Opportunity at The Apple Store

Opportunity at The Apple Store

Queued up outside Apple’s Fifth Ave store in NYC (Scott Stein/USA Today) Taking a cue (or rather a queue) from Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s new tech/multimedia reporter Sam Grobart, who himself took a stylistic cue from his former Times colleague David Pogue, I caught Sam’s video clip today about the queues growing outside Apple Stores everywhere. His take: those […]

Pinterest’s Growth Scheme: Genius or Sleazy?

Pinterest’s Growth Scheme: Genius or Sleazy?

Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. Yikes, the noise is deafening. But will the latest social sharing site have legs? In yesterday’s fawning review in The New York Times, David Pogue cites Pinterest’s claim to be: “…the fastest Web site in history to break the 10-million-visitors-a-month threshold.” Fortune‘s Dan Primack asks “How to slow Pinsanity. Nothing gets tech […]

Nook’s Pants on Fire

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Barnes Noble, David Pogue, Kindle Fire, Nook | 3 Comments
Nook’s Pants on Fire

Kindle Fire It’s not nice to mislead lie to one of the two most influential gadget gurus reviewing today. Well, that’s just what the inimitable David Pogue of The New York Times alleges proves Barnes & Noble did in describing its new Nook e-Reader, built to go head-to-head with Amazon’s much-ballyhooed Kindle Fire. Nook What’s […]

Meet the Media

Meet the Media

Forbes “Mixed Media” Columnist Jeff Bercovici Forbes media watcher Jeff Bercovici set tongues-a-waggin yesterday with his piece piling on an already beleaguered David Pogue. It seems that the consummate and always-entertaining gadget guy for The New York Times and elsewhere, like hundreds of journalists before him, agreed to participate in one of the many industry […]

Friday’s Video Views

Mining Twitter’s Secrets When one thinks of search, Google, Bing and Yahoo! come first to mind. In fact, whole industries have arisen for helping individuals and enterprises mine and make sense of search data, let alone the troika of popular social channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, among others. While much of one’s data […]

Friday’s Video Views

The Digital Home According to Verizon Verizon’s Director of Consumer Product Management Ann Shaub gives her company’s vision for the digital home at the 2010 Digital Home Summit (via Alan Weinkrantz). CAPTCHA the Money It appears I’m not alone in my frustration trying to decipher and record those squirrelly letters on many websites. They’re called […]

Friday’s Video Views

This week’s edition of Video Views features David Pogue crooning about his iPhone, a clip on one remedy to bolster print newspaper readership, USA Today‘s Jon Swartz at his first SXSWi conference, and a fresh old look at unintended acceleration. Here’s a sobering perspective of newspaper demographics and a potential remedy for preserving readership. (HT […]

Wrong Number

Wrong Number

A day doesn’t go by without the financial services or pharmaceutical industry taking it on the chin. Both were summarily called to the carpet this week for their profligate behavior — Wall Street for bonuses and big pharma re: drug cost givebacks. Yet relative scant attention is given to the one industry whose transgressions may […]

The Digerati

The Digerati

As the world turned its attention to Apple’s WWDC yesterday to hear the carefully crafted news of the $1199 13″ Macbook Pro and the “stronger” iPhone 3GS, other influencers, including The Times‘s inimitable gadget guy David Pogue, opted to attend the suddenly de rigeur Webby Awards in New York City. He wasn’t the only digital […]

Pre Released

Pre Released

I was watching Seinfeld the other night. It was the episode in which Jerry and George were biding their time with Elaine’s curmudgeonly father while Elaine was nowhere to be found. (