Daily links for 10/23/2012
Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch
“Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to guard users’ privacy. Mozilla today announced that it has started to test new social functionality inside its Firefox internet browser — a foray into sharing and social activity, it says, with user privacy in mind. The first service to join the Social API platform for testing is Facebook Messenger, although Mozilla says that more services are expected to be added soon in a service that it says will be “a big part of Firefox for years to come.””
The Mobile Tsunami Reframes Windows As One Of Three OS Players | Forrester Blogs
“Microsoft has long dominated PC units, with something more than 95% sales. The incremental gains of Apple’s Mac products over the last five years haven’t really changed that reality. But the tremendous growth of smartphones, and then tablets, has. If you combine all the unit sales of personal devices, Microsoft’s share of units has shrunk drastically to about 30% in 2012.”
Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy Ripples Through Industry – WSJ.com
“There’s plenty of pressure for change. Sales of PCs, for which Microsoft has long been the dominant software maker, are slowing drastically as consumers shift their spending toward smartphones and tablets. Microsoft and Intel are betting that touch-enabled Windows software will appeal to corporate customers, in particular, and spur development of Windows-based tablets, laptops with touch screens and laptop-tablet hybrids that can be converted between slate to clamshell shapes.”
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