04 Mar 2011

Top 10 Stories and Succinct Spiels

Casual Interest, Mobile, News, Run Through No Comments

This week had some pretty interesting developments!  From the iPad2, an Android Trojan, and early press blitzes from SXSW.  It’s Friday, I’m behind on my projects, and I broke one of my data classes last night.  So after a quick firewall fix, I’m heads down.

However, here’s some of the stuff that caught my eye:

#10- SXSW app hope to monetize serendipity

Startup Yobongo is hoping to jump start usage at SXSWQ.  Basically, it’s an iPhone app that lets you chat with strangers nearby with similar interests.  Supposedly, it’s fun and addictive once you get the hang of it.

#9- Windows for tablets coming in 2012

Windows 8 is coming 2012, and there are reports of a version targeting tablets. Redmond has done this before.  Maybe it’ll be improved by the partnership with Nokia?

#8- AT&T goes all Minority Report on you…

On Monday, AT&T rolled out ShopAlerts. I can’t wait to see the first compulsive shopper swerve across three lanes of traffic to get that Juicer at Kmart.

#7- Schmidt says sales of mobile more massive than they thought

You like that word play?  Anyway, Dr. Schmidt, during his opening keynote at 2011 IAB, said mobile growing faster than anyone thought.

#6- Rumors that Jonathan Ive might be leaving Apple.

Why should you care? Cause he’s the VP of industrial design.  As in, all those cool Apple products are created under his oversight. Rumors are flying..

#5- Reports indicate Android winning the smartphone wars

According to Nielsen, Android is becoming a dominate smartphone OS in the United States.  The data is still a little murky, but this is an interesting development.

#4-  GMail hiccups under the radar

15,000 accounts. Lost emails. Passwords being force reset. Chaos. Dogs and cats living together.

#3- Sprint event on March 22 announced – same day as Samsung

Will we see a new 9 Galaxy Tab?  Will Sprint also unveil an Evo 2? Samsung rumored to be changing Tab pricing, also.

Oh, the huge manatees!

#2- Trade in numbers indicate massive iPad 2 demand.

Retailers offering trade-ins for technology have seen an explosion of iPad tradins. Gazelle and NextWorth are talking about it. I may not have been impressed, but seems many of you are!

#1- Apple unveils iPad 2

Seriously, what was bigger?

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