFind launched its anticipated iPhone application, called "Where to Shop." The biggest selling points of the application involve the product search that combines location awareness with inventory feeds from Krillion and NearbyNow. As we've written, the iPhone and its…

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The iPhone Era: A New TKG Report

On Friday, we released a report that looks at the 3G iPhone and new App Store. One overall theme is how the iPhone's new features and lowered price tag will combine with easy availability of mobile apps to bring new…

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Citysearch Mashup a Model for iPhone App?

An independent developer has created a Google Maps mashup that is basically another way to navigate Citysearch business profiles in Google Maps. The mashup has also recently been optimized for the iPhone. This isn't an iPhone native app that can…

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