Lot of interesting things going on this week that can’t get their own blog post, but nonetheless are worth checking out. Enjoy.
- Jon Rubinstein and Roger McNamee interviewed at D7 about the reinvention of Palm and the buzz surrounding the Palm Pre. Lots of conference notes here, but the video demo of the latest Pre WebOS platform is especially interesting.
- O’Reilly Radar: Google Bets Big on HTML 5 (From Google I/O). The good news here is that current web platforms already support a good chunk of HTML 5.
- Jeff Veen introduces Typekit. Finally, real fonts for the web. Attention designers: those of you who are willing to learn this and implement it for your clients will create sites that are head-and-shoulders above those that still capture creative typography in images or Flash.
- Poor Sprint. Just as it begins to settle into the warm light of Pre exclusivity, Verizon goes and announces that it plans to offer the Pre to its customers within six months of the Sprint launch. Oh, and Android handsets too.
- Finally, Hulu Desktop for Mac and Windows that work with each platform’s respective remote controls. No more messing with embedded web browser controls.
- MS previews Bing, its re-branded MS Live Search (VIDEO). I understand the desire to have a short, catching, verb-able brand name (“I don’t know what the population of Michigan is. Why don’t you bing it?”), but the more I say it, the more ridiculous it sounds.
- This week’s New Yorker cover was painted exclusively by Brushes, an iPhone app, by artist Jorge Colombo.
- Why underdogs should take more chances. Good examples of this theory in both sports and business.
- Rebecca Blood’s Summer reading 2009 lists. If this isn’t the best argument for a Kindle, I don’t know what is. (Via kottke)
- Scratch that: Infinite Summer, an online book club project aimed at reading all of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest from June 21st to September 22nd, is the best argument for a Kindle.
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