Stories by Cyndy Aleo-Carreira

Google Voice, comments by eBay's CEO dim Skype's prospects

The future does not look very bright for Skype, a day after Google announced it will launch a potential competitor and eBay's CEO said that the online auction company had basically failed in its efforts to integrate the voice-over-IP service.

Form, not function, focus of third-generation iPod Shuffle?

Wednesday's product launch of Apple's third-generation iPod Shuffle highlights the company's obsessive attention to design. The new version of Apple's most affordable digital music player arrives in a reduced color palette (with only silver and black being offered, compared to the virtual rainbow its predecessor has for color choices) and a single drive size: 4GB.

Was Facebook or Burger King right about user privacy?

Few Facebook applications manage to attain the level of viral adoption and mainstream stream press coverage that Burger King's Whopper Sacrifice application have received. By offering users a coupon for a free Whopper in exchange for deleting ten friends, the application saw 82,000 users delete over 230,000 relationships on the social networking site, according to Inside Facebook.

IT execs see industry growth next year in certain sectors

At its recent Partner Summit, CDW surveyed 273 IT executives about IT spending forecasts for 2009. In the current economy, it would be expected that IT spending would decline next year, but CDW found a bright spot in the clouds (literally).

Google Earth adds 3D layer for Ancient Rome

Google has announced a new layer for its Google Earth application: Ancient Rome 3D. The layer allows users to move through a virtual rendering of Ancient Rome as it looked in 320 AD. The new historical layer sports information about locations of historical significance and even full interiors of some buildings.

Did social media decide US presidential election?

While there will be those who look to race or age or experience or running mate in determining what finally turned the election in Senator Obama's favor, one factor cannot be denied: the use of the Internet, mobile devices, and social media in turning the tide in Obama's favor.

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