Sure, the iPhone 4 may be barely two months old by now, but that isn’t stopping some folks from looking ahead to what the next model may bring. With Apple’s recent hiring of a “near field communications” (NFC) expert, the future may be using your handset to pay for most everything.
It’s not your imagination: More and more, the products released by PC makers are beginning to look more and more like something cooked up at an Apple lab in Cupertino -- and it may be their only hope of playing catch-up with the iPhone maker.
Not one to blink in the face of the oncoming freight train known as Apple’s iAd platform, the now Google-owned AdMob is stepping up its efforts to play nice with Cupertino’s hardware with the release of a new SDK for their mobile advertising service.
Out of everything that Apple CEO Steve Jobs discussed at the D: All Things Digital conference on Tuesday, Flurry’s collection of analytical data from unreleased devices seems to have provoked the most ire. Worry no more, Steve!
When he launched CyberSynchs, a company that makes data-synchronization
software, in 2008, Amos Winbush did it with little more than the iPhone in his
pocket. Apparently, computers are no longer necessary for entrepreneurs
in the startup phase. As Winbush himself blogged on Under30CEO.com,
“When CyberSynchs received Series A funding from Momos Capital, the
entire deal was orchestrated--on my end--from my jacket pocket.
Everything from conference calls to agreements were handled via