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Steve Jobs as Joe DiMaggio – From Cupertino to Cooperstown

by Zack Price

My last blog ended with a Simon & Garfunkel reference to Steve Jobs as our generation’s Joe DiMaggio and how Tech-Nation turns it’s lonely eyes to the Google guys – Larry & Sergey. Then I realized something … Steve Jobs’ consecutive string of hit consumer devices is quite similar to Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak. But Jobs died,... Read more »

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If You Build It Award: iPad and Video

by Tim Berry

I just read Stats: iPad Users Consume 3X Videos As Other Users on Read/Write Web. Here are more details (direct quote from that post): iPad is now the fifth most popular mobile device* *In terms of unique users, trailing only iPhone, iPod Touch, SymbianOS and Android (in that order) iPad users consume 3X as many... Read more »

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Why iPad vs. Kindle Flap is Win-Win for All Sides

by Tim Berry

I’m watching with great enjoyment the Apple iPad announcement and especially all the analysis of the iPad vs. Kindle implications.  That seems like the big issue. Google “iPad vs Kindle” some time. As I write this, two mornings after the announcement, I get 4.3 million hits on that. For example, PC Magazine calls the iPad... Read more »

iPad and Startups

by Palo Alto Software

Fascinating article from ReadWriteStart about what the iPad could possibly mean to start-ups. In a word? Instant Demos. “Startups and entrepreneurs will benefit immensely from the ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations on-the-go, allowing them to take their product pitches with them wherever they go. When they meet people at events, they can whip... Read more »

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iLife, iPhoto, Google Earth, Faces, and Maps

by Tim Berry

Last night I drifted back to my Mac at about 9 PM. I’d installed the new iLife for 09 on my Mac earlier, after dinner. I started fooling around with iPhoto. By the time I pulled myself away it was the next day. I clicked to my Twitter account and wrote: oh no I just... Read more »

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Recession, Yes, But There Are Bright Spots

by Tim Berry

Noah Parsons shared this photo on his Lighting Out blog. He took it with his iPhone in the Apple store in San Francisco last weekend. Noah described it to me as “wall to wall people.” No recession showing there. Please don’t get me wrong: I’m not denying the very bad economy; it’s just that there... Read more »

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I’ve Seen The New Kindle (And It’s An iPhone)

by Tim Berry

The iPhone now has an application that they say (read the article at HuffingtonPost) is cooler than the Kindle for reading ebooks. And I bought the iPhone. But I also bought the Kindle. Gulp. Oh dear … now my iPhone is cannibalizing my Kindle. It’s bad enough to be a gadget lover/early adapter adopter and... Read more »

What? Music Tax?

by Tim Berry

Are you a music entrepreneur? Here’s food for thought. I’m delighted with my situation for buying music these days. In the days when I had to pay $12 for a CD to get the two songs I wanted, that bugged me. Now that iTunes and its imitators let me buy a specific song for less... Read more »

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Focus = Success

by Noah Parsons

According to Reuters, Microsoft is readying an “iPod killer” that will be “roughly three times as thick as an iPod and roughly twice as long.” I can tell you right now that this new product from Microsoft will not be an “ipod killer.” Why? Because customers react strongly to products (and companies) that have a... Read more »