She’s proud of HuffPo’s original journalism, and her explanation for the site’s success is that from the start it went after news with a passion and a point of view—there was no pretending to be neutral or unbiased.
With Garza’s no-hitter today, there have been 5 no-hitters this season. Even crazier is that this is only one fewer than the number of one-hitters this year, apparently. And one of those was Armando Galarraga’s (should-have-been) perfect game.
So it should be 6 no-hitters to 5 one-hitters this year. Crazy.
Like just about everyone else on the planet, I saw Inception last week when it opened. Then I saw it again two days later. I love that movie. But one of the main reasons I love it isn’t so conventional.
Sure, I love the writing, which manages to make an almost impossibly complex story (at least somewhat) understandable for mainstream appeal. And the acting is good, the action is good, the directing is good, etc. But what I really love is the score and the sound.
To his point about thinking in the shower, nearly every post I write that’s over 1,000 words is either first thought of in the shower or on a walk. It’s obvious why: I’m not multitasking. I’m not trying to do 50 different things. It’s just me with my thoughts.
And there’s definitely a correlation with my ability to write longer posts and something else being on my mind. Because as Graham says, that other things always ends up popping in there and ruining whatever else I’m trying to think of.
You seem like a bright guy. While I understand your addiction to Apple devices (I own many myself, including an iPad) I don't understand why you don't see AT&T, whom you clearly loathe, as a deal breaker for the iPhone? I recently ditched my 3Gs for an Evo, not because I don't like the product but because I got sick of paying AT&T for terrible service they clearly have no plan to fix. they KNOW people like you will always line up and pay no matter how bad the service, and Apple certainly has no reasonn to expedite a new carrier partnership when their core customers won't walk even in the face of brutally poor carrier service. Sometimes you have to take a stand, send a message and vote with your dollars.
Sometimes I definitely feel that way. Then I use one of those other devices (which I get the opportunity to do for work), and am immediately turned off by all of them.
The closest to the iPhone, in my opinion, is the Nexus One running Android 2.2. But Google just basically axed that product.
And it wasn’t that close to the iPhone anyway.
As I’ve always stated, if someone makes a better phone, I’ll use it in a heartbeat. But no one has yet. And so I’m stuck with AT&T.
Something I've been wondering about a long time. The new iPhone drops more calls than the old one. Arrington is using a pre-paid AT&T phone and has "rock solid" reception (per his post). My old AT&T phone works in my basement with full bars and my iPhone does not. But in all your writing, you've never bothered to consider that maybe, just maybe, Apple makes great software and computers yet, with only 4 years in the game....bad phones? In your words, AT&T is too scared to defend itself......
There is no question that the iPhone is not a great phone — it’s a great device, not a great phone. In the U.S., hopefully soon we’ll see how bad it is compared to other smartphones when it gets on at least one more network.
I never seem to hear too many complaints from countries not covered by AT&T though. And when I was in Japan a few months ago, the iPhone (3GS, at the time) worked great — much better than it ever has on AT&T stateside.
But yes, AT&T is also scared shitless to defend itself.
Nokia, the world’s largest maker of cellphones, said Thursday that its profit fell 64 percent in the second quarter as it struggled to compete with the innovative software makers Apple and Google in the critical smartphone segment.
64% profit decline. Stock price is down 40% since April. They might need a lot more than a new CEO.
I love this, it’s a great showcase of Google Maps in a useful setting. But I’d love to see it go even farther by allowing your to further explore what’s below you when you’re flying. Geotagged pictures, videos, etc.
Also, why is flying on Virgin America so much better than every other airline? Shocking that they’re one of the only ones making money and expanding.
Apple beat Wall Street’s expectations for Microsoft’s revenue this quarter. But will they beat the actual results? It should be pretty close (though I suspect Microsoft will still be narrowly ahead). They report on Thursday.
The little I’ve played around with Windows Phone 7, I think it definitely has potential. Whether that means anything, of course, remains to be seen.
I like that it’s not just a straight up copy of the iPhone in terms of interface. I think that really hurts Android. Android, even after all its improvements, is still nowhere near iOS in terms of about a billion little interface things. And because their basic frames are the same, the shortcomings are apparent to anyone who uses both.
WP7 is going in another direction. It might fail, but at least they’re being original and trying new things. Things that we may see iPhone and Android copy.
“Turns out no matter how you hold the Nexus One, it gets discontinued after six months.”—Neven Mrgan, via Twitter. Unrelated: the Nexus One is currently the only device running Android 2.2 Froyo, and thus the only mobile device running Flash 10.1. (via nikf)
The fact that people aren’t returning the new iPhone doesn’t mean the problem doesn’t exist. More probably, it means that customers were waiting to see how Apple, a company known for good customer service, might respond to the problem.
So then we’re going to see those returns start flowing in any day now, right? I eagerly await those stats.