Posted by Dale Buss on December 15, 2010 09:00 AM
Best Buy says its sales are suffering as shoppers chase deals.
Chrysler teases new 300 model online.
Dynegy sold to Carl Icahn for $665 million.
Facebook called best place to work as CEO Mark Zuckerberg named TIME's person of the year.
Fiat actions raise doubts about Alfa-Romeo.
Gmail enables email delegation.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 23, 2010 09:00 AM
Apple announces Black Friday sale.
BP's $2 billion Gulf compensation fund fails to quell critics.
Citi launches "financial capability" site to educate consumers.
Coty is buying Philosophy, one of of Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things" brands.
Disney's video games chief steps down.
Gawker forced to remove Sarah Palin book excerpts.
GM plans 100-dealer network for Baojun in China.Continue reading...
Posted by Laura Fitch on March 18, 2010 11:44 AM
As rumors swirl that Google will pull up its Google.cn stakes in China by the end of March, it’s far from the end of the line for the company here. Google is still confident about the expansion of many of its other products, with Google CFO Patrick Pichette commenting that he expected sales of Android, the company’s handset platform, to “flourish.”
China Unicom, one of the country’s largest telecom service providers, has already agreed to sell Android handsets, according to Mike Harvey in The Times Online.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on February 12, 2010 07:46 AM
Iran bans Gmail in favor of its own national e-mail program. [CNN Money]
Google purchases question-and-answer website Aardvark. [WSJ]
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen is dead. [Washington Post]
Twitter is atwitter over U.K. Paperchase's plagiarism scandal. [Econsultancy]
New start-up Pixable creates mosaics from your Facebook photos. [TechCrunch]
Toy companies are going green and becoming tech-savvy in 2010. [Reuters]Continue reading...
Posted by Deborah Dunham on February 11, 2010 02:35 PM
Amidst the land of email, tweets, status updates, text messages, and IM’s comes yet another social networking tool – this time from Google.
In a quest to capture more of the social web market share, the Internet search leader has launched Google Buzz – a new networking service for their Gmail customers which gives users an opportunity to network and share updates, photos, and videos with their current email contacts through their computer, hand-held device and mobile phone.
And even though Buzz was just announced yesterday, it already has fellow industry techies buzzing about the potential for customers to get stung with this service.
With no separate set-up or establishment of a new friend list required, Google Buzz allows consumers to automatically share updates with the people they already email and chat with the most. Similar to Facebook, users can communicate with one person or their entire network at a time.Continue reading...
Posted by Heather Strang on February 8, 2010 06:37 PM
Google has announced plans to add social media-esque updates to its Gmail program. Currently, Gmail users can update their availability through the Gmail chat feature, but it simply consists of “available” or “busy” settings, along with the ability to add a custom message.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Google products YouTube and Picasa will also be part of the status update stream. The new feature will allegedly allow individuals to see status updates, much like Facebook and Twitter. But, the big question is: will the new features include Twitter and Facebook updates as an aggregate or will they rival the two?Continue reading...
Posted by Nic Musolino on September 2, 2009 03:02 PM
People used to regularly complain about the endless appending of the qualifier ‘Beta’ to all Google products. Yesterday afternoon Google proved the logic of its naming schema when its free mail service, Gmail, went dark for almost an hour, plunging most of the western world (or at least the small sliver that use Gmail) into confusion and anguish as the ubiquitous and free service was taken from them.
The jokes were barely dry on various blogs before the service had returned. Like Twitter, the lingering damage to reputation will be minimal. Not because they have a joke ‘fail whale’ (the graphic Twitter uses when its service is interrupted), but because you rightly suspect that every second the problem persisted there was hue and cry throughout their catered lunch and scooter-friendly halls. Continue reading...