Verizon gets the iPhone, sucking the oxygen out of the newsroom, and . . . well other stuff. But iPhone!
A look at the Massahusetts 'Ibanez' Case that some think may unravel the mortgage market. This may be a bit tough reading, but basically a major policy in foreclosures was invalidated – and apparently banks are facing the attention of unhappy investors over this.
eBooks are booming in Great Britain.
MySpace goes through with its massive cuts. I'm sure we have more of this story to come.
Groupon is nearly done raising that $950 million. I'm not surprised they're getting money, but wonder if they really are overvalued by now. They are buying up other companies, so I think their goal is to crush competition first – and globally. Not sure of the stability of that idea, but I'm not going to say "don't work there," they seem promising at least in the short term.
Trade-file-by-touch company Bump raises $16 million which seems like a good investment. They've got a lot of attention and a solid basic idea – so send a resume!
There is now an iPhone available from Verizon. This is stunning news to anyone not living on a different planet in an alternate dimension, under a rock, asleep. Everyone else knew it was coming.
And now more info on Verizon:
- They'll sell a version of the iPad that connects directly to its network via an embedded chip – Serious lock-in and a direct shot at AT&T. OK, another shot.
- Some predictions the verizon announcement will hurt Google/Android
Microsoft's mobile gaming device is Windows 7 Phone, which makes a whole lot of sense as that's the way the trends are going.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Does Microsoft's strategy indicate the death of the portable gaming device, since Sony is trying the same thing.