Haggler Uncovers Awesome Ponderables at Quicken Loans…

There are certain things I look forward to reading in the Sunday New York Times.  In the business section, you can always count on the Corner Office feature by Adam Bryant to have some nuggets of wisdom.  I also find David Segal’s “The Haggler” column to be well-written and informative… more »

Express Yourself: Apple Store’s In-and-Out Service…

I was in the Apple Store in downtown Walnut Creek yesterday to get my MacBook Pro looked at by a Genius Bar technician. On my way out, I was taken aback by the rows and rows of iPod Shuffles, Nanos, regular iPods in all colors. What the…? Maybe you’ve been… more »

Inside the BlackBerry Outage…

Research in Motion just had a really bad week. The service disruption that impacted most of the Canadian company’s key markets, including North America, Europe and Asia, and a big chunk of its 70 million world-wide subscribers, came at an awful time — as many BlackBerry users were being lured… more »

New iPod Nano Gets Unboxed…

The iPod nano 16G is pretty amazing. In fact, I’d say Apple hit it out of the ballpark with this 6th generation which has the same Multi-Touch screen as the iPhone and iPod Touch. The nano is way cute too! It boasts a 1.5-inch 240-by-240 pixel resolution display without much… more »

Lateral Publishing Debuts at TechCrunch Disrupt SF…

At the recently concluded TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference that was attended by 2,000 leading technology innovators and investors and over 150 new startups, Red Staple, a pioneer of tools that enable independent artists to easily and affordably create digital packages for rapid distribution, demonstrated its new e-Book authoring tools —… more »

World Cup Watching via the Palm Pre…

Last week, ESPN said the Wednesday morning FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Algeria — in which the Americans scored a dramatic goal in stoppage time to earn a 1-0 win and a spot in the Round of 16 — was the highest-rated and most-watched soccer game… more »

Vintage Smartphone Decision Chart

Decision chart from 2009. Things haven’t changed much in a year.

The Clever Little Bag — Puma’s New Take on the Shoe Box

So simple. So classy. One wonders, why didn’t anyone think of it before? This week, Reuters reported sporting goods maker Puma will be switching over to eco-friendly packaging for its sneakers next year to reduce its carbon footprint. The new packaging, which will roll out in the second half of… more »