Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Florian Mueller.

Is he being blackmailed? Has his child been kidnapped? Did he merely sell out?

Not my words…they’re the sub-healine of the article.

I’ve been thinking about writing about this abrubt and sudden shift im Mueller’s reporting too, but I’m glad someone esle did.

Anyhow, I have noticed the same thing, and I’m not sure what’s going on because up until recently Mueller seemed to be more level-headed. His recent articles almost reak of one-sided reporting.
Considering that he has trumpeted Apple’s victories in the past, and also pretty much all Android OEM’s losses it just seems weird.

I’m very interested to see if something else surfaces on this in the (near) future…

Apple was the number 1 mobile phone vendor in the US last quarter.

That’s right, not smart phone vendor, mobile phone vendor.

I have suspected Apple to be at the top spot for quite some time, but this is the first time it’s been confirmed by Strategy Analytics, and NPD concurs.

Ultimately those numbers mean nothing, but it is telling that web usage, app downloads, and other data paint a clear picture.