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    Exciting WP7 Marketplace Statistics Revealed

    Telerik RadControls for WP7 is the most widely used commercial UI suite on the marketplace. Says who? Says Justin Angel. The man kindled the WP7 dev world with exciting Marketplace statistics. He has downloaded all Windows Phone 7 XAP’s using the Windows Phone 7 marketplace API’s and has answered a bunch of questions that preoccupy a lot of Windows Phone devotees’ minds. Justin found out that 97% of the apps on the Marketplace are not obfuscated and that the Silverlight platform accounts for 90% of the WP7 apps compared to 10% for XNA. There is a very interesting piece of information about...
    September 07, 2011
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    Many reasons to vote for Telerik in the DevProConnections Awards

    "And honestly, I say this without any reservation. In my four years of involvement with Telerik, the company and it's employees have been the best, most respectful, and willing to help group I've ever worked with. When I'm asked to do something, I just do it, and I want to keep this relationship going... It is just a joy to work with you. So glad to be part of the team!" Ben Hayat, Telerik MVP Everyone has his reasons to love Telerik. What are yours? Do we make you look...
    September 06, 2011
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    The AppStore Business Model is Dead

    Back in January, I argued that AppStores are not necessary as mobile economics mature and start to mimic web economics. Why do I need to download Skype from the AppStore when I can just go to Skype.com and do the same? Apple changed the rules and suddenly the AppStore looks like it may die a toddler. Back in February, new rules for advertising revenue and media content were implemented by Apple. If your app is in the app store and you generate revenue from a new customer, you have to give Apple 30% of the revenue of everything you sell.  As per Steve Jobs: "Our philosophy is simple -- when...
    September 06, 2011
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    RadControls for Windows Phone Updates

    For those who have missed the news, our RadControls for Windows Phone Mango build is available for download here. We have made sure that our customers can be among the first to update their existing WP7 apps and submit them to the Mango marketplace. If you haven’t tried RadControls for Windows Phone yet, you are most probably wondering why you should use it at all given the free toolbox available. This two minutes video answers this...
    September 01, 2011
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    Cloud Computing Dodged a Legal Bullet

    If you and I were at a local Starbucks drinking coffee and plotted a criminal act (say robbing a bank), would Starbucks be liable? Is Starbucks a co-conspirator since they provided a platform for us to plan our illegal act? In short, no. If you and I email back and fourth about that same criminal activity, is GMail/your ISP liable? In short, no. If we do rob the bank and FexEx someone the contraband, is FedEx liable? In short, no. If I illegally download MP3 music and upload it to Amazon Cloud Storage, Microsoft Skydrive, Dropbox, or some other similar service, are they liable? A judge last week...
    September 01, 2011