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Flurry Insights: The Tides Turn for the Phablet’s Popularity

By Jarah Euston, Flurry

Tech media is buzzing that Apple may unveil a phablet-sized iPhone 6 on September 9th. Six years ago, who would have guessed that an extra inch of screen space could cause so much commotion?


Flurry, regularly publishes data-driven reports on its Flurry Insights Blog. Using Flurry Analytics data gathered from 550,000 apps on 1.4 billion devices per month, Flurry has been known to break major mobile news (like when China surpassed the US to become the #1 mobile market, or when it was the first to say that 86% of time spent in mobile is spent in apps).

Last Spring we reported that, as of February 2013, the phablet was an insignificant player in the mobile ecosystem dominated by phones and tablets. In fact, we said that this new kid on the block was not having a meaningful impact among consumers, developers or manufacturers. Today we are taking a second look to see how far phablets have come since our original report.

Take a look at our report over on the Flurry blog.

Yahoo News Digest Wins Apple Design Award 2014

By Nick D’Aloisio, Product Manager, Yahoo News Digest   

Today Apple announced that Yahoo News Digest is a recipient for this year’s Apple Design Award and we are absolutely thrilled and honored.  To be recognized a second time by Apple, a company that has inspired millions of developers around the world to understand that simplicity can create enduring beauty, is something we are incredibly proud of.

Yahoo News Digest was created to serve people’s daily need to stay informed about the most important news and events around them. The algorithms, which were developed at Summly, smartly reduce stories to the most fundamental elements and meaningfully combine them with select point of views sourced from around the web. We take the Apple Design Award as a terrific reminder that innovation and beauty can be found in the care of the details.

Thank you to the amazing designers on the team who helped develop Yahoo News Digest and more importantly, our users who have made it an integral part of their daily lives.

More to come…