Apple Loosens Up On App Development

Apple Loosens Up On App Development
Apple has decided to relax its restrictions on the development tools used to make apps. Developers can now use third-party tools, like Adobe’s software to convert Flash apps into native iPhone apps, which was previously banned by Apple.  Additionally, Apple will publish it’s guidelines for evaluating an app for acceptance into the app store, another significant benefit for developers.

Justin Bieber Rules Twitter
Lady Gaga may be the “Queen of Twitter” but tweets about Justin Bieber use 3-percent of Twitter’s resources at any given time, according to a Twitter employee. There are supposedly racks of servers dedicated exclusively to the tween pop star.

Best Buy to Sell Kindle
The latest news in the eReader wars: Best Buy will start selling Amazon’s Kindle eReader in U.S. stores. Best Buy also carries The Nook from Barnes & Noble and Sony’s eReaders. Forrester Research estimates that 11 million Americans will own an eReader before the end of September.

iPhone Hurt By Limited Distribution
What’s keeping people from buying an iPhone? The fact that the iPhone 4 is not available at Verizon is the most significant factor limiting demand, according to a survey from Piper Jaffray. In fact, the limited choice in carriers is three times more of an issue than the antenna problems when it comes to why people aren’t buying iPhones.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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