The New York Times’ Bits Blog discussing the mobile phone success of Gilt Groupe, a personal favorite of your truly.
The new version of the Gilt app will also include the option to try on apparel, he said. An iPhone user could take a picture of himself and upload it through the app. The software will digitally edit the photo so it appears as though the item is on his body. This could be useful to see if, for example, a pair of glasses is suitable for your face.
>Don’t be surprised if Google and/or Microsoft and/or someone else look to rain on Apple’s parade this week. Making impromptu big announcements around the same time as someone else’s scheduled big announcement is a time honored tradition in the tech industry. Just last week Apple sent our its cryptic iPad 3 announcement invitations just as Google CE Eric Schmidt took the stage at the Mobile World Conference in Spain.
And today, exactly 24 hours before the iPad 3 announcement (actually, I was also sorta correct in that it’s rumored to be the iPad HD) Google announces Google Play. It’s Google’s answer to Apple’s iTunes and iCloud.
Dan Lyons saying what everyone else has said, though through his very loud microphone:
Now Arrington and Siegler have appointed themselves the watchdogs of tech journalism, eager to point out the irresponsible and inaccurate reporting that they see all around them. This might ring a little less hollow if they hadn’t been such egregious violators themselves, and if they weren’t writing this stuff to protect the people they’re in bed with financially.
Not tech. Google.
Oh, McSweeney’s. You’re brilliant.
My love for you is like Twitter: short, erratic, I might miss something important if I step away for 5 minutes and I keep sending you somewhere else to get the full experience.
My love for you is like Facebook: Iâ€™m always changing our dating parameters, and I constantly over-share our info.
…and my favorite, because I will always love (and store on) Flickr…
My love for you is like Flickr: Iâ€™m too busy focusing on the past to build a future.
This image (via reddit) puts it in a little better perspective… though Netflix still has a way to go before regaining customer trust due to their recent pricing and Qwikster snafus.
Watched this yesterday prior to the iPhone 4S announcement.