Air Freshener: What They’re Saying About Apple’s Latest iPad

The iPad Air opens to rave reviews.
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A Jony Ive WWDC (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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Google V/S

Google is a hyper-competitive company, and they repeatedly enter markets that already exist and crush competitors. Nothing wrong with that. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work, and Google’s successes are admirable. But there’s nothing stupid about seeing Google being pitted “versus” other companies. They want everything; their ambition is boundless.

John Gruber, in Larry Page’s remarks onstage at Google I/O about competition — that talk about Google “versus some other company” is stupid or not interesting

One More Thing …

Apple Events are the new late Friday afternoons: the remote desert where you bury bad news.

John Gruber, responding to news that Zynga had closed its Boston office and laid off more than 100 employees from its Austin office during the Apple event

Jobs-Like

Not because Bezos has copied anything Jobs did, but because he has not. What he’s done that is Jobs-like is doggedly pursue, year after year, iteration after iteration, a vision unlike that of any other company — all in the name of making customers happy.

John Gruber, in agreement with Om Malik that Jeff Bezos is the inheritor of Steve Jobs’s crown

Eye to Eye

Surface: Could It Be a Real iPad Competitor?

John Gruber and Mary Jo Foley weigh in on its prospects.
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Voices

Game of Tech Thrones (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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Social Ad Guys 33Across Buy Copy/Paste Guys Tynt

An ad tech linkup that makes sense.
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CliffsNotes for Apple’s Education Event

Apple wants to reinvent textbooks. Will it bring the publishers along, or work around them?
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Today in Unverified Apple-Verizon News

The drumbeat of reports pointing to an impending Verizon iPhone launch is getting louder. Which doesn’t mean that it’s true. Just that there’s a lot of drumming going on. Still, for the record: Apple is reportedly doing advanced testing on a CDMA version of the iPhone–the kind of testing it would need to bring the phone to Verizon.

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