According to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech research the iPhone 5 has overtaken Android in US smartphone market share. Buoyed by existing iPhone owner upgrades, which account for 62 percent of iPhone 5 sales, as well as some Android switching Kantar says that the iPhone now holds a 48.1 percent to 46.7 percent lead over Android in the US. This is based on “strong uptake of the iPhone 5 over the past 12 weeks.”
This week we saw the smartphone wars heat up and got more data on just why everyone is so crazed to get in on the action. Looking past the small screen, there were acquisitions a funding news along with more Twitter changes and further indications for Facebook’s social commerce strategy. Read more in this week’s Marketing Biz.
Lots of confusion and conflicting reports of how much money Google made off mobile devices. Danny Sullivan sets the record straight.
According to the Wall Street Journal, US and European regulators are now formally investigating the facts and circumstances behind “Cookiegate,” the circumvention of default privacy settings on the iPhone’s Safari browser by Google.