John Paczkowski

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MobileMea Culpa

“Not up to Apple’s standards.” Typically those words, when they’re uttered within Apple (AAPL), refer to Microsoft (MSFT) or another of the company’s rivals. But not today. Today, they refer to Apple’s MobileMe service. In an all-hands memo clearly designed to be leaked to the media, Apple CEO Steve Jobs admitted what anyone who has followed MobileMe’s travesty of a launch already knows: It was a “mistake” to roll out MobileMe at the same time as the iPhone 3G, iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store. “We all had more than enough to do, and MobileMe could have been delayed without consequence,” Jobs wrote. “The MobileMe launch clearly demonstrates that we have more to learn about Internet services. And learn we will. The vision of MobileMe is both exciting and ambitious, and we will press on to make it a service we are all proud of by the end of this year.”

With that in mind, Jobs has tasked Eddy Cue, formerly Apple’s vice president of iTunes, with bringing MobileMe up to Apple’s standards. Cue will now oversee not just iTunes and MobileMe, but Apple’s newly opened App Store, as well.

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