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Orange throttling iPhone 3G speeds. Why offer 3G if you do not want to deliver the product? D90 comes out but not seemingly as good as the Canon. My thoughts on Nikon versus Canon. Computer virus found on Space Station computer. IE8 getting more and more useless PR. Sneaky deal done between Microsoft and [...] ... (more)


Take panoramic photos with your iPhone using this app. Costs $2.99. Emily's blog post. URL: Pano. ... (more)

Video: Steve Jobs Giving His First Big Demo

Twenty five years ago today, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs gave the first on-stage demonstration of the Macintosh computer to a packed auditorium. The technology was much different then, but it was the same Steve Jobs: a masterful showman able to make the latest jumble of electronics seem like it was capable of magic. Enjoy. (Via Dave Winer). Crunch Network: MobileCrunch Mobile Gadgets and Applications, Delivered Daily. ... (more)

Another iPhone App Sold: MindMaker Goes To MindMeister

German mind mapping application builder MeisterLabs, the startup behind brainstorm & planning tool MindMeister, has acquired MindMaker, to our knowledge the third iPhone application to get sold after the sale of Where To and Tapulous buying Tweetsville. MindMaker, on sale for €3.99 (or $4.99), allows you to structure your ideas and concepts visually using a fairly intuitive program even when you’re on the go. The app is relatively limited in functionality but offers an experience that suits Apple’s mobile phone perfectly. You can find a good review of the app over here. Seems like a match made in heaven, with MindMeister being one of the most authorative and open collaborative mind mapping tools available on the web today but lacking an equally decent mobile version. Ouriel Ohayon, our TechCrunch France editor, was first to report the acquisition news on his blog... (more)

IBMs Future with Juniper is Cloudy

Too many Kindle stories today. Why? Google wants to get in on the smart grid program. Microsoft Windows 7 beta stopped in its tracks. No multi-touch on G1 because of Apple. $99 iPhone coming this summer. FAA computers hacked. More mobile data to be used in Europe than USA. [...] ... (more)

Yahoo Mobile Also Wants to Claim The “My Phone” Moniker.

What would you rather have, an iPhone or a My Phone? Both Microsoft and Yahoo think you want a My Phone. On the iPhone section of its Website detailing the revamped Yahoo Mobile service, due to launch publicly in March, Yahoo marketers try to drum up interest in the new offering by using this headline in its marketing campaign: From iPhone™ to “my” phone. The iPhone trademark is taken (notice the ™), but that is not stopping mobile marketers from trying to ride on its coattails. Yesterday, Microsoft announced its own My Phone service for syncing data between your phone and desktop. If you are a mobile marketer, here is a tip for you. Coming up with something that rhymes with iPhone to peddle your mobile services is not a winning strategy. It is derivative and shows a lack of imagination. It is as though they are trying to say, “Our products are like the iPhone, b... (more)

iPhone vs BlackBerry ; grand public vs entreprise

L’un des plus grands “chambardements” induits par l’arrivée du Web 2.0 et des “digital natives” est lié à l’innovation. Depuis le début des années 2000, l’innovation a changé de camp : - L’essentiel des produits informatiques et télécoms innovants est introduit en priorité dans le grand public. - L’essentiel de l’innovation dans les usages de ces outils se fait dans le grand public. Pour les entreprises, ce double changement a “simplifié” l’innovation ! “Innover, pour une entreprise, consiste à importer, dès que possible, les outils et usages du grand public derrière son firewall.” J’ai quand même réussi à dénicher une innovation récente qui a commencé sa carrière dans l’entreprise : le BlackBerry ! Ceci va donner lieu, dans les mois qui viennent, à un combat passionnant entre : - Le BlackBerry, qui ayant conquis l’entreprise, s’attaque au grand public avec son produ... (more)

ActionScript 3 Reference for iPhone

The iTunes app store has just approved my first application, and has posted it online. The application is an ActionScript 3 class reference for the iPhone and allows quick and easy access to the ActionScript 3 class reference docs for Flash Player 10, AIR 1.5, and Flex 3.2. You can find more information on the application, view screenshots and log feature requests on the application’s home page. You can install the application directly from the iTunes app store from here. Special thanks to De Monsters who put together the graphics and icons for the app. ... (more)

A Purchase That Will Change The Wireless World: G Day, 2010

By Wilson Kerr of Location Based Strategy, LLC The speed that wild Google wireless rumors transform into fact is astounding. After just a few days of frenzy caused by leaked information about Google employees all getting FREE Google phones to test, a front page Wall Street Journal article (yesterday) announced the “confirmed” impending arrival of the Google Phone. Not a phone powered by Google’s Android operating system sold by a carrier for a subsidized price, but an actual Google device sold by Google directly to consumers, subsidized by Google, that could be used with any carrier network. Remember that carriers create the profits that allow the real cost of a phone to be masked. While most new smart phones on the market today costs a few hundred bucks, it only takes a few months to surpass this one-time cost in subscriber fees to the Carriers. They apply some of ... (more)

Musings on a hot summer Friday

Th summer heat is here finally, temperature likely to hit 100 in south bay today, July 16th, a Friday. The stock market behaves as erratically as ever, going south at every little hint of a economic slowdown. Steve Jobs finally owns up the antenna issue for iPhone4. I got mine on the first day after standing in line for hours (pre-ordered). Someone suggested that I get the case to protect the glass from touching any surface, as the new phone is flat compared to the 2G or 3G with a curved backside. So I did put on the side covers and guess what! I had no problems of dropped calls, my fingers never touched the left side antenna spot. But I am going to get that refund for the cover I paid for. Google had their earnings yesterday and the search business saw reduced growth. Google has always been a “one trick pony” and all their attempts at diversification has failed so ... (more)

One reason your price is SO important…

Maybe you have seen this before…as simple as it is, it was an incredible “eye opener” for me when I first saw it, and it really impacted how I think about my business in general, and pricing in particular. It is a VERY simple example that teaches a very powerful lesson. Let’s say you are selling a product or service for $100. Imagine your hard costs are $50 to manufacture it. Sell ten units and you have made $500, right? ($100 per times 10 equals $1000 — minus the $50 times ten, or $500, it cost you to make it. $1000 – $500 = $500, your profit.) But, you decide you would like to make more money — so, you figure if you drop your price just 10%, you can drive more sales and generate more profit. The question becomes — how many more units do you have to sell after dropping your price 10% to make more money? (Embarrassing admission: When I first saw this example, my answ... (more)

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