We have plenty of variety for you this week, starting with Glenn Fleishman reporting on Apple COO Tim Cook’s $22 million bonus and Verizon’s sneaky plan to woo Wi-Fi-only iPad buyers with their neat MiFi 3G portable hotspot. Glenn also contributes a look at T-Mobile, including an explanation of why the iPhone and iPad won’t work well on T-Mobile’s network in the United States; Matt Neuburg reviews C-Command’s EagleFiler snippet keeper; and Adam explores how the Internet has changed the playing field for businesses like newspapers and record labels that sell arbitrary bundles of content. Finally, if you run a client-based business, check out our DealBITS drawing this week for ProfitTrain. Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 3.1 Beta, Things 1.3, MainStage 2.1.1, LogMeIn Pro2, Safari 4.0.5, and TextExpander 3.0.
Apple gives COO Tim Cook $5 million in cash and the equivalent of $17 million in restricted stock for taking on Steve Jobs's role while the CEO was on medical leave.
Verizon Wireless has a campaign ready to launch when the Wi-Fi-only iPad ships to convince purchasers that Verizon's 3G wireless MiFi is a better option than waiting for a 3G-enabled iPad.
Do you run a client-based business? Clickable Bliss's ProfitTrain provides a clean and elegant interface for tracking time and invoicing, with lots of well-considered features. Enter to win a copy in this week's drawing!
Got miscellaneous data to search for? You've organized your files into folders and you still can't find the right one? Let EagleFiler add searching, tagging, and annotation. Problem solved.
T-Mobile is the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, and it has to try harder. In the context of testing a T-Mobile 3G cell data modem, I look at the company's current offerings, future plans, and unique twist on mobile broadband plans for laptops.
Newspapers are on the ropes, the recording industry is seeing declining profits, and the Internet is to blame, right? Yes, but perhaps not in the way you think. Adam explores the extremely important concept of the bundle, how it fed our pre-Internet content industries, and why those industries need to evolve their bundle thinking to today's Internet-enabled reality.
Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 3.1 Beta, Things 1.3, MainStage 2.1.1, LogMeIn Pro2, Safari 4.0.5, and TextExpander 3.0.
Our extracurricular reading this week was all about Apple, with the New York Times examining the Apple/Google rift, the EFF taking a close read on Apple's iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, and usability guru Jakob Nielsen criticizing how iTunes handles app updates.