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Are Web Apps and Services Heading to Extinction?

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 Are Web apps and services heading to extinction as common Web functionality becomes embedded in Mobile apps and interfaces - or - within commonly used apps, such as e-mail? Specifically, Web-based apps like Twitter have new competition in Google Buzz, which integrates micro-blogging directly into your e-mail. Another example would be the many Web-based calendar and event services. Many of these independent Web apps have their own interfaces.

Economist Is Wrong To Dis Apple iPhone

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The Economist magazine, which usually is very perceptive about global business, takes a divergent path by offering a hollow analysis of the Apple iPhone in its article "Apple pipped: The iPhone may already be outdated" [From Economist.com dated Apr 13th 2007. I sum up their argument as based solely on the data bandwidth of the phone, in the short term slower GSM (Cingular's EDGE) versus the Helio Ocean (VE-DO). It is noteworthy that The Economist spends their last four paragraphs discussing WiMAX, which is far from an option- much less a market winner, for many years.

Apple TV Is Well Executed

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Yes, I bought an Apple TV the day it was announced. It's installed and operational. The packaging is consistent with Apple's nice design, set-up is simple, menu and navigation straight-forward, and viewing/listening is a great experience. Watching 320x240 formatted video on a large-screen, HDTV set is surprisingly satisfying. There is a lot of syncing to do, via ethernet cable and/or Airport wirless connection. In fact, I just ordered an Airport extreme for wireless access to the AppleTV, but I wired via ethernet for the moment.

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