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Apple and Microsoft have not had a lot of good press lately, but in spite of the issues both companies have faced, their quarterly reports released this week showed two companies that are still extremely profitable. Microsoft Comes Through In spite of giving up on the Kin and a mobile …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Last week's Economist (July 16-20, 2010 issue) has an interesting story on three large internet companies in Russia, China and Africa. That these three emerging regions have growing internet powers is interesting in itself, but there was something else in the story that caught my eye. Russian Internet giant, DST …
by Techwriter10 42 in Digital Marketing ()
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Microsoft and Apple haven't had a great time of it recently with mobile consumers. For Microsoft, the market roundly rejected the Kin, which just about anyone who follows the cell phone market knew would happen. Meanwhile, Apple is taking it on the chin about how they are handling the iPhone …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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In a recent interview with The Guardian, Cognitive Surplus author, professor and thinker Clay Shirky talked about the transformative power of social media to put the power to produce content in the hands of every individual. While he acknowledged that sometimes this power produced what is essentially trash, that didn't …
by Techwriter10 42 in Digital Marketing ()
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Last week was a tough week for Apple followers as we were bombarded with a slew of stories that sounded dire, but upon further examination maybe werenât so bad (or maybe they were). Confused yet? Youâre not alone. Letâs look at three stories from last week that illustrate this issue. …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mac OS X ()
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Make no mistake, Apple and Google both want to be the gateway to your TV. Back in May, Google officially announced its TV initiative. Just yesterday came rumors in this New York Times blog post that Apple is working to revamp its failed Apple TV. Google and Apple, like many …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mac OS X ()
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Apple released a letter this morning explaining its infamous iPhone 4 reception issues. I encourage you to read it and then come back. The letter is so bizarre to me I thought at first it was joke or a hoax like Steve Jobs' "Relax, It's a Only a Phone email …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mac OS X ()
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Microsoft got some good news this week when new data showed they had gained market share on rivals Firefox and Chrome last month. It might very well be a temporary data glitch, especially when news came out today that IBM was recommending that its 40,000 employees use Firefox instead of …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Apple had a great week last week when it launched the iPhone 4 to much fanfare. 1.7 million units reportedly flew out the door in the first three days alone setting sales records. People waited in long lines ; reportedly longer lines than for the iPad debut or the iPhone …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mac OS X ()
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HP purchased streaming music service Melodeo today for $30M. Big whoop you might say, but if you look at this purchase in the context of other recent purchases including Palm earlier this year, it shows a clear pattern. HP wants to be a playah in the mobile market and they …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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Adobe Systems, Inc. the San Francisco-based software company, that has been heavily criticized recently by Apple, Inc CEO Steven Jobs, announced yesterday they were releasing a mobile version of Flash, starting with Android cell phone OS. Adobe states in the press release that Flash is already one of the top …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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How many people enjoy their service with AT&T? Not many, not many. And AT&T just seems to keep getting more unfriendly all the time. Recently they announced data caps just before the release of iPhone 4 (see New AT&T Data Plans Make No Sense ), then there have been rumors …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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Sometimes you look at the morning's headlines and wonder what exactly a particular CEO was thinking when they made a certain statement. Recently we've had these gems from seasoned CEOs: Carol Bartz told Michael Arrington of Tech Crunch to f**k off. Steve Ballmer admitted his company was number 5 in …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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I spent the better part of this week at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston where I saw an excellent presentation called "The Dark Side of Enterprise 2.0." During this session, Kathleen Culver of Alactel-Lucent suggested that one of the big negatives of Enterprise 2.0 and by extension, social media …
by Techwriter10 42 in Digital Marketing ()
