Archive for April, 2010

Apple gets tough on iPhone leakers

What do you do when one of your employees takes your company’s top-secret prototype and leave it behind in a beer garden, only to have it end up in the hands of a gadget blog? Call in the authorities and let them play the heavy. The whole Gizmodo iPhone prototype story just got a whole [...]

Net Neutrality meets Nut Neutrality

Have you heard the news? Passing Net Neutrality rules will result in the loss of 340,000 jobs in the broadband industry and up to 1.5 million jobs overall by 2020. And if you don’t believe it, I have a fancy-schmancy report that says as much right here. Per IDG News’ Grant Gross: If the FCC [...]

Steve Jobs: Messiah or menace?

Have Apple and Steve Jobs gone too far? I asked this question in a blog post last week ("Steve Jobs vs. the world"). Since then, Apple rejected an app from Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore, only to rescind the rejection after a media outcry. In an email to a Apple customer, Steve Jobs threw [...]

Steve Jobs takes on the universe

Contrary to popular belief in certain circles, Steve Jobs can’t actually walk on water. But you wouldn’t know it based on how he and his company have been acting of late. Item #1. Over the weekend, a minor kerfuffle erupted when Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber noticed Apple had updated its Developer Probram License Agreement [...]

FCC goes down for the count

Well, the FCC just got kicked in the gonads. A US Circuit Court has ruled the agency does not have the jurisdiction to punish Comcast for throttling down its customers’ Bit Torrent connections without telling them.  This throws a huge spanner into the national broadband plan as well as the hopes of getting some kind [...]

My favorite April Fools jokes for 2010

My head is throbbing, my skin feels like sandpaper, and my mouth tastes like the entire Russian army retreated through it on its way back to Moscow. No, it was not from those Jagermeister and NyQuil jello shots. That was last week. It’s a hangover from overindulging on April Fools’ Day pranks yesterday. It’s my [...]