Archive | March 15th, 2012

The problem with advertising on Twitter and Facebook

15. March 2012

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Not every medium lends itself to advertising, even if we’re talking about tends if not hundreds of millions of active users. Sir Martin Sorrel insightfully points out: The point is that Facebook is a social medium, not an advertising one, like search or display. It certainly is one of the most powerful, if not the […]

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Digg founder Kevin Rose to join Google

15. March 2012

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Quite fascinatingly, Liz Gannes reports that Digg founder and all-around Web 2.0 maven Kevin Rose has been hired by Google. It remains unclear what Rose’s role within the company will be, but something social is undoubtedly a safe bet. The hiring comes at an interesting time, or perhaps not, given that Rose’s latest venture – […]

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The iPad: A force to take on the Xbox and PS3

15. March 2012

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During Apple’s iPad unveiling last week, Epic Games president Mike Capps took a few minutes to demo┬áInfinity Blade: Dungeons, the latest installment of the exceedingly popular Infinity series. During the course of the demo, Capps mentioned that the new iPad “has more memory and a higher resolution than the Xbox 360 or the PS 3.” […]

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An original Macintosh icon vs. a 512×512 iOS icon [Photo]

15. March 2012

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Jesus Diaz put up a fascinating comparison of the 512×512 icons Apple currently uses on the Mac and iOS devices and the 16×16 icons Apple used on the original Mac. Absolutely incredible. Here are some more staggering numbers: 28 years ago, a monochrome icon on the Mac was 16 x 16 pixels. It only took […]

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The Verge’s iPad third-gen review: “In a class by itself”

15. March 2012

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You won’t find a more thorough review of the new iPad than Josh Topolsky’s piece for The Verge: Yes, this display is outrageous. It’s stunning. It’s incredible. I’m not being hyperbolic or exaggerative when I say it is easily the most beautiful computer display I have ever looked at. Perhaps it has something to do […]

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Ahead of new iPad launch, Corporate Market shows enhanced interest in Apple’s tablet

15. March 2012

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Apple was never one to cater to the corporate market, but in the┬áiPad, they have a product that’s so appealing in its own right that the company is making inroads into market segments that were previously dominated by other companies. Highlighting this telling shift in support, a recent ChangeWave survey of 1,605 business IT buyers […]

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Apple warns Hong Kong scalpers not to queue up outside

15. March 2012

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Apple’s new iPad is set to launch in Hong Kong on Friday, and it’d be quite the understatement to say that Apple product launches there go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, scalpers are a big problem when it comes to Apple products as folks looking to make a quick buck are notorious for trying to […]

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