When your price collapses this quickly you know you’re not an iPhone killer. A few short months after their well accepted launch, the Palm Pre family of smartphones are hitting the bargain bin with a thud.
Verizon is n a price cutting spree for sure but now the Pre is up on a buy 1 get 1 free deal. Not the ld Pre, but the new Plus models. Given the buzz at launch you’d have thought that these puppies would have held their price longer.
the iPhone shrugs…
Verizon Confirms Pre Plus and Pixi Plus Costs, Buy One Get One Free Offer – Palm pre plus verizon – Gizmodo.
This story is just the other side of ridiculous but given the players not really that surprising.
Microsoft (the un-“do no evil” company) maybe offering large content providers cold hard cash to demand that Google stop listing their content in search results. I guess if you can’t beat ’em, cheat.. is the norm in Redmond these days. Kinda pathetic really just few days after Ballmer was spouting how well Bing was doing to a bunch of downtrodden shareholders.
So MSFT’s never ending nerve notwithstanding the amazing part of the story on Giz is that Murdoch might actually be considering this! Apparently he wants to cripple his web ratings and has been thinking about shutting out Google unilaterally for a while. Now MSFT is willing to fill his pockets to actually throw the switch. How can he lose?
At first I was appalled by this blatant tampering with the internet’s live blood (content) but then I got to thinking.. Google ain’t going to miss the ad revenue for one source of content. It’s not like it isn’t going to get replicated in a million other places anyway. If Microsoft wants to squander untold millions trying to hold back the sea then let it and getting News Corp’s hideously biased un-news off the front page would be a generally good thing all round for humanity.
So this blogger says – GO FOR IT! (morons).
Microsoft Might Pay Murdoch to De-List From Google – Microsoft Bing Google Rupert Murdoch – Gizmodo.
Tiz a great shame when a really great idea and excellent execution isn’t enough to make a business successful. Like so many other promising start-ups on the internet the URL shortening service Cli.gs will be making its last snip at the end of October.
This is particularly sad for us at NoOneDriving as we’ve been big supporters of Cli.gs over the last 9 months, using it exclusively as are shortening service. We are now transitioning that role over to bit.ly and as such will update previous posts over time to ensure that they are still available via a short URL.
It’s our hope that Pierre will be able to find a backer or buyer to keep the service going. We wish him all the best.!
The Blog of Cligs – » Cligs Shutting Down.
The second incident in a week that has strained the internet’s infrastructure almost to it breaking point. Following the Iran stories of last weekend, the news of the sudden death of Michael Jackson brought site after site to a grinding halt as fans and the public rushed to their favorite web sources to find out more. Read more…