Jason D. O'Grady

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging. He has been a frequent speaker at the Macworld Expo conference and a member of the conference faculty. He also co-founded the first dedicated PowerBook User Group (PPUG) in the United States. After winning a major legal battle with Apple in 2006, he set the precedent that independent journalists are entitled to the same protections under the First Amendment as members of the mainstream media. O'Grady is the author of The Nexus One Pocket Guide, The Droid Pocket Guide, The Google Phone Pocket Guide, and The Garmin nuvi Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press), the author of Corporations That Changed the World: Apple Inc. (Greenwood Press), and a contributor to The Mac Bible (Peachpit Press). In addition, he has contributed to numerous Mac publications over the years, including MacWEEK, Macworld, and MacPower (Japan).When he's not writing about Apple for ZDNet at The Apple Core, he enjoys spending time with his family in New Jersey.

Jason D. O'Grady is the creator and editor of O'Grady's PowerPage, which has been publishing mobile technology news since 1995. He maintains an advertising relationship with the following legacy advertisers on the PowerPage: Amazon Associates and Google Adsense. Advertising on the PowerPage is brokered by a third-party agency (BackBeat Media) and he recuses himself from these negotiations.

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NYT profiles iFund's Matt Murphy

NYT profiles iFund's Matt Murphy

The New York Times has posted an interesting profile on Matt Murphy, the venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers that oversees the iFund.Kleiner established the US$100 million iFund to invest in start-ups specializing in iPhone applications.

August 22, 2008 by in Finance

Look out App Store: Android Market accepting paid apps

Look out App Store: Android Market accepting paid apps

I've been using a T-Mobile G1 for a couple of weeks and one of the things that has bothered me is the lack of true, high-quality applications (except for maybe Namco's PacMan) in the Android Market.While it's not exactly fair to compare the brand, spankin' new Android Market to the 20,000-strong  App Store, I can't help it.

February 13, 2009 by in Finance

Apple should acquire...

Apple should acquire...

Yesterday's rumor from Gawker that Apple is in negotiations to acquire Twitter for $700 million made me smile. Not because I think that it would be a great acquisition (I don't) but because it's just one of the many companies that Cupertino has been rumored to buy over the years.

May 6, 2009 by in Finance