Randall D. Jackson

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Sad Day, Sad Day Indeed… Google Reader is Dead

Sad Day, Sad Day Indeed… Google Reader is Dead

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Game Of Thrones, 1995 style (aka perfect)

I want it all.

This is AWESOME!

nevver:

“No chance the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.”  — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2007

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“No chance the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.”
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2007

German Government: No Bailout For Opel, Management To Blame — Take Note Americans, this is how its done…

German Government: No Bailout For Opel, Management To Blame — Take Note Americans, this is how its done…

Android users outraged over Motorola's broken promise

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I’m not sure why so many Motorola buyers are upset they can’t upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, after all, they’re now running the far more popular variety of Android: Shit Sandwich.

LOL…

If Steve Jobs Were Alive, He Would Fire Tim Cook

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Perhaps the single worst headline in the history of headlines about Apple. And yes, that’s saying a lot.

It’s pretty sad what Forbes has become. Total trash.

Gutter Trash!

"Randy, we have to hide the Porsches."

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Steve Jobs to software engineer Randy Adams upon learning that Ross Perot was coming to visit to decide whether or not to invest in NeXT. (via parislemon)

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy — Again by Louis Woodhill of Forbes. Very Interesting Read. 

General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy — Again by Louis Woodhill of Forbes. Very Interesting Read. 

"Such A Mess"

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I still haven’t used a Nexus Q myself, but everyone I know who has says almost exactly what Frederic Lardinois lays out here. It’s a total quagmire of a product. And it’s not just the obscenely high ($299) price point.

The Q once again show a key difference between Apple and Google. There’s no way Apple releases this product as-is. They’d either kill it before release or keep refining it until it was ready. You can say that the original Apple TV was a dud, but it was a thousand times more useful than this thing. 

Google clearly realized what a joke this thing was shortly after they gave them away at I/O, which is why the product is now indefinitely “postponed”. And why they’ll be giving them away to the few who did pre-order. But I continue to wonder how on Earth they didn’t realize what a turd they had in their hands before the unveiling?

They had hundreds (if not thousands) of employees testing this thing for the past few months. Was everyone too afraid to speak up? Stockholm syndrome?

What does this price structure tell us about the potential for an iPad Mini? It’s gonna happen… Check out the full run down here. 

What does this price structure tell us about the potential for an iPad Mini? It’s gonna happen… Check out the full run down here

Check out this nice little weather web app for iOS.
pattern.dk/sun

Check out this nice little weather web app for iOS.

pattern.dk/sun

This thunderbolt ethernet adapter really works!

This thunderbolt ethernet adapter really works!

Apple's Actual Q3 Numbers

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parislemon:

Well, they didn’t hit the $40 billion revenue threshold — not even close. The actual number was $35 billion — a miss by Wall Street standards, as it was *just* $1 billion ahead of Apple’s actual guidance (which is always low).

Why the dampened numbers? iPhone sales dropped to 26 million, which was a sharper drop-off than many expected. Considering Apple makes most of its money off the iPhone, this led to the depressed revenue. The iPad had record sales of 17 million, but that surge couldn’t offset the iPhone drop.

The Mac sales held steady quarter-to-quarter at 4 million, which was also less than some were expecting given the new MacBook Airs and the Retina MacBook Pros (though they were only on the market for the last few weeks of the quarter).

iPod sales were better than expected (still down year-to-year), but they simply don’t matter much anymore in the bigger picture. 

A lot of people are noting Apple’s relatively weak guidance for Q4 — $34 billion of revenue. It seems to be setting up just like last year where Apple shows some (relative) weakness ahead of a massive Q1. Think of it as the sea receding before a tidal wave hits.

iOS 6 is a lock. A new iPhone is almost for sure coming as well. New iPod touches and maybe a new iPod nano are likely as well. There may be a new iMac and/or maybe another Retina MacBook. And then there’s that iPad mini…

For whatever reason, it appears that Apple is putting all its chips into the holiday season. You might think that’s because it’s when sales are the strongest anyway. But it may simply be because that’s when the products will be done.

Monday afternoon SHOCKER!!! Google’s Marissa Mayer Is Yahoo’s New CEO.

Monday afternoon SHOCKER!!! Google’s Marissa Mayer Is Yahoo’s New CEO.

Microsoft Surface… This video says it all.