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parislemon:

It certainly looks true that the iPhone is a “nightmare” for the carriers, as David Goldman of CNN Money suggests. But context is important. It’s a nightmare for their margins — it’s a dream from a product offering perspective.

A few other things here:

1) Boo-fucking-hoo. The carriers have raked consumers over the coals for years with things like SMS charges, which have a near-infinite margin.

2) This shows the position of power Apple has now. This is a direct result of going exclusive first with AT&T to ensure they got the deal they wanted. Once the iPhone took off and AT&T started stealing customers, it forced the other carriers to bend to the same deals. 

3) This shows why the carriers need Android and are willing to spend a lot to promote it. All the OEMs besides Samsung are basically getting dicked over when it comes to making money off of Android devices, but the same is not true of the carriers. They love it.

4) Sadly, this will still end with the consumers getting screwed. To be able to pay the Apple subsidy and maintain their huge margins, carriers are going to continue to raise rates and/or put in ridiculous restrictions like this

And here’s the apology , seems decent enough, hopefully they’ll learn….

thepersonalnetwork:

We made a mistake. Over the last couple of days users brought to light an issue concerning how we handle your personal information on Path, specifically the transmission and storage of your phone contacts.

As our mission is to build the world’s first personal network, a trusted place for you to…

If I
Nice poem. :-)

rakuli:

If I were a bird
And you were a flower
I would use my wings
To protect from showers

If I were a tree
And you were the breeze
I would crave your caress
And sway gently at ease

If I were a cloud
And you were the sky
I would float in your beauty
And join you up high

Were I the horizon
And if you were the sun
I would mourn your passing
When each day is done

If I was the moon
And you were the stars
I would reflect your beauty
From my place afar

Were I a galaxy
And you simply space
I would be happy
To be in that place 

Cool NY picture

staff:
As New York Fashion Week kicks off, we’re very happy to be partnering with Milk Studios to bring a team of local emerging voices in fashion from Tumblr to cover the events.
You can follow Alex, Bryant, Chloe, Lucie and Miguel and see everything Fashion Week by tracking the NYFW tag.
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Cool NY picture

staff:

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, we’re very happy to be partnering with Milk Studios to bring a team of local emerging voices in fashion from Tumblr to cover the events.

You can follow Alex, Bryant, Chloe, Lucie and Miguel and see everything Fashion Week by tracking the NYFW tag.

Photo by Bryant Eslava

Your personal data will never be personal again :-/

thisistheverge:

Path iOS app uploads your entire address book to its servers
When developer Arun Thampi started looking for a way to port photo and journaling software Path to Mac OS X, he noticed some curious data being sent from the Path iPhone app to the company’s servers. Looking closer, he realized that the app was actually collecting his entire address book — including full names, email addresses, and phone numbers — and uploading it to the central Path service. What’s more, the app hadn’t notified him that it would be collecting the information. 
Your personal data will never be personal again :-/

thisistheverge:

Path iOS app uploads your entire address book to its servers

When developer Arun Thampi started looking for a way to port photo and journaling software Path to Mac OS X, he noticed some curious data being sent from the Path iPhone app to the company’s servers. Looking closer, he realized that the app was actually collecting his entire address book — including full names, email addresses, and phone numbers — and uploading it to the central Path service. What’s more, the app hadn’t notified him that it would be collecting the information. 

Interesting take on how to organize your smartphone screen. Remember life without apps?!?!

fastcompany:

Tips from an expert on how to master the chaos of smartphone app placement. Your fingers (and brain) will thank you. Read on—>
Interesting take on how to organize your smartphone screen. Remember life without apps?!?!

fastcompany:

Tips from an expert on how to master the chaos of smartphone app placement. Your fingers (and brain) will thank you. Read on—>