Archive for March, 2012

‘Pocket Planes’ airline simulator, from the makers of ‘Tiny Tower’

Mar. 6, ‘12: Could be the first iPhone game I get addicted to since Flight Control.

Square is building iPads into NYC cabs

Mar. 6, ‘12: Another cool “enterprise” use case for the iPad and growth opportunity for Apple. (In this case, the iPad is replacing some sort of PC, so it’s different than the “putting iPads where there weren’t PCs before” opportunity I previously outlined. … Continue reading →

Google launches ‘Play’ store — Android apps, music, etc.

Mar. 6, ‘12: I’ve updated the SplatF “Creative tech product names” table to reflect it. Now Facebook just needs a “Play” to win the row.

Square’s Sexy Growth Curve

Mar. 5, ‘12: It is easy to be skeptical of Square, which — while very cool — also feels like it must somehow be overhyped. (Why did my local café stop using it? Why don’t I ever see it in use? Can it really replace most cash … Continue reading →

AT&T always reserved the right to throttle your 3G data

Mar. 5, ‘12: At MacRumors, Jordan Golson looked through old AT&T terms of service documents, and found clauses like this: AT&T reserves the right to (i) limit throughput or amount of data transferred, deny Service and/or terminate Service, without notice, to anyone it … Continue reading →

Henry Blodget: Advertising already a $1 billion business for Amazon

Mar. 5, ‘12: Amazon, for its part, is now hiring aggressively to build up its advertising business, which, according to one industry source, already does more than $1 billion of ad revenue a year. One such hire is Jamie Wells, an ex-agency guy … Continue reading →

If You’re Still Whining About AT&T’s 3G Data Throttling, You’re Part Of The Problem

Mar. 5, ‘12: It’s pretty simple, really. AT&T’s data network is a finite, constrained resource. We know this because it still sucks most of the time. (In my experience, at least.) This costs money to continue to improve. Meanwhile, AT&T needs to make … Continue reading →

BuzzFeed Fwd: ‘Tech for humans’

Mar. 5, ‘12: BuzzFeed’s new tech site, edited by ex-Gizmodo dudes Matt Buchanan and John Herrman. I’m really excited about this one.

Frames: An iPhone app for making time-lapse and stop motion movies

Mar. 5, ‘12: From the Studio Neat guys who brought us the Glif and Cosmonaut. Looks cool. $2.99 in the App Store.