Archive | April 6th, 2010

Verizon CEO tells Apple it wants the iPhone

6. April 2010

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Long before the iPhone entrenched itself as a revolutionary product that would go on to change the way we view and use smartphones, Apple approached Verizon and asked them if they were interested in carrying the device. Clearly, those talks didn’t go all that swimmingly as Apple would eventually strike a deal with AT&T instead. […]

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Why Apple marches to the beat of their own drum

6. April 2010

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a great post up detailing why a company should never listen to their customers. To be clear, this doesn’t mean that companies shouldn’t take customer feedback and complaints to heart, but rather that customer suggestions for new features shouldn’t be the driving force behind a new product or service. […]

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Report: HP Slate to cost $549 with 5 hour battery life

6. April 2010

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Engadget scored what appears to be an internal HP document comparing the upcoming HP Slate to the recently released iPad. The HP Slate is rumored to drop in June, and coupled with a higher pricepoint and a meager 5 hour battery life, it doesn’t seem like it will do much to challenge the iPad, Flash […]

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iPads on eBay selling for as much as $5,500

6. April 2010

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We get it. The iPad is the latest and greatest from Apple, and for the time being, it’s only available in the US.┬áBut come on, folks, the international iPad rollout is just a few weeks away. So why in the world are some people paying as much as $5,000 to have an iPad shipped to […]

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Behind Apple’s iPad marketing blitz

6. April 2010

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Apple detractors often like to say that Apple’s popularity is the result of sexy and persuasive advertising that creates an unjustified aura of “coolness” around their products. Moreover, these detractors argue that Apple initiated hype is the driving force behind their success, never mind a solid track record of delivering thoughtfully designed and well-engineered products. […]

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Engadget reviews the JooJoo tablet

6. April 2010

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Maybe Michael Arrington should be happy he got screwed out of the JooJoo tablet (or is it Crunchpad) initiative. Engadget’s review of the web browsing tablet concludes with this glowing review: There are just so many things we wish Fusion Garage did differently with the JooJoo. Even putting aside the fact that Apple’s $499 iPad […]

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