Monthly Archives: May 2009

Cramer says ‘buy Apple’ pre-WWDC

Apple offers free iPod touch to UK students

08ipodtouchheroApple has announced its regular ‘Back To School’ promo for the UK, matching its already revealed US deal and offering a free iPod touch with any qualifying Mac purchase.

University students and faculty, as well as teachers and lecturers of all levels qualify for education pricing from Apple on a new Mac and software. Qualifying Macs include iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and MacBook.

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Hulu coming home to Boxee?

boxeenew1Statement from boxee on the release of the Hulu app for Mac and PC today:

“For those of you working on stories about today’s launch of the Hulu desktop application, I wanted to let you know about the blog post we’ve just put up in response.

“Hulu just launched their own boxee-like application for watching Hulu content. the new downloadable application is built to be used from the couch with a remote.

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Placebo plan pre-release album session

placeboPlacebo are doing it again, announcing a worldwide exclusive playback session of the band’s new album, ‘Battle for the Sun’.

The album – described as “Placebo at their breathtaking, irresistible best.” by Mojo in a recent review – will be available for online playback to fans registered with the band’s own website from 9am GMT tomorrow, Friday May 29.

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Why Apple TV will be games console – Ubisoft

apple-tv1Apple’s plans for the Apple TV continue to sneak into the present, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirming Apple’s growing stance in the games market.

“There’s a new entrant in the business – Apple, with the iPhone,” he said, speaking during his company’s financial results call. “And we don’t think they will stop there.”

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O2 to lose iPhone exclusivity?

etre-touchy-iphone-medO2’s exclusive deal with Apple for distribution of the iPhone in the UK is reportedly set to end two years early, according to a report published on the ITProPortal website.

The report – which seemingly draws heavily on conjecture – suggests O2’s recent deal with Palm in which it becomes the exclusive provider of the Palm Pre is evidence of an end to the Apple iPhone exclusive.

“O2 currently has an exclusive agreement with Apple that is supposed to last until 2011 but rival networks are likely to push for Apple to rethink its strategy and make the iPhone platform agnostic; and there is no reason why Apple wouldn’t do that,” the report explains.

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iPhone is the mobile web

old_mobile_phoneWith 8 per cent of the smartphone market, Apple’s iPhone generated 43 per cent of mobile Web requests and 65 per cent of HTML site requests from within the smartphone category, the latest released AdMob stats claim.

AdMob, the world’s largest mobile advertising platform, compares smartphone market share to mobile Web usage to determine that smartphones accounted for nearly 3 times more usage than their relative market share in its April 2009 Mobile Metrics Report.

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