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
A dispute that broke out Monday has already caught the eye of antitrust regulators
That didn't take long.
On Monday, Apple (AAPL) changed the rules that govern its new iAd mobile advertising platform to exclude competitors like Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT).
On Wednesday, Google took the matter public, blasting Apple for setting "artificial barriers to competition [that] hurt users and developers and, in the long run, stall technological progress."
On Thursday, the Financial MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2010 7:07 AM ET
Wait until Apple's developers conference, he tells a reader, "You won't be disappointed."
This was Google's (GOOG) week.
Not only did the Federal Trade Commission give its blessing to Google's purchase of AdMob (a mobile ad network that Apple was planning to buy), but Jay Yarow at Silicon Alley Insider counted 11 ways Google "slapped" Apple (AAPL) at its I/O conference in San Francisco.
Two of my favorite commentators, Daring Fireball's John Gruber MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 23, 2010 5:54 PM ET
Let's look at the question of who got the ball rolling in the case of the missing iPhone
Judging from reader comments, it's clear that a lot of people following the story of the lost iPhone prototype assume that the California police task force launched their investigation -- and raided the home of Jason Chen, the Gizmodo editor who ended up with the device -- because Apple (AAPL) asked them to.
In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 27, 2010 6:41 AM ET
The end of the cloak-and-dagger tale of a lost or stolen prototype
Now that most of the pieces are in place, the story turns out to be pretty straightforward.
On March 18, a young Apple (AAPL) engineer had a few too many drinks at a beer garden in Redwood City, Calif., and left his cellphone behind on a bar stool. A customer picked it up, saw that it looked like an iPhone, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 20, 2010 7:05 AM ET
Or is he trying to ensure that Apple apps continue to "just work?" A guide to the latest flap
The hottest topic in tech these days -- and the lead item all weekend in Techmeme -- is an obscure clause in Apple's (AAPL) latest Developer Program License Agreement, the document programmers must conform to if they want to be part of the bonanza that is the iTunes App Store (185,000 apps MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 11, 2010 11:30 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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