Despite $81 Million in free equipment from telecom provider Huawei, logistical difficulties and unbudgeted costs made having underground cell coverage for the 2012 Summer Olympics unrealistic. [Update: 2:55]
The "Diary of Facebook" episode takes an in-depth look at the company's unorthodox workplace culture—like 'Cribs', but with less bling. [Update: 2:55]
To punish (and discourage) pirating of the digital black market, Android.Walkinwat disguises itself as a paid app and sends an SMS to all contacts, "Hey,just downlaoded [sic] a pirated app off the internet, Walk and Text for Android. Im stupid and cheap, it costed only 1 buck. Dont steal like I did!" [Update: 2:55]
The famous comedy news site chose April Fools Day to launch OnionTablet—let's hope people understand it's for real. [Update: 2:55]
A smartphone apps that inspires patrons to explore the library's prized pieces premiers with an all-night marathon for the first 500 players. Tasks include finding a draft copy of the Declaration of Independence (with handwritten notes from Jefferson) and asks users to rewrite their own version of the historical document. The Nicolas Cage-y game trailer is below. [Update: 11:25]
In a sample of 150 stores, 17% more stores report higher HTC Thunderbolt sales than iPhone, though this could be because the HTC launched just 2 weeks ago.
Then, Time Warner touts the addition of 17 new channels via a cryptic news release stating: "The channels, which were added overnight, include a diverse array of programming, including sports, news and public affairs networks." None are named. (Ooh! Public affairs!)
Tech savvy users dismiss it, light users find it "highly compelling." The million-dollar question is (literally), is the iPad mainstream enough to attract a profitable base of light users?
Mark Cuban has invested in an Android app that gives ticket holders a clever augmented reality game. Neat, but worth the cost of the ticket?
Steaming music comes to the popular mobile gaming handsets (with later roll out to PSP and NGP); $3.99 for a genre-specific channel, and $9.99 wider-selection, premium service.
Sources: MTV, Mashable, Wired.com, CNN, Business Insider, Engadget, Poynter, TechCrunch, SlashGear