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Why Apple's 1984 ad ran only once

Feb 1, 2011
Apple's commercial in the 1984 Super Bowl is one of the most famous of all time. Not bad for a commercial that only ran one time. It's a take off...
Posted In: advertising, apple, business, Jobs, Web Culture

Apple tightens grip on app store

Feb 1, 2011
Apple has rejected an app from Sony that would simulate Sony's own e-book reader and allow customers to purchase books from Sony from inside the...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, apps, Books, business, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, policy, Sony

Netflix rates the ISPs

Jan 28, 2011
Netflix has come out with an eye straining chart measuring all the different internet service providers in terms of how well they deliver streaming...
Posted In: business, Comcast, Entertainment, netflix

New Hulu?

Jan 27, 2011
Hulu is jointly owned by News Corp (which runs Fox), NBC Universal, and Disney (which runs ABC). The fact that it even exists is a miracle of...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, hulu, netflix, social media, Web Culture

You may be about to become an unpaid spokesperson on Facebook

Jan 26, 2011
If you're on Facebook, that is. Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Sponsored Stories. If a brand name comes up in your activity, say you...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Facebook offers app developers a choice: "my way" or "highway"

Jan 26, 2011
Facebook is now mandating that all app developers use Facebook's own "credits" system for any purchasing done within an app. So if you want to get...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, social media

Google not happy with Android app sales

Jan 26, 2011
The Android platform is growing exponentially, tons of new phones and tablets coming online. Sure, the free apps are popular but, you know, free....
Posted In: android, apple, apps, business, gadgets, Google, iPhone, R5-D4

Verizon is unlimited for a limited time

Jan 25, 2011
Looks like Big Red WILL be offering unlimited data for new iPhone customers but only ones who hop on during a limited period. What is that limited...
Posted In: apple, at&t, business, gadgets, Verizon

Google is hiring

Jan 25, 2011
The company plans to hire more than 6000 people in 2011. They have over 24,000 already. And they say they're hiring across the board, in all...
Posted In: business, Google, search

Fake Nigerian princes aren't all bad, maybe they're just bored

Jan 25, 2011
That's what Nigerian internet entrepreneur Oo Nwoye is saying in a recent blog post. She says the people trying to pull those email scams are not...
Posted In: business, email, scams, security, world

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