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Apple’s iPhones sales ablaze on word-of-mouth

91 per cent of iPhone users would recommend Apple’s flagship mobile device to a friend or colleague and 88 per cent would recommend the iPod touch, according to data from mobile ad network AdMob.

Also interesting, 16 per cent of iPhone users plan on purchasing an iPad, while 24 per cent of iPod touch users plan on buying an iPad.

Additional stats confirm it is Apple versus Google in the smartphone space, at least in the US:

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Anime leads YouTube’s video-on-demand niche attack on Hulu, iTunes

YouTube has quietly widened the range of videos it is making available for rent through the popular Google-owned service, betting a little face that a focus on niche markets will help it take on existing behemoths in the online video on-demand space, such as iPlayer, Hulu and iTunes. Continue reading

MySpace teams with Google, boosts iTunes

Bat for LashesMySpace and Google will this afternoon announce a partnership to provide music content for the company’s new music search initiative.

“Through this partnership we’re making it easier for fans around the world to discover music content by providing Google with full audio tracks, direct links to music videos and upcoming tour information. It’s our goal to make the great content on our platform available to anyone – wherever it is they want to find it,” MySpace explained.

“Probably the most exciting aspect of this deal is that we now have the opportunity to better serve our artist partners by making sure all of the content they’ve created is available to everyone on MySpace as well as to those fans searching for it on Google.”

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Google Book Search for iPhone, Android

Over 1.5 million public domain books in the US and over half a million outside the US are now available for perusing on iPhone and Android devices.

Just go to books.google.com/m in your mobile browser. You can search for a title, author, or subject. Or you can browse the list of “Featured books” and various categories like business and economics, the classics, science and math, travel, and more.

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iPlayer downloads for Mac this month?

There’s been a whole hoo-hah about the BBC making it possible to download its TV shows to Mac and Linux computers – now it seems the broadcaster may be moving to launch the service, which is already available on Windows, and the launch could come this month, if a report’s to be believed.

The broadcaster has frequently gone on the record to say that it wants to make it possible to download shows from iPlayer to the Mac, but has castigated Apple for refusing to license FairPlay to the corporation in order to easily achieve this.

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