How is this different from Google’s purchase of display advertising stalwart DoubleClick? As is usually the case, Google buys companies for their technology more than anything else. Whereas DoubleClick provides the best display ad marketplace on the planet, Teracent provides new ways to target display advertising. [Read more…]
Even the best hardware features need support from services with decent traction. Otherwise, they just become useless decorations. Some Nokia smartphones come with a front-facing camera, supposedly for video chat. Thanks to inconsistent network support for videocalls, nobody actually uses it. That may change soon, as mobile Skype client Fring releases video support for Nokia 5800, N97, N95 and N82 handsets. More models coming soon.
The front-facing camera on my Nokia feels as useless and disappointing as the Nokia app store. Since Skype is my primary VoIP service, the latest version of Fring should ease that disappointment.
For a supposed technology company, Microsoft sure fails to compete technologically when it comes to search. Instead of actually building a better search engine, they’re bribing newspapers in a feeble attempt to hurt a rival search engine. [Read more…]
Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs openly admits to experimenting with LSD in his youth. Apparently, Appleâ€™s SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller is high on crack. According to Schiller, developers are happy with the iPhone’s app approval process.
Most are approved and some are sent back to the developer. In about 90% of those cases, Apple requests technical fixesâ€”usually for bugs in the software or because something doesnâ€™t work as expected, Schiller says. Developers are generally glad to have this safety net because usually Appleâ€™s review process finds problems they actually want to fix, he says.
Oh really, Phil? So Facebook developer Joe Hewitt is happy that you’re setting “a horrible precedent for other software platforms”? So Google is happy that you lied about the rejection of the Google Voice iPhone app?
Seriously Phil, lay off the drugs. They’re frying your brain. I don’t know who’s more deluded: you or Carol Bartz.
If want to create/consume rich new media at the blazingly fast pace of today’s Internet, you need tools that can keep up. Here’s one of those tools. Breaking world processor speed records, the AMD Phenom II has been successfully overclocked to an astonishing 7.08 gigahertz.
That’s a lot of liquid helium.