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:
- Apple's iPod nano Update Will Return to a Rectangular Form-Factor?
A square IS a rectangle, people. So it's returning to another rectangular form. Sheesh! Am I the ONLY pedant on the planet? [PC Mag]
- Amazon Will Ship a Smartphone this Year, Sell It at a Loss?
They sold the Kindle at a loss and made the money up on eBook sales. They will sell their Kindle Phone at a loss and make the money up in phone book sales. [CS Monitor]
- iPad Mini Will Be Built in Brazil?
This rumor is nuts! (Brazil? Nuts? Brazil Nuts? Sam Lowry? ... ?) [MacRumors]
- Next Batman / Arkham Game Will Be a Prequel?
Thrill as you play a young Bruce Wayne — pre-tragic death of his parents — navigating a way through school. [Crave Online]
- Tablet-Only Newspaper, The Daily, to End Publication?
It reportadly lost $30 million a year. With News Corp.'s expertise, they could have easily hacked everyone's phone and installed it on there to insure a wider subscriber base, but they didn't. Shouldn't that count for something? [New York Observer]
Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He is consoled by the fact that, lax as his journalistic integrity is, he can still look down on somone else! Thanks News Corp.! See more of his yellow journalism on Twitter or on his blog.