Brutal but true tech headlines: Facebook, Kinect, Droid X, Bumpers, more
July 22, 2010 by Beatweek
- After recent lawsuits, no one is sure who really owns Facebook at this point. As opposed to MySpace, which no wants to admit owning.
- If the Facebook ownership lawsuits do turn out to be valid, then we all learned how to spell “Zuckerberg” for nothing
- Don’t worry, no one at Verizon knows what the “X” stands for in “Droid X” either.
- Microsoft Kinect to sell for $149. Even less, if you’re willing to take a free Kin with it.
- Amazon Kindle sales up in spite of iPad popularity, proving that 30% price cuts never hurt.
- Speaking of the Kindle, it’s surprising that Amazon hasn’t yet gotten around to suing Microsoft for using names like “Kinect” and “Kin” – though in the latter case it may simply be out of pity.
- Next time you manage to get a flashlight app approved with a hidden tethering feature built in, keep it to yourself.
- Why yes, “Bumpers” is in fact the dumbest name for a case ever.
- Question of the day: will BP change its name back to “Amoco” before AT&T changes its name back to Cingular?