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Fred Wilson’s Shopping List.

Fred Wilson, a vc at ‘a vc‘, always has his finger on the pulse. But he may be missing something with his recent blog, I Prefer Safari to Content Apps On The iPad. Part of his message is that he would rather have free stuff through the web than pay for things through the app store, so you could say he has produced a non-shopping list. But we most of us do buy stuff from the app … Keep Reading

The WIRED app — Who is in Charge?

I recommend the WIRED Magazine app. If you have an iPad (it will not run on an iPhone) and have been a Wired reader do get the app ($4.99) to make up your own mind about it. These are some of the things I most like about it:

  • Gorgeous graphics and ‘interesting’ design — we will get on to that.
  • Excellent and pithy articles on topics that any iPad owner will find interesting (lots of stuff: eg Steven Levy on
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Exactly and Precisely

Exact Editions began with the goal of delivering magazines, issue by issue, as subscription services for web browsers. For various reasons, some of which I may have forgotten and some of which are deeply ideological, we took the view that the service had to be a pure web service. Every page of every magazine should be rendered as a web page, so that it could both link and be linked to. This is still the underlying, database-driven, system that underpins … Keep Reading

What is Apple’s Mission Statement?

We all know Google’s mission statement: “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” (Google: Company Overview). Amazon has a vision statement that you may have encountered: “Our vision is to be earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.” (Amazon: Corporate FAQ’s). I bet you did not know that Apple has a ‘sort of’ mission statement on … Keep Reading

My own iPad

I have been watching my colleagues use an iPad at the other end of a Skype conversation since April 5th and earlier in the week had a chance to actually use one for the first time. It doesnt take any time at all to get quite used to it! Now I am back in Italy and my own ‘Italian’ iPad was awaiting me — there is actually hardly anything at all Italian about it, except the Italian in the iTunes … Keep Reading

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