When the Internet runs out of news, they start making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:
- Disney Will Release A Director's Cut of The Avengers to Theaters This Summer?
Even though it's a deliberate cash-grab, I can't help but secretly cheer it on, as it would probably mean knocking Avatar out of its "number one box office grossing movie of all time" spot. Yeah, I don't so much like movies as not hate certain ones. [Crave Online]
- Ping to Disappear in the Next Version of iTunes?
A rallying cry to save the service will go out! (Ironically, the movement will use Facebook to spread the word of this outrage.) [All Things D]
- Facebook Adding a "Call" Button to Timelines?
This will finally simply my life as, before, I had to read someone's post, then pick up my phone, find their number, wait for them to pick up so I could say, "LIKE!" then hang up. And until they figure out a way for me to express my, well, my like of someone's Timeline in a more streamlined way, this is a good first step. [UberGizmo]
- Microsoft Will Purchase Yammer For $1 Billion?
Yammer now sits atop most people's lists of "Billion Dollar Companies I've Never Heard of." [DigitalTrends]
- Microsoft Building Its Own Windows 8 Tablet?
Some poor soul out there just thought, "Maybe it'll be a new Zune?!" (Full disclosure: That poor soul was me.) [The Wrap]
Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He felt that the Zune's demise came all too zune. He also likes zune/soon puns. See more of his thoughts on Twitter or on his blog.