Phillip Murphy, a former managing director at Bank of America, pleaded guilty on Monday for his role in a wide-ranging bid-rigging scheme that set artificial prices for municipal bond investment contracts. Murphy, along with the 17 other defendants to plead guilty or get convicted, defrauded citie ... More >>
This week neo-pop superstar Beck announced the release of Song Reader, a new "album" in the form of sheet music. The finished product offers nothing to listen to; just 20 sheets of notation collected in a "lavishly produced hardcover carrying case," according to the publishing outfit McSweeney's, wh ... More >>
The fire next time
Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?
There's been much talk of restaurants using Ipads for menus (side note: having perused the iPad wine menu at Compose, we understand the appeal), but the West Village restaurant De Santos (139 West 10th Street, 212-206-9229) has taken things to the next level: Servers use iPad 2 tablets to tak ... More >>
That Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne didn't leak until about half an hour before its iTunes release is a noteworthy story in this age of Rapidshare and Megaupload being as stuffed with digital versions of new releases as iTunes and Amazon. And it turns out that the business decisions ... More >>
Look at iPad Head Girl! She strolls around Bryant Park! She "reads!" Men, and exclusively men, sidle up to her to gawk! At the end one decides to touch her iPad face and finds articles like "Decode Her Bedroom Sounds!" So all in all it turns out to be icky and degrading, despite the fact that the a ... More >>
In the deluge of uninteresting news about the forthcoming iPad 2 from Apple, it's tough for media organizations to find an original angle. For the New York Daily News, the answer is breasts -- the answer is always breasts. "The launch of Apple's iPad 2 on Wednesday left a lot of consumers exc ... More >>
Will It Have Number Munchers?Steve Jobs surprised the crowd and received a standing ovation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. It was thought Apple COO Tim Cook would fill in for the reportedly ailing Jobs, but the Turtlenecked One was there to announce the release ... More >>
It's day two of Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper, The Daily, which launched yesterday to many tweets. Already, they're dominating the online media conversation, in certain circles, but not just for the 360-degree photographs. This morning, the paper-less paper teased a "touching interview" wit ... More >>
Rupert Murdoch looked regal. When I got to the revolving doors of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum it was swarming with people frantically operating smart phones, but I saw beyond them, to the screen assembled against the back wall. It was sixteen iPads wide by sixteen iPads high and there, s ... More >>
Maybe, sort of! Hugh Hefner took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the good, if incomplete, news: ""Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March." According to its founder, the digital editions "will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest ... More >>
Steve Jobs has reportedly decreed that no paid newspaper subscribers overseas shall receive a free iPad edition through the App Store because that shorts Apple their 30% cut, according to the Dutch deVolkskrant, as relayed by AppleInsider. This comes on the same day MediaMemo announces that R ... More >>
Today in You're Old: young French children try to figure out what the hell a Game Boy is (also: floppy discs and video game cartridges). One kid thinks an 8-track is a bomb. This blogger is 21 and remembers Game Boys and floppy discs, at least.
thestar.comReservations of the future OpenTable is getting some competition in the online reservations game from RezBook, a new reservation and table management system that uses the iPad (because you can't be competitive in this day and age without an iPad).
A tampered-with large ink cartridge.Well, this is going to put a damper on things. According to the latest air cargo security regulations (following reports of suspicious packages found on UPS planes en route from Yemen to Chicago, which turned out to contain explosives), airline passengers w ... More >>
There are a lot of people who really want iPads, and some of those people will use items they should probably conceal in order to get them. However, other far less dazed and deficient consumers just want to conceal their iPad -- which is why numerous iPad outfits have emerged from the tech-sa ... More >>
A dolphin in Mexico has now been trained to communicate which inanimate object he wants to play with via pecking an iPad. According to dolphin researcher Jack Kassewitz of SpeakDolphin.com (add to the list of jobs we want): "The dolphin loves the iPad. He can actually make the thing work. We' ... More >>
Apple reports that 2 million iPads have been sold since the device hit the market a mere two months ago. Last Friday, iPads finally rolled out for a bunch of jealous countries including Australia, Britain, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. In July, Austria, Belgiu ... More >>
As if it weren't enough for them to tell you when to stand, when to sit, and how much they're going to extort you for the privilege of watching a World Series team phone it in on important rivalry series', the Yankees management is now telling you which telecommunications devices you can (or ... More >>
In items we would never purchase even if we did have the money but that might be nice to see in person, and perhaps hold in our warm arms for just a moment, we have "The Solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition" (uniquely designed and crafted by Katherine Hughes of Stuart Hughes, a company that's real ... More >>
Life in East Germany, caught on camera
If there's anything that reasonably makes older folk fear the future, it's when they struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing pace of technology. Adaptation, as we know, is crucial to survival. It prevents those younger than everyone else from vetting them out of society via natural sele ... More >>
The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>
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