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Vaseline has created a face-whitening application for Facebook users in India to promote its Healthy White Skin Lightening Cream, because, um, yeah, that sounds really, really healthy. [Feministing]
Like AT&T in the 80′s, Ichiro Suzuki reaches out and touches someone. [MLB]
You break it, you DON’T buy it: Finally, a place for women having their lady time, in Shenyang, China. [People's Daily Online]
Tila Tequila is no longer part of Celebrity Rehab. Is it because she’s no longer a celebrity, or because she can’t be rehabilitated, or because no one gives a shit? Hmm. [RadarOnline]
Hayao Miyazaki likens iPad use to masturbation. Like that’s a problem?! [Gizmodo]
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas already sounds like the greatest motherfuckin’ Christmas movie of all time. [MTV.com]
We can see why Prince said that the internet is over. Presenting…Kate Gosselin in a coolie hat. [Just Jared]
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Politico’s Ben Smith reports NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is looking into claims that two Apple stores in New York refused to sell the iPad to customers of Chinese descent because of smuggling fears. Because the iPad, though produced in China, is unavailable there. (Chinese gadget-freaks will have to settle for the knockoff iPed, for now.) Cuomo’s office was alerted after NY Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) publicly complained last month that several of her Chinese American constituents were asked to show their passports or asked inappropriate questions while shopping for iPads.
Which means…APPLE IS THE NEW ARIZONA???
Not cool, Apple. Not. Cool.
Kazuki Miura (below right), was the first customer in line at a Harajuku shop selling the iPad, which launched Friday in Japan and Europe. The iPad headbands were, according to the Wall Street Journal, a promotional thing courtesy of Gizmodo Japan:
Also courtesy of Gizmodo Japan, a little iPad…MAGIC!
On Wednesday, Apple’s market cap moved past Microsoft’s by $3 billion, which had CNN Money declaring Microsoft “no longer the industry’s alpha dog.”
CNN Money interviewed a couple experts on what Microsoft had to do to continue keeping up with the Jobses, with one analyst suggesting:
“They have to continue to try to find other businesses, otherwise growth is always going to be bound by the PC market. Wall Street believes in Apple because Apple continues to put out new products that capture the imaginations of the press and tech pundits. Microsoft just hasn’t been able to come up with a new multi billion dollar business like Apple.”
And while we’re no experts, we are a target demo, as the owners of about a dozen Apple products between us, so here’s another suggestion:
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They say the iPad’s target demo is 18-34, but that’s likely to go up after the olds see this video of master pianist and bedhead-giver Lang Lang playing an encore–Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee”–on it:
My bank account says yes. But my heart says WANT.
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Dear Technology God,
I’ve been fighting the iPad.
I said I didn’t need it. I said it wasn’t necessary. I said it was just an $800 splurge for Apple geeks to jerk off to. I said it was a poor-sighted man’s iPhone. Even that hilarious Modern Family episode couldn’t sway me.
I almost convinced myself, too. I think I believed me when I said those things.
But then I saw Iggy the cat playing with a new iPad.
He’s so cute! And he LOVES the iPad! If Iggy gets one, I want one. Please gimme!
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