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Episode 360

Tech News Today 360: Units Shipped Is Not Units Sold

Samsung beats Apple, or did they? Has Google fixed Google TV? Do we need another Flipboard? And, of course, more.

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Top Stories

  • Tablets an “Interesting Opportunity,” Says Nokia CEO
  • Stephen Elop interview: US Lumia launch, Nokia tablet, and criticism of the Android experience
    • in an interview with the Financial Times, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
    • “One of the things that we are excited about in terms of support for the Windows Phone are the announcements made around Windows 8 for tablets and personal computers,” Elop said. “When you see the user experience from the Nokia Lumia environment appearing on hundreds of millions of tablets and PCs in the future, you can see that there is a clear synergy between all those environments. So that presents an interesting opportunity for Nokia.”
    • Told Thomas Ricker of TIMN “The user experience of Windows 8 is essentially a supercharged version of the Nokia Lumia experience that you saw on stage today. And you see the parallels and opportunity for commonality from a user perspective.” Elop added that Microsoft’s bet on HTML5 “is another big clue” to how the platforms may be interrelated over time.

Discussion Stories

  • Google's Maps Street View service pilots indoor photos
    • Google giving users a look inside shops
    • London, Paris and a number of cities in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the US
    • Business are invited by Google to request a visit.
    • must warn their customers and employees about the photoshoot before it begins. Google has promised it will blur out or refuse to publish any images that include bystanders.
    • Google will invite restaurants, hotels, shops, gyms and vehicle repair workshops. -- Ruled out big-brand chains for the time being. Hospitals and lawyers' offices have also been excluded.
  • Anthony Rose’s Social TV Startup Zeebox Is Now Live
    • Zeebox co-founded by ex BBC iPlayer chief Anthony Rose launched on Thursday evening
    • gained Apple’s coveted “App Of The Week” status inside iTunes Store.
    • shows users information, apps and further downloads about shows they are watching, creates live hyperlinks out of material discussed in shows and lets users both follow show-based social network chat and see what their friends are watching.
    • If you’re outside the UK you can still happily use zeebox, but for now you’ll only get a list of UK TV channels – we’re working to bring zeebox to the US and Europe shortly.
  • Spooking Flipboard: Yahoo’s Livestand and Google’s Propeller Set to Launch Next Week
    • Sources tell AllThingsD next Wednesday Yahoo will officially unveil its offering, called Livestand. (Announced back in Feb. by Carol Bartz)
    • Next week or soon after Google will launch Propellor (or maybe called Currents) HTML5 reader for iPad and Android
    • According to sources, Propeller will launch with a plethora of media partners, as well as integration into the Google+ social network.

News Fuse


  • Kindle makes for heavy reading




"Hi TNT crew. On 10/27 you mentioned the maiden commercial voyage of the Boeing 787 and some of its in-cabin technology. Most articles about the 787 focus on the passenger technology, but miss the story of how technology helped design the 787. Boeing used high performance computing (aka supercomputers) in the process of designing the cabin, including improving airflow and reducing noise, reducing fuel consumption, and in the process of designing the wings. On the 767 Boeing had to build 77 full-scale wing models for wind tunnel testing, which is very expensive and time consuming. By modelling the 787 wings in software, they cut this number down to 11 [1]. Boeing says they used some 800,000 hours of processing time on their Crays went into the 787 design [2], and I think that's WAY cooler than USB chargers in my seat. =)

Thanks for the great show! -Jeff, Knoxville, TN"

"Hey guys,

Long time listener. I'm just writing so i can give a little perspective on the iPhone Sales. I have been working at an Apple Store for a while now. and have worked a few launches. Never have i seen so many resellers coming into the store to buy iPhones. In the past Apple would try to limit this with reservation systems and limiting the amount an individual could buy, Example max 10 per person.

This launch was different, least for our stores in eastern Canada. Apple seems to have to given the ok to sell these iPhones to individual resellers who later seem to export these phones elsewhere (Example, Asia and the MIddle East.

These individuals buy on average 300 iPhones per day (stock permiting) and easily account for 50% of our total sales, if not even more.

Thanks Apple Employee 101"



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