John Paczkowski

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Apple Almost Called the iPhone iPad

If Apple and Cisco hadn’t amicably resolved their 2007 spat over the “iPhone” trademark, Cupertino’s iconic smartphone might have ended up with a very different name. Former Apple ad man Ken Segall says that prior to the iPhone’s debut, the company considered a few other names for the device. Among them: Mobi (a play on mobile), TelePod (get it?), TriPod (three devices in one!) and iPad.


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