The Wrap: 24 July

The Wrap: 24 July

The death of Google Reader

Google Reader walked off into the endless night this month, the popular news aggregator's demise came as a surprise to many (including a large number of Idealog staffers).

This Buzzfeed article suggests Reader's death was enevitable because it never transitioned from being one of Google's 20% projects, into a real business unit with a leader to guide it through internal politics.

Apple makes it rain

Exclusive: Apple made a lot of money this last quarter, heaps in fact. Tim Cook is reportedly flying in a pool full of $100 bills all the way from Dubai.

According to Apple's latest earnings announcement, it sold 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 iPads in the past three months. All in all the company raked in $35.3 billion in revenue, and $6.9 billion in profit.

Flipboard hits the web

The entire world of print media is trying to crack the nut when it comes to displaying online content, beautifully. Flipboard's execution on the iPad is beautiful and sleek, and now the startup is pushing out to browsers. Check out TechCrunch's demo Flipboard Magazine here.

Pixel artist

And now the inspiring story of a 97-year-old man who paints amazing scenes using nothing but MS Paint a a whole lot of determination.