You know its bad when John Welch and Daniel Dilger are not only in agreement about a topic, but stand out as voices of reason. I don’t know too much about Kevin Lynch, but it does seem as if he had a lot to do with Creative Cloud. I’m going to take this as a sign that Apple’s getting really serious about getting its web services up to par with Google.
At least until Lynch gets shit-canned in 9 months…
People in the know have been warning about the impending doom of Google Reader for years now, so this comes as no surprise. One of the reasons why I left Squarespace for my own server was that I wanted to start running Feverº on my domain, and Squarespace can’t do that. Its so unsurprising that I actually agree with Old Man Winer entirely. Shockingly, if you want your service to stick around, you should probably pay for it.
Now, there’s no way that something like Fever could ever even come close to replacing Reader, so there’s clearly a market opportunity out there for someone. Hopefully the impending vacuum will kickstart some great services.
Now, I have no doubt that people switch from the iPhone to Android all the time, but seriously, how many of them are buying Xperias? That’s just sad.
This is old, but I came across it again and had to share.
The only thing that I think about when people talk about the magical Apple watch is “When the hell is my Pebble going to ship?”
Yahoo! today announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer as President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors effective July 17, 2012.
I think the best yardstick for measuring Meyer’s performance is Flickr. If Meyer can make Flickr into a great modern experience, then there’s little chance she can’t turn Yahoo as a whole around. Now if they can get rid of that fucking exclamation point…
Samsung appears to be widening its lead over Apple in the titanic battle over smartphone sales, according to a recent survey.
Because Samsung releases actual numbers about how many smartphones they sell. Oh, right.
Analysts forecast that thanks to its flagship Galaxy S III, Samsung sold about 50 million smartphones in the second quarter, according to a survey by Reuters. Apple, meanwhile, is forecast to have sold 30.5 million iPhones in the same period, according to the same survey of more than three dozen analysts by Reuters.
Surveys, rather than actual reported numbers. Gotta love it. Meanwhile, from the land of real data, we get this: