mea culpas

Tim Cook’s Apology Met With Mockery from Twitter

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Earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the highly unusual step of issuing a public apology for the fustercluck that is the company’s new map offering. That’s probably little consolation to anyone who upgraded to iOS 6 and has spent the days since utterly unable to get from point A to point B and/or lost somewhere in the wilderness, but hey, it’s a start.

Twitter naturally greeted his heartfelt mea culpa with a chorus of LOLs.

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Web TV Wars

Shelby.tv Rolls Out Partnerships With Hulu, College Humor and Tumblr

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Techstars NY graduate Shelby.tv has been pretty quiet since raising $1.5 million in July. But today the young start-up, which aims to provide an immersive experience for watching, sharing and discovering web video, announced that content from the typically isolated Hulu will be available on Shelby.tv. Videos from IAC’s College Humor also came online today, along with Tumblr integration. Read More

App Economy

Meet Blu Trumpet: The First Chick to Fly Out of IAC’s Hatch Labs

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They grow up so fast, don’t they? It’s been just five months since IAC announced Hatch Labs, a “technology sandbox for mobile start-up”, as part of its push in into the new app economy.

Today the incubator has its first launch: Blu Trumpet, a  platform for mobile apps that helps publishers monetize and advertisers increase distribution. It’s already got IAC apps like Daily Beast and College Humor signed up as clients. Read More