Remains of the Day: Don't call me surly
Apple makes another weak social connection, Apple’s forthcoming “spaceship” campus isn’t as big as previously thought, and diagramming patent suits is a great way to channel your inner high-school English teacher. The remainders for Wednesday, August 17, 2011 are in subject-verb agreement.
It’s happened to all of us: You’re browsing Apple’s online store and there’s a Mac Pro configuration that’s so sweet that it’s like pure sugar. But how to share it with your fellow Mac fanatics? Well, now you can directly post a link to certain products—currently only the Mac Pro and iPod classic—on Twitter or Facebook, thanks to the online store’s new built-in social integration. Though, to be fair, with the focus on those two products, this seems to be about as relevant as tweeting from Ping.
Turns out Apple’s new campus isn’t quite as big as the Pentagon, according to some revised math. Don’t worry: It’s still bigger than your house.
Ever look at an Apple Store and think “Hey, there just isn’t enough glass here.” Well, that may soon change: An unnamed retailer has proposed a Santa Monica space that would incorporate a transparent glass ceiling, in addition to a large glass facade. Then again, it’s not confirmed that this is in fact Apple we’re talking about here—this totally might just be a new Home Depot.
Mobile Patent Suits – Graphic of the Day (Reuters)
Once again, someone has attempted to distill the current patent conflicts in the mobile space into visual form. Or is it a map of the London Underground? Some days it’s hard to tell.