Google… the OS for Advertising (GigaOM) “If you read through all the announcements and analyses about their recent deals and initiatives, it becomes clear that a common vision unites them all. Simply put, Google is building what is essentially an operating system (”OS”) for advertising…
Still sticking it to the consumer (CNET News) Gigi B. Sohn’s perspective on how “…Congress, in a lame duck session, and the recording industry is still trying to stick it to consumers. The industry continues to push legislation that would outlaw new, innovative devices that consumers use…
Sony’s PS3 Issues Threaten Revival (BusinessWeek) “More problems. This isn’t the debut Sony had in mind for its whiz-bang PlayStation 3 game console. … a scarcity of PS3s created chaos … during the Japan launch. This time it’s incompatibility with certain PS and PS2 games.
Zune is Bustin’ Out All Over (Dealerscope Today) “Perhaps Apple’s dominance in this market has to do with more than just how good the product is. It’s cool to have an iPod. It’s cool to share your iTunes libraries. And iTunes itself has become the standard way to categorize music.
Zune: Microsoft’s big, bold step falls short (MercuryNews) The Microsoft Zune is the newest portable media player on the block, and the reason for its existence — beyond Microsoft’s envy of Apple’s iPod business — is sharing. But a single feature can’t overcome the massive momentum behind the iPod.
Oakland A’s unveil field of tech dreams (MercuryNews) Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited plan to build the baseball park of the future in Fremont, promising high-tech gadgetry for fans and an economic boost for Silicon Valley. By Barry Witt, 11.15.06
AMD Discontinues Low-Cost PC (Washington Post) “(AMD) has quietly discontinued a money-losing line of low-cost PCs aimed at helping customers in developing countries get access to the Internet, according to a regulatory filing. …the Personal Internet Communicator was built …
Sony PS3 Japan Launch Hits Software Glitches (Reuters) “Sony Corp. sold 88,400 units of its PlayStation 3 game console in the first two days after the launch in Japan. Unfortunately, the console does not run about 200 Playstation and PS2 games properly, leaving fans a bit disappointed, to say the least.”
Samsung SGH-i607 BlackJack review (PC Magazine) If you’re a Cingular user who has been enviously eyeing T-Mobile and Verizon users’ Dashes and Qs, this little Windows Mobile PDA/phone will thrill you. Pros: Smallest HSDPA smart device. Strong reception. Loud earpiece. By Sascha Segan, 11.13.06
Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet Review (PC Magazine) PCMag’s review of the new X60: “The ultimate tablet experience is back with a faster processor, new screen options and built-in EV-DO. Intel Core Duo components. Three screen options. New digitizer pen. Daylong battery life.” By Cisco Cheng, Nov 14, 2006
Putting Nintendo back in the game (The Seattle Times) Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has achieved superstar status among hard-core gamers. … the 45-year-old Fils-Aime has rebuilt the gaming company’s image and business this side of the Pacific Ocean. By Kim Peterson Nov 12, 2006