By Jeff Somogyi, dealnews Media Editor
When the Internet runs out of news, they start making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:
Apple's iPod nano Update Will Return to a Rectangular Form-Factor?
A square IS a rectangle, people. So it's returning to another rectangular form. Sheesh! Am I the ONLY pedant on the planet? [PC Mag]
Amazon Will Ship a Smartphone this Year, Sell It at a Loss?
They sold the Kindle at a loss and made the money up on eBook sales. They will sell their Kindle Phone at a loss and make the money up in phone book sales. [CS Monitor]
iPad Mini Will Be Built in Brazil?
This rumor is nuts! (Brazil? Nuts? Brazil Nuts? Sam Lowry? ... ?) [MacRumors]
Next Batman / Arkham Game Will Be a Prequel?
Thrill as you play a young Bruce Wayne — pre-tragic death of his parents — navigating a way through school. [Crave Online]
Tablet-Only Newspaper, The Daily, to End Publication?
It reportadly lost $30 million a year. With News Corp.'s expertise, they could have easily hacked everyone's phone and installed it on there to insure a wider subscriber base, but they didn't. Shouldn't that count for something? [New York Observer]
Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews
Media Editor. He is consoled by the fact that, lax as his journalistic integrity is, he can still look down on somone
else! Thanks News Corp.! See more of his yellow journalism on Twitter
or on his blog
Follow @dealnews on Twitter for the latest roundups, price trend info, and stories. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire
unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were
available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of
publication (unless otherwise specified).