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Skype For iPhone Now Released

Skype has released a new iPhone app that allows users to make Skype-to-Skype calls, call landline or mobile phones at a low rate, receive telephone calls to a Skype number, and a few other features. Just 36 hours after it was released, Skype for iPhone was the number one most downloaded free app in over […]

Twitter Monetization Coming Soon

As reported on March 3 when venture capitalists handed $35 million to Twitter, Twitter executives were in no hurry to monetize their free service, stating that they wanted to focus their attention on building and delivering a great service. Since they had plenty of money on-hand, the monetization would come when they decided some of […]

Apple Wants To Own The Term “Pod”

With the tremendous success of Apple’s iPod brand comes many who wish to piggyback on the branding by using part or all of its name in their website addresses or business names- but is Apple going too far? With an estimated 600 companies using the word “pod” in their name, Apple is cracking down on […]

Apple Wants To Own The Term "Pod"

With the tremendous success of Apple’s iPod brand comes many who wish to piggyback on the branding by using part or all of its name in their website addresses or business names- but is Apple going too far? With an estimated 600 companies using the word “pod” in their name, Apple is cracking down on […]

China Bans Youtube

Google has confirmed the rumor that the government of China has blocked access to the most popular video service website YouTube. Approximately 300 million individuals in China regularly use the Internet, and they all report that access to YouTube has been off and on over the past few weeks. Now, access to the site is […]

Five Seconds Of Freedom

Google’s Gmail has just rolled out with another feature- five seconds of freedom. There is a new “Undo Send” button available that enables users to retract a message that they chose to send to someone. Google says that the reasoning behind this feature is to allow users to correct emails that were sent to the […]

IBM May Buy Sun Microsystems

Long time technology giant IBM is in talks to buy out Sun Microsystems, Inc, another big player in the industry. The offer IBM has out on the table is for at least $6.5 billion. If Sun decides to sell, it may be a good decision as the $6.5 billion offer amounts to about double of […]

Paypal Is Growing: My Thoughts

Paypal is focusing more on the mobile market as it is expected to become even larger than the same company that owns it- eBay. Paypal is working on developing a medium that will allow BlackBerry users to purchase mobile apps using their Paypal account. They are also looking to target many users who currently do […]

Bank Awarded Two Character Domain Name

Fifth Third Bank based out of Cincinnati, Ohio was granted the ownership of one of the first two-character mobile domain names ever. In efforts to be consistent with their 53.com domain name, they have been awarded with 53.mobi. While the mobile banking services offered by Fifth Third bank continue to grow, customers have the ability […]

Google Maps Expected To Beat Mapquest

For years, Mapquest has remained the most popular trip planning and travel directions website for the United States. However, Google Maps is expected to take the lead by the end of 2009. As more people rely on Internet services in their daily routines, a 15 percent increase of the annual 300 million unique visitors is […]

Google Opens Twitter Account

Google has finally hopped on the Twitter bandwagon with their own Twitter account. As of the date I wrote this article, they had about 158,000 followers. I found it interesting that their Twitter account page already has a Pagerank of 4 although their account was just opened on February 25. The profile on Google’s Twitter […]

Desktop PC Sales Hit Record Decline

The number of desktop PC shipments for 2009 is expected to be somewhere around 101 million units, down almost 32 percent from 2008. This would mark the sharpest decline in the history of computer sales. As the global economy worsens, individuals and corporations are doing all they can to minimize expenses with new computer purchases […]