Steve Jobs was receptive to the iPad Mini, Apple buying the Fancy?, Seagate now owns LaCie and a life sized Wall-E built at home.
Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011 - Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services showed up in court documents in the Samsung Vs Apple trial last week. It seems as though he had spent quite a bit of time in the early part of 2011 trying to convince Steve Jobs that an ‘iPad Mini’ a 7″ version of the current iPad would be a viable product line for Apple. Here is a direct quote from Cue stating that a 7″ iPad Mini would work:
“Having used a Samsung Galaxy, I tend to agree with many of the comments below (except moving off the iPad). I believe there will be a 7″ market and we should do one. I expressed this to Steve several times since Thanksgiving and he seemed very receptive the last time. I found email, books, facebook and video very compelling on a 7″. Web browsing is definitely the weakest point, but still usable.”
Apple Reportedly Interested in Acquiring ‘The Fancy’ – Rumours of Apple wanting to get into social keep swirling around the internet. This time however, it looks like they’re trying to go both social and commerce at the same time. Reports have Tim Cook meeting with the CEO of The Fancy. The Fancy is my preferred version of the Pinterest style product sharing and shopping experience. The iOS version of the app is specifically very well made and I would be very interested to see how Apple would integrate The Fancy into its structure.
Seagate completes purchase of LaCie in quest to become king of the hard drive hill – The war between Seagate and WD is hotting up, with Seagate and its purchases of Samsung and LaCie in its corner and WD with the Hitachi group in the other corner. Seagate seems to be consolidating their holding very nicely, with LaCie Seagate gets the consumer and commercial video editing crowd, an important cog in our machine.
Man Creates Life-Size Wall-E That Tugs the Heartstrings – What would you do if you had 25 hours a week available? Would you invest 2 years into making a replica of Wall-E that can can wave, move, hunch his shoulders and elicit the same sounds as the movie character. CHeck out the video below: