Taking a cue from several different sites that produce daily updates (Dwight Silverman’s LinkPosts, Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite Daily Updates, among many more sites), may it be links, news information, etc. I think I will start a daily series of links and news tidbits that are happening in the Microsoft/Technology world. So here’s the first day of WinQuire Daily Tidbits. I hope you enjoy them. Since I’m beginning this on a Saturday, and since most news sites don’t post much over the weekend, I’ll offer some information that may have been posted yesterday.
Apple updated it’s iTunes software to 10.0.1, which includes, among other things, an updated Ping. If you haven’t tried the new Ping service in iTunes, you’re not missing much. Apparently, Apple did make the service a little more integrated, although, I’ll say it again, I can’t really see the point of this service, or as this Wall Street Journal article puts it, Ping’s “Still a long way to go.”
Microsoft seems to be using Facebook as a tool in its PC versus Mac war. According to this Ars Technica article, Microsoft Australia is trying to get people to “guess” whether or not their friends are Mac users or PC users. Of course, the whole campaign is intentional to prove that not all Mac users are ‘hip and cool’ and not all PC users are ‘dull and drag.’
Speaking of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is now worth a whopping $6.9 billion, a 245% increase from last year. This is quite a feat, especially since his net worth now surpasses Steve Jobs’ net worth. He also will be donating $100 million to the Newark school district. Bill Gates regains his #1 seat in the Forbes 400 this year.
Target will apparently be selling the iPad, according to this Associated Press article. So, if you’re in the market for an iPad, you will be able to purchase one from Target starting October 3, 2010. Of course, it’s still an iPad.
I think that about wraps it up for today. I’ll have a Weekly Wrap-Up for tomorrow instead of a Daily Tidbits; Monday through Saturday, however, will be reserved for Daily Tidbits.