Whatever your opinion of TweetDeck, it's hard not to sympathize with those about to lose a loved one on May 7, when Twitter effectively slays the mobile versions of its TweetDeck apps. We had a similar situation when Echofon made the decision to axe its Mac client last year, prompting us to switch entirely to Tweetbot for a harmoniously synced iOS/OS X solution. What will you be using to replace TweetDeck mobile?
Well, that was fun while it lasted. Almost as soon as a wave of fake Chinese Apple Stores were discovered, authorities in the country have started putting them out of business -- and for once, Apple didn’t even have to lift one of their mighty fingers to make it happen.
According to key Apple executives Peter Oppenheimer and Ron Johnson, despite Apple's efforts to keep supplies in line with iPhone 4 demands, they just can't do it. Chris Whitemore, a Deutsche Bank analyst who recently met up with the two execs, says "iPhone 4 demand remains very robust and despite efforts to close the supply-demand imbalance and the continued supply ramp, Apple still cannot meet iPhone demand."