Catching Up (9/27)
In switch, cable operators want to go a la carte
Did Foxconn Lose An iPhone 5 Prototype?
Google faces antitrust inquiries and competition from all corners. But its biggest threat is Google itself, Larry Page, its chief executive and co-founder, said Tuesday. “There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions,” Mr. Google's Biggest Threat Is Google
With the launch of the Kindle Fire tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to write a little bit sci-fi and imagine what the publishing market will look like in the next ten or so years. I’m a strong proponent of the ebook and, as I’ve said again and again, I love books but they’re not going to make it past this decade, at least in most of the developed world. As we well know, ebook sales are now outpacing hardback sales and publishers are now crowing ebook numbers alongside their traditional in-store sales numbers. The Future Of Books: A Dystopian Timeline
Future of New York tech
Tonight is the relaunch of Delicious, the little bookmarking site that helped inspire a wave of social companies in the eight years since it was founded. Delicious Relaunches: Exclusive Q&A With CEO Chad Hurley - Liz Gannes - Social
What was once awesome and useful is now filled with dogs in costumes and photos of donuts. Trailblazing social bookmarking service Delicious relaunched this morning under new management: Chad Hurley and Steven Chen, the co-founders of YouTube who bought the neglected service from Yahoo earlier this year. The plan is to make the service appealing to a larger number of mainstream users. So far it's pretty underwhelming. When Yahoo bought Delicious years ago, I was disappointed it wasn't the Library of Congress that made the acquisition. It was that useful. New Delicious is a Bitter Disappointment
inShare183 On Saturday afternoon, a rumor leaked that is likely to have the Dropbox team feeling hung over as they report to work this morning. According to a TechCrunch report, the Google Drive is real, currently being used by the Google team, and poised for a launch prior to the end of this year. Google Drive: Is the Dropbox Party Over?
IBM, Intel Start $4.4 Billion in Chip Venture in New York (Updates with closing prices in final paragraph.) Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp. and Intel Corp. will invest $4.4 billion over five years to create a hub for next-generation computer chip technology in New York, the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, said. IBM, the world’s biggest computer-services provider, will spend $3.6 billion to develop computer chips using 22-nanometer and 14-nanometer process technology, said Michael Loughran, a company spokesman.
These Disney Cars toys interact with the iPad in a super cool way Disney has just launched a line of toys that I think are some of the coolest gadgets for kids that I have ever seen.
Apple sends out invites for iPhone event on October 4th
Catch up with the very latest news at TNW Apple. Apple today announced that it will be holding its next iPhone event on Tuesday, October 4th. This is where we will see Apple’s next device announced, but when will we see it arrive for sale? Apple’s iPhone 5 very likely to be released on October 14th, iOS 5 on the 12th