Apple now outselling Motorola in Phones. It’s a long way from the top

Motorola…

has lost its position as the largest U.S. maker of phones to Apple Inc.
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) sold a total of 8.5 million phones in the quarter, while Apple sold 8.8 million iPhones. Four years ago, when the Razr was still popular, Motorola sold 46.1 million phones in the first quarter

So Skyfire plays Flash, does it?

From their Blog

You may hear Skyfire described as “making Flash run” on mobile phones. Yet with Skyfire 2.0, we’re actually doing something distinct. We’re translating Flash videos (and soon others like Silverlight and WindowsMedia and Quicktime) into a format easier on your phone: html5 video

Ah, transcoding of Flash to HTML5. Quelle Surprise

Google Confirms Android 2.2 Will Support Flash (and Bing?)

Google seems more focused on the interoperability, compatibility and diversity of user experience.

Rubin also commented on Google’s commitment to keeping Android open — open for developers, open for porn, open for API access, simply and completely open.

So that means we’ll be able to use Bing and Office 2010 Online on your Android device then…

The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books : Ken Auletta in The New Yorker

In Grandinetti’s view, book publishers—like executives in other media—are making the same mistake the railroad companies made more than a century ago: thinking they were in the train business rather than the transportation business.

As I keep saying; “Forget what you already know in order to imagine what you really need”.

songlines … bags with a story – My Mates New Business venture

I want to make messenger bags out of fabric that has been ‘pre-loved’ in australia, fabrics that have a story to tell, and make them into cool messenger bags that pass on the story and allow the owner  to continue the story. at the same time my green conscience pops up and wants to reduce the amount of good stuff that we just leave to waste here in australia. and i would love to find a solution to manufacture here and not send everything off to asia.

I’m always up for sustainable enterprise, so happily share this starting point for a friends new business venture. Too many Products consumed in Australia are made elsewhere with material sourced elsewhere. We need to redress the balance.

Join Ariane as she says, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and look well cool while doing so.

The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books : Ken Auletta in The New Yorker

In Grandinetti’s view, book publishers—like executives in other media—are making the same mistake the railroad companies made more than a century ago: thinking they were in the train business rather than the transportation business.

As I keep saying; “Forget what you already know in order to imagine what you really need”.

Simon Tolkien: In My Grandfather’s Footsteps

I had a lot of fun times with my grandfather when I was a boy and went to stay with him and my grandmother for seaside holidays at the Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth on the south coast of England. We played endless word games and I asked him innumerable questions about Middle Earth and he was always kind and affectionate. I can close my eyes and see him now, wreathed in smoke like Gandalf as he lit his pipe with a flaring Swan Vesta match and spoke in a deep voice about dragons and dwarves. In the afternoons we went for long walks along the beach with the wind in our faces and he showed me just the right thin black stones for skimming out into the waves, and yet, however hard I tried, I never managed to skim mine as far as his, even though he was sixty-seven years older than me.

exactly how I feel about the short times I spent with my Grandfather, who also died when I was pre-teen. He wasn’t quite so famous though.