Remains of the Day: Hammertime

A surprising source introduces an untouchable search engine, an Apple Store manager makes an exception for one little kid, and can you really put a price tag on the iPhone 4S? The remainders for Thursday, October 20, 2011 are too legit to quit.

M.C. Hammer Announces WireDoo, a Search Start-Up (New York Times)

He’s toured around the world, from London to the Bay, so why wouldn’t his next stop be the digital realm? Rapper MC Hammer announced this week that he will be launching a search engine dubbed WireDoo, which aims to bring a “deeper type of search” than competitors like Google. No word on whether the site will also offer streaming of the full run of Hammerman, but I suppose I can dream.

Apple Manager Breaks Rule, Makes 10-Year-Old Girl’s Dreams Come True (Consumerist)

One ten-year-old girl saved all her pennies to buy an iPod touch…only to show up at the Apple Store as it was preparing to close in remembrance of Steve Jobs. However, the store’s manager made an exception, allowing her not only to purchase her iPod, but also rounding up employees to applaud her. Nice going, guys—now she’s going to expect that every time she buys something. Way to ingrain our capitalist societal impulses into the next generation.

iPhone 4S Carries BOM of $188, IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Reveals (iSuppli)

“Market intelligence” firm iSuppli claims that the sum cost of all the materials in the 16GB iPhone 4S is $188. Wait, are you trying to put a price on Siri? It’s a thinking, feeling being, you savages.

Product News:

MindView 4 - MatchWare has released version 4 of its mind-mapping software for the Mac. It features improved integration with Microsoft Office, including support for Microsoft Office 2010; shared workspaces; a new dynamic presentation mode; new map styles; and more. $250 on Mac App Store.

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