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    Reuter site - Oprah's half-sister revelation rocks show's ratings

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    Oprah's half-sister revelation rocks show's ratings

    Tue, Jan 25 17:45 PM EST

    By Marisa Guthrie

    LOS ANGELES - If only every daytime talk show host had a long-lost half sister.

    Oprah Winfrey scored her best ratings in nearly six years with Monday's show during which Winfrey revealed that she had a half-sister she never knew.

    The installment of Winfrey's daytime talker averaged a 9.6 household rating (according to metered market weighted averages). That's the highest episode since Winfrey's post-Oscar party installment on February 28, 2005.

    Winfrey teased the big reveal on her show last Friday promising a "shocking family secret" that she said "literally shook me to the core."

    Winfrey's younger half-sister Patricia was given up for adoption by Winfrey's mother in 1963. At the time, Winfrey was living with her father and did not know her mother was pregnant. Of course, this is not the first personal detail that Winfrey has unveiled on her daytime show. She has also revealed that she was molested as a child and lost a baby at 14.

    (Editing by Zorianna Kit)

    Reuter site - Mobile app industry to surge in 2011: Gartner

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    Mobile app industry to surge in 2011: Gartner

    Wed, Jan 26 05:03 AM EST

    Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Worldwide mobile application store revenue will almost triple to $15.1 billion this year, boosted by a surge in Google's Android market, research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.

    Apple created the market for mobile online software stores with the iPhone store in mid-2008, scoring an instant hit that drove smartphone sales and reshaped the way mobile content is delivered.

    "We estimate that Apple's App Store drove close to nine application downloads out of 10 in 2010 and will remain the single best-selling store ... through 2014, although to a lesser extent, as other stores manage to gain momentum," analyst Carolina Milanesi said.

    Last week, Apple's App Store reached 10 billion downloads. Its closest rivals are Google's Android and privately held GetJar which sells software for all platforms and reached 1 billion downloads last June.

    Android, offered free to cellphone vendors, was expected to become the world's most popular smartphone operating system this year as vendors like HTC, Motorola Mobility and Samsung Electronics roll out new models.

    Gartner forecast 81 percent of all downloads this year will be made for free.

    It said 16 percent of application store markets' $5.2 billion revenue was generated from advertising, a share it expected to nearly double to 30 percent by the end of 2014.

    (Editing by Dan Lalor)

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