iPhone Conquers Net, China Conquers iPhone
The Associated Press and more than 100 of its member newspapers are launching a service Monday that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other mobile devices.
AP had announced the Mobile News Network at its annual meeting April 14 in Washington. AP’s president and chief executive, Tom Curley, said then that six newspaper companies were working to help develop the new service.
Paul Caluori, director of client content services for AP, said the service now has 107 newspapers participating, up from 18 at the time of the announcement. The papers include The Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press.
Yeah … “other mobile devices.” But which one gets the headline?
So, iPhone slowly reshapes the Internet.
But then China comes along to reshape the iPhone!
Apple has quietly included handwriting recognition for Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) into the latest iPhone Firmware 2.0 beta. When you select Chinese input, you are given the option to use handwriting recognition allowing you to draw characters on the screen with your finger. As you write the character, four possibilities appear on the right side of the screen.
Really, English can’t be far behind.