Noisecast Roundup: 07/19/2011

It’s time for another roundup of news from the geekspace. Let’s get on with it.

  • Apple obliterates iPhone sales records again.
    Yep. It’s a massacre and Apple is the last man standing. This has been a blockbuster few years and it’s only growing. Apple has an honest shot of becoming not just the largest tech company in the world by market value, but the largest company in the world period. It is just about $60 billion away in market cap from Exxon Mobil.
  • ChevronWP7 developer unlock tool to cost $9.
    This is exceedingly reasonable. Some people may chaff at that, but seriously, $9 instead of $99 and many of the rules you need to be an official developer. You don’t get some of the developer perks, but you get the freedom to really unleash your device.
  • Microsoft walks away from bid for Hulu.
    This makes me sad. As an Xbox Live user, this would have been an excellent service to roll into it. However, this doesn’t actually mean that Microsoft can’t come back in later rounds. They’ve just removed themselves from this round of bids.
  • Google+ app for iPhone now available.
    Well, it’s here. Finally. Will WP7 ever get an app? Probably not. But then, there are way more iOS users so, have at it. G+ really is remarkable.

Oh I think she like me. And look at that big old ‘Q’ in the startup. Has Nokia buried the hatchet with Qualcomm?