Adam L. Penenberg
Google announced it would not take down a video trailer that mocks Islam’s prophet, portraying Muhammad as a juvenile, oversexed buffoon. This video, titled "Innocence of Muslims," has led to a rash of escalating protests across the Middle East and may have contributed to the murder of four Americans working for the State Department, including the Ambassador to Libya.
At its iPhone-a-palooza today Apple announced that it's upgrading iTunes. It'll be more mobile friendly, and the store will be, oh, I don't know, more store-like? There will be Facebook integration, better search, and a bunch of other features that are supposed to enhance functionality.
IBM’s US Open app has everything your run-of-the-mill tennis nut would want.
Hollywood blockbusters are, often predictably, divided into three acts. So are Harlequin romances. "E! True Hollywood Stories" are structured in three acts (with commercials ingeniously inserted just before the big reveals). To Americans and other Western World denizens, stories that unfold in three parts, with a clear beginning, middle and an end, are as integral to our cultural narrative as nouns, verbs, and adjectives are to grammar.