This week hasn’t been as massive as the last, as buzz from CES has died down a bit, but there’s still some nuggets in a week full of RSS. So as @Urvaksh cleverly put it, here’s a “blog post about what I’ve read in 25 other blogs”.
Jobs steps aside, yet Apple’s making bank
Last Monday, which conveniently happened to be MLK day, Steve Jobs announced that he’d be taking another “medical leave”, leaving Tim Cook as COO. The brilliant part of the move was that Apple chose to announce $26 billion in revenue the next day, which resulted in their stock hitting an all-time high. Not bad.
On the Google side of things, Eric Schmidt decided to pull a Jobs, and is being replaced by Larry Page as CEO. The public story is that Schmidt, Page, and Brin were having trouble making decisions with all three having equal say, and that things needed to come down to one person. Schmidt will supposedly still be directly involved in decisions, though – he’ll just be putting more focus into external affairs and business relationships. There’s also some brilliant Schmidt puns floating around out there.
Now this is beautiful. The guys over at Engadget have dug up some shots of the elusive PalmPad, and they’re nothing short of hotness. Two models exist: a 9-inch “Topaz” and a 7-inch “Opal”, both running WebOS scaled for tablets. I’ve always been a huge fan of the concept of WebOS on a tablet – through my limited experience of playing with a Pre, I’d much rather have a WebOS tablet over an Android tablet. Neither have ousted an iPad as the mayor of my briefcase yet, though. #ohsnap
The white iPhone 4′s seen almost as much smoke and mirrors as the Verizon iPhone, but if some spy shots of Best Buy’s inventory system are correct, it’ll finally see the light of day on February 27th. Personally, I think the white iPhone’s pretty unattractive, but choice is good nonetheless.
Anything I missed? Thoughts on what’s going on in the technosphere?