The Windows Phone platform is about to get a big boost from Nokia. The Finnish company is launching the Lumia 900, a smartphone that runs on Windows. Also, Google wants to put a computer in your glasses.
The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?
Path is a relatively new social network that has garnered a lot of critical praise. But it turns out the iPhone app is gathering info from address books, and transmitting it back, unencrypted. Also, the booming app economy is a jobs bonanza.