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Perpetually in search of what’s next. Marketing + Code at Hoist Apps and Writing @ The Next Web

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Nokia fakes both video and stills from Pureview camera

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Unbelievable. First, the video footage and now this. Even though they issued an apology, it’s shocking that a company like this would try to mislead the wider audience of their launch.

I don’t care how incredible Pureview is, I’m pretty disappointed in you, Nokia.

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Nokia unveils Lumia range, fails to give most important details

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So we know what the devices look like, we sort of know what they can do, but Nokia and Microsoft failed to deliver on what is probably the most important information.

When can we get the devices, and how much will they cost? I’m pretty disappointed they didn’t have either of those answers today.

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Microsoft finally unveils Kinect + Windows 8 integration

I’m glad they didn’t forget about it.

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Apple announces event, trolls everyone

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The event is set and confirmed for the 12th, and the invite seemingly shows a reflection of a five. I guess the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 5. Some people get caught up on this stuff too much.

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Invite shower

I’m making the prediction now that Apple sends out their invites to the September 12 event (you know, if it exists) during or shortly after the Nokia event on September 5. It seems like something Apple would do.

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Nokia one-ups Apple

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Wireless charging seems all futuristic and gimmicky, but I think it would be great to see it in a mainstream product. There’s nothing I want more than to be free of wires, and I know Apple won’t do that yet.

September 5 will be interesting.

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It’s a problem when a lawyer is writing the company blog

This isn’t the first time for Twitter either. Oh and, you know, feel free to continue ignoring the elephant in the room.

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Microsoft’s marketing department just can’t copy Apple’s

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If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 this year, it’s that Microsoft has become very, very secretive. To the point where only a handful of builds leaked during the development process, much less compared to previous Windows development processes. Microsoft learnt to plug the leaks and to do it quickly.

But here’s the thing. Microsoft learnt how to do this from Apple, but they aren’t nearly as good at it.

Apple’s complete silence over the next iPhone (which we “know” to be all but confirmed) is somewhat marketing genius. It drums up excitement and anticipation amongst fans and non-fans alike, who are eagerly awaiting the next big thing.

Microsoft, naturally has tried to do the same thing but can’t seem to keep itself from spoiling the surprise repeatedly, and in turn, setting up those who have the...

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Where are Windows 8’s killer apps?

Can’t agree more. It’s been a year, and we haven’t seen anything incredible (or even mildly surprising) at all.

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Samsung uses bloggers, then threatens to leave them halfway around the world

Strange but fascinating reporting by Brad at TNW, in what seems like an almost fabricated story. Surely, it can’t be that bad in the technology journalism industry, right? It really is.

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