Man, I can’t wait until someone finds this fall’s iPhone in a Bay...– Ken Ray
Google's Marissa Mayer to take over Yahoo →
Andrew Ross Sorkin & Evelyn M. Rusli demonstrate the signature NYT understatement: The appointment of Ms. Mayer, who was employee No. 20 at Google and was one of the few public faces of the company, is considered a surprising coup for Yahoo. I’m mildly curious what this means for Yahoo, but while there’s still a lot of value in their properties and technologies, the days of...
Samsung beats Apple in court because their tablets... →
Kit Chellel, Bloomberg: Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) won a legal ruling after a U.K. judge said its Galaxy tablets aren’t “cool” enough to be confused with Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad. Samsung: Awesome! We finally beat those jerks hey wait a minute.
The Kindle Phone →
MG “parislemon” Siegler: So it looks like Amazon is entering the smartphone space as well. This is the obvious next step after the Android-powered Kindle Fire. The one glaring problem would be patents — as in, Amazon likely has little or no mobile patents — but the article suggests that Amazon is already hard at work on resolving that potential roadblock. My initial thought is...
7-inch iPad, maybe--but $199?
There’s a lot of noise suddenly—again—about the supposed 7″ iPad that Apple will (or won’t) be releasing. Lorraine Luk of the Wall Street Journal writes “Apple’s component suppliers are preparing for mass production in September of a tablet computer with a smaller screen than the iPad,” and that doing so “could help Apple maintain its dominance in a...
“It’s not clear that we really need patents in... →
Judge Richard Posner, who dismissed Apple’s suit against Motorola and stopped Motorola from seeking a counter-injunction against Apple, sounds surprisingly like, well, most software engineers. (Or at least a little like John Siracusa.) I’m not entirely sure I agree with Posner; it’s clearly not a good thing for Company A to spend $100M developing a new product of some kind only...