Thursday, November 30, 2006

The new Microsoft site

In just a few hours, the business launch of Windows Vista will take place at the NASDAQ headquarters. At launch, Micosoft will unveil the new site: - intro by Steve Ballmer


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Consumers Uninterested in Zune

To hear Microsoft tell the story, you'd think its recently released Zune MP3 was doing just fine: Sales of the widely-reviled device were "exactly within our expectations," a Microsoft spokesperson said recently.

Reality, however, is a bit more cruel: After appearing in the top 10 on's list of best-selling electronics devices for about a week after its debut, the highest-charting Zune model today can only be found if you scroll quite a ways down the list: The black Zune is currently nestled at number 95. The white and brown models, even more embarrassingly, can be found at numbers 866 and 687, respectively. Michael Gartenberg of Jupiter Research refers to Amazon's sales list as "a pretty good indicator of consumer interest."

So what went wrong? Just about everything, actually.

Read more at WindowsITPro

Friday, November 17, 2006

Apple teams up with airlines to deliver iPod integration

Apple® has announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod® and in-flight entertainment systems. These six airlines will begin offering their passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during flight and allow the video content on their iPods to be viewed on the seat back displays.

“There is no better traveling companion than an iPod, and now travelers can power their iPods during flight and even watch their iPod movies and TV shows on their seat back displays,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “We’re excited to work with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod users an even better in-flight experience.”


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Google Positioning For Move Into U.S. Radio

"Web search leader Google Inc. is hiring scores of radio sales people and is spending heavily in a bid to expand its position in the $20 billion radio industry.

Google spokesman Michael Mayzel said this week that the company will begin a public test of Google Audio Ads by the end of the year. Advertisers will be able to go online and sign up for targeted radio ads using the same AdWords system they use to buy Web search ads."

Source: Reuters

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Get Gmail on your mobile phone

It's new and it's fast. To try it for yourself, point your phone to (this must be from your phone)

Download it once, and start accessing Gmail on your phone with just a click or two. You'll also like it because:
It has the same Gmail interface you know and love

Your account stays synchronized whether you access it from your computer or the phone

You can easily view attachments such as photos, documents and .pdf files

Learn more about Gmail for mobile devices.

Friday, November 03, 2006

UTube Sues YouTube

A dealer of used tube and pipe equipment has filed a lawsuit hoping to strip YouTube of its domain name.

Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment Corp, based Ohio, says that confusion between its website,, and is damaging its reputation and costing the company thousands of dollars.

Since Google announced in early October that it plans to purchase YouTube, visitors to have skyrocketed, from a few thousand per month to more than 70,000 per day, Universal Tube said in its suit.

That extra traffic has crashed Universal Tube's servers several times forcing the company to switch Internet service providers, at an additional monthly cost, in order to handle the increased traffic.

Source: PC Advisor

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Web Reaches New Milestone: 100 Million Sites

There may be a reason. Netcraft, an Internet monitoring company that has tracked Web growth since 1995, says a mammoth milestone was reached during the month of October.

"There are now 100 million Web sites with domain names and content on them," said Netcraft's Rich Miller. (Watch as the Web gave birth to the virtual self -- 2:44)

"Within that, there are some that are busy and updated more often, and that represents the active sites, which are at about 47 or 48 million," he said.

Bloggers, small businesses, and simplicity have combined to create the dramatic growth of sites, much of it just in the past two years.

"The bottom line is it's much easier to create a Web site nowadays, and it's much easier to make money with a Web site," said Miller.

Source: CNN