Sometimes I have had not nice things to say about RIM and their Blackberry products. After seeing this video, I’ve decided to take it all back. Why should any company spend time developing a mobile operating system when instead they can create an incredibly high-production music video, singing about their developer support to the tune of an REO Speedwagon song?
Between July 2011 and July 2012 Tumblr’s monthly unique visitor count increased by 100 percent to 26.9 million, Marketing Land reported.
This puts Tumblr, the five-year-old microblog founded in New York, neck and neck with Pinterest which collects more than 23 million uniques a month, according to statistics from Site Analytics which tracks how many visitors sites collect in the U.S.
In July, Tumblr collected 6.7 million mobile visitors and 24 million search visits.
Tumblr currently hosts 74 million blogs and 31 billion posts. It collects about 100,000 new blogs every day.
“I love Google Maps, use it on my computer, you know, in a browser. But when we were doing the iPhone, we thought, wouldn’t it be great to have maps on the iPhone? And so we called up Google and they’d done a few client apps in Java on some phones and they had an API that we worked with them a little on. And we ended up writing a client app for those APIs. They would provide the back-end service. And the app we were able to write, since we’re pretty reasonable at writing apps, blows away any Google Maps client. Just blows it away. Same set of data coming off the server, but the experience you have using it is unbelievable. It’s way better than the computer. And just in a completely different league than what they’d put on phones before.”—Steve Jobs,speaking at an All Things D conference in 2007, five years before Apple replaced Google Maps with its own map application. (via producermatthew)