In tech/biz news on April 24th: dead baby jokes lose and fist bumping wins in the world of iPhone apps; Silicon Valley techies are turning into werewolvess; say goodbye to Geocities.
Former facebook exec Owen Van Natta is now MySpace’s CEO. Chron
Opti Inc. won $19M against Apple in a patent infringent lawsuit. SF Biz Journal
Apple laid off 1,600 retail workers during its second quarter. Maybe now I can finally get an appointment with an (ex) genius bar employee.Tech Meme
RIP, Geocities (um, Geocities still exists?). I guess that means the Mark McGrath fanpage I made in 7th grade computer class is gone now, too. Valleywag
Apple admits that, okay, maybe offering an iphone app in which you have to shake a baby until it dies was a bad idea. Tech Meme
4chan users hacked into Salma Hayek’s personal Apple MobileMe account. Moral of the story: when choosing a secret password question, don’t use your most famous starring movie role. Tech Meme
Gmail can now open up PowerPoint presentation and .Tiff image attachments. CNET
Vampires? So passe: Silicon Valley’s young elite want to be werewolves. CNET
A 13-year-old won tens of thousands of dollars in Apple hardware and software for downloading the billionth application from the iTunes store this morning. His app of choice? Bump technology, a free app that allows iphone users to transfer information by fist bumping. Wired
Pizza Delfina architect turned one couple’s Victorian-style home into a skater’s paradise, complete with ramps and an empty pool. Curbed SF
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