Digital iPhone cheapskates: “cheapskates that you are.”
Robert Scoble on Tweetie’s upgrade price:
First, a latte at Starbucks usually costs me more than $3. A latte lasts a few minutes, then is gone. Lots of people drink them, because I always have to wait in line for them.
But a Twitter app, that was completely rewritten, like Tweetie was, and that you’ll probably use every day many times (I’ve already put more than 40 hours into my Tweetie app) isn’t worth $3?
The app store dose not handle upgrade pricing as of now. Loren Brichter posted some note on this here.
I don’t mind paying for apps I use on a regular basis and actually bitch at people’s bitching on the pricing. $3 is not going to break the bank for you!
The tweeting and sharing will continue and they’ll have to reverse that ridiculous measure. It’s funny how time and again, the first reaction by old companies/industries to new technology is to block or reject them at first. In this case, they should embrace social media and not flat out reject it since it allows fans to connect with their favorite players in a way not possible before.
For those of you who don’t know what the Annexation of Puerto Rico is, here you go:
Its is pretty much a center sneak. The QB hikes the ball, and pretends to run the play while the center, who actually has the ball, runs toward the end zone. This play won the game for the Little Giants in their final game against the Cowboys. Will go down in fottball history and lore.
More likely than not, that is what’s going to happen. Players and coaches that do want to tweet, will. And there’s nothing anybody can do about it.
Note: I don’t really follow the NFL at all. Go Little Giants!!!
Linley Gwennap guesses that 1.36 billion handsets were actually sold, while the missing chips were put into some 150 million unlicensed phones produced in China.
Can innovation come from one of these garage shops? All I can say is that’s a lot of phone being sold unofficially and someone is making big bucks(think part suppliers).
David Pakman(a partner at Venrock):
The aberrations occur when traction looks like value. When Slide was funded at a $500M pre-money valuation, that was an example of traction being confused for value. Sure people posted their pictures using a Slide widget 150M times, but there was no value created. Slide did not have a real relationship with those customers and it was a stretch to believe that an ad model would occur on top of those photo widgets.
As an entrepreneur, it’s always hard to tell the difference. Mostly because you’re first few releases are usually only the tip of the iceberg. Behind every startup there’s usually a planned path to world domination. It usually makes sense in a PowerPoint, but hard to put into practice.
In the past, I’ve downplayed several startups based on their first product released and have now learned not to do it. Traction is an important stepping stone towards value. You just have to make sure you transform fast enough to build that value.
It’s like the Space Race all over again.
WordPress has come a long way since I started it using it back in 2005 for my first blog called Tech Scurry. For the curious, that blog ended when all my posts were erased for not backing up and being hacked by a Mr. Magic(information that leads to the capture of this criminal will be rewarded with a Snickers bar).
(Via Shawn Blanc.)
More evidence to indicate that Snow Leopard might ship on August 28th. I’ve already pre-ordered via Amazon.
This parody is inspiring yet hilarious. People have always criticized Microsoft for not being innovative enough. I guarantee you they will do at least half of what’s in that video. That’s the problem. They do a half assed products and not half products. Wrong half?
People who use 37Signal products know their browsers. Tell me what browsers your user’s use and I’ll tell you who you are.
From the comments via Jason Fried: IE 7 : 48.89% IE 8 : 35.85% IE 6 : 15.22%
Why Can’t Apple just open a real blog and be open with this sort of thing? They did it for the MobileMe news, so it can’t be that hard.