Posts filed under “Technology”

New Business Model: Launch New Sites to Annoy/Sell to Apple

As a longstanding Mac guy, I’ve spent way too much time defending Apple against people who just didn’t understand them. But I have to wonder about their newfound zealotry for buying-to-close sites that play right into Apple’s PR strategy by guessing/revealing what upcoming hardware is.

I assume that Fake Steve’s discussion of the nastygrams and selling his site to Apple is bogus. Why would Apple even care? He’s been outed, AND his book was released. Fake Steve jumped the shark.


But his posts have given me an idea for a new tech company: Just launch new sites that annoy Apple. Then as each one annoys Real Steve, sell them to Apple.

The obvious ones are the secrets, rumors, and new product launches. Launch plenty of those.

Then there are the sites that spider the patent office, looking at each and every filing Apple does, and surmising wild new products.

But my favorites go beyond Fake Steve, working down the list of fake Apple executives: Fake Peter Oppenheimer (CFO), fake Tim Cook (COO), fake Ron Johnson (Retail), fake Tony Fadell (iPod Division). 

Even a Fake Steve Wozniak would be quite amusing, especially if he were portrayed as a bitter drunk (no, wait, that won’t generate money from Apple . . .)

Category: Corporate Management, M&A, Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Plasma Screen Bargains: 50″ Panasonic 1080p

You may recall when I was shopping for flat screens, Best Buy was advertising the Panasonic 50″ TH-50PZ77U at $1799, but refused to honor that price, claiming it was a money losing typo. (See Inconvenienced By Best Buy! for the details). Their price was an absurd $2,899.99 — $100 over list. This ultimately sent me…Read More

Category: Technology, Television, Web/Tech

HD/Blu-Ray DVDs = $200

Category: Film, Technology

Argggh!! APC Back up

Category: Technology


Category: Psychology, Technology, Web/Tech

Goldman Sachs: Sell Tech Selectively

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Corporate Management, Earnings, Technology, Valuation

iPod, Sansa, Zune

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Web/Tech

Google Page Rank

Category: Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Tesla Demo

Category: Technology

Inventions of the Year

Category: Technology