John Paczkowski

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Yes, But Does Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Include a Phone That Doesn't Suck?

When you’re battling a rival whose device is widely referred to as the “JesusPhone,” you’ve got to do what you can to keep your competitive edge–or the appearance of one. So it was understandable that Verizon (VZ)–on the day before Apple (AAPL) launched the first iPhone in June 2007–announced to the utter indifference of an iPhone-addled world that its stores would be open late on iPhone day, even though there were no iPhones to be found in them. Just as it’s understandable that the company would prepare an “iPhone 3G Myths” document with which its battered sales force can fend off the iPhone-curious who wander into its stores. Sadly, there is one important question the document fails to address: Why Verizon passed on the chance to be the exclusive distributor of the iPhone when it was first given the chance three years ago. …

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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus