Thunderbolt iMacs are just the first of several Mac product refreshes Apple has...– AppleInsider | Apple preparing to introduce Sandy Bridge iMacs early next week - sources
The magazines that are doing the best job right now wouldn’t be considered...– View the iPad as a magazine opportunity, not a container - O’Reilly Radar (via mediafuturist)
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because...– The Dalai Lama
Microsoft reported that revenue from the Windows operating system declined for...– Apple juggernaut sends ripples through tech world - SiliconValley.com
AppleInsider | Sources: Apple utilizing 'iCloud'... →
According to people familiar with the matter, Apple is prepping beta versions of both iOS 5.0 and Mac OS X Lion ahead of its annual developers conference that integrate with a service dubbed “iCloud,” enabling users to sync and store much of the same information they currently can with the company’s existing MobileMe service, such as bookmarks, email, contacts and iCal events. ...
Amazon apologizes for server outage, offers credit... →
In a post-mortem report Friday, Seattle-based Amazon said human error set off the outage. An automated error-recovery mechanism then went out of control, and many computers became “stuck” in recovery mode. The service is set up in a way that’s supposed to provide redundancy, by letting computers in a different “availability zone” take over when one fails. Amazon...
John Maeda: Looking for Superman - The 99 Percent
mary wachsmann: PSA →
marywachsmann: I’ve never been what you’d call vigorous, but I wasn’t a sickly child. As the years went by, though, especially starting in my twenties, I began to get more fragile, and I started suffering from various new maladies, first anemia, which caused me to faint often, then severe allergies, then asthma, chronic depression, which started in college, and on and on. By my thirties, I was...
Apple's Upcoming 'Reading List' for Safari to... →
Apple is working on a new feature for Safari in Apple’s Mac OS X Lion that will bring a different kind of bookmarking functionality to the browser. Apple calls it “Reading List” and is meant to offer users a way to save pages for later reading. The new feature is described by Apple here: Reading List lets you collect webpages and links for you to read later. To add the current...
The features you touted last night for your new phones were better battery life,...– What I Would Ask Jim Balsillie of RIM This Morning - Forbes
Cleveland Browns fall 21 spots in first round... →
The Browns dropped 21 spots in the first round when they completed a trade of their No. 6 spot to the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons used the pick on Alabama receiver Julio Jones. The Browns received five picks — Atlanta’s first (27th overall), second (59th) and fourth-rounder (124th), and also Atlanta’s first- and fourth-round selections in 2012. The trade gives the Browns 10...
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How to beat Apple - Jason Kottke →
In the near term, companies making iPhone and iPad competitors are never going to beat Apple at their own game. Apple has supply chain advantages, a massive number of their customers’ credit card numbers (why do you think Jobs brings this up at every single Apple event…it’s important!), key patents, one-in-lifetime personnel like Steve Jobs and Jony Ive, solid relationships...
Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation... →
Last fall, I conducted an experiment: I quietly removed Instapaper Free from the App Store1 for three days, leaving only the full, $4.99 Instapaper app. Not only did sales increase incrementally, but nobody seemed to notice. On March 12, knowing I was heading into very strong sales from the iPad 2’s launch, I pulled Free again, this time for a month. Again, nobody noticed, and sales increased...
RIM Plunges After Cutting Profit Forecast on... →
Research In Motion Ltd., facing intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Google Inc., plunged in late trading after cutting profit forecasts on slower-than-expected demand for BlackBerry smartphones. Profit this quarter will be $1.30 to $1.37 a share, Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM said today in a statement. The company last month forecast profit of $1.47 to $1.55 a share. Sales in the quarter...
Al Gore’s Our Choice Guided Tour (by Push Pop Press)
The Pipeline #52: Horace Dediu - 5by5 →
Horace Dediu joins Dan Benjamin to discuss to discuss the life of the professional smartphone analyst, how he built asymco.com to 500,000 readers in only 9 months, curated market intelligence, the language of business, engineering, asymmetry, fearlessness, knowing what you’re doing, the post-pc world, and the concept of the disruptive lens.
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5 Tips for Making the Most of a Conference - The... →
1. Separate the wisdom from the action.The first thing I do after every conference is review the notes and transfer every starred item into my task management tool. Whatever your system, recognize that conferences are liable to overwhelm you with notations. 2. Distill every talk down to one key takeaway.If you write anything down during a conference, make it the one key take-away from each...
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Nokia to Cut 7,000 Jobs in Cost-Cutting Move -... →
Nokia, the world’s leading cellphone maker, said Wednesday that it would eliminate about 7,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program that was deeper than expected. The 12 percent reduction in the Finnish company’s global work force will help trim operating costs by €1 billion, or $1.47 billion, a 17 percent reduction, by the end of 2012. Analysts had expected that 5,000 to 6,000 jobs would be...
Peyton Hillis chosen for Madden cover |... →
Peyton Hillis has been chosen for the cover of the Madden ’12 video game, beating out Michael Vick in the final round of fan voting. “It means a lot to me and my family,” Hillis said. “I just want to say thank you.” A year ago, Hillis on the Madden cover would have sounded like a joke: Hillis was shipped from Denver to Cleveland last offseason as part of the Brady Quinn trade, and it wasn’t...
All of the latest metrics on Netflix are up, up and up: The company has 23.6...– Netflix’s Sales Jump 46 Percent; Hopes To Fund More Original Programming | paidContent
My laptop is a 13-inch MacBook Air. I also love my iPhone 4. I’m still on...– Leah Culver -Developer (Convore, Pownce) - The Setup
So why is Android hitting a wall? It appears growing concerns over fragmentation...– Android Cools With Developers, But Mobile Challengers Fade
Seamless App Helps You Sync Your Listening Between Devices | Cult of Mac
If Cash is King, Apple’s is an Emperor | asymco →
Apple’s cash for short-term and long-term marketable securities totaled $65.8 billion at the end of the March quarter. Cash increased by $6.1 billion. The enormity of the overall size of this cash can be put into several perspectives: The funds are big enough to place Apple’s CFO office in the top 100 largest fund managers in the world and larger than any hedge fund manager. Cash growth in...
Apple Expected to Charge for Cloud-Based Music... →
CNET reports that Apple is expected to charge customers a fee in order to use its forthcoming cloud-based music storage service, a new product said to be rapidly approaching completion. The company could, however, offer a free introductory period to give customers a chance to test out the new service and gather a user base. Music industry insiders told me that Apple has indicated it could offer...