Amazon Fire

  • Developers Can Now Target Amazon Fire Tablet Users With Facebook’s App Install Ads

    Developers Can Now Target Amazon Fire Tablet Users With Facebook’s App Install Ads

    Today, developers looking to find new users for their Amazon Fire tablet apps can now target those users specifically via Facebook app install ads, says Amazon. Mobile app install ads are a big business for Facebook and others and are an increasingly important means for mobile developers to acquire users as crowded app stores rankings tend to favor downloads and velocity, not newness, and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — record a midweek Wednesday edition after Apple and Facebook earnings calls.
    The Gang seems comfortable with Apple numbers setting the table for a Wearable Winter, if you can count an iWatch as meaning both something on the wrist and Apple TV as an extension of the AppStore. Is Facebook moving away… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated Office for iPad’s 12 million in sales and who knows in real traction i.e. subscriptions. The Amazon Fire debuted to shouts of thin and expensive, but surely what we need is a builtin HDMI switcher. Letterman’s retirement announcement hit some of us like… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Has Shipped One Million Nook Tablets, Industry Report States

    Barnes & Noble Has Shipped One Million Nook Tablets, Industry Report States

    With all the hype around the Kindle Fire it’s easy to forget about the Nook Tablet. The other budget Android tablet is zipping along nicely according to industry watchdog Digitimes. The outlet, citing upstream component suppliers, is reporting that B&N has shipped (note: not sold) one million units since the Nook Tablet’s mid-November launch. Plus, due to strong initial… Read More

  • House of Cards

    House of Cards

    It’s possible new media will steal a page from the VCs and the economics of the Cloud, putting these streaming deals together on multiple networks (Facebook, YouTube, Ustream, iCloud) with talent owning the rights in return for low startup costs. Spotify could fight off the independents by offering contracts directly to the artists, and team with the streaming studios to live cast… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Amazon's Kindle Fire

    Gillmor Gang 11.15.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took advantage of the early rays of the new rising sun to record. It must have been fun to watch the caffeine kick in, but the show was half over before I arrived. I’d been up late mourning the death of Flash, which finally received an auto-update from reality it couldn’t refuse. Next for… Read More