Fastest cities - China:100mn mob apps - Commerce on pads

State of the Internet: What are the fastest cities in the world

China Has 100 Million Mobile App Users And Apple Wants More

Total mobile users:

920 million

Broadband internet subscribers:

140 million (+24.6%)

3G users:

80+ million

Registered app store users:

100+ million (+257% yoy)

Mobile payments users:

35 million (+195% yoy)

Video subscribers:

35 million

The data suggests a tenth of Chinese mobile subscribers are registered to an app store, but smartphones are a minority of the circulated handsets.

Sidestepping Apple: From Amazon to Cond?? Nast, Companies Rethink App Strategies

Amazon, Kobo and Barnes & Noble all removed the stores from their iOS applications on Monday, as well as any hyperlinks to or mentions of their online stores. Google Books — recently announced distribution and retail partner for the new multiplatform Harry Potter e-books — is simply gone from the App Store, without explanation from either Apple or Google, although possibly a revised app may be forthcoming.

Mozilla Plans Chrome OS Rival Aimed At Phones, Tablets

Mozilla announced plans Monday to develop a Web-based mobile operating system of its own called Boot To Gecko. It's a very similar concept to what Google  has espoused for Chrome OS but will be aimed at phones and tablets as opposed to the netbooks Google has targeted with its project.

The New Catalog? Online Shopping On Tablets Growing

About half of all tablet owners prefer using that device to shop as opposed to their smartphone, Forrester said Monday. Smartphones have changed the way that retailers think about selling their wares because they can be used in the store to augment the experience, but tablets are different: 80 percent of those surveyed by Forrester use their tablets most often in their living rooms or family rooms

Netflix & Facebook integration held up by Congress

Led by LinkedIn, Social Recruiting Continues to Grow [Infographic]

Angry Birds maker in patent suit

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