Friday Signal: A Regal Yawner

(image) Perhaps it’s the Royal Wedding, but news in our little corner of the world seemed a bit…pekid this past 24 hours. Nothing really jumped out at me, save the occasional tiff between industry journalists and the ongoing brouhaha around privacy and data. To the links:

iPad Users Scroll More Google Search Results Than PC Users (RWW) Interesting, and makes sense given the different approach to user interface.

Gore, Ex-Apple Engineers Team Up to Blow Up the Book (Wired) Well, he did it with Current TV, right? OK, that wasn’t fair. This is a new platform for publishing books, and Gore’s new book is one of the first on it.

Apple more profitable than Microsoft as netbooks plunge 40% (MacNN) I never woulda thunk it, 25 years ago when I covered both.

Twitter Seeks 3 Month Commitments in New Ad Program (ClickZ) Seems interesting, but it’s just ClickZ getting its hands on Twitter’s media kit. Not a big deal, but in case you’ve not seen it…

Article: Mobile Privacy, Security Now a Major Concern (eMarketer) Not surprising. Both need to be addressed, just as on the web. And then we need to deal with this:

Set The Data Free, And Value Will Follow (Searchblog) The start of some of my musings on a larger and related topic.

Godspeed on That Investing Thing, Yertle–But I Still Have Some Questions for Your Boss, Arianna (ATD) Vintage Kara on the question of whether the Editor of a major tech publication should be an active tech investor. My view: No.

There Are Now More Free Apps For Android Than For The iPhone: Distimo (TC) But paid is still higher on iTunes.

FM’s program of the day is American Express Open’s Big Break. I am a judge.

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