By Soulskill from Slashdot's admitting-defeat department
phmadore writes "Windows Phone has been struggling for market share, largely due to a serious lack of developers willing to invest their time in what one might consider a niche market. Statistically speaking, Android has more than 1.1M apps to Windows Phone's 200,000+. Well, according to unnamed sources informing the Verge, Microsoft may soon integrate/allow Android applications into both Windows and Windows Phone."
This follows the recent debate over whether Microsoft should try to fork Android
. Peter Bright made the point that doing so would be extremely difficult
, and probably not worth Microsoft's time. Ben Thompson has an insightful post about how Microsoft's real decision is whether to focus on devices or services
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By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's brought-to-you-by-164 department
First time accepted submitter vigna writes "The Laboratory for Web Algorithmics together with the Data and Web Science Group of the University of Mannheim have put together the first entirely open ranking of more than 100 million sites of the Web. The ranking is based on classic and easily explainable centrality measures applied to a host graph, and it is entirely open — all data and all software used is publicly available. Just in case you wonder, the number one site is YouTube, the second Wikipedia, and the third Twitter."
They are using the Common Crawl data (first released in November 2011
). Pages are ranked using harmonic centrality
with raw Indegree centrality, Katz's index
, and PageRank provided for comparison. More information about the web graph is available in a pre-print paper
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