- Why Are We In Denial About The Flaws of Tablets?
Publishers are beginning to figure out that an imperfect form factor means tablets aren’t the be-all and end-all—Christopher Mims in the MIT Technology Review
- Exactly How Screwed Is PayPal? (Hint: Very)
It has taken more than a decade, but PayPal — the coaster of the Internet that has had a downhill ride with the wind at its back pretty much since acquisition — is finally under serious threat.
It may not be showing up in PayPal’s numbers yet. Indeed, by the time you start to see these things on the balance sheet, the damage is irreversible. The question is whether it can still be reversed now. I’m arguing no for three big reasons.—Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily
- Can the U.S. patent system be saved?
With the number of patent-related lawsuits on the rise, and the system set up to favor deep-pocketed giants over individual inventors and smaller companies, U.S. technology innovation is in for a continued shaky ride, according to patent experts and other observers.—Gina Smith at Computerworld
- Microsoft vs Google: Game on
Both global giants aspire to provide the complete underpinnings of your digital social and work life, and that lifestyle is changing very fast indeed—At ZDNet, Oliver Marks looks at the struggle between Google and Microsoft
- The iPad has revolutionized the NFL
As players line up across imaginary lines, eyeballing their opponents, wrapped in armor, capped by helmets, and ready to smash into each other with ferocious abandon, it becomes difficult to imagine that this heathen-esque sport, a staple of American athletic fandom, has been completely revolutionized by touch screens.Specifically, it is Apple’s iPad that has changed the way the NFL handles its mental component.—Joe Aimonetti at CNET
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