Remains of the Day: Money for nothing, tweets for free
Twitter keeps raking in the cash, a pretty iPad knockoff conceals an ugly secret, and yet another Apple Store has been the victim of a robbery. But there’s one thing they can never take from you: the remainders for Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
As the old saying goes: 200 million here, 3.7 billion there and pretty soon you’re talking about…Twitter? Yes, the social network that wasn’t the topic of a critically acclaimed movie this year—maybe in 2011, Jack—has raised another round of funding and added a couple of new members to its board. Twitter seems to have perfected its machine for turning money into product—now if only they could throw that baby into reverse.
Android-powered iPad comes close (not really) (9 to 5 Mac)
Want to impress the ladies (or the gents) by toting around your very own iPad, but you’re just a liiiiitle bit strapped for cash? Check out this $277 iPad wannabe made in China, with an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of Flash storage, and running…Android? On second thought, maybe you’re better off printing yourself out a paper one.
Apple Store robbed in Greenwich (Fox CT)
Five men robbed the Greenwich, Connecticut Apple Store on Tuesday, smashing in the front door and pilfering tens of thousands of dollars worth of Macs, iPhones, and whatever they could get their hands on. Man, those Greenwich kids sure have been running wild since the local yacht club closed.
Gmail pioneer: Chrome OS will die or join Android (Electronista)
Paul Buchheit, the creator and former lead developer of Gmail, has predicted that Chrome OS will probably be killed off in 2011, because it doesn’t do anything that Android can’t do. Boy, this just gave me a killer idea for a modern Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.