Tech wrap: Apps are iTV’s secret weapon

December 28, 2011

The iTV might be the most anticipated product Apple will ever launch, and it seems everyone has an opinion about it, writes Gigaom’s Ryan Lawler. Apple will win in TV the same way it won with the iPhone — by having a compelling platform for app developers, he says.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS “hasn’t made much of a splash in 2011″, says ex-Windows Phone evangelist Charlie Kindel. “Microsoft’s approach with WP7 has a impedance mismatch with the carriers and device manufacturers while Google’s approach reduces friction with carriers and device manufacturers at the expense of end users,” his blog says.

Netflix and the Gap were among the worst performers in customer satisfaction among the largest online retailers this holiday season, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, U.S. consumers spent more than $35 billion online this holiday season, up 15 percent from the same period last year, comScore estimated on Tuesday.

It’s official: Here are Jason Hirschhorn and Paul Carr’s top fourteen worst media/tech headline clichés of 2011.

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