Share the People Love with your compadres now (maybe your enemies too). Follow for the coming sequel and documentary. Check out adventuresauce.com/2012/03/vimeo/ for free lessons helping you travel. Some people dream of sitting on a beach in Tahiti or sailing around the world. Benjamin’s travel dream was to hitchhike around the USA for a year (his Nana thought it was a pretty curious dream as well). He wanted to meet people from all walks of life and learn about the world through a simple adventure.
The video took 3 months to shoot and 2 years to create (although Benjamin’s a hitchhiker and wasn’t slaving away for 12 hours a day or anything . This video is just the start of his adventures to live an exciting, wise life and you can find free lessons to help you start traveling at adventuresauce.com/2012/03/vimeo/.
On January 21st, reporters Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher (New York Times) published the first of a series of articles describing Apple’s relationship with China – regarding Jobs, worker treatment and Apple manufacturing partners in the communist state. The first article, entitled “How The US Lost Out On The iPhone” was a brilliant piece, which really broke down the infinite variables that go into running a company like Apple and manufacturing in the 21st century. The article stared with a conversation between president Obama and Steve Jobs:
…When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.
But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products were made in America. Today, few are. Almost all of the 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other products Apple sold last year were manufactured overseas. Why can’t that work come home? Mr. Obama asked. Mr. Jobs’s reply was unambiguous. “Those jobs aren’t coming back,” he said, according to another dinner guest…
After countless discussions, predictions and just plain guessing – Motorola did us all a favor and released pricing on the much anticipated WiFi only Xoom Tablet. What will the 32GB wifi model cost you: $599 and it will be available in countless brick and mortar locations (Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Staples, Walmart, Sam’s Club (select locations) on March 27th.
Let the wifi wars begin! The $599 price tag goes right up against Apple’s wifi only 32GB iPad 2 – being priced the same, will now allow potential consumers to make their minds up based on specs, ecosystem and mobile OS. Realistically, Motorola had to hit this price point, as Apple’s iPad 2 has been a massive hit with consumers. In fact, the success of Apple’s iPad 2 could help out Motorola’s Xoom, as now Apple’s website points to back-orders of 4-5 weeks for Cupertino’s slate. People not wanting to wait, could jump ship and grab the wifi Xoom and put a dent into Apple’s market share.
The one giant draw back, is the fact that Motorola doesn’t offer a 16GB wifi model for purchase. The $499 price point is well liked by consumers and is Apple’s most bought model, especially in this economy. Now that we know price, let’s wait for sales figures.