Today in Tech: The 64 GB iPhone, how HP “lost its soul”
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“HP has lost its soul.” — HP CEO Leo Apotheker (Bloomberg Businessweek)
M.I.C. Gadget got its hands on what is likely a legit 64 GB iPhone prototype. Though, before you let your minds run wild, bear in mind it’s a prototype of the iPhone 4 and not what ever Apple is cooking up next for its smartphone line. But at the very least, we know Apple will eventually roll out an iPhone with a larger capacity. (You know, to hold the increasing number of apps we’re all downloading.) (M.I.C. Gadget)
- Could the Android app market be more profitable than Apple’s? If Spacetime Studios’ situation is anything to go by, then maybe. The Pocket Legends game maker publishes for both platforms but found that daily downloads for Android clocked in at 9,000, while iOS downloads only amounted to between 3,000 and 4,000, or less than half. As a result, Android has become the company’s “primary interest.” (Computerworld)
- HP CEO Leo Apotheker gave a pretty frank interview with Bloomberg Businessweek (see above quote), taking a jab at his predecessor, Mark Hurd, by promising to treat India more as a market than a source of cheap labor, and reversing Hurd’s emphasis on cost-cutting to improve product quality and spur home-grown technology. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- Sprint is in talks again with T-Mobile USA about a potential merger, which if it goes through, would combine the third and fourth-largest mobile carriers in the U.S. However, whether that happens all depends on if the two can agree over T-Mobile’s valuation. Owner Deutsche Telekom thinks T-Mobile USA is worth between $20 billion and $30 billion. Sprint? Not so much. (Wall Street Journal)
- Meet Zite, a new personalized iPad magazine developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Laboratory for Computational Intelligence that unlike say, the current version of Flipboard, adapts to user behavior and content preferences. All that back-end stuff factors in things like click-throughs, how long users linger on a story, and even the word semantics of text (ie. left wing blogger? Right wing?) to increasingly present content relevant and interesting to you. Available via iTunes now. (Zite)
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