John Paczkowski

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National Day of Mourning Declared for BlackBerry

What we saw today was the spark. The explosion will continue for 20 years. We will all feel the warmth. What we saw today was the beginning of two decades of mobile domination by Apple. What Microsoft and Windows was to the desktop, Apple and Touch will be to mobile.”

Jason Fried, 37 Signals

At Apple’s town hall event this morning, CEO Steve Jobs revealed that the iPhone had claimed 28% market share by the 4th quarter of 2007. That’s still less than the BlackBerry, which holds 41% market share, but the iPhone hasn’t even been on the market a year. What’s more, the iPhone accounted for 71% of U.S. mobile browser usage.

Should RIM be worried? A reporter put that question to Apple CEO Steve Jobs this morning and here’s the answer he was given:

You should ask them … we’re not sending them a message, we’re sending customers and developers a message that we’re trying to serve their needs. Remember, the iPhone’s been out less than a year, this stuff will be shipping right around the one-year anniversary to every iPhone customer.”

Translation: Yes. Because without a push email advantage, what’s special about the BlackBerry? NOTHING.

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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work