The Washington Post, Time inc, and 9 others have sent a cease-and-desist order to Zite, an iPad app that offers a customized news feed based on a user’s general interests in a magazine-like format.
CNN’s story about the Google Goggle-based facial recognition app is rejected by a company spokesman as “speculative.” Despite interviewing an engineering director of image recognition, Hartmut Neven, about the project, Google said “we are in fact not working on developing an app with these capabilities.” [Updated: 1:45pm]
iPad 2 Sales Soar on Ebay [infographic]
iPad 2 auction sales nearly double sales domestically compared to the first version, as the iPad 2 is still notoriously difficult to buy retail. The cheapest model (wifi 16GB) is the most popular (30%), while the most expensive (3G 64GB) is a close second (23%). [Updated: 12:54]
Morgan Stanley issues bold report calling it “America’s Fourth Automaker” and predicting triple Tesla’s current stock price. “In our view, the conditions are ripe for a shake-up of a complacent, century-old industry heavily invested in the status quo of internal combustion.”
The HayWire app gives users their own number (for 20 Facebook credits) and permits limitless texts worldwide without per message fees.
Sources: PhysOrg, Cnet, The New York Times, Business Insider, AppAdvice, All Things Digital, Businesswire, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch