Stories for Apr. 21, 2005

Kottke points to a article that points to some comments on Slashdot – yeah I know, it’s kinda like the telephone game huh? – by someone who represents them self as an Apple employee, and who makes some very interesting comments about where Apple wants to […] Read more »

I am shocked that when I hear people buy jeans that cost only $45 a pair. I am shocked when people buy an Mp3 player that is not iPod. I am shocked people still buy a $400 PC when they can buy a $500 Mac Mini. […] Read more »

I love my iPod. I mean I really love my iPod. It’s my little music machine and you better believe I’m not giving it up anytime soon. Unfortunately though, my little iPod is a bit fragile. Within an hour of purchasing mine, it had little tiny […] Read more »

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This past year has seen an explosion of desktop search tools designed to let the user easily find that lost nugget of information squirreled away on his/her PC somewhere.  These search tools are very useful and quickly become the preferred method for getting your hands on […] Read more »

Robert Pepper, acting chief of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, in a speech professed his love for broadband, consumers and Sling Media. One of the few officials to understand the game changing impact of broadband, he pointed out that faster pipes and […] Read more »

Million man march, million mom march…. and now million download swim. Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software, told employees that if the download numbers of the new Opera 8 Web browser reach 1 million within the first four days of the launch, he will swim […] Read more »

An article in the Daily Princetonian attempts to enlighten students to the benefits that the Tablet PC brings to classroom note taking but doesn’t even mention GoBinder from Agilix. The article gets it mostly right in its discussion about OneNote but spends a lot of ink […] Read more »

Well, good for them, but I’ll belive it when I see it…Ed Zander, CEO of Moto said the iTunes product would be coming out in the next few m… Read more »

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How about an Apple MVNO Media Think Damian Said It First, Apple + MVNO One of my readers emailed and asked the question: will iTunes phone ever see the light of the day? Given that both Sprint and Verizon, following Gecko’s credo, have decided that they […] Read more »

Following closely on the heels of British Telecom’s plans of 21st Century Network (21CN), Cable & Wireless says it will build its own next generation network – for a total cost of $365 million. Basically what these next generation networks do is get rid of legacy […] Read more »

SingStar consists of a couple of microphones which connect into your Playstation 2. You then sing along to some popular songs, and it scores you based on how good you sound. The technology behind it is very clever, as is the quality of the software and […] Read more »

Stories for Apr. 20, 2005

Elite Financial, a PR firm used to spam me with these releases from a little company called Xybernaut Corp. The damn things would slide through the junk filters and what not. In total 110 press releases came into my In-Box, and went into the trash bin. […] Read more »

If India and China who have skirmished for decades and still bury the hatchet, I am not surprised that the leading proponent of open telecom standards and stupid network, Martin Geddes can fall prey to the charms of Skype. “The number of open SIP nodes addressable […] Read more »

This is a little disconcerting…”Symbian anti-virus specialist SimWorks announced today that it has identified 52 previously unknown trojan… Read more »

I know what you’re thinking — what’s the point of a VoIP service on mobile phones when the devices are intended primarily for talking and v… Read more »

Jamdat has bought Blue Lava Wireless for $137 million. “As part of the transaction, JAMDAT has acquired an exclusive, 15 year worldwide lice… Read more »

“Google is planning a WAP version of its new local mapping service for the UK, but admits it will make no revenues from its SMS service…Ka… Read more »

“The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association compiled mobile game data for the first time from 2004…It produces the offi… Read more »

Xingtone has launched mStore, “a turnkey e-commerce solution for independent content owners to market, sell and deliver real-music ringtones… Read more »

Now I love Tetris as much as the next guy, but I won’t pay $137 million for it. But Jamdat would, and did! MobilePlaya points out that “Tetris could be the perfect mobile game,” and lauds the Jamdats’s $137 million purchase of Blue Lava Wireless. The […] Read more »

(sub. req.) A story on the venture money in the mobile content and services market. Research from VentureOne found that start-ups in the m… Read more »

Japanese mobile giant DoCoMo is planning to buy up a 33.4 per cent stake in the credit card company Sumitomo Mitsui, with a view to bolsteri… Read more »

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