If there’s one entertainment device that people know and love, it’s the television. In fact, 4 billion people across the world watch TV and the average American spends five hours per day in front of one*. Recently, however, an increasing amount of our entertainment experience is coming from our phones and computers. One reason is that these devices have something that the TV lacks: the web. With the web, finding and accessing interesting content is fast and often as easy as a search. But the web still lacks many of the great features and the high-quality viewing experience that the TV offers.
Today Tinhte leaked their third Apple product in a row with the introduction of the next-gen iPod Touch with camera. Tinhte, in the past month has revealed three new Apple products and you honestly have to wonder how long it will be before Apple kicks in the door, legally or not. The three products leaked are; The iPhone 4G, The latest Macbook and the new iPod Touch with Camera. Tinhte clearly have a source or two at Foxconn but you have to wonder how this could possibly continue with so much damage being incurred in such a short period of time to a multi-billion dollar company such as Apple.
This whole Apple leaking story debacle blows my mind. It all started a few months ago with Gray Powell, the infamous Apple employee who lost the next-gen iPhone at a bar in the bay area of California. A week or so later Tinhte came on the seen with the same phone and gave an in-depth review of the product and confirmed that the new iPhone wil indeed have the A4 (iPad) chip. This type of news leak could potentially cost Apple millions in sales as they have competitors that can get ahead of the game by designing new technologies prior to the release/announcement of product specifications.
I honestly predict Tinhte either a) going offline or b) never reporting another Apple leak again after Apple finds a way to own the legal system in Vietnam.
Geolocation is the current hotness on the web. Google has been a leader in location for a long time, starting with the launch of Google Maps in 2005. Since then, there have been lots of Google products that center around geo: Local, Latitude, Earth, etc. Today Google announced an API for Latitude. For those that haven’t heard of it, Latitude is a way for Google to track your movements in the real world and, subsequently, share those movements with the people and services of your choosing.
Google’s announcement is great news for the geo space, but we also think that some folks are misunderstanding exactly what it does. Some of the initial feedback we’ve been hearing is that this new API will surely lead to the demise of SimpleGeo, Foursquare, Gowalla, etc. The truth is, the Latitude is something very different altogether.
Unfortunately once you’ve been published in the local paper as a prostitute it’s a bit tough to clear your name. The sad thing is that no one reads the correction pages either. So even though The Public Opinion printed this redaction, Diane K. Merchant (was a pun intended?) will forever go down infamously as a solicitor of seedy men rather than the lady that doesn’t yield to the railroad crossing sign.
Google will pay AdMob $700 million even if its acquisition deal falls through, CEO Eric Schmidt said at the company's annual shareholder meeting. The executive confirmed a circulating rumor and revealed that a "kill fee" was in place that would pay almost as much as the $750 million buyout price. He justified the gamble by expressing confidence in the buyout plan itself.