Apple dispatches Eddy Cue to check in with Foursquare, Brazil offers the only iPhone you’ll ever see running Android, and we think one CEO’s a little obsessed with the Apple TV—and it’s not Tim Cook. The remainders for Tuesday, December 18, 2012 are changing the channel.
Apple in Talks With Foursquare About Data-Sharing Deal (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)
Apple’s been pretty judicious about the deals its made with social networks, but the company may be looking to add one more company to its portfolio. The Journal reports that Eddy Cue has been been in talks with Foursquare to integrate its local information into Maps on iOS. Further evidence came from check-ins by Cue posted to his Twitter account, which only exacerbated my fear that the Apple VP will someday be the mayor of OH MY GOD HE’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil’s IGB says registered brand ‘IPHONE’ in Brazil-filing (Reuters)
Visitors to Brazil can expect some confusion, as local electronics maker IGB Electronica plans to launch a line of “IPHONE” handsets that run Android. In related news, only three days until the apocalypse!
All I Want for Christmas Is My Apple TV (AllThingsD)
Brightcove founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire wants to tell you all about the Apple TV that he’s envisioning. In gory detail. Seriously. The post features mockups of not just the product but pages on Apple’s website. I think this is a cry for help.
TIME Reveals Its Shortlist for Person of the Year 2012 (Time)
Tim Cook has made the 2012 shortlist for Time’s Person of the Year, alongside such notables as Barack Obama, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and the Higgs boson. Who wants to bet that Jeremy Allaire tried to nominate the Apple TV?