- Notability For iPad: Much More Than A Note Taking App from Ginger Labs, Inc, US$0.99
- Scosche’s RH656m Headphones With Microphone Are Wonderful from Scosche, US$129.99
- IPEVO’s Typi Folio Case & Keyboard for iPad is First-rate from IPEVO, US$79.99
- Scosche’s boomSTREAM BT Speaker: Features & Compromises from Scosche, US$99.95
- FX Photo Studio HD: iPad Painting of Effects Made Easy from MacPhun LLC, US1.99
- Secret Machines
The Secret Machines' inaugural album, Now Here is Nowhere is both old and new in its sonic assault. The trio's surprisingly big sound evokes Pink Floyd (without ever sounding like any Pink
- Guitar-driven rock out of Australia, Powderfinger has not seen much exposure in the States, but should get a nod for their toe-tapping songs. Building off their previous release, "Internationalist" (
- Depeche Mode
Oddly enough, Playing The Angel is a return to form for Depeche Mode, even though it may well be argued that they never truly deviated from their roots in their more recent offerings. In the
- Congo Norvell
Very few albums manage to capture snapshots of a quality of life in the manner that Congo Norvell's sophomore record, "Abnormals Anonymous," does.
Comparisons to the Velvet Underground are
- World Party
Visit Deals On The Web for the best deals on all consumer electronics, iPods, and more!
KPCB in Search of Killer iPhone Apps
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 4:00 PM - by John Martellaro
The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers set up a $100M fund for iPhone related starts ups. The number of applications has exceeded their wildest expectations, according to BusinessWeek on Wednesday.
In fact, a wager was formed over how many applications they would receive, wrote Olga Kharif. "The wager was over how many business plans theyd receive in the first 30 days after the Mar. 6 announcement. Kleiner Perkins partner Matt Murphy wont divulge the number, but says it was exceeded within 36 hours."
The interest in iPhone development has been so great that, already, more than 100,000 developers have signed up to write applications.
While many developers are just digging in and see an immediate opportunity, a few are taking a cautious approach, thanks to the wording of the SDKs NDA or some of the technical restrictions that get in the way of their pre-announcement plans.
Meanwhile KPCB perceives the iPhone as not just another cell phone. "A lot of the pillars, foundational applications for the mobile Internet, will grow up on the iPhone," said KPCB partner Matt Murphy. He thinks the fund could swell to more than US$100M.
While some developers are given pause by Apples licensing terms, others are thinking big. Zumobi believes in mobile advertising. Another is Jajah which envisions a Wi-Fi based phone that would sidestep international roaming charges. "If things like this are available, companies will give employees a choice of an iPhone vs. the BlackBerry," said Frederik Hermann, Jajahs director of global marketing.
In the end, that may be the key. Unexpected, innovative killer applications are just around the corner for those with a vision. KPCB is eager to make it happen.
- Reading, Writing, & Saving the World
- Free Retro Gaming for iOS - Activision’s Kaboom!
- Apple Adds Chomp Bits to iOS 6 App Store Discovery
- Notability For iPad: Much More Than A Note Taking App
- Scosche’s RH656m Headphones With Microphone Are Wonderful
- Tim Cook & Larry Page Reportedly Discuss Patents
- Analysis: Amazon Kindle Fire Sold Out, Kindle Fire 2 Pic Leaked