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Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.

Users of the iPhone now have an alternative to Safari when browsing the web thanks to Opera's latest and recently approved app offering. The Register has a thorough review of the app on the other side of the click. I'll admit it feels pretty snappy on my 3GS although sometimes page rendering is a bit wonky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:11 PM | Tags (9) | approvals | apps | appstore | browser | competition | iphone | opera | register | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.

Microsoft is hoping to give Google some viable competition with this new deal. Also, Yahoo's search will soon be powered by Microsoft perhaps spawning an even sillier name for a search engine like Bahoo or YaBing. One last point, both names are actually sounds (try it, YAHOO... BING!).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:54 AM | Tags (8) | approval | competition | deal | google | microsoft | regulators | search | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.Marvel stockholders decide to go ahead and approve the Disney merger.

Disney officially has the rights to over five thousand of your favorite Marvel comic book characters. You can expect to see most of these characters in the next Kingdom Hearts game or at the very least some kind of Disney versus Marvel Street Fighter type game (which actually sounds kind of cool come to think of it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:42 PM | Tags (10) | approval | branding | brands | buyout | disney | gaming | integration | marvel | pollination | themeparks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.

...I am philosophically opposed to the existence of their review process. I am very concerned that they are setting a horrible precedent for other software platforms, and soon gatekeepers will start infesting the lives of every software developer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:16 AM | Tags (8) | apple | appstore | facebook | developer | approval | process | joehewitt | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.

...C64 emulator costs $4.99 and includes 5 games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck, and Jack Attack. Additional separately sold game packs will be coming soon.

Update: Apple has pulled the app again yet again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | 64 | approval | appstore | commodore | gaming | iphone | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Apple decides to respond to FCC inquiry right on their website.Apple decides to respond to FCC inquiry right on their website.

We receive about 8,500 new applications and updates every week, and roughly 20% of them are not approved as originally submitted. In little more than a year, we have reviewed more than 200,000 applications and updates.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | application | approval | appstore | fcc | process | response |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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