John Paczkowski

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Announcement: Verizon Stores Open All Day June 29 (Not That Anyone Cares)

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a wireless provider issues a press release in a ruckus of iPhone commentary, does anyone bother to read it?

Philosophical questions for the ages, these, and Verizon will get an answer to the second tomorrow. Because this morning it tossed a release into the iPhone whirlwind, seemingly for no other reason than to let us all know that its stores, like AT&T’s, will be open late tomorrow, too. Course if you stop in at one looking to buy an iPhone, you’ll be sorely dissapointed. And a V CAST-capable phone, even one “packaged for immediate fun” by Verizon, will likely come as precious little solace if you end up wait-listed for an iPhone – although you will be in good company. At Apple’s all hands meeting this afternoon, CEO Steve Jobs said that all full-time Apple employees will receive a free 8GB iPhone at the end of July, after initial consumer demand dies down.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik