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Apple’s response to the iPhone 4 fiasco is reminiscient of a guy who is obviously in the wrong, but doesn’t want to admit fault to his girlfriend. Instead he’d rather offer excuses, justify why he thinks he did nothing wrong, and point fingers at everyone else but himself.
I held off on commenting about this situation for the past 2 weeks because I thought Apple should be given time to address problems on a phone that’s been out for less than a month. However, after listening to their official press conference response, I am once again left with disappointment in a company I used to have great respect for. Honestly, Apple could have come out smelling like a rose if they had just issued a statement acknowledging the antenna problem, that they were doing everything they could to fix it, and that they will provide a temporary free solution in the form of a case. That would have been the classy thing to do, and everyone would have respected them for it.
However, Apple instead chose to shy away from admitting fault and tried to divert our attention away from the problem with comments like these…
You know times are tough when the leader of the Dark Empire is forced to rob a bank in Long Island to make ends meet.
The last time we saw a Taiwanese news animation like this was to re-create the Tiger Woods scandal. They’ve brought the same style animation back to summarize the whole iPhone 4 fiasco (including the Foxconn suicides, police raid on Gizmodo’s journalist, and “Antennagate”). Hilarious.
Many news sites have been reporting on this alleged Yelp extortion fiasco. Long story short…A lawsuit is being brought against the review site because Yelp has allegedly been offering to remove/move negative reviews if businesses agree to pay a subscription fee. Read the story on Wired and take a grain of salt with you the next time you visit Gulp Yelp.
Need another reason to boycott Facebook?
There’s no denying that Mark Zuckerberg has accomplished a huge feat with one of the largest social networks in the world.
But at what cost? I guess things like this are common in the business world, but do we really want our friends and family connected by something that started this way, not to mention all our personal information at this guy’s mercy? If this story proves true…I don’t.
Here’s some quotes from the alleged story…
1. “We can talk about that after I get all the basic functionality up tomorrow night.”
(Mark was allegedly recruited to build a site.)
2. “They made a mistake haha. They asked me to make it for them.”
(Mark allegedly stalled on the development of the site, while he developed his own site.)
3. “I’m going to f*** them.”
There’s also this…
Mark apparently hacked into the email accounts of Harvard Crimson editors using data obtained from Facebook logins.