“Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.”
With the first quarter of 2012 now just about in the books, it is tempting to take a minute and reflect on the events that have taken place so far this year. Unfortunately for us, trying to wrap our head around all the enormous leaps and near light-speed developments that have gotten us where we are today would likely make our heads literally explode and in turn probably put a damper on our productivity today. That’s why instead we’ll stick to what we always do, and keep our fond reminiscing to just the week past. Here are some of the stories we loved this week.
- If you haven’t seen Google’s Mobile Playbook that was released this week, drop everything (unless you’re reading this while holding a small child) and go read it now. Amazing information, awesome ideas, and really fantastic advice. Of course once you finish reading it, make sure to come back to your favorite mobile web blog (ahem) for more cool stuff.
- Venture Beat put out a nice little piece this week about Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web. When big companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo battle for one market, does anybody win?
- Remember that article we wrote about Facebook and Microsoft both making billion dollar deals? Well Microsoft this week decided to turn around and sell a nice fat chunk of those patents they bought from AOL over to none other than The Facebook Team for $550 million. Looks like with their looming IPO on the horizon, Facebook is looking to fatten their reserves.
- Like Mark Zuckerberg finally taking off the hoodie, it seems Apple’s Tim Cook is finally starting to emerge from Steve Jobs’ shadow. It will be a tough road as more and more awesome stories continue to pour out about Mr. Jobs, like the tale of how he actually intended on becoming Willy Wonka for a day.
- Remember that guy you saw on the subway who was smelling his phone? Well, it turns out he might not actually be crazy.
That’s all for now everyone, time to put April in the books and coast on into May. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for new developments from us here t FiddleFly, as well as in the world of mobile. We’ll be doing the same so make sure to follow and find us on Twitter @fiddlefly , Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.