Archive for September, 2005

iPod nano cost

Business Week breaks down Apple’s costs of the iPod nano: 50% margin.
via Largehearted Boy

Wrist back in shape

Seeing no sport posting on this blog recently? It is normal as my wrist was out of shape after I had to dig a somewhat large hole. Not sure what it was, but couldn’t use my hand or arm without pain for nearly three weeks. It is now fully in shape, so looking forwardf to […]

Franz Ferdinand

Awaiting for their new album, the Telegraph is running an article on Franz Ferdinand.

Barolo Fontanafredda 2000

Polar AXN700

Very cool: the new Polar Polar AXN700 (details) which combines fab design with state of the art functionalities for outdoors.

New User Interface for Office “12”

Microsoft Showcases New User Interface for Office “12”. Look like something that you could have on a mac…

Sam & Max are back

Remember Sam & Max hit the road, the 93 game from LucasArts ? I loved it back then. Well, they might be back soon as Telltale has entered into an agreement with Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell to reintroduce the popular dog and rabbit team. Details on Adventure Gamers.

Firefox 1.5

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is now available for download, including Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs which I was hoping for for a long time.

Clarify your story

Sramana Mitra writes:
The Strategy has not worked. Some $20 Million in venture money has already been burnt in the trial and error process over the last 3 years. A few rounds of hiring and firing of CEOs and executives have already taken place. But the company has still not hit its stride.
Hundreds of […]

eBay buys Skype

The press release is here, and the latest of the comments on Google news. Quite an expensive move: $2.6bn minimum up to $4.1bn if some objectives are met by 2008.

Configuration for next windows

Shocking: ideal Vista config requires 2Gb RAM, 256mb video RAM, SATA… All the details here. Look like a serious upgrade will be necessary.
tags technorati : longhorn

Bush approval under 40%

This comes as a surprise …
President Bush’s job approval has dipped below 40 percent for the first time in the AP-Ipsos poll, reflecting widespread doubts about his handling of gasoline prices and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

How come that are still nearly 40% that approves ?
From MSNBC: Poll: Bush approval […]

The emergence of the “lifestyle” entrepreneur

From the NYT’s Reaching for Success but Not Too Much of It
While high-tech start-ups in a hurry to expand get most of the ink, an increasing number of entrepreneurs are choosing another path: slow growth or no growth.

Apple new products

Jobs announcing an iTunes-enabled Rokr cell phone (100 songs only) and a new iPod called the iPod nano (2 or 4GB, 14+ grams, 7 millimeters thick). More pictures and stories on Rokr and nano.
tags technorati : ipod nano rokr

App-less Web Apps

On 37signals :
What makes a web-app an app? I’d argue it’s not the functionality - there’s a lot of functionality on the web that we wouldn’t explicitly consider a "web-app." I’d argue it’s the account, the infrastructure, the multi-page UI, the navigation between elements, the billing, the overview pages, etc. That’s the stuff that makes […]