A video of Aaron Sorkin's favorite lines goes viral. The L.A. Times sees trouble for biopic
FORTUNE -- "This video is a tribute to the work of Aaron Sorkin: The recycled dialogue, recurring phrases, and familiar plot lines. This is not intended as a critique but rather a playful excursion through Sorkin's wonderful world of words."
That's the description Kevin T. Porter wrote when he posted his brilliant 7:22 minute homage to Hollywood's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 5, 2012 6:17 AM ET
RIM reports delays, layoffs, and dismal earnings; how YouTube stars get made.
RIM posts dismal earnings, delays BlackBerry 10 operating system [FORTUNE]
"I am not satisfied with these results and continue to work aggressively with all areas of the organization and the Board to implement meaningful changes to address the challenges, including a thoughtful realignment of resources and honing focus within the Company on areas that have the greatest opportunities," [CEO Thorsten] MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 29, 2012 11:39 AM ET
The secret to Reddit's massive success; 3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface warrants a serious look.
YouTube's gigantic year is already here, Citi says [ALLTHINGSD]
The video site should generate more than $3.6 billion in gross revenue this year, says Citi's Mark Mahaney. After distributing some of that to partners, Google probably records net revenue of $2.4 billion, he says.
How Reddit got huge: Tons of fake accounts [MOTHERBOARD]
But in terms of power, not traffic, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 22, 2012 1:10 PM ET
The introduction of "Expanded Tweets"; the turf war in mobile gaming.
The day Netflix met its heaviest user [GIGAOM]
Earlier this year, Mark Malkoff embarked on his Netflix challengein an attempt to figure out how much value he could get out of his $8 subscription within a single month. 30 days later, Malkoff had watched 252 movies, beginning to end, including the credits.
The high-school blogger who's been cracking Apple's secrets [FORTUNE]
In the walk-up MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 14, 2012 7:00 AM ET
How Sean Parker bumbled his new startup's launch; HP CEO Meg Whitman opens up.
Airtime makes an awkward first impression [FORTUNE]
The company aims to offer frictionless video networking that allows you to chat with your existing friends or with strangers based on location or interests you share on Facebook. Like predecessor Chatroulette.com, it's easy to switch to a new chat partner, but unlike that service, which became known for its shock MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 6, 2012 1:04 PM ET
After 5 years with Google's maps, Apple is reportedly set to unveil its own
FORTUNE -- Big news in iOS mapping this week.
Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac's teen blogging phenom, reported Friday that Apple (AAPL) is prepared to replace the iPhone and iPad's Map app -- built on Google's (GOOG) back-end mapping data -- with something entirely its own.
Its unveiling, according to AllThingsD's John Paczkowski, will be one of the highlights of the WWDC keynote on June MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 12, 2012 8:01 AM ET
The secret to populating an unpopular smartphone platform: cash incentives
A nice piece of reporting by Jenna Wortham and Nick Wingfield landed on the front page of the New York Times Business section Friday morning, two days before the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900.
When free phones and promises of prime real estate on the Windows Phone app store wasn't enough to get reluctant developers to write software for the new MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 6, 2012 7:41 AM ET
An unauthorized preview, three days before Apple-sanctioned sales begin
Despite Apple's (AAPL) best efforts to keep a lid on the thing, a pair of Vietnamese bloggers managed to get their hands on a new iPad and post a 4-minute unboxing video on YouTube.
You need some fluency in Vietnamese to follow the commentary, but not to get the gist. The larger camera, the 4G designation and the LTE option in network settings MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 13, 2012 8:18 AM ET
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"They ask 'Why can't you be more like Apple?' So we should go bankrupt and fire our founders and bring in a moron? That's what we should do?"
-- RIM director Roger Martin (The Globe and Mail)
* Rumors are flying fast and hard from multiple blogs that Apple (AAPL) will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 14, 2012 3:30 AM ET
Two ways of seeing how well (or badly) the pros and amateurs predict Apple's earnings
We've been trying for several years to find the best way to show how much better the so-called amateur analysts (some of whom have since gone pro) are at estimating Apple's (AAPL) quarterly revenue and earnings than the Wall Street professionals who do it for the big banks and brokerage firms.
Now Asymco's Horace Dediu, who is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 6, 2012 10:59 AM ET
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