There’s a plot to release the iPhone unlocking software into the wild, wild web. A prize of $100,000 is in the offing. Several individuals and companies have actually solved the AT&T unlocking dilemma but threats of lawsuits prevent them to move forward.
Reports say that unlocking the iPhone invites DMCA complaints from AT&T and Apple. As usual, Apple will fiercely try to lock this down to protect their contract with AT&T. But what if they can’t?
It’s all about the money…
Apple gets 10% of all charges done by the customers thru the iPhone. So, an unlocked iPhone would mean bye-bye to that 10%. Never in recent history has any company had that much leverage over a telco.
Speaking of money, Shoemoney claims he’s being extorted by a DMOZ Editor. The editor wants $5,000 or else he’d remove Shoe’s listing in DMOZ. Wow, that’s a lucrative SEO underground market, huh?
And while we’re talking about SEO, the Macalua is inviting everyone to attend the 1st SEM Conference in October. The Php8,500 registration fee might be a bit steep but will be worth it. Aaron Wall (SEOBook) will be the keynote speaker. I will be on the “Tracking Buzz: How to Manage Your Online Reputation” panel on the second day.
Where there’s buzz, there’s traffic. WikiPilipinas claims to attract 100,000 visitors within 24 hours of formally launching the site last Wednesday. Apparently, it’s not enough so they’re inviting more bloggers to a dinner party this Friday. I’m not gonna make it but if anyone’s interested, I can give you my slot.
ABS CBN Multimedia, Inc. is also launching its AMPED Games on September 1 at the Trinoma. The Amped Fest 2007 will showcase games, music and entertainment demos.
Nokia’s MOSH (“MObilize and SHare”) social networking site has finally open its beta phase to the public. Invite and share with over 15,000 existing members. Looks like MySpace for mobile users.
For the photo-enthusiasts, check out MyPhotos.com.ph to have your photo collections printed in a book, gallery or canvas. Interesting service. I might try the Photo Book (Php1,800 for hard bound) myself. I checked out the prices at DigiPrint earlier and they charge Php3,200 for something similar.
If you’re still up for some digital camera shopping, check out DigiShop at Auction.ph. The Niko D40 and D200 are on sale until September 2.
That’s a wrap. I will be preparing several future-dated entries in the next 3 days that I’m in Singapore plus another contest/giveway. Who would have thought it’s gonna be that hard to send a USB drive via LBC? I may try JRS or Aboitiz GO instead.