The gTar by Incident is disruption defined. It takes the guitar, an instrument with a steep learning curve, and adds a bit of digital wizardry in the form of an embedded iPhone to make learning dramatically easier. The company brags that their modern take on the guitar allows for three levels of difficulty, rather than the traditional single really difficult one.
We all know there will be a day when the mouse and keyboard will become obsolete, but many think that day is far off. However, that day just might be here with a new project called "LEAP." As first noted by The Wall Street Journal, the LEAP, developed by parent company Leap Motion, allows you to control your computer by only using your hand.
Following a jam-packed beta test and a jaw-dropping $4.2 million seed round, Ark people search is open for sign ups...at least for the next three days. Ark lets you sift through profiles on Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other services to help you find out which of your high school classmates live in New York, see which friends are single, and connect with strangers who share your interests by layering up to 30 characteristic filters.
Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them. Here, CNN contributor and Millennial David Lloyd -- who in this week's episode is in the running for an innovation award -- asks if foreign entrepreneurs are friend or foe.
Looking to usurp rival competitors like Spotify and MOG, Sony today launched its Music Unlimited streaming service as an iOS app. We told you in January that it was coming, but today the free app officially hits the App Store with subscriptions starting at $3.99 a month for varying access to the service's 15 million+ songs and playback features. There is also a 30-day free trial of the premium service.
The results of Facebook's IPO last week may indicate there isn't -- at least not in the public markets.
FORTUNE – Does anyone want to talk about a bubble now?
In the weeks leading up to Facebook's (FB) much-trumpeted IPO, a debate simmered over whether Silicon Valley was entering another bubble. Some cited “bizarre activity” like spending big on companies with no revenue.
If those pesky "people familiar with the matter" are to be believed, Apple(s AAPL) will move to a larger screen with the next iteration of the iPhone, thought to arrive sometime this fall.
A high-quality, fast-growing mega cap company that gets no respect on the Street
Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley's chief Apple (AAPL) analyst, issued an elaborate report Monday entitled AAPL: How Do You Do Risk Management? that I can't pretend to understand completely -- not even the title.
But two takeaways are clear: (I quote)
- AAPL is the most widely held US company among hedge funds, with 26% of all large hedge funds holding positions of 1% or larger, and 10% holding positions 5% or larger (as of March 2012).
I haven't paid close attention to browser piecharts or percent usage spreadsheets since the late 1990s, when Microsoft and Netscape were slugging it out and some of us were still using Navigator's "Netscape Composer" WYSIWYG HTML editor to cobble together rudimentary web pages (guilty as charged, and "rudimentary" would be a kindness). Internet Explorer has been tops pretty much since -- distantly threatened by Firefox when Mozilla rolled it out in 2004, but holding the lion's share of the market for what seems like eternity.
The blockbuster show of Tate's annual exhibition calendar, a retrospective to YBA supremo Damien Hirst, has been long anticipated by London's art scene as well as the purveyors of trashy gossip magazines and followers of The Only Way is Essex alike. And such is the pull of Damien Hirst - this isn't highbrow fine art, it's not oil paintings fastidiously executed or sculptures miraculously carved from marble.