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Android reveals monster numbers

Plus, Yahoo's future in Asia and Microsoft's future at CES

December 22, 2011

Android reveals monster numbers On ZDNet,   reports on the figures. “It works out at almost 5 million devices per week, or a staggering 21 million a month. During the fourth quarter of 2011 Apple sold Apple sold 17 million iPhones and 11 million iPads over the three month period. If Google can keep up these sort of activation numbers, there will be over 60 million Android devices activated per quarter,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Yahoo! shares! leap! on! asset! sale! gossip! On The Register, Brid-Aine Parnell reports on the company’s future in Asia. “The Asian assets idea is the latest in a string of possible moves Yahoo! has talked about in an effort to revive its flagging fortunes.There have been strong rumours that the firm could sell off part or all of itself to private equity investors,” Parnell writes. What’s your opinion?

Microsoft ending its CES keynote run following 2012 event On The VAR Guy, looks at the potential consequences. “Bummer, or smart move? Apple pulled something similar when its stopped keynoting MacWorld in 2008. The reality is, the way big companies such as Apple and Microsoft reach out to consumers has changed – elaborate keynote displays or lengthy presentation demos aren’t as important as they once were, especially as social media and Internet-focused campaigns are becoming even more effective as vehicles for targeting users,” he writes. What’s your opinion?