Flipboard launches ‘social magazine’ for iPad, struggles with demand


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By Ed Oswald, Betanews

Palo Alto, Calif. based Flipboard launched what it called the “first social magazine” for the iPad Wednesday, however it quickly found out that a much-hyped launch can lead to trouble in keeping the service online for its users.

Tech luminary Richard Scoble twittered incessantly in the hours leading up to the launch, giving few details on the product other than calling it the “killer app” for the iPad and “revolutionary.”

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July 21, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series imitates Apple’s iPhone in the worst ways


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By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

For years, people have accused Microsoft of being an imitator, rather than innovator. Finally there is evidence: The ways Windows Phone 7 Series imitates the very worst of Apple’s iPhone. ¬†Unless there is the strangest of coincidences — like two students having the same wrong answers on a high school history test — Microsoft is imitating Apple, using the same strategy to make the same mistakes. It’s either imitation or incompetence, and out of fairness I assume the former.

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March 25, 2010