Short reads on a Saturday morning.
• Compared to the week prior, this week was a media bore: no major production announcements, no media revolutions. On the bright side, there were few bankruptcies to report, either. The week ended, however, with another depressing jobs report. Sure, the government announced that the official unemployment rate went down a bit to 9.7 percent, but the economy lost another 20,000 jobs and the government dramatically adjusted upward the total number of jobs lost in this recession. Chart above right courtesy of Calculated Risk.
• Apple and its iPad wasn't completely out of the news this week. ScrollMotion announced it has signed deals with several major textbook publishers to bring their content to the the new tablet. Then Apple caused a stir when it posted an advisory on its developer blog stating that programmers for the iPhone should use caution when utilizing the phone's Core Location.
If you build your application with features based on a user's location, make sure these features provide beneficial information. If your app uses location-based information primarily to enable mobile advertisers to deliver targeted ads based on a user's location, your app will be returned to you by the App Store Review Team for modification before it can be posted to the App Store.