Appearance: PPUG Saturday in Philadelphia (Withings WS-50 preview)

I’ll be presenting at the Philadelphia PowerBook User Group (PPUG) on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. PPUG is the first dedicated PowerBook User Group (PPUG) in the United States and was founded in 1999. We meet at the Manayunk Brewing Company along the beautiful Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA and our meetings is open to all. We… Read more →

BlackBerry aims to show it can keep popular apps updated

BlackBerry has updated its Facebook and Twitter app with new features that integrate with its BlackBerry 10 platform. The catch: Facebook and Twitter aren’t the ones adding the features. The new versions of Facebook and Twitter are being built by BlackBerry developers not the social sites. BlackBerry also developed Facebook and Twitter apps for its… Read more →

eBay projects global commerce volume will be worth $300 billion in 2015

eBay revealed a handful of multi-billion dollar goals it plans to achieve by 2015, including more than doubling the value of its global e-commerce portfolio. See also: Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to meld Kindle with social Announced amid the eBay’s Analyst and Investor Day event, company leaders outlined a three-year growth strategy designed to drive… Read more →

Technology Darwinism hits Microsoft’s licensing policies

While not unanimous, the overwhelming majority (83 percent) of you agree with me that it’s time for some licensing policy change in Redmond. The Great Debate this week between Matt Baxter-Reynolds and I, “Can Microsoft’s complicated software licensing policies survive?,” yielded some interesting results on both sides of the argument. But the reality is that times are… Read more →

Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to meld Kindle with social

Amazon on Thursday said it will buy Goodreads, a social site that discusses and recommends books. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. In a statement, Amazon positioned Goodreads as an acquisition that it would pair up with its Kindle platform. Amazon added that it will “build many new ways to delight readers and authors alike.”… Read more →

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Will Cost More Than iPhone on AT&T

Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone is expected to pose a serious challenge to Apple’s iPhone. But shoppers may be turned off by the Galaxy’s higher price tag. Richard Perry/The New York Times The Galaxy S 4. AT&T on Thursday said that customers can order the Galaxy S 4 on April 16 for $250. That is $50 more than the cheapest iPhone 5… Read more →

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Will Cost More Than iPhone on AT&T

Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone is expected to pose a serious challenge to Apple’s iPhone. But shoppers may be turned off by the Galaxy’s higher price tag. Richard Perry/The New York Times The Galaxy S 4. AT&T on Thursday said that customers can order the Galaxy S 4 on April 16 for $250. That is $50 more than the cheapest iPhone 5… Read more →

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Will Cost More Than iPhone on AT&T

Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone is expected to pose a serious challenge to Apple’s iPhone. But shoppers may be turned off by the Galaxy’s higher price tag. Richard Perry/The New York Times The Galaxy S 4. AT&T on Thursday said that customers can order the Galaxy S 4 on April 16 for $250. That is $50 more than the cheapest iPhone 5… Read more →

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Will Cost More Than iPhone on AT&T

Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone is expected to pose a serious challenge to Apple’s iPhone. But shoppers may be turned off by the Galaxy’s higher price tag. Richard Perry/The New York Times The Galaxy S 4. AT&T on Thursday said that customers can order the Galaxy S 4 on April 16 for $250. That is $50 more than the cheapest iPhone 5… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Chosen for Glass, and Serious Facebook Games

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here. Sexism at a Big Gamers’ ConferenceVenturebeat.com |  A game developers’ meeting has a “women in games” panel, then a party featuring women in revealing outfits. Resignations. – Quentin Hardy GoPro Array… Read more →