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.
Stories by Cyndy Aleo-Carreira
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.
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.
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).
A recent news story involves a woman filing for divorce from her husband on the grounds that he was having an affair . . . in the virtual world.
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.
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.