It can’t get any better than this. While Wikileaks has leaked 140,000 emails of Steve Jobs, its rival OpenLeaks is raring to go. Amazon had a late thanksgiving and iPad 2 is being sold in China – not exactly but close.
140,000 emails of Steve Jobs leaked
Wikileaks is at it again. This time there is no collateral murder or collateral damage. It’s more fun, if you think of it that way. 140,000 emails from Steve Jobs are leaked. And they did not have a secret recipe of his leadership. A whopping 88% of the emails have just one word – No. I couldn’t find the link of full text but here’s my guess :
“ Steve, shouldn’t we be having a camera on iPad”. Steve : No.
“Steve, shouldn’t our iPhone with a 600 meg processor multi-task”. Steve : No.
“Steve, do you fear of Blackberry”. Steve : No
“Steve, Do you think Android will eat us alive”. Steve : Hell No. It’s fragmented.
Apparently, “hell no” is one of the expression Steve Jobs used to respond to Korea’s Kim Jong II, who requested an iPod touch for his son. This is so much fun. (source)
iPad 2 in China
Don’t worry, the title is to get your attention. But it is a pretty darn close thing. Take a look.
Tell me which one is which? I don’t really know and I don’t really care. I am sure I don’t want to call the the other one a fake. Go here to see more pics.
That iPad doppledanger goes for $277 a pop and all you miss is the Apple logo. Now Steve Jobs will get these guys banned. See if you can buy a few while this last – if you are living in China, of course. You never know Steve. On a serious note, James Kynge already said it : China shakes the world. Copying is the greatest form of flattery and copying is the quickest way to success. It starts with copying and China might come out with an ingenious design to rock the world. That is a dangerous proposition for the rest of the world. A country which can design, innovate and mass produce, oh boy that sends a shiver down my spine.
Openleaks is here!
Success begets cockiness or is it the other way around. WikiLeak’s Julian Assange is a tyrant as per the ex-staff. He runs a monarchy and Wikileaks is becoming more about himself. Not all pissed off employees can build a new company but Wikileaks staff can. Few staffers have come out and started OpenLeaks. They will provide a conduit to drop in secret information. OpenLeaks, like Wikileaks, will not disseminate the information. Instead it will let the regular media do the interpretation and dissemination. Of course they will get paid on the way. There is nothing there yet but OpenLeaks has the site set-up. Quite an intriguing logo. Like.
Millions of Kindles sold
Amazon is thankful to the thanksgiving season sale and its customers. Exact number is not revealed but it has sold millions of Kindle’s in 73 days. The sales in last 73 days are more than the sales of entire 2009. That’s quite amazing. And Amazon’s choice of thanking the customers is even more amazing.