Just as I thought that I could not stand seeing one more UGC Mac vs. PC spoof, I came across this viral video posted on one of my favorite blogs, Laughing Squid, and thought that it was worth sharing with you. Almost two million views and over 8000 comments so far. Created by Nick Greenlee.
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– With enough cash reserves to weather the economic climate, Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone
will command 40% of the global smartphone market by 2013, according to a report
from market research firm Generator Research.
"With cash reserves exceeding
$25 billion, 33% gross margins and the iPhone just about to enter its
fastest-growth phase, Apple has the resources, competencies and motivation to
invest in the mobile sector just at the time when the economic climate is
forcing many established players in the mobile industry to cut back on [...].
– Media and electronics retail store chain Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has begun selling
refurbished Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPhone 3G models at a $50 discount, Reuters reported. The
phones, returned by their original owners within 30 days of purchase, are
available for $149 (8GB) or $249 (16GB) with a two-year AT&T contract.
Wal-Mart also began selling the iPhone 3G a week ago, setting its prices at
$197 (8GB) and $297 (16GB).
- Sling Media, a unit of EchoStar (NASD: SATS) that develops media place-shifting devices
and services, announced on Tuesday that it will release a version of its mobile
software for Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone later in the first quarter. The company recently
released its SlingPlayer Mobile for the BlackBerry, allowing owners of the
smartphones and a Slingbox set-top to access their home premium channels and
DVR recordings on the go.
San Francisco – Capitulating to insistent demands from the
major labels, Apple (NASD: AAPL) on Tuesday introduced a three-tiered variable pricing
scheme for songs sold from its iTunes Store, and further announced that its entire
library will be available for purchase free of digital rights management (DRM)
restrictions by the spring. Beginning in April, labels may choose to
sell older tracks for 69 cents and newer, popular tracks for $1.29, or continue
with the standard 99 cent price tag.
Customers will be able to upgrade
their entire library [...]. one comment
Calif. - Hoping to deflect further
questions about his health, Apple (NASD: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs on Monday issued a statement
addressing his continuing weight loss over the past several months.
"Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the
cause — a hormone imbalance that has been ‘robbing’ me of the proteins my body
needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this," wrote
Jobs, adding that he has begun treating what he terms the "relatively
simple" nutritional problem.
"My doctors expect it will [...]. one comment