Tag: ranking

Apple cracks down on app-ranking manipulation

Apple's facing a growing problem on its App Store platform: ranking manipulation. While a lot of the spotlight areas are curated by humans, the rankings are generally not. Instead, computer-driven algorithms determine where each app falls in the various rankings for the store and each section. ...

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Apple Store climbs in annual retail ranking

Chain Store Age Magazine publishes an annual list of the 100 largest U.S. retail chains. As you'd expect in the rather stodgy retail biz, there were few changes in this year's list except for one company -- Apple. Apple's retail business jumped from 57th place on the list last year to 34th place ...

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Apple tweaks app ranking system

Apple has reportedly modified its app ranking system to include criteria besides the number of application downloads. This change was noticed by ad network executives and other companies that monitor the ranking of applications in Apple's iOS App Store. Facebook, Skype and Pandora are three a...

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iPod classic still the 5th most popular US MP3 player

Speculation has been poking around lately that the iPod classic's time is not long for this world, but before you start etching out the gravestone, take a look at these recent sales rankings from the NPD Group. According to the numbers, the iPod classic is still the fifth most popular MP3 player in...

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Apple tops media impact rankings in Q2

While we tend to hold Apple's feet to the fire on issues with their otherwise stellar products, the world at large sees a glossy coat of scratch-resistant awesome all over the Cupertino brand. According to General Sentiment (a media measurement firm somewhat obviously named), Apple was not only disc...

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J.D. Power smartphone study ranks iPhone #1 in customer satisfaction

I don't know about you, but when I hear the name "J.D. Power and Associates," I think of customer satisfaction for automobile manufacturers. The company also does customer satisfaction surveys in a number of other industries, and yesterday they released the 2009 Wireless Consumer Smartphone Satis...

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OS X on the OS Sucks-Rules-O-Meter

I found this mentioned over at BoingBoing.The Operating System Sucks-Rules-O-Meter is a chart based on periodic AltaVista searches looking for the name of each OS followed by the terms "sucks" or "rules." So, if AltaVista checks TUAW and sees that I say that Windows XP sucks, the...

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