Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Apple now the third largest handset maker

Earnings Call: Jobs Says iPhone Revs Total $4.6B, Making Apple The Third-Largest Handset Maker.

Jobs now claims that by revenues, Apple is the third largest mobile phone supplier in the world. Nokia (NYSE: NOK), is No. 1 at $12.7 billion; Samsung is No. 2 at $5.98 billion; Apple is No. 3 at $4.6 billion; Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) is No. 4 at $4.2 billion; LG (SEO: 066570), No. 5, at $3.4 billion; Motorola (NYSE: MOT), No. 6, at $3.2 billion and RIM, No. 7, at $2.1 billion. “It’s pretty amazing,” but Jobs cautioned that they were able to sell that many by increasing the number of countries to 51 from 6, and that it’s unclear if they can sustain that pace.

Whether they can sustain it or not it still remains pretty bloody impressive.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Stephen Carter to prepare UK digital action plan

The new minister for communications, technology and broadcasting, Stephen Carter, is to create a wide-ranging "action plan" for the digital media economy that could include legislation to regulate the internet.

Here we go again. Right, get yourself a good team, don't let the luddites at Westminster get involved. They are, with the rare exception, fucking idiots who know jack when it comes to technology and its consumption by the majority.

Also on the agenda are: broadband development, digital radio, investment in content, spectrum, the internet, media literacy and IT skills, public service broadcasting and independent production.

I notice there was no mention of mobile in there, funny that isn't it. No you're right it's not.

If you see Andy Burnham lurking around - keep him away by hitting him with a paperweight or a small truck - this is the sort of person that jumps about, waves his hands around and then you work out he knows fuck all regarding the subject matter he's meant to be talking about. And I mean nothing, the man's a sieve.

I'm sick of 2nd rate politicians holding this country back while they go on their own personal crusade. We can ill afford to lose anymore ground. Allow the UK to flourish as we have the skills to lead the way in certain fields. Technology is something we're pretty fucking good at. Censorship, we're not so good at so let's not waste time and money.

Stephen, you're going to get hung out to dry by a bunch of self serving wankers. I'll lay money on it.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Clash of the Mobiles - Semi Finalists announced!

I really need Michael Buffer to do this but I can't afford him at the moment.

The run up to Christmas is upon us with gusto. Not that we have much spare cash lying around, I bought a bank the other day so naturally I'm stoney broke - although I'm tapping up Darling for a few spondoolies so should be loaded by Christmas ;-)
I digress as usual.
Ok, the first two making into the top four are:


While the other semi finalists are:


Let the best phone win and may it have some decent applications that I can genuinely be impressed by. Not the usual tardy shite please developers, otherwise I'll be round to steal your Diet Coke and force you to talk to real people.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Tartan Army faces drink crackdown

Scotland's police forces said they are mounting a "major operation" to stop fans getting drunk on the way to this weekend's World Cup qualifier.

What a complete waste of Police time and effort.

I wonder who dreamt this up? Oh it was the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland (Acpos).

Ch Supt Robin Howe of Strathclyde Police, said: "Members of the Tartan Army have a tremendous reputation around the world for their friendliness and high spirits.

So why are you putting this operation into practise then you patronising twat?

You're going to annoy a lot of people and alienate support for the police force yet again.

The vast majority of people aren't going to get hammered and act like pricks so why don't you focus your attention on those that do and leave the masses to enjoy themselves.

Over reaction, nanny state - poor judgement and poor policing policy.

People can have a drink and not get drunk - educate yourself and your force.

What a brilliant little cartoon.

Eco Dome House

Not only is it ecotastic (yes that is a word, honest guv) but it's been proven to wsithstand both hurricanes and earthquakes.

Looks pretty cool too.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

What's wrong with this post from New Media Age?

Let me explain.

The article is around Asda's new non direct service which has recently launched -

Now, I was reading the article online so one would assume there would be a link through to the site, that isn't me being weird, it's common practice for that link to open in a new window.

One would expect more from NMA as one of the leading trade mags in the digital space. Here's an idea, get your finger out, put the links into your site and stop being so fucking lazy.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Tony Hart forced to give up Art

Tony Hart has lost the use of his hands and can no longer use his studio. Generations of us grew up with Tony, waiting weekly to see if our abstract scribbles were given the highest accolade of all and put up in the 'Gallery' section of Tony's programme.

As I was going through my cubist period my work was vastly misunderstood but I bear no grudge, none whatsoever, only loving memories of Tony, the Gallery music, Morph and the scally that was Chaz.

Tony also served as officer in the 1st Gurkha Rifles in World War II.

In light of this and being inspirational to thousands of children over the years, wouldn't it be fair and just to see his contributions to society recognised?