By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld)
While Apple is in the process of being sued for false advertising of Siri and its accuracy, the Siri parodies and knockoffs continue to show their face. A huge thank you to one of my favorite blogs, TheNextWeb for pointing me in the direction of a hilarious website called Scoopertino.
Scoopertino offers fake and hilarious news about the world’s most valuable company and I, for one, bookmarked the heck out of Scoopertino. The latest post begins “Apple started a revolution by signing the major music companies. Now it’s re-igniting the revolution by throwing them out.”
It continues to explain how Tim Cook has recently discovered the Siri can carry a tune and plans on having Siri sing all 12 million songs found in iTunes, after of course, paying the artists for the music rights.
“In a series of intensive tests, Apple engineers discovered that Siri has extraordinary range. Says one coder on the Siri team, “We knew she’d be a natural for classic rock and country, but she kills in hip-hop and gospel.”
OK, but how will Apple compensate Siri for her hard work? “In an industry where contracts can typically run over a hundred pages, Apple’s contract with Siri is refreshingly simple. Siri will sing as directed for only “a daily battery charge and regular screen wipes with a microfiber cloth.”
Enjoy the Siri rendition of Stairway to Heaven. I know I did! It was a great way to start my day.