DETROIT — With $6,000 and some Hollywood-style spunk, four friends opened this...– In Detroit, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Hard Times - NYTimes.com (via dulceloud) (via smartercities)
3G VOIP Phone Calls Allowed on iPad Too, Skype... →
LA Times reports that Apple has confirmed that it is now allowing the iPhone and newly released iPad to make voice over IP (VOIP) calls over AT&T’s 3G cellular network. “We revised our Program License Agreement in conjunction with our updated Software Development Kit for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Apps,” wrote an Apple spokesperson. Skype reportedly has a 3G-enabled...
NASA budget for 2011 eliminates funds for manned... →
The budget numbers will show that the administration effectively plans to kill the Constellation program that called for a return to the moon by 2020. The budget, expected to increase slightly over the current $18.7 billion, is also a death knell for the Ares 1 rocket, NASA’s planned successor to the space shuttle. The agency has spent billions developing the rocket, which is still years...
Disney Said to Be Seeking a Buyer for Its Miramax... →
The Walt Disney Company has been quietly shopping what remains of its Miramax film unit and has attracted seven to 10 interested bidders, according to a mergers and acquisitions expert with knowledge of the process. The initial discussions indicate a price of over $700 million for the Miramax name and its 700-film library, including films like “Pulp Fiction” and “Shakespeare in Love,” which is...
Amazon Accepts Macmillan’s Demand for Higher... →
Under Macmillan’s new terms, which take effect at the beginning of March, the publisher will set the consumer price of each book and the online retailer will serve as an agent and take a 30 percent commission. E-book editions of most newly released adult general fiction and nonfiction will cost $12.99 to $14.99. Those terms mirror conditions that five of the six largest publishers — Hachette Book...
techspotlight: Stephen Fry adds his view to the who digital revolution debate…interesting and a wonderously veluptuous use of the english language! Thanks to the Beeb
Geek Squad Founder: Journalism Start-Ups Must... →
Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens says anyone contemplating a journalism start-up should think of getting a mobile presence first and then think of a computer application that plays off the app, not the other way around. Indeed, if he were starting the Geek Squad today, it would not be providing support for computers, it would be all about tablets and mobile devices.
AppleInsider | Apple reinventing file access,... →
Apple is dramatically rethinking how applications organize their documents on iPad, leaving behind the jumbled file system and making file access between the iPad and desktop computers seamless.
Newt's 527 hauls in $6.4 million - POLITICO.com →
Newt Gingrich’s political group raised nearly $6.4 million in the second half of 2009, easily outpacing the fundraising efforts of potential rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty. Of course, American Solutions for Winning the Future, the group headed by former House Speaker Gingrich, has a distinct advantage over those fronted by former...
This don’t be evil mantra: “It’s bullshit.– Steve Jobs on Google (at recent Apple Town Hall Meeting)
Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google,... →
Steve Jobs held a town hall meeting with Apple employees late last week following the iPad launch. Wired reports on what was said at the meeting by Steve Jobs. Two of the biggest topics included Google and Adobe. On Google, Jobs confirms the much-reported competition between the two companies. On Google: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no...
The Omni Mouth » iPad or Bust! (Omni Bringing 5... →
We’re really excited about Apple’s iPad, and we want to make all of our products available for it as soon as we can. Yes, we already had a big year planned for 2010, with several long-anticipated major product releases—but we think iPad is really important: important enough to spend some time juggling our plans to figure out how we can introduce five new iPad apps. Yes. Five. We want to bring...
Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism -... →
Apple represents the “auteur model of innovation,” observes John Kao, a consultant to corporations and governments on innovation. In the auteur model, he said, there is a tight connection between the personality of the project leader and what is created. Movies created by powerful directors, he says, are clear examples, from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” to James Cameron’s “Avatar.” At Apple,...
Week in Apple: iPad mania! Hands-on, reactions,... →
Do we even need to summarize what this week’s top Apple news was all about? Aside from iPad mania, Apple also announced a record fiscal quarter and the Ars staff opined on what we want out of iPhone OS 4.0 and more. Read on for the good stuff.
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The iPad And Chrome OS Netbooks Are On A Collision... →
Apple has made it clear all along that they had no plans to build a netbook. And true to their word, they haven’t. But that doesn’t mean that Apple didn’t feel there was a need for a device that resided in between a full laptop and a mobile phone — in fact, that’s squarely where Apple is positioning the iPad. With it, they feel that they’ve created a $500 (for the baseline version) device that is...
Ten days after a national study found that cellphones and texting were to blame...– Hands-free cellphones just as likely to distract drivers - washingtonpost.com
The President Holds an Open Discussion Across the Aisle | The White House
Mr. Obama visited the House Republican retreat here in an attempt to break...– Obama, House Republicans Debate Their Divisions - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
Unexpectedly low Apple iPad price forces notebook... →
Notebook vendors include Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have re-evaluated their strategies for the tablet PC market following Apple’s launch of the iPad at a consumer-friendly price, according to industry sources. The vendors originally planned to offer prices pegged at 20-30% lower than the Apple iPad, while they generally expected the device to cost as much as...
Kurt Warner retires after 12 seasons in NFL - NFL... →
Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history. The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls, winning the first of them.
AppleInsider | Steve Jobs: iPad to offer Word support, $10 e-books, 6 days of music
Hulu’s Plans for the iPad, the Mobile Internet –... →
Apple announced its new iPad mobile device, people have been wondering when (and if) Hulu was going to make a specialized application for it. But Hulu has so far tended towards public generalities and general inaction when it comes to developing for anything but the PC. Earlier this week, and a day ahead of the iPad launch, I interviewed Hulu CEO Jason Kilar at the DLD Conference in Munich,...