But at a DisplaySearch conference on emerging display technologies in San Jose on Thursday, a Microsoft partner spilled the beans.
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Unlikely as it sounds, Brussels has put the Oracle/Sun deal on hold while it takes a longer look at the fate of tiny MySQL, which Gartner reckons has a database market share of around half a percentage point.
The trend for mobile phones these days is for lots of functions - internet, music, radio, social networking. Its all about being young, fun and dynamic, with mobile phone companies vying to produce the trendiest adverts usually featuring a driving dance beat and beautiful people with cool haircuts.
In this context, Sony Ericsson has come up with a surprise. On Thursday it unveiled the “Pureness”, which can only be described as the “anti-smartphone”.
Pocket God, an iPhone application that achieved brief omnipotence in the best-seller list and lasting adoration from gamers, serves as a pocket guide on how to make an impact on a platform where more than 65,000 apps are now vying for consumers’ attention.
As part of our Media Challenge series, I spoke to Pocket God‘s creator Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative about the techniques his two-man team – himself and artist Allan Dye – used to make Pocket God a million seller in the App Store.
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