Huge in Spain (and Brazil, Thailand, and UAE)

March 13, 2014

Samsung revealed some stats on its App Store today and the numbers are impressive. 5 million downloads in just over a year. That might sound small compared to platforms like iPhone/iPad but consider that Samsung apps are only available on Samsung Internet-enabled TVs and Blu-Ray players. Did you know there’s a Vimeo app for Samsung? […]



March 5, 2014

As you might remember, I created a HUGE infographic about the Top 10 Joomla! 1.6 improvements since version 1.5. The infographic was a great success, and was even translated into Spanish. Last week, I was asked to create another, updated version of the infographic, for use on and other places. I’m honoured that Open […]


The Path to 10 Billion iTunes Downloads

February 13, 2014

When the iTunes Music Store launched on April 28th 2003 1 million tracks were downloaded within the first 5 days. Since then, billions of tracks have been downloaded.

15 years of The original app store

February 1, 2014

Long before the iTunes Store was a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye, launched in 1996 as the most comprehensive, safest place to get all your software, from the latest drivers and codecs to professional-grade programs. It was, and still is, notable for scanning and testing its software catalog to ensure that none would infect […]


AT&T claims “Fastest network in US”

November 15, 2013

AT&T commissioned a comprehensive speed test of it’s network by third party Global Wireless Solutions. The conveniently colored graph published by the company shows AT&T 60% faster than Verizon Wireless, 55% faster than Sprint and 20% than T-Mobile. Source



October 27, 2013

It seems like the occasional slow internet connection is an unavoidable part of our online existence. Before you call up your ISP threatening to cancel your service because you can’t torrent the entire “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, while listening to streaming radio and uploading pictures to Facebook without seeing an increase in your page […]

Music Subscription Faceoff

Music Subscription Faceoff

May 14, 2013

When Spotify moored its boatload of music to U.S. shores last week, music lovers were faced with a conundrum: Should I switch to Spotify, or stick with my current music subscription service of choice? Or, for the non-early adopter set: Should I check out this Spotify thing at all? Source

How Your Website Loses 7% of Potential Contact

How Your Website Loses 7% of Potential Contact

June 30, 2012

Download speed matters. And it is time to get serious about it. A one-second delay could result in 7 percent fewer conversions, 11 percent fewer page views, or even a 16 percent decrease in customer satisfaction. Over the last 15 years, I’ve told that to clients and it’s been confirmed by third-party research. So if […]

Most Pirated Movies Vs Box Office Hits

Most Pirated Movies Vs Box Office Hits

June 21, 2012

It seems like the most popular films at the box office would also be the most pirated films on the Internet, but this turns out to not be the case. Learn which films in 2008 were being pirated (Zohan? Really?) and which ones were selling tickets. Source