Week of 9/26/11 – Roundup

Apple announces iPhone 5 event, Amazon announces the Kindle Fire, everybody freaks out about Facebook “frictionless sharing”, Google releases shared circles, Disney Appmates turns the iPad into an interactive playmate, Health 2.0 conference, and an amazing end to the 2011 MLB regular season.

Hopefully I’ll make this weekly roundup a regular thing.


Watch Jeff Bezos introduce the Kindle Fire in New York City on Sep 28th.

Thanks Robert Scoble for including me in your Geeks Circle.




  • My Giants were eliminated from the playoffs after winning the World Series last year. Watch the Giants’ year-end video here.
    • Watch the press conference with Giants GM Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy where they talk about their plans for the offseason and preparations for 2012.
  • The last day of the 2011 Major League Baseball regular season may have been the most exciting day of non-playoff baseball in history. Two teams – the Red Sox and the Braves – that had insurmountable leads for the wildcard spots in early September were eliminated in dramatic fashion. The New York Times had an interesting post about how improbable this ending was for the Red Sox. Here is a video from MLB with highlights from all 4 games.