After 60 years of watching our photos instantly come to life Polaroid is calling it quits. Polaroid will cease manufacturing of it’s instant film later this month.
Polaroid fans have been campaigning to save it – the film – not the company. Save Polaroid.com is just one of several websites devoted to trying to save the Polaroid film. With it’s white-border the Polaroid instant film has been an important element of popular culture for decades.
At least we will be able to convert our photos into Polaroid-style images using utilities like instantizer.com.
Apple announced today that the iTunes Store surpassed Wal-Mart to become the top music retailer in the US. Based on the latest data from the NPD Group the iTunes Store was the number one music retailer in both January and February 2008. This is notable since it is the first time that a digital-only download retailer has taken the number one spot. It should also be noted that Wal-Mart sells music both as a brick-and-mortar retailer as well as online. Wal-Mart took the number two spot followed by Best Buy, Amazon and then Target.
Bling My Thing has blinged out an Apple Macbook Air. Called “Golden Age” this notebook is decked out in 12,000 Swarovski crystals and 24k gold. Available on March 18th for a just under $40,000.00
Founded in 2005, Bling My Thing has been widely recognized as a pioneer of crystal mosaic art. Led by the Japanese designer Ayano Kimura Bling My Thing offers a broad range of unique crystal customization services on objects such as mobile phones, iPods, gaming consoles, clothes and cars.
Apple announced today that market research from NPD indicates that the iTunes Store is now the number two music retailer in the US, trailing only Wal-Mart. With over 50 million customers the iTunes Store has sold over 4 billion songs.
iTunes has been the number three music retailer since last June when it surpassed Amazon.com.
The Byte of the Apple blog (Businessweek) reports that that Apple’s iPhone SDK may not be ready in time for Apple’s self-imposed deadline of February 29th. According to their source the SDK may be delayed by up to three weeks and that the situation is fluid. Apple might opt to release selective information next week instead of a full-fledged SDK.
Steve Jobs announced in October 2007 that Apple would release an SDK (software developer kit) for the iPhone and iPod touch in February 2008. It is believed that Steve Jobs announced the SDK in response from developers who were frustrated that third-party development for the iPhone was limited to web-only applications.
AT&T’s recently announced $99.99 unlimited calling plan is available today. This plan offers unlimited mobile phone calls for a flat rate of $99.99 a month and existing customers can sign up without having to extend their service contract. The unlimited calling plan can be combined with the various data offerings that AT&T has.
This plan is similar to one recently announced by Verizon.