October 11, 2011
Steve Jobs: The Movie in the works: On the Register, Brid-Aine Parnell reports on the film deal. “The only film to feature Jobs thus far is Pirates of Silicon Valley, a made-for-TV movie based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine; it was shot in 1999 and starred Noah Wyle as Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates,” Parnell writes. What’s your opinion?
BlackBerry service down again in Europe, Middle East, Africa: Twice in two days: On ZDNet, Zack Whittaker reports on the outage. “Users across Europe are complaining that data is not flowing to or from their devices, with network dependent operations like text messaging and multimedia messaging still working. Research in Motion, the BlackBerry maker which maintains the BlackBerry infrastructure, enables data services such as email, browsing and applications to function,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Facebook’s first iPad app looks sparse, utilitarian & good enough to love: On ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick looks at the app. “The app relies on big photos for most of its design strength. That makes sense. As the world’s biggest photo sharing network, there’s nothing Facebook could have built that would have pleased all of the people all of the time (hundreds of millions of people) more than a big, full-screen display of photos taken by our own friends. Newsfeed, including apps, and chat look similar to the way they look on the web. Facebook check-ins, displayed on a big map, look different and interesting,” Kirkpatrick writes. What’s your opinion?