Friday, May 29, 2009
  • Is Google Wave 'The Email of the Future?'

    If only as a developer preview, Google on Thursday revealed what it's billing as "the email of the future." Named Google Wave, the experimental project is the result of a multi-year initiative to reinvent digital communication by blending email, instant messaging, and content sharing into something resembling a cross between Twitter, Facebook, and your standard email platform. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft Faces Bing Challenge

    Despite the hoopla surrounding Bing, Microsoft's clean-looking "decision engine," unveiled by CEO Steve Ballmer Thursday, has been touted as offering up better query results tied to amazing image and video search. Some believe the biggest challenge for Microsoft in rolling out its new search engine and brand will become retraining consumer behavior. ...Read the whole story

  • Latest AdWords Lawsuit Adds Insult to Injury

    Google has been hit with another AdWords-related lawsuit, this time by a Connecticut law firm. The personal injury firm Stratton Faxon filed papers Wednesday in New Haven Superior Court alleging that its name was being used to trigger ads for the rival law firm Silver, Golub and Teitell. Stratton Faxon alleges that the use of its firm's name to trigger ads causes confusion and endangers its reputation. ...Read the whole story

  • Yahoo Grabs Bigger Slice Of Declining Display Ad Pie, Other 'Fundamentals' Improving Too

    Yahoo, the Big 3 online player that has been looked on as a wounded beast ever since Microsoft's failed takeover attempt last year, and the subsequent exodus of senior executives, is showing strong signs of market leadership, according an analysis released this morning by the equity research team at J.P. Morgan. In fact, the analysts, led by Imran Khan, have been maintaining an "overweight" rating for Yahoo's shares based on an assumption of a new deal with Microsoft, now say that ratings is based on the "improving fundamental strength" of Yahoo's own operations, especially its growing dominance of the online ... ...Read the whole story

  • Netbook Sales Strong In Coastal Cities

    Heralding potentially broader sales, netbooks are gaining traction among the digerati in cities such as San Francisco, New York, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles. New data from market research firm NPD Group shows that major coastal markets are driving netbook sales, which in turn are boosting overall sales of laptops. ...Read the whole story

  • Let the Palm Pre Backlash Begin

    It looks like the backlash against the much-anticipated Palm Pre has begun well before its June 6 launch. TechCrunch is already predicting Sprint's answer to the iPhone will be a failure based in part on an early review Thursday posted on The Boy Genius Report. ...Read the whole story

  • Report: Online Video Fastest-Growing Medium In The History Of The World

    Having gone from zero to mass market globally in three short years, online video is the fastest-growing media platform in history, according to a new report from social media research consultancy Trendstream and research firm Lightspeed. With 72% of U.S. Web users watching clips online, Web video outstrips both blogging and social networking and is now the leading "social-media platform." ...Read the whole story

  • It's Official: AOL to Become Stand-Alone

    Like the U.S. under G.W. Bush, AOL will stand alone. As expected, Time Warner today announced that it would break AOL off into a separate and independent entity, which will be publicly traded. Time Warner owns a 95% stake and Google owns the remaining 5%, which it paid $1 billion for in 2005. Time Warner will buy back Google's stake in the third quarter of 2009, Time Warner's Board of Directors decided Thursday morning. ...Read the whole story

The Word, According to Facebook

That 15 year-old, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord called the Internet is coming to an end. That doesn't mean they are taking all of the platters back to the kitchen, only the good stuff like the crab claws, roast ...More

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