Podcast - 23rd July 2014
We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.
Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.
Yahoo! has agreed to acquire Flurry, a US-based business that provides mobile app developers with information about the people using their apps as well as providing insight to advertisers and publishers.
Flurry currently sees activity from more than 540,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.4 billion devices worldwide. At the moment it’s used by 170,000 developers.
Podcast - 22nd May 2013
We start this week's podcast by talking about Yahoo and Tumblr before moving on to discuss Google's recent developer conference.
There are product announcements from BlackBerry, HP and the former MeeGo developers at Jolla... and there's some interesting mobile app news as well.
Yahoo! has agreed a deal to acquire blogging and media sharing platform Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion (£724 million).
Tumblr will continue to operate as a separate business with David Karp as CEO.
Yahoo! has acquired mobile to-do list and task manager Astrid.
The long-term future of the acclaimed app now appears to be uncertain, with Astrid saying it will continue to work for the next 90 days. However, chargeable subscriptions are no longer being accepted and refunds for existing users are being prepared.