Sep 082011

When you’re in the trenches of consumer electronics, sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees. Every once in a while, you need to be reminded of what matters. Here’s what it looks like:

J.D. Powers is a lot like Consumer Reports – except without the douchebag posturing and fucktarded methodology – so they’re actually a respected barometer of customer satisfaction. And these guys think the iPhone is the best smartphone on the market – for the 6th consecutive time. No SD slot, no HDMI out, no 4G – and no Flash. Just a smartphone that people consistently rave about.

 Posted by at 10:40 pm
Sep 082011

Remember the first time you had so much money you didn’t know what to do with it? Yea, me either. I think I was 9 when I came upon my first windfall. It was the result of working all day on a construction site doing things I’m sure were thoroughly against Child Labor laws. I ended up blowing my cash on a lot of stuff I quickly got sick of, highlighted by a shit-ton of Star Wars action figures, including the recently-released Dengar. I think Google is going through exactly this phenomenon.

To append the list of Google’s market-crippling antics, contained within the rant of a great man:

  • Yelp gets popular? Copy their info Buy Zagat, shove Yelp to the bottom of the page and shoehorn in put Google Places and reviews at the top.

I’m sure Google used the tens of millions that HTC paid them for their desperation patents.

 Posted by at 1:06 pm
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