Apple opens iBookstore to self-publishers →
Apple has opened the floodgates for aspiring authors by revealing a system that allows for self-publishing on the iBookstore without having to sign up with a publishing service like Smashwords or Lulu. The new service, which was brought to our attention by the folks at MacLife, allows anyone to sign up through a Web portal as long as you are able to meet several fairly straightforward...
Apple Overtakes Microsoft →
Wall Street has called the end of an era and the beginning of the next one: The most important technology product no longer sits on your desk but rather fits in your hand. The moment came Wednesday when Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, shot past Microsoft, the computer software giant, to become the world’s most valuable technology company. This changing of the guard caps one of...
How Apple could slay Google at WWDC 2010 —... →
Apple is a company with thick skin. It takes an awful lot of prodding to rile the company or even provoke a response from its executives. Those jerking the company’s chain better hope this resilience to their attacks continues, because a single response from Apple at WWDC could wipe out Google and the bloggers that support it. Here’s how. .When Steve Jobs talks, people listen On the rare...
Reality Check: NPD’s Android vs. iPhone sales... →
Headlines tell such a sensationalized side of the story. Here’s the missing bits of recent tech media events that have been reported with a slant starting with: NPD says Android has surpassed iPhone in US unit sales . The suggestion: the reign of iPhone is over because Google’s Android platform is taking over the market in terms of sales and installed base. The reality: Android sales are...
Fox News Caught Aggregating Others Copyrighted... →
Rupert Murdoch and the top execs at News Corp. keep insisting that sites that aggregate content from elsewhere on the internet are “stealing.” Of course, as we’ve noted, News Corp. has an awful lot of sites that rely on aggregating content from elsewhere — so apparently it’s only legit when Murdoch does it himself. Murdoch, of course, has also famously claimed that...
How iAd and the iPad Will Change Mobile Marketing →
Apple’s iPad will be a revolutionary gadget, certain pundits have predicted, transforming everything from print media to environmentally friendly transportation to computing at large. But I’m beginning to think that Apple’s much-hyped new tablet may have more impact on mobile marketing than any other segment. (Continue Reading on GigaOm)