Tech News: Amazon, Queen, Fashion Week
September 6, 2011, 7:07 am
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Amazon.com Inc. said it is testing a major redesign of its website, an overhaul that could refashion the way people shop on the world's largest online retailer.
The new site appears to have been streamlined for use on a tablet computer, indicating that the Seattle-based retailer is trying to improve the shopping experience on Apple Inc.'s iPad—or its own competing device. Amazon is expected to release a tablet in coming weeks Apple
is opening its first official store in Hong Kong this month. The store will be in the International Finance Center Mall. Apple has said the store will open sometime this quarter; The shop will only be Apple’s fifth store in China. Out of the current four stores
, two are in Beijing and two are in Shanghai..
Apple has been rapidly expanding in China, although it was initially slow to move into the enormous Chinese market. It wasn’t until October 2010
that Apple opened its online store to Chinese customersQueen Fans
Queen fans in the UK were treated to Google’s animated romp celebrating Freddy Mercury yesterday, but we had to wait until today to view the shenanigans.Clicking on the google play icon launches a you tube video with animation celebrating what would have been Fred Mercury’s 65th birthday. This is googles second longest doodle ever. It took Google illustrators three months to pull it together. It helped, Jennifer Horn said that she and other employees were obsessed with Queen. We usually speak of twitter in the friendly, social media terms…
But what would a war of the world radio broadcast look like on twitter. It could very well be the panic caused by a radio broadcaster who tweeted that a school as under siege and children were being kidnapped…The private school teacher and a radio presenter, now face 30 years in prison for charges under terrorism laws. According to the Guardian
, these are the most serious charges ever for inciting chaos or violence through Twitter
New York Fashion Week kicks off Sept. 7
Once again designers and the press are leveraging the web to reach virtual audiences far larger than those present at shows.
Building off success from past seasons, many brands will live stream the unveiling of their Spring/Summer 2012 collections on their websites and Facebook Pages, as well as video platforms such as YouTube and Livestream. Still more will be uploading backstage footage via their Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram accounts. Here’s the live YouTube link