What Caught Our Eye This Week – August 16 to August 22, 2009

Aug 23, 2009   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Weekly Recap  //  No Comments

Here are some of the stories that we shared with each other this week:

  • Step by step instructions for handset makers to leverage the Android platform to overtake Apple’s iPhone juggernaut.
  • The iPhone overtook the Canon Rebel XTi as the #1 camera on Flickr, according to their own stats. As an avid Flickr user who owns both of these products, it is no surprise to me, as an increasing number of pictures in my own feed has come from my iPhone.
  • TomTom released their long awaited GPS app for the iPhone and broke the $0.99 pricing model that most users are used to in the process, asking $100 for it.
  • The uproar over the Google Voice app rejection continued. The WSJ had an oped explaining why AT&T was behind the rejection, or why they would at least not object to it. Apple, AT&T and Google all filed responses to the FCC’s questions about the matter late in the day on Friday. Michael Arrington tried to make sense of it all and concluded that we will see Google Voice on the iPhone before all is said and done.
  • Jeff Atwood explained why Microsoft Bob is the only truly failed project.

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