A curated selection of the weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
Still revved up from last night's Super Bowl shenanigans? You can relive the best parts -- or well, the commercials at least -- via YouTube's annual AdBlitz voting contest here. And if that's not enough, check out CNNMoney's excellent roundup of rejected ads for extra laughs. (YouTube and CNNMoney)JP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 7, 2011 6:00 AM ET
The company would be different -- but not necessarily weaker -- without its co-founder
Whenever Steve Jobs takes a medical leave -- and the one announced Monday is his third in less than six years -- the question invariably arises: What happens to Apple (AAPL) when he leaves the company for good?
The stock -- to address the immediate concern of investors -- will take a hit. The U.S. markets were MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2011 11:37 AM ET
Digging out of the news that piled up while New York was getting socked with a snowstorm
Here's what we found Monday night when we finally made our way from Boston back to Brooklyn: 6-foot drifts, unplowed streets and a pile of unsorted Apple (AAPL) headlines. The top news:
A brief report from DigiTimes that Apple has upped its iPhone shipment goal for the quarter that started Sunday from 19 million to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 28, 2010 6:02 AM ET
If you buy the rumors that Apple is building a phone for Verizon, January 2011 makes sense
Here's how Daring Fireball's John Gruber sees events unfolding:
The device code named N92 (the iPhone 4 was N90), now in being tested in-house by Apple (AAPL) engineers according to Gruber's sources, reaches device verification test (DVT) level this fall, which is when the secret prototypes go out for field testing. (See Gizmodo here.)
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Asymco's Horace Dediu has mastered the art of the eye-opening AAPL graphic
Among the rarefied group of amateur analysts who follow Apple's (AAPL) financial movements like a obsessed fan tracking a favorite band, Horace Dediu is a rock star. In the six months since he has been posting his thoughts and analysis on asymco.com, he's attracted a small but influential following, including many past winners of our quarterly Analysts Smackdowns. In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2010 7:30 AM ET
A raucous opening Friday for the company's first retail presence in the city of Brotherly Love
One of the differences between Boston, where I was born, and Philadelphia, where I worked for a year in '70s, is that Philadephians envy New York City and Bostonians just hate it.
Another difference is that Boston has had an Apple Store -- the largest in the U.S. -- for more than two years. Until MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2010 6:05 AM ET
John ("Daring Fireball") Gruber is no Dan ("Fake Steve Jobs") Lyons. Thank goodness.
At his prime -- when he was on the lam, a bored editor at Forbes by day covering boring IBM (IBM) press events and a swashbuckling parodist at night, one step ahead of Silicon Valley hounds desperate to discover his identity -- nobody was writing funnier tech copy than Fake Steve Jobs. See, for example, here and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 23, 2010 7:23 AM ET
The next day, some analysts are having second thoughts about the Wall St. Journal's scoop
"WSJ's Lame Entry in the iPhone Rumors Game," was the headline on John Gruber's Daring Fireball blog Monday evening, even as after-hours traders were driving Apple's (AAPL) shares to dizzying new heights. (See Apple surges on Verizon iPhone report.)
Gruber's headline could have served as the lead for the report issued to clients early Tuesday by Morgan MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 30, 2010 9:49 AM ET
One of Apple's most influential pundits zeroes in on what's wrong with the company
Daring Fireball's John Gruber -- a Drexel University computer major turned professional blogger -- is perhaps the most forceful and articulate defender on the Web of all things Apple (AAPL). He came to Macworld Expo 2010, however, not to praise the company but to probe its vulnerabilities
He took his task seriously and gave a serious presentation, made MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2010 3:16 AM ET
Can Apple's premier trade show survive without Apple? We'll find out next week
There'll be no Steve Jobs keynote, no gigantic Apple booth, and only about half as many exhibitors -- roughly 220 vs. nearly 500 last year, according to Ars Technica.
But IDG World Expo has determined that the show must go on -- at least for one more year -- and so from Tuesday Feb. 9 to Saturday Feb. 13, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2010 3:52 PM ET
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