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Instagram Saga Part II: Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion, More Users Revert to Grade School Shenanigans

[Article first published as Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion, More Users Re-live Grade School on Blogcritics.] What a week in social media!  Just last week we took a look at Instagram, who had just recently released an app for the Android platform,…

Mobile Tech. Fanaticism. Instagram. Reality.

[Article first published as Mobile Tech, Fanaticism, Instagram, Reality. on Blogcritics] Given all the tech I’ve played with over the years, I’d be comfortable calling myself a Windows/Android guy with some earthy tones of Linux and the occasional smooth draws of Mac. …

CES 2012 Day 3 – More Digital Treats from the Desert

[Article first published as CES 2012 Day 3 – More Digital Treats from the Desert on Blogcritics.] Welcome back to my armchair coverage of CES 2012.  I’ve been highlighting what I think are the cool gizmos and what have you from the…

CES 2012 Day 2 – Even More from the Highlight Reel

Article first published as CES 2012 Day 2 – Even More from the Highlight Reel on Blogcritics.] Here we go folks!  As promised, I’m back for another day of the sweet Las Vegas goodness that is CES 2012.  Yesterday the stuff I…

97. Smartphone Spy – Mobile Carriers Caught Secretly Skimming Android User Info

[Article first published as Smartphone Spy – Mobile Carriers Caught Secretly Skimming Android User Info on Blogcritics.] While I enjoy the increasing number of things I have been able to do with each iteration of mobile technology on the market, I’ve always…

95. Apple’s Newly Awarded Patent Shows Cracks in a Broken System

[Article first published as Apple’s Newly Awarded Patent and a Broken System on Blogcritics.] If you read my stuff with any sort of frequency then you know how I feel about the current state of the American patent system as it’s applied…

27. tablets – the final frontier

apple ipad these are the voyages of the starship ente… oh nevermind. tablets, man.  tablets.  they’re the latest front on which the mobile wars rage.  desktops and laptops have pretty much become commoditized, and even the cell phone war has…

24. iphone’s antenna issues – motorola with the burn, new york times with the assist.

apple iphone 4 in what seems like the eternal saga of apple and google’s android (for my younger readers, it’s kind of like edward and jacob, just for phones), the war continues to play out in the media.  generally the two tech…