Archive for September, 2012

Amazon ‘made an offer’ for Roku earlier this year

Sep. 6, ‘12: So says Peter Kafka, who supposes that Amazon might show off an Apple TV/Roku-like living-room box of its own at Thursday’s press event in Santa Monica. That makes some sense to me, too, even if it’s a less-ambitious start, such … Continue reading →

‘The First Apple Channel’

Sep. 5, ‘12: Craig Hockenberry is paying attention: Dear Tech Media, While you’re looking for meaning in the shadows of an Apple press invite, you’re missing something important: Apple is producing content for its own distribution channel.

Apple And Samsung Have Nothing To Worry About After Today’s Nokia And Motorola Events

Sep. 5, ‘12: Nokia’s new Lumia 920 and 820 look nice, as the previous ones did, but that’s not enough. Nokia and Microsoft need to give consumers and/or operators some really compelling reasons to gamble with Windows phones, and they still haven’t. I’ve … Continue reading →

Meet Nokia’s Jony Ive

Sep. 5, ‘12: Neat profile of Nokia design guy Marko Ahtisaari by Steven Levy for Wired. “Finland is a manic-depressive nation both by weather, and by its relationship to Nokia,” says Ahtisaari.  “The noise level is high, but my work is to lead the … Continue reading →

820 & 920

Sep. 5, ‘12: Nokia’s new Windows 8 phones, announced this morning in NYC, look good. Whether they’ll be enough to save the company is another story. But meanwhile, is there a less inspiring naming scheme than adding “20” to last generation’s Lumia 800 … Continue reading →

10 Things The ‘5’ In Apple’s iPhone Event Invitation Might Be Foreshadowing

Sep. 4, ‘12: The number of announcements at the event. Perhaps: iOS 6, new iPhone, some big new Apple iOS app, new dock connector, some hardware accessories? The number of colors the new iPhone will ship in. The number of inches in the … Continue reading →

The real reason AT&T and Verizon are pushing ‘shared’ data plans

Sep. 4, ‘12: If you’re buying a new phone this year, you might also have to sign up for a new kind of wireless service contract: “Shared” data plans, which include unlimited voice and text messaging, and let you share pools of data … Continue reading →

Maybe it’ll be the ‘iPhone 5’ after all…

Sep. 4, ‘12: Or maybe Apple’s just messing with us.