Earlier this week, the Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, said that in the future, "65% of grade school kids are going to have a job that hasn’t been invented yet.” If the past has taught us anything, though, it's that most yet-to-be-invented jobs will never actually exist.
According to Techcrunch, Apple's play for the mobile advertising market isn't hitting as hard as it needs to. "The general consensus among the advertising community is that [iAd] is a product they don't want." [Techcrunch]
The rumors have proven true: AOL is snapping up Michael Arrington's TechCrunch family of sites. The site will share a stable with AOL's other major tech property, Engadget, along with TUAW, Switched, and DownloadSquad. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Business Insider has a source claiming the site went for…
Mike Arrington has a post over at TechCrunch taking Consumer Reports to task over their iPhone 4 coverage. And it's true! It feels like there's a new Consumer Reports update every day that either repeats or directly contradicts the previous day's. It's well worth a read to see it all laid out like this, especially for…
TechCrunch has run a dubious-sounding piece, quoting sources as saying Amazon's working on a scheme to give each Amazon Prime user a free Kindle. With an annual membership to Prime costing $79 for extra-fast shipping, they'd be losing $120 from the retail value of the first-gen Kindle.
The JooJoo, which used to be called the CrunchPad until its official unveiling this morning is a tablet. An internet tablet. But there are still a lot of things left uncertain. Here's what we do know.
Fusion Garage, the engineering side that booted TechCrunch off of their own Crunchpad project, is about to be unveiled in a live webcast. We're going to be liveblogging it at 9:30 AM PT (12:30 PM ET). That's basically now.
Michael Arrington's ambitious project to create a super-simple web tablet is dead, drowned in a bathtub half-full of greed and selfishness. This isn't a happy story.
Normally, I'd say that TechCrunch's Michael Arrington's public quitting of the iPhone was a shrill, disingenuous ploy for attention and pageviews. But you know what? It's totally legit, and Apple should pay attention.
The web tablet TechCrunch is working on is apparently still alive, seeing as it just showed up in Michael Arrington's posterous. UPDATED
This is technically the second prototype, but the first doesn't really bear noting—it barely started, didn't yet resemble the planned project and had a bare-metal accidental Steampunk aesthetic. This, well, this looks pretty close to the concept. The machine boots, browses the net, and operates with only a touchscreen…