John Paczkowski

Recent Posts by John Paczkowski

130,000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Crush Korea Telecom Servers

IPhone 4 mania is as strong in South Korea as it is in the States–perhaps even more so. Korea Telecom’s servers were overwhelmed by pre-orders for the September iPhone 4 launch, company officials said Wednesday. More than 130,000 people pre-ordered Apple’s (AAPL) latest smartphone in just nine hours, causing some nasty congestion. “Our online shop server was jammed instantly as too many clients placed orders simultaneously,” KT spokesman Jin Byung-Kwon told AFP. “We didn’t expect so many people to pre-order the iPhone 4 in such a short time.”

But then, no one ever does. Right, AT&T?

Incidentally, first-day pre-orders for the iPhone 4 easily broke the local record held by the iPhone 3GS, which received 65,000 pre-orders over five days.

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

Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

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