Love in the Time of Algorithms
Before agreeing to go out with someone from an online dating service, it might be best to discuss just who is going to be picking up the tab to avoid any awkward dances when the check comes. Or, ya know, to avoid robbery.
A former marketing executive at AT&T pled guilty to insider trading charges after providing sales data for the Apple iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry to a so-called expert network, said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a statement.
Alnoor Ebrahim, 57, of Alpharetta, Georgia, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire Read More
Fashion Week Observed
It’s a charmed life for Byrdie Bell… the beautiful model/actor jets between chic destinations— frequenting modish art parties and cosmopolitan hotspots.
You might catch her sipping a cocktail during Miami Art Basel or front row at Charlotte Ronson, but the girl works too! Miss Bell has been featured in several, well-received independent Read More
I’ve always been a relatively early adopter of new technologies, at least when it comes to cookware and sex. So at a seventh-grade slumber party in New Canaan, Conn., it was I who first brazenly entered the fray in an AOL chatroom with the line, “Okay, who here wants to DO IT?” (At the time, Read More
Blackberries, once the ne plus ultra of business phones, have been taking a beating in the modern smartphone era.
Today Dell announced that it will be moving its 25,000 employees from Blackberries to its own Dell Venue Pro – a phone running the new Windows Phone 7 operating system.
(The move by Dell Read More
Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridi did his best Steve Jobs impression today, taking the stage to reveal RIM’s new “professional” tablet computer, dubbed the Playbook.
Key to the Playbook’s success will be the health of its app ecosystem. Consumers want to buy devices that offer them a wealth of exciting apps. Android Read More
A slew of new Wall Street firms are opening up to the iPhone, according to a report by John Carney at CNBC.
According to Carney, Credit Suisse is working letting its bankers use iPhones, Bank of America has begun phasing in the touch-screen smartphones and Wall Street law firm Skadden Arps lets its Read More
Drive another nail into the coffin for Blackberry maker Research in Motion. According to Bloomberg, two big banks, JP Morgan Chase and UBS, may soon allow their employees to access corporate email via the Blackberry’s arch rival, Apple’s iPhone.
JP Morgan and UBS together have more than 280,000 employees. But what’s at stake Read More
The United States and Israel are to blame for upcoming restrictions on Blackberry use in the United Arab Emirates, says Dubai’s police chief, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim. Addressing questions about an impending October suspension of Blackberry services by the UAE, Tamim told the daily al-Khaleej that the U.S. “is the primary beneficiary of Read More
Amidst all the hype surrounding the iPad’s imminent release, now seems like an appropriate moment to stop and acknowledge that plenty of people aren’t all that keen on the iPhone. And not just Wall Street types, but people whose job is to be cool. Like teenagers, or fashion editors. Here, seven BlackBerry-owning arbiters Read More