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Cat Steven Jobs [PIC]

Cat Steven Jobs [PIC]
Cat Steven Jobs [PIC]

Give Up Internet

This is not funny and funny at the same time.

Ping Fail: 5 Reasons To Avoid Joining Apple’s Social Network

  • Ping Fail: 5 Reasons To Avoid Joining Apple’s Social Network

    Ping, Apple’s new iTunes-based social network, is just the worst. Barely functional, confusing, and boring, it’s unclear how or why anyone would get excited about Ping. Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.

  • 1. Automatic censorship

    If you try to swear in the comments on Ping, it automatically censors what you’ve written.

  • Unless you write things like “buttfuck”.
  • 2. You can’t actually see what your friends are listening to

    Some of your album art shows up on your profile, but it’s not clear where it comes from — it’s maybe your most-listened to music, but it wasn’t for me — and it doesn’t tell people what you’re actually listening to now.

  • Which I’d thought was the entire point.
  • 3. It’s confusing and hard to use.

    The sign up is kind of a pain, and then finding friends is a dicey prospect — I kept getting “no results.”

  • This flies in the face of Steve Jobs’ reasoning for not including Facebook integration:
  • “You can type their names into search or send them emails inviting them to join.”
  • 4. No status message or other normal social networking messaging.

    You can make inane comments on things like the fact that a friend has followed you, but you can’t post status updates. Not even related to your music. Or comment on what your friends like.

  • Also, two hours since I joined, my profile picture still hasn’t shown up in Ping.
  • 5. It’s focused on commerce, not social interaction

    Added to all of the above failures, it’s clear that Ping is mostly about getting you to buy more music. The presence on the site of artists like Lady Gaga overwhelms your ability to actually interact with the people you know.

  • Oh also, there’s no Farmville.

Hilarious post by lambfeed

iTunes 10 icon Sucks

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ obsessive focus on design detail is at least partially responsible for why the tech sphere and the design sphere are so intertwined at the moment. Which makes the ire that Jobs has received for the current iTunes 10 logo (not to mention the foibles of Ping) particularly poignant. The universal hatred for this thing has spawned an @BPGlobalPR-esque Twitter account, some pretty impressive suggestions of alternate logos over on design collaboration site Dribbble, and an email to Jobs himself.

ValuLeads designer Joshua Kopac:

Enjoyed the presentation today. But … this new iTunes logo really sucks. You’re taking 10+ years of instant product recognition and replacing it with an unknown. Let’s both cross our fingers on this….

Steve Jobs to designer Joshua Kopac:

We disagree.

Sent from my iPhone

source and the rest



Hey Steve, iPad Sucks without Flash! [VIDEO]

Hey Steve, iPad Sucks without Flash!

Steve Jobs hasn’t minced words when defending Apple’s decision to not support Flash on iPad and iPhone.


But you won’t see Ben Hoffman’s iPad demonstration on a big screen anytime soon. For this week’s infoMania Tech Report, Ben tests out his favorite websites, from Hulu to the New York Times — all of which look completely awful.

You Suck, Apple Rocks

You follow, they do. They market, you get fanboyyed and you become the free marketer of their great viral marketing campaigns. Steve makes fun of you. Because you suck. That’s why Apple rocks. Dont say i hate iPad. You know you want it. That’s why you really suck. It might really sucks to be you, loser. What a minute, i’m talking about Apple too. Bad news works for Apple isn’t it, so, iSuck too?

Apple Blocks Cartoonist From App Store

ink writes “Here is another troubling anecdote on the iWeb front: ‘This week cartoonist Mark Fiore made Internet and journalism history as the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. Fiore took home the editorial cartooning prize for animations he created for SFGate, the website for the San Francisco Chronicle… But there’s just one problem. In December, Apple rejected his iPhone app, NewsToons, because, as Apple put it, his satire “ridicules public figures,” a violation of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, which bars any apps whose content in “Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable, for example, materials that may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.”‘ Whether or not you agree with Fiore’s political sentiments, I believe we can all agree that the censorship of his work should be denigrated.”

History Repeats Itself — Mac & the iPad

Keith found an interesting story telling a bit about how Steve Jobs operates. It involves small teams of young engineers willing to work 90-hour weeks in total secrecy, and a complete willingness to throw away bad ideas without flowery language. The iPad is surprisingly similar to the Mac.”

Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

Stoobalou writes “Not content with its iPhone scoop, Gizmodo has probably ruined the career of a young engineer. The tech blog last night exposed the name of the hapless Apple employee who had one German beer too many and left a prototype iPhone G4 in a California bar some 20 miles from Apple’s Infinite Loop campus. Was that really necessary?” It also came out that they paid $5K for the leaked prototype and that Apple wants it back.

Facebook tried to buy Twitter. Google and Microsoft have been giving the red-hot Internet-messaging startup the eye. But we hear it’s Apple that’s closest to sealing a deal, possibly for as much as $700 million.

twitter steve jobs Facebook tried to buy Twitter. Google and Microsoft have been giving the red-hot Internet-messaging startup the eye. But we hear it’s Apple that’s closest to sealing a deal, possibly for as much as $700 million.

A source who’s plugged into the Valley’s deal scene and has been recruited by Apple for a senior position says Apple and Twitter are in serious negotiations, with the goal of unveiling a deal by June 8, when Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference launches in San Jose. Rest and Source

Google’s G1 is the biggest enemy of Apple’s iPhone. And Apple is making a big push into the Web. So it’s totally hunky-dory that Google and Apple share board members, right? Wrong, say antitrust cops.

d An interesting story seen on ValleyWag.;  Google‘s G1 is the biggest enemy of Apple’s iPhone. And Apple is making a big push into the Web. So it’s totally hunky-dory that Google and Apple share board members, right? Wrong, say antitrust cops.

The FTC, which polices antitrust violations along with the Department of Justice, is investigating Apple and Google for a potential violation of a 1914 law against overlapping boards which may hinder competition.

People in Silicon Valley have long wondered at the close ties between Apple and Google. When Google CEO Eric Schmidt joined Apple’s board in 2006, Apple had yet to launch the iPhone and Google wasn’t a player in the cell-phone market. But the depth of ties seemed curious, even without that conflict. Genentech CEO Art Levinson already served on both boards, and two Apple board members, Bill Campbell and Al Gore, served as Google advisors. That’s a block of four directors — half the board, able to stalemate any Google-unfriendly strategic move. rest

After running through a series of ad campaigns designed to make Windows look cool, then victimized, then simply inescapably ubiquitous, Microsoft is now hoping to attack Apple in new ads that portray Macs as unaffordable compared to generic PCs

d After running through a series of ad campaigns designed to make Windows look cool, then victimized, then simply inescapably ubiquitous, Microsoft is now hoping to attack Apple in new ads that portray Macs as unaffordable compared to generic PCs.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Microsoft hired Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the ad agency behind the campaign pairing Bill Gates with Jerry Seinfeld, to recruit “unwitting subjects by posing as a market research firm studying laptop purchasing decisions.” Read The Rest at Apple Insider