Are you tired of your iPhone cable fraying and breaking on a regular basis? If so, you should check out the MySaver, an in-development accessory that will protect your Apple cables from wear and tear. It’s currently in its Kickstarter phase, so get in early and say you were there on the day that shoddy cable-making stopped ruining your day.
With newspaper readership in the toilet, the Tribune Co. has announced its intentions to create a free (or nearly free) tablet that will cater to everyone who holds a subscription to a Tribune newspaper. This is not the first time a newspaper company has tried to directly embrace the world of tablets in the face of impending bankruptcy, but this is the first time the word Free has been thrown around, which tends to have a massive echo in a room filled with $800 price tags. However, designing a tablet is hard and manufacturing and distributing a working tablet is harder. In their desperate attempt to enter the digital age (and to save themselves from financial disaster), will Tribune Co. find itself crushed by an industry that it doesn’t have any experience with? Sadly, the odds point to yes.
It looks like WebOS is on its deathbed. Rest in peace, HP tablets, we barely knew thee…mainly because we were too busy using Apple hardware.
The infamous hacker collective Anonymous has declared war on Facebook, as seen in the video below. Considering that Facebook has the technical expertise and the cash flow to fight any online war, it should prove to be an interesting showdown.
Considering the continually astounding success of the iPad, it’s almost no surprise that Apple briefly overtook Exxon to become the most valuable company in the world. Then Exxon overtook Apple, but Apple surged ahead again. You can see the full details of the race in the link above, but it is worth nothing that the recent market turmoil has allowed Apple to bridge a $60 billion gap between the two companies. Which. Is. In. Sane.
If you’re a start-up desperately trying to think of the Next Big Thing, maybe you should scale your imagination back a bit and consider working on the next little thing, a tiny innovation on an existing product. When enough tiny innovations are gathered in a single place, the Next Big Thing is born.
A recent survey has uncovered the most iPad-friendly cities in the United States. Drumroll, please? Number three is none other than San Francisco! None too surprising, really. Number two is San Jose! Not a big name, but California loves technology. And the most iPad-friendly city in the United States is…Plano, Texas!? It makes sense once you realize that Plano is home to numerous technology company headquarters, but the mind reels when you realize that New York City is ranked 42 on the list.
Old Twitter knelt on the floor of the Senate in a quickly spreading puddle of his own blood: “Et tu, New Twitter?” Later, New Twitter announced “Friends, tweeters, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Old Twitter, not to praise him. The evil that outdated original layouts do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones. And if you don’t like it, get a friggin’ app that works for you.” Old Twitter is dead. Long live New Twitter.
Wait a minute. You’re telling me that Wal-Mart had its own MP3 music store? And that it’s been around for seven years and that it’s just now shutting down because it can’t compete with the likes of iTunes? Hahaha! Oh, what a spinster of tall tales you are! Meanwhile, in real online music news, Spotify has 1.4 million users one month into its American launch, with 175,000 of them paying for upgraded versions.
Rob Shoesmith plans to camp outside of an Apple Store for the next month in anticipation of the rumored iPhone 5 release. That’s nutty, but not unique. What is unique is that he’s reached out online and has received an absurd amount of sponsorship and support for his endeavor. Oh, and publicity. Did we mention he’s a marketer? Yeah, it all makes sense now.
Are you not getting paid properly when your App gets sold on the Android Market? Here you go.