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A funny thing happened this week. Google tried to become Bing by displaying full color pictures on its Home page, and was undone by a bug. The irony here is just too obvious to ignore. Bing influences Google to change its plain white page, and it comes apart because of …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Apple released details of the extraordinary new iPhone 4 today at its World Wide Developer Conference . It's truly an amazing device and I'm sure everyone is going to be talking about the new features ad infinitum, so I wanted to reverse track and cover 5 things Steve Jobs didn't …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mac OS X ()
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Two years ago Apple introduced MobileMe. At the time I wrote a post called Apple Has No Business Charging for Mobile Me . My point was that people didn't want to pay $100 for a cloud service, that by all rights they should be getting for free. Folks pay a …
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AT&T announced new data plans today dramatically reducing the amount of network bandwidth access that AT&T customers will have in the future. Currently, iPhone customers have an unlimited data plan for $30. Under the new plan, you get: 200 MB for $15 per month 2 GB for $25 per month …
by Techwriter10 42 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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Politics makes strange bedfellows, and so does business apparently. In the wake of Google's frontal attack on Apple at I/O recently, and this week's reports that Google was dropping Windows as an OS choice throughout its company, it seems that Apple could be running into the arms of Microsoft for …
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Mark Zuckerberg famously started Facebook in his dorm room. He's a geek who got lucky and today he is the CEO of a major corporation. Judging from his actions over the last year or so, I'm wondering if he's really suited to this job. He has little tact when speaking …
by Techwriter10 42 in Digital Marketing ()
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Google went after Apple in a big way at Google I/O last week and I've been seeing a lot comments suggesting that Google has now surpassed Apple technologically. First of all, I don't think you can dismiss Apple's market power that easily. Secondly, Google made some announcements, which doesn't equal …
by Techwriter10 42 in Hardware ()
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There was a lot of pushing and shoving going on this week among the biggest players in technology. Google had its I/O conference and introduced several products and services aimed squarely at Apple, but that wasn't enough for them. Oh no, they had to rub Steve Jobs' nose in what …
by Techwriter10 42 in Hardware ()
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Let me warn you I'm in a bit of an ornery mood today. So when I learned Microsoft is coming out with a refresh of Hotmail this week, you can understand I was less than enthused. Every time Microsoft refreshes a product, the technology press gets all excited about it …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I've been following the tussle between Google and Microsoft this week with a mixture of amusement and amazement. If you haven't been following along at home, Microsoft took a dip into the cloud with the release Office 2010 Online this past week. Meanwhile, Google, feeling a wee bit threatened by …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future... Steve Miller, Fly Like an Eagle I've been carrying around that title all week. It came to me on Sunday morning, and it involves the idea of how automatically we record and broadcast our lives in the digital age. One of …
by Techwriter10 42 in Digital Marketing ()
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At just 25, Aaron Levie is a youthful CEO. His company, Box.net , is a cloud-based storage and collaboration solution. He originally conceived and developed Box in his dorm room with a friend when he was just 19 years old because he was simply looking for a way to solve …
by Techwriter10 42 in Hardware ()
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I'm a huge fan of the president. I loved how his campaign used social media to help drive him to victory in 2008. I think he's generally a smart, well-informed and extremely articulate man, but today he said something incredibly stupid about the iPad and I have to say something. …
by Techwriter10 42 in Hardware ()
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Two days ago, the Dow Jones Industrialized Average plunged almost 1000 points in a half hour . That's almost 10 percent of the entire value of the market in 30 minutes. That's insane! What happened? Well, it turns out, it was a fairly simple technological trigger that caused the problem. …
by Techwriter10 42 in Networking ()
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I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars... and you. What else you need to know? ~Johnny Depp playing John Dillinger in the movie Public Enemies I love that quote from the movie Public Enemies . Everything you want to know about a guy in one sentence. If you think …
by Techwriter10 42 in Digital Marketing ()
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Apple's feeling pretty good about itself lately and why shouldn't it? It sold a million iPads in the first month. That means iPad sales reached a million units twice as fast as the original iPhone. The revenue spigot remains wide open and I'm sure investors are happy, but Apple has …
by Techwriter10 42 in Hardware ()