Bolstering the argument that money makes the world go ’round, Google’s earnings, and spending, were big news today, as is the third-quarter decrease in VC funding. AMD’s “better than expected” net loss and the prospect of cloud-caused job losses also garnered attention.
Whether you liked or loathed the premiere of NBC’s The Event last night, the transmedia elements accompanying the series are super-disappointing. While there are a few sites and Twitter accounts, their level of success ranges from mildly entertaining to flat-out disjointed.
Apple announced today that it has sold more than 1.7 million new iPhones in the first three days of the device being on sale. That’s a record among Apple’s own product launches, and I’d guess that it’s some kind of record for the industry at large.
The new Nokia N8 has the dubious distinction of being both the first and the last N-series handset to run Symbian^3 — new high-end devices will run on MeeGo. A product strategy in constant transition isn’t one that will attract developers or customers to Nokia.
There was too much news today in the web video world, but here are the highlights! Babelgum has acquired Chad Vader, Next New Networks is launching a health and fitness network, Revision3 is now available via iPhone app and Michael Buckley no longer needs glasses.
Across the globe, iPhone 4 eyewitnesses are all seeing the same thing: lines around the block and few, if any, devices for those without reservations. Supplies of the iPhone 4 are dwindling, many stores expect to be sold out by the end of the day.
Apple’s mobile operating system update, iOS 4, is now available to download via iTunes. The updated operating system, previously known as the iPhone OS, features more than 100 new features and clocks in at 378MB.
Perhaps I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today, but I’m getting a little bored with the current crop of “superphones,” as Om likes to call them. Most of the recent top-end smartphones appear to be slight enhancements over what’s currently available.
As Twitter continues to struggle with repeated system outages and downtime, attention has turned to ways of extending — or even replacing — the social network as a communications platform. But what would such a world look like? It would involve multiple clients and open standards.
Silicon Valley is the hub of the technology industry, but is its status on the wane due to the high cost of living and a more mobile work force enabled by broadband and a changing culture?