Tech WWWorld–Android Users Valuable than iPhone, Y! Transitions Search Back-End to Microsoft

As per Chitika (advertising network), Android users are 80% more valuable than iPhone, i.e. higher CTR on Android devices than iPhone.

Online ad network Chitika looked at ad click rates across its network for the two devices and came to the conclusion that Android users are by far more valuable individually than iPhone users – people on the Android OS clicked on ads 81% more often than people on the iPhone [source].

A possible reason, Chitika cites could be because of the difference in display size.  Android devices, however, by and large have similar screens to the iPhone, and Chitika’s advertisements display the same on both devices.

Texting trends in the US – age and ethnicity seem to have a big impact

According to Nielsen, African-Americans use the most voice minutes – on average more than 1,300 a month. Hispanics are the next most talkative group, chatting an average of 826 minutes a month. Even Asians/Pacific Islanders, with 692 average monthly minutes, talk more than Whites, who use roughly 647 voice minutes a month.

On average, women talk 22 % more than men (856.3 minutes a month compared to men’s 666.7). Turns out, American women are more communicative in general on mobile devices; they text more, too, sending or receiving an average of 601 SMS messages a month compared to the 447 monthly text messages sent or received by the average American male.- source

Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama

To continue the tab revolution, the beta now includes Firefox Panorama (formerly Tab Candy) as a new approach to tab management that makes it easy to organize and multi-task while on the Web. If you juggle many open tabs for work, shopping, music, social sites, vacation planning and more, you can easily group and prioritize those tabs any way you want. With one keystroke you can see an overview of all tabs to quickly locate and switch between tabs or groups of tabs. – details

Download Firefox 4 Beta from here.

Yahoo! Transitions Organic Search Results Back-End to Microsoft

The deal is done and transition is done. Yahoo! is done with transitioning the search results backend to Microsoft.

Yahoo! Web, Image, and Video search experiences on both desktop and mobile devices are now powered by the Microsoft platform in the US and Canada (English), with more markets to come. The speed in which this was completed is a testament to the great work and partnership between a number of Yahoo! and Microsoft employees, the ranks of which are numerous.  I’d like to express my sincere appreciation for each person who contributed to this great accomplishment. – blog

End of Y! Search game.

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