pacman turns 30!

The iconic pacman game turns 30 today and google built a google pacman game for its logo spot today to show honor to the popular video game. The memorable title chosen by Bandai Namco Games for their popular character, PUCK MAN appeared for the first time 30 years ago. With simple rules which are easy […]

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finally … tv and web together with Google TV

It is pretty ridiculous that companies have not been able to successfully bridge the gap between TV and the web but lets face it the technology had been there waiting for over 10 years and nobody has done anything to bring the two together. In steps google as always…from the google blog Google TV is […]

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web 2.0 expo 2010

Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco wrapped up this week. Here is a series of presentations that were done by presenters at the event and posted to the site and to slideshare.com. http://www.web2expo.com/webexsf2010/public/schedule/proceedings

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Google acquired BumpTop for possible 3D workspace

Google is acquiring BumpTop, a startup that aimed to improve the interface of your computer desktop. BumpTop launched its first product about a year ago. The idea was to do away with the same old traditional layout found in both the Windows and Mac operating systems. By turning the desktop into a three-dimensional space, users […]

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xm sirius satellite radio android app

That’s right, how cool is this going to be? Imaging firing up your sprint EVO 4G phone clicking on the xm sirius app and streaming all 120 satellite radio stations right through your mobile device. Its not quite out yet, but its coming. Check out the Android App email sign up page to get notified […]

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Main ways companies are using Twitter

Gartner released a report last year that highlights the different ways that companies are adopting Twitter for business use. Although Twitter was originally intended for communication among individuals, a number of organizations have begun to actively participate on the platform. However, not all companies are using Twitter in the same way. Some are tweeting, some […]

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Google goes Topeka

Google has a handful of April Fool spoofs with google jail and their home screen today has the google logo reading Topeka. Kansas that is. You may of heard that Topeka changed their name to google for a month in order to score a spot on the list for google to rollout the google based […]

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ipad crazy

The twitter buzz is all over the ipad as the masses are starting to get their hands on the new Apple ipad. Some of it seems to be calling it the greatest thing since sliced bread but others keep point to its price tag and flaws. Anyway you look at it the ipad is still […]

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IAC awards announced for 2010

The Web Marketing Association congratulates all of the winners in the 2010 Internet Advertising Competition Awards! 2010 Best of Show Awards were awarded in each of the online medium categories. This year’s winners are: •e-Dialog for e-Dialog 2009 Holiday Card (Best of Show Email message) •Conde Nast Digital for Proctor & Gamble: Must Have Its […]

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Social Media meets Retailing

Deal a Day websites are changing the way we shop in this day and age. One discounter Groupon.com is leading the charge in this new social media driven shop influences. A few other sites working in this same vein are fashion industry focused Giltgroup.com and electronics shoppers are using woot.com to find the best deals […]

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.com turns 25!

It was 25 years ago — March 15, 1985 — that the first dot-com domain name — Symbolics.com — appeared on the Internet, ushering in the commercial age of the World Wide Web. Having a domain name made it simpler for the average person to access a Web site. Instead of having to remember a […]

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Verizon launching new Web interface

Phonearena.com published a piece this week about an upcoming web launch for Verizon. Not sure of the tipster or timing of the new launch. Looks like Verizon is currently working on a new My Verizon webpage for its customers that should be available soon. The list of new and enhanced features is quite long and […]

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iphone Apps for business users

Infoworld recently posted a top ten list for great iphone apps for business users. There are approximately 10,000 apps on the apple app store. User based popular rankings help but, I’d like to see more of this type of ranking and informational pieces for apps. Its just easier to review a suggested app online and […]

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Google Liquid Galaxy Demo at TED

The latest 20 percent Google project, is quite different from anything we’ve seen so far. Oddly dubbed the Liquid Galaxy, it’s a chamber in which the viewer is surrounded by LCDs displaying synchronized imagery from Google’s Street View or Google Earth. Creator of the project and software engineer at Google Jason Holt calls the end […]

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itunes hits 10 billion songs downloaded

It’s not a secret that the iTunes has been a great success for Apple. Since its launch in 2003, the store has been a one-stop shopping destination for music (later came movies, TV shows, and apps for the iPhone and iPod touch). Seven years later, iTunes is still the dominate leader in online music sales […]

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Most Innovative Companies 2010

Fastcompany.com launched their annual Most Innovative Companies online. They have assessed information on thousands of businesses, looking for creative models, real-world impact, far-sighted risk taking, and paradigm-busting execution. They created top 10 lists of the most innovative companies in 24 industry categories. Access the reports for businesses that stand apart from the rest and provide […]

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Firefox 3.6

Time to upgrade. Firefox has put out a new version of their popular browser this new version works awesome. IT’