Android is starting to become a serious threat to iPhone – wow, I would never have expected that…
As we noted earlier, mobile ad network AdMob has released its monthly mobile metrics report for March, which takes a close look at Android OS traffic. One interesting stat that was hidden in the report was that Android ad traffic overtook iPhone traffic in the U.S. for the month of March.
According to the report, Android traffic in the U.S. increased to 46 percent of operating system share compared to 39 percent for the iPhone operating system. Worldwide, the iPhone OS still took the top spot, taking 46 percent of the OS share, with Android phones seeing 25 percent of impressions. AdMob measures mobile ad impressions, which is a proxy for overall traffic.
AdMob: Android Passes iPhone Web Traffic In U.S.
I wasn’t sure it was just me, but I’ve be thinking that allergies have been getting worse for people…
Ah, spring. Flowers! Lawn sports! Baby birds! Lots and lots of snot. Yes folks, this year’s pollen counts, especially in the southeast, are through the roof, and as our intrepid reporter Kate Sheppard wrote between sneezing fits last week, a new study from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) suggests allergies will likely become even more fierce if the planet continues to heat up.
Why Your Allergies Are Getting Worse
I don’t have any idea what this will do for performance, but at least I have a choice to run or not run Flash on Android! 😀
In an interview with The New York Times, Google’s Andy Rubin revealed that the upcoming version of the Android mobile operating system will fully support Flash technology. Code named Froyo
Google Confirms Android 2.2 Will Support Flash
I have no problem power napping… but for those of you who can’t, you might find this useful…
I am the kind of person who takes 30 minutes to an hour to fall asleep, most nights. Falling asleep is an ordeal for me (unless I’m completely exhausted). Don’t get me wrong—it’s not an unpleasant ordeal… there are worse things in life than lying in bed. But I truly envy those people who can just put their head on a pillow and drift off within moments. Oh, such bliss… not for me. I will lie in bed, awake, forever thinking and rethinking whatever happens to be on my mind at the time.
Because of this, I always thought that power napping was not for me. After all, power naps are supposed to last about 20 minutes, and you don’t need to be a maths genius to realise that if it takes you at least half an hour to fall asleep, 20 minutes won’t be enough. So, therefore, I thought, since I can’t fall asleep quickly, I can’t nap.
Fortunately for me, I was completely wrong about this.
How I Mastered the Power Nap
I can’t believe its finally here… this is so awesome! 😀
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OMG! There’s a LEGO store in houston! woohoo!
5015 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Opened March 2010!
The LEGO Store raises the bar in kid-chic design, innovative displays, in-store family events and consumer-friendly play areas to deliver an engaging, entertaining and fun experience for families.
Our Pick A Brick wall features LEGO elements in a variety of colors & shapes in bulk.
The “Living Room” is an interactive play area positioned in the center of the store designed for hands-on, minds-on play.
Our “Brand Ribbon” runs the circumference of the store, featuring LEGO model displays, company history & fun facts to entertain guests.
The LEGO® Store Houston Galleria Houston, TX, USA
Evidentally, I’m on a maker’s schedule…
Business people in Silicon Valley (and the whole world, for that matter) have speculative meetings all the time. They’re effectively free if you’re on the manager’s schedule. They’re so common that there’s distinctive language for proposing them: saying that you want to “grab coffee,” for example.
Speculative meetings are terribly costly if you’re on the maker’s schedule, though. Which puts us in something of a bind. Everyone assumes that, like other investors, we run on the manager’s schedule. So they introduce us to someone they think we ought to meet, or send us an email proposing we grab coffee. At this point we have two options, neither of them good: we can meet with them, and lose half a day’s work; or we can try to avoid meeting them, and probably offend them.
Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule