Galoo Daily Trends 06.03.2013
One year playing with Google Play
One year after rebranding itself and ditching the “Android Market” label, Google Play is celebrating the occasion by offering deals to Android users.
The online app store just launched a week-long promotion called “Our gifts to you” on its website, along with the following blurb: (more at: mashable.com)
Samsung Galaxy S4: Metal or plastic?
Anyone hoping that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive sporting a new, brushed aluminium body at its launch event next week may be disappointed as the Korean firms sings the praises of plastic.
Y.H. Lee, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile business told Cnet that a key factor in what materials are selected for its devices is how efficiently it can be manufactured, with straight forward plastic the quickest and easiest medium to work with. (more at: techradar.com)
Alternative “iPhone” names were…
At an event at the University of Arizona’s Department of Marketing, former Apple advertising lead Ken Segall has shared some additional details into the naming behind Apple’s massively popular smartphone. While Apple ended up calling its industry-changing smartphone the “iPhone,” Apple considered a few other names.
Our own Scott Buscemi was on the ground at the event, and he has shared the details for this article. In addition to iPhone, Apple considered “Telepod,” “Mobi,” “Tripod,” and “iPad.” (more at: 9to5mac.com)
LaFerrary – supercar that everyone likes it, not many can afford it
After months of speculation, teaser photos and heavily camouflaged prototypes caught testing on the roads of Italy and the famed circuits of Europe, Ferrari’s next-generation supercar was revealed Tuesday morning at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
All this for a car called LaFerrari. And it’s a hybrid.
That’s right; the highlight of the Geneva show and one of the most widely anticipated debuts of all of 2013 is a car whose name translates to TheFerrari. And it’s not a Ferrari LaFerrari. It’s just LaFerrari. And no, it has nothing in common with Renault’s Le Car, including an expected price of more than $1 million. (more at: latimes.com)
Microsoft TechFest 2013 – full of cool stuff
From a smartphone app capable of capturing 3-D scans to interactive whiteboards to a browser-based program allowing users to build a predictive model in minutes, the preview Tuesday of Microsoft’s TechFest 2013 was full of cool stuff.
But the demos were more than just about cool. Taken together, they gave a broad yet cohesive view of three areas of the future that Microsoft is concentrating on (more at: seattletimes.com)