Samsung Warned It Copied Apple’s Design

There has been some analysis on court documents from the ongoing Apple v. Samsung lawsuit that has been revealing in how Samsung operates. It has been revealed that Google, the maker of the Android Operating System, informed Samsung that the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 android tablets looked “too similar” to Apple’s iPad tablet. Court documents reveal that Google demand a “distinguishable design.” A Samsung sponsored study also found that Samsung’s physical design and even software icons where too similar to the iPhone’s and that Samsung required to innovate further.

Favorite Tweets December 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

  • @markos: Obama said the country was founded on compromise? What was that, the Revolutionary Compromise?
  • @5tevenw: The best gift you can give is a hug: 1 size fits all and nobody ever minds if you return it!!
  • @af: Best iPhone signature I’ve ever seen: “this msg is shrt bcuz it was sent frm my stupid iphone 4g which I hate but feel the need 2 have.”
  • @DamnItsTrue: Menstruation, menopause, mental breakdowns -> most women’s problems begin with men.
  • @bazecraze: Mom asked me today how to sign up for Twitter. So I told her it was $12.99 a month. Crisis averted.
  • @danmartell: “Money grows on the tree of persistence” Japanese Proverb
  • @swedal: Do people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water know that spelling it backwards is Naive?
  • @Ictericia: La ciudad es una composición de ventanas.
  • @youloveB: Love my women with high heels & high standards
  • @renogood: Demi’s in rehab, Miley’s smoking salvia, Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens have split. Disney has more drama than Jersey Shore.
  • @techknow: I am an idea artist, making you think is my master piece.
  • @dianadiggity: Take a shower, your attitude stinks.
  • @OmgAnnalie: As soon as I stop wanting something, I get it. What’s the point of that?
  • @PF_TELLUGLYLIES: only time will tell how long i can wait
  • @melizeche: If Assange was in China doing the same thing, the West would have called him a dissident and given him a Nobel prize #freeassange
  • @512: I wish I could Ctrl+Alt+Delete out of everything.
  • @Askmeifigaf: Whats the difference between gorgeous, beautiful and sexy?
  • @davepell: Groupon seems to be the one company in their universe NOT willing to take a discount.
  • @bobmcwhirter: I’m now corporately ethical and compliant. I have the certificates to prove it. I’d show them to you, but they’re trade secrets.
  • @MissElleCee: Just received a 6 page email from my sister with our NYE itinerary. Hopefully I will be drunk for pages 2-6 #nutjob
  • @BrettGreene: Best. Relationship Status. Ever. Just read: “I’m in a relationship w/ Facebook …and it’s complicated.”
  • @shwood: The most disquieting aspect of the Kinect occurs at 30 seconds after booting, when it looks up and down to size you up. #HAL9000
  • @lowhanyew: More contentment; less resentment.
  • @trinitysaij: Nothing says Xmas more than a star wars marathon on spike tv
  • @shauninman: Video Skyping with in-laws is a comedy of computer errors.
  • @jacksonh: Damn, was hoping santa would do the dishes.
  • @RaiselM: Sweden celebrates Christmas on the 24th. They need the extra day to assemble their gifts from IKEA.
  • @jdickerson: State of Union address will be after visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Makes sense: give annual report after meeting with top investor.
  • @wilshipley: Dear HP: Printing to one of your stupid printers shouldn’t involve you installing new fucking kernel drivers.
  • @noreaga: Most people forget that they are forgetful

Corporate Leaders Make Bad Political Leaders

The failed gubernatorial attempt by Meg Whitman and the failed senate attempt by Carly Fiorina made me question if corporate leaders would make good political leaders. I think that a political needs to develop different skills than those required by a C-level executive. Can you imagine if the CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, was a state governor? As CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt has stated in the past that if web users want online privacy they should change their name. If he thinks that privacy is not a right, imagine what other rights he would want to googlefy. Google’s mission is to make all human knowledge accessible, searchable, and monetizable online as long as it’s not their executives personal information. Your personal information is fair game to be index by their web crawlers and large data centers but Google has a double standard when it comes to their information. For example, try googling for Google Customer Service. Back in 2005, a CNET was blacklisted when one of its reporters posted Google founders private information online. So, I would correct Eric Schmidt, if you want privacy online and you are an Google executive just censor news outlet, otherwise change your name.

Now imagine, for a second, if Mark Zuckerborg of Facebook was president. If Mark Zuckerberg was president, he would nationalize Facebook and make it the de facto National ID system. He would place Naked Body Scanners not only at airports but at malls and movie theaters. TSA agents and other government officials would be able to force check you into locations, to tag you in police lineups, to force you into associations and groups without your permission. As President, Mark Zuckerberg would balance the budget by sharing private customer data with corporations and other agencies.

The candidate I can see myself behind would be a Jobs Ive 2012 ticket. Steve Jobs would redesign the White House to look like a steel and glass iPod nano with a single body aspect to it. He would force all senators to sign NDAs before they vote on any bill. He would simply ban all journalist that write any bad press on his foreign policy as he has to those that written negatively about his products. Steve Jobs’ Press Secretary would be David Pogue.

After seeing Meg Whitman campaign go down in flames I realized that most corporate leaders can’t connect with the every day people they manage. Just think about it, they live on corporate expense accounts and you struggle to keep a budget, they fly on private corporate jets and you practically get strip searched by the TSA, they have a second home and you mostly likely would have a second job (if you can find one).

Favorite Tweets June 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

  • @LeyMarieCel: When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. – Charles Austin Beard
  • @avinashkaushik: “I’m as proud of the products that we have not done as the ones we have done.” – Steve Jobs
  • @alexia: OH: In my next life I want to be reincarnated as a computer.
  • @spangley: OH: rural Oregon is like the west Virginia of the west coast.
  • @tonystubblebine: Just watched the worst parallel parking attempt of all time. He eventually gave up and now I’m watching the second worst. It’s a huge spot!
  • @simplebits: I’m convinced that Comcast got into the phone business so that you’re unable to call them when their service goes down.
  • @chadfowler: Social networks depreciate like cars :)
  • @jenniferbrook: I’m thinking about platforms as cultures.
  • @Archimage: By end of next year 10% of internet users will have their own boutique URL shortening service.
  • @georgeruiz: I’m totally getting the sexy new Apple camera (with limited phone functionality). Who’s with me!
  • @jdub: Why haven’t Iraq, Katrina and the Oil Spill convinced conspiracy theorists that the US govt is utterly incapable of conspiracy?
  • @joshspear: Caught in the rain! Good thing I’m waterproof.
  • @thatdrew: OH: My caucasian wife makes awesome authentic tamales
  • @karlihenriquez: Please don’t have conversations with yourself via Twitter…its a little weird
  • @Gemstars: “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery
  • @shawnrobinson: You can do anything, but not everything. – David Allen
  • @swedal: When cheese gets it’s picture taken, what does it say?
  • @loliphea: how you tryna sell dreams an aint even slept yet?!
  • @ITSNAYB: Good morning rise & grind
  • @MinouChatte: I changed the way I looked at things, and the things I looked at changed.
  • @Miss_Officer: Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times.
  • @JessicaGottlieb: Folks. Please stop projecting, if you have mental health issues get a shrink not a blog.
  • @Miss_Officer: Words without actions are just like air without oxygen, useless
  • @youloveB: Good friends are like four leaf clovers, hard to find & are very special so keep them!

Favorite Tweets April 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

  • @nickbilton: Off record chat w/ Facebook employee. Me: How does Zuck feel about privacy? Response: [laughter] He doesn’t believe in it.
  • @stephenkruiser: Pants are important. Sometimes.
  • @crazeegeekchick: So grateful for salary and for direct deposit. AT least one thing is consistent in my life :)
  • @puredanger: wife: "why are these blankets always on the floor!?" me: "gravity?"
  • @godolcevita: You have to be where you are at to get where you are going….
  • @cdixon: It’s getting to the point that when a big company calls something "open" == they are about to screw you. Need a new word for actually open.
  • @ericaogrady: What to know if he’s a Man or a Boy? Make eye contact with him and hold his gaze. If he looks away, he’s still a boy.
  • @Archimage: I would rather throw down than throw up.
  • @nandoism: it smells awesome in Brooklyn. like fresh rain mixed with urine. aaah.
  • @michaelg: Overheard: "Zuck sounds like Lex Luthor" #f8
  • @Archimage: This tweet is (c) 2010 Archimage. All rights reserved. Any retweeting is a violation of applicable laws.
  • @KaciBrownMonroe: Don’t look at me; look into me. To the deepest, most real, places in my heart and soul.
  • @stevenharman: Apple, if you’re going to limit how many computers I can play my content on, please allow me to de-authorize one I no longer have access to.
  • @wilshipley: Why do DJs wear earphones? Isn’t the music loud enough? I can hear it fine from down here.
  • @girlonetrack: I’ve spent the last four hours immersed in non-stop politics: eight times as long I as give foreplay. Which I guess shows my priorities…
  • @joeracer: FUCK YOU IRS. Seriously.
  • @tedneward: Oracle’s sponsoring IronMan 2?!? What next, Microsoft Star Trek 2? "Mr Spock, where do you want to go today?"
  • @thekarladam: 290.2 MB of space for Adobe Reader!? WTF is wrong over at Adobe!?
  • @bkorte: Dear Facebook: Stop using my default notification sound for your push alerts on my iPhone – be original and come up with your own sound.
  • @hotforwords: The Average Woman Dates 24 Men Before Settling Down.
  • @dotjenna: Is it possible to hate someone you love? #love #hate
  • @shanselman: I need an online alias for some programming projects. I wonder if Slim Shady or Sasha Fierce are taken…
  • @MsLizziA: I mean Kick Ass SUCKED ASS!
  • @techknow: Is there such a thing as tofu salmon?
  • @markramsey: how the hell can ticketmaster charge a $10 convenience charge on $25 tickets, I’m buying them online, making it convenient for them!
  • @ebarrera: It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase ‘As pretty as an Airport’ appear.
  • @thediva: Some times women’s clothing annoy me. I wear 3 different sizes depending on the brand. It’s so insane of retailers to play head games
  • @adactio: This is my browser; there are many like it but this one is mine.
  • @ehthayer: My body clock needs an hour change button too
  • @RobotDeathSquad: I think there is a direct relationship between the number of tattoos and bad waitressing.
  • @gkmaestro: Software involves sending more emails that writing code!!!
  • @meph: Why do computer programmers confuse Halloween with Christmas? Because Oct(31) = Dec(25). #geekfun
  • @godolcevita: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  • @timacummins: Worry is a brain drain.
  • @NicoleJordan: Instead of asking what is the return on investment, we should be asking what’s the return on objectives? #digiday
  • @swedal: Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?