Skip navigation

SuperSite Blog Daily Update: September 24, 2010

While I work on today's WinInfo Short Takes, here are a few tidbits to chew on. (Editor alert: Avoided opportunity to write "on which to chew.")

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg just passed Apple CEO Steve Jobs on the Forbes 400. While Jobs is a huckster, he at least makes something. I find this vaguely unsettling. I don't begrudge Apple its success. (Sorry, haters.) But Facebook? Yeah. More than a bit.

Mozilla cooks up one sweet phone concept. Too bad they can't cook up a single decent phone app. Life is passing this company by. I wonder if they notice?

Netflix keeps getting better and better. This week's reason: A new deal with NBC. Completely related: Blockbuster files for bankruptcy protection.

Update: Maybe Netflix isn't so perfect after all. Thanks to Jim M. for the link.

iPhone on Verizon: Yea or nay? Verizon CEO says nay. But Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron says yea. Who do you believe?

And speaking of phone rumors: Nokia is allegedly considering adopting Windows Phone. This would be good/bad of course. Good, because Windows Phone is excellent. Bad because Nokia would give up its platform ambitions and just become another OEM.

Something stinks about this supposed HP Slate video. Actually, many things about it stink. Off the top of my head, I'd point out that Windows 7 does not require a button to enable the virtual keyboard, for starters. But it wouldn't surprise me to discover that HP messes this up. Frankly, shoehorning a full-featured PC OS into a thin and light device just doesn't make sense anyway.

BTW, now Microsoft is saying that Internet Explorer 9 won't require SP1 on Windows 7. And I'd point out that nowhere in Microsoft's statements about IE 9 and SP1 does the company suggest these two things are somehow shipping simultaneously.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.