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The announcement of Steve Ballmer’s impending retirement from Microsoft cast a spotlight on the company’s transition to becoming a devices and services company. While it’s unclear how progress toward this goal will be measured, the success model for the “devices” part of its quest is Apple. (Indeed, Apple, leading with iCloud, is seeking to diversify into more of a “devices and services” company itself.)
Apple’s current revenue champions — the iPhone and iPad — are in categories that Microsoft recognized the potential of long before Apple’s market entry. When the US smartphone market consisted of Microsoft, Palm and RIM, Windows Mobile had been powering smartphones — and doing respectably in terms of US market share — for years before Apple changed the game. Now, Windows Phone scrapes by with a few percentage points of the market. And the Tablet PCs that ran Windows a decade ago were introduced as the future of the notebook. While today’s Windows tablets and convertibles are much thinner and lighter than they were back then, it’s amazing to see how recalcitrant PC vendors have been in their design, with few pursuing pure slates and some using twist-hinges similar to those used in Tablet PCs.
Google showed off lots of new stuff yesterday . But this is the one thing you’ll use the most.
The concept is simple: money as an email attachment. And it’s not fundamentally more capable than PayPal, which has let you send money to other people for years. But in online payments, ease counts for a lot — preexisting iTunes accounts are a large part of why the App Store caught on so quickly, for example. Which is why this, which was buried among flashier announcements about Chrome, Glass, Android, Music and Maps, might be the most important thing Google's announced in months.
Forget about late-night talk show looks– exactly what much better method exists to get publicity for a new cd than sending it into space? Appropriately, American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars is doing simply that with its first solitary, “Up in the Air” from its upcoming 4th studio album. Yesterday early morning a copy of the single was included onboard the Dragon pill introduced by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket as part of 12 NASA-contracted air travels to resupply the International Area Station.
“Up in the Air” on its way to ISS
Brothers Jared and Shannon Leto, along with Tomo Milicevic, of Thirty Seconds to Mars, were lucky enough to obtain front row seats to the launch at Cape Canaveral (imagined above), where they occurred to run into some …
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This is a conceptual time traveling DeLorean taxi. It’s not real though (context clue: conceptual), it’s just a marketing piece made by Mike Lubrano for Nooka, a “New York based fashion brand with a futuristic philosophy.” What exactly IS their futuristic philosophy? Sadly, probably not “RUN AND HIDE, THE ROBOTS ARE COMING!” like it should be. I did peruse their website though and they do sell a bunch of stuff that looks like a 1980′s vision of the future. Me? I’m more into a 2012 vision of the future. “Which is?” I’m glad you asked! *holding up picture* “That’s a picture of a burning planet with the caption ‘Earth, population: 0.’” Just keepin’ it real!
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â–º MUSIC & SHIRTS â—„ davidchoimusic.com bit.ly â–º OFFICIAL â—„ davidchoimusic.com â–º FACEBOOK â—„ http â–º TWITTER â—„ twitter.com â–º MAILING LIST â—„ bit.ly â–º FREE IPHONE/IPAD APP â—„ bit.ly What an amazing song! Yesterday Yesterday, All my troubles seemed so far away, Now it looks as though they’re here to stay, Oh, I believe in yesterday. Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be, There’s a shadow hanging over me, Oh, yesterday came suddenly. Why she Had to go I don’t know, she wouldn’t say. I said, Something wrong, now I long for yesterday. Yesterday, Love was such an easy game to play, Now I need a place to hide away, Oh, I believe in yesterday. Why she Had to go I don’t know, she wouldn’t say. I said, Something wrong, now I long for yesterday. Yesterday, Love was such an easy game to play, Now I need a place to hide away, Oh, I believe in yesterday. Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm.
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…in Canada so a lot of sites are blocked but I'm happy to report they have linked to the Canadian versions of TV sites so I can watch things (CBC, CTV, Global). I hope they will be adding more – like Space.
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LED is solid red, MiFi doesn’t work …it, but the power LED just turned red. Now it doesn't work at all – if I turn it on, the LED just turns solid red. The status light never turns on at all. When I connect it via USB, the VZAccess software doesn't detect it.
I've seen a few other reports of this, and they all say that Verizon replaced the device because it's a hardware…
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…Dell laptop running Ubuntu for the past year and the first and only thing I'm missing is a decent music player that isn't iTunes. I'll stand by Amarok 1.4.x until I die, and have yet to find anything that even comes close to being comparable whether it be on Linux or Mac.
– Configurable global shortcuts (cmd+b to switch…
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What did Steve Jobs say about Windows Phone yesterday?
June 08, 2010 [General] | By Edward J. R.