Some Of The Fastest Growing Markets – Week In Review: December 17th, 2012

Week In Review: December 17th, 2012

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This week the Christmas spirit visited Microsoft who won a partnership with NORAD to track Santa and Facebook as delivered an improved app to Android users. Google has finally developed a celebrated Maps app for iOS users and we are starting to see a new war between internet browsers.

The Internet Browser Wars Have Started Again

According to the New York Times a new internet browser war has been brewing for quite some time and it may very well outmatch the one that has been waged between Internet Explorer and Netscape back in the 90s. This time it is not just the MS Windows product versus the Google’s, Firefox, Opera and a myriad of mobile specific browsers have also join the fight. Of course, from a consumer perspective this is great because, pretty much like any other war, this one too is pushing everyone to develop that smarter, better, faster app that will eventually become the browser of choice for everyone.

Guns, Cloud Services and Smartphones Are Some of the Fastest Growing Markets

One of the latest news from Forbes is comparing the gun’s market with the Smartphone and the Cloud Services market in terms of growth. Apparently finding a sensitive area in people’s preoccupations, like security, is what it takes to own a successful business. And anti-malware software coupled with the higher security provided by cloud storing services and the ability to access that data anytime via a Smartphone or a Tablet is what has gotten most companies and private users to make the change. And it is the same need for security that has raised market consumption of firearms to an all time high since 1998 when data has started to be collected and shared by the FBI.

 Google Maps Kicks the Pants Off of Apple

Google has finally released their iOS app and it has immediately risen to the top of the free Apple App Store products. There will always be users in love with the more eloquent way Siri guides them to their destination and the Apple design and graphic is indeed perfect to a flaw, the simple fact is that Google Maps has been around for a lot more time and so they are in the perfect position to deliver an unbeatable level of quality when it come to the accuracy of their maps, the fact that they have integrated public transportation directions and it also brings up automatic information from Yelp and Zagat about any business you may be traveling to.

Facebook Has Launched a New Android App

Facebook has made a new step in its struggle to dominate the mobile market by releasing a new app for Android. They have given up on their hybrid native and HTML5 experiment and are going for a new custom code that they are hoping to deliver faster loading, a new interface and a disk cache that may not be to the liking of users with a smaller internal memory. Overall the new interface is a definite improvement since it allows the users to tap to open a photo and easily “Like” it or add a comment.

Santa Clause Is Coming to Microsoft

Microsoft has been able to defeat Google over who will track Santa’s progress in the US. They have partnered up with NORAD, who has provided this service for over 50 years and are coming up with an entire host of apps for Windows 8 and the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud. The tradition started in 1955 when a Colorado newspaper misprinted the phone number that would connect children with Father Christmas and they were directed to NORAD. Not wanting to disappoint the director of operations, Colonel Harry Shoup instructed his staff to “follow Santa’s track” on their Radars. And now with the help of Microsoft Children will be able to check Santa’s status on their PCs and tablets.

By Luchi Gabriel Manescu

Luchi

Luchi is a Sociology major that worked as a technician in a computer shop to put himself through collage. He then continued to work for HP as a data analyst while trying to assert himself as a soft skills trainer. Finally he found the perfect balance between his diverging skills when he started writing tech related articles almost 3 years ago and since then he has continued to learn about almost every aspect of the IT world while continuously working on his writing skills.

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