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Thursday: August 11, 2011

Nintendo shareholders would really like to see Mario on the iPhone, sooner than later.Nintendo shareholders would really like to see Mario on the iPhone, sooner than later.

It's an interesting time these days for video game consoles. That is of course, if you happen to be a company called Nintendo. Nintendo's latest handheld has been officially declared as a flop (even by Nintendo itself) and the price has been reduced not long after release.  The caliber of games you can find on the iPhone and iPad do rival what you can find on a Nintendo handheld - and at a much cheaper cost ($40 compared to often times $1-2).  It should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:35 PM | Tags (10) | 3ds | apple | bloomberg | gaming | iphone | mario | nintendo | pressured | slump | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

NYC BigApps contest officially under way - start your programming.NYC BigApps contest officially under way - start your programming.

The task is to create some sort of meaningful kind of application (be it for web, desktop, iPhone, etc) while utilizing at least one data source available on the NYC.gov Data Mine. There are cash prizes as well as chance to have dinner with New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Swanky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 5:02 PM | Tags (10) | application | bloomberg | contest | data | design | development | nyc | prizes | programming | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Bloomberg unveils 'Big Apps' contest for New York City data innovation.Bloomberg unveils 'Big Apps' contest for New York City data innovation.

For the first stage of the contest, which will be called Big Apps, the city will release what Bloomberg described as a “huge volume of data” from various city agencies. He gave the example of creating a mobile application out of the Health Department’s restaurant grades.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:08 PM | Tags (6) | application | bigapps | bloomberg | contest | data | nyc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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