Smartphone Wars

Google’s Android cell phones are quickly closing the gap on Apple’s iPhone, according to new research from eMarketer. In the fourth quarter, the proportion of potential smartphone buyers who said they were going to purchase an Android jumped from 6% to 21%, surpassing blackberry for the first time, while interest in buying the iPhone dipped. For more details on what the Smartphone wars might look like as Google and Apple continue their ascendancy in the entertainment business, check out Daisy’s Whitney’s analysis in this week’s New Media Minute.

Five Trends and Five Companies

Now that the new decade has started, what new media trends should you be looking out for? In this first New Media Minute of the year, Daisy Whitney shares five trends and five companies that exemplify them. So keep an eye on data targeting provider Blue Kai, Web-to-TV technology firm Clearleap, location-based gaming platform SCVNGR, 3-D TV firm 3ality Digital and online studio Demand Studios. For more details on why they’re going to make news this year, check out the New Media Minute.