Tragically yesterday the announcement that Steve Jobs had passed away spread throughout the world and reverberated across the internet in forums and through remodeled websites showing appreciation for the genius behind Apple and the direction it took in marketing its innovative products such as the iPhone and the iPod. Today I wanted to make a poll to show just how deeply Mr. Jobs’ message resonated with his consumers because I’m sure many people out there reading this have an Apple product at home whether it be the iPod Nano or a Mac. Please participate in this poll and let us know how Apple affected your life.
I just recently read an article (click here to read) regarding Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, and many outraged Netflix customers. For those of you that don’t know (or aren’t Netflix customers), Mr. Hastings responded to many consumers via a thread detailing his utterly apologetic demeanor to angry consumer posts. Sadly, consumers got even more mad it seemed once they found a face
to connect with their Netflix problems. So as a result of this new development I felt it was a priceless opportunity to incorporate this into a PollTime!! Post! Feel free to answer the question below:
Very soon a battle is set to ensue between two phones that represent much more than their service providers I of course am talking about the Droid Bionic and the iPhone 5. These two giants are set to wage war this fall in a wrest for power to see which OS is bigger and better. The Android open source system or the sleek, succinct Apple iOS used for the iPhone. I personally have never owned an iPhone and was the only one out of my group of friends that went with Android. Depending on who you ask each OS is cluttered with its advantages and disadvantages but the Apple/Droid camps have been at war for quite some time now foreshadowing its culmination into what will become the Battle of the 4G LTE network capable phones! So please throw in your two cents and let us know which phone you’re rooting for.
*** Want to see a spec by spec comparison? Check this link out.
About one month ago (June 28th, 2011 to be exact) the Supreme Court decided to overturn the law passed by the Governator, I doubt he will be back, Rep. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The law prohibited minors from purchasing video games across the state and got many people upset especially the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). Personally, being an avid gamer myself I feel it should be up to the parents to decide whether or not Batman: Arkham Asylum is appropriate for their children not the government. But I guess that’s one man’s opinion. What’s yours?
Click here to check out the original L.A. Times story or here to check out the ESA’s website.
Hellooooo fellow WordPress aficionados! This is Ed C. @ EZPC Recycle once again interested in setting up a poll relevant to recent news and this Google acquisition story was way too good to not play with! So just to recap for you gentlemen and gentle ladies that are somewhat out of the “loop” of things, essentially Google has announced it will purchase Motorola for 12.5 billion buckaroos, see here. Google says this conquest will “…supercharge the entire Android ecosystem…” according to Mr Larry Page the current Google CEO. However, as usual, there are many skeptics. One such skeptic is Mr. Josh Lowensohn from CNet.com and he makes an interesting point. According to Mr. Lowensohn Google is acquiring a trove of patents that will most definitely bump Google up to a very secure, stable position in the smartphone market, but the giant tech company is also acquiring just as much litigation problems with the purchase.
In his article, see here, Mr. Lowensohn details the lawsuits hovering over this company. There are 17 lawsuits beginning from October 1, 2010 – August 1, 2011. Amount of companies suing Motorola? 14. In other words: 17 lawsuits in 11 months, i.e. 1.54 lawsuits/mo., i.e. 1 lawsuit every 19.7 days. Google might have got itself in a pickle this time! What do you think? Take the poll and see where you stand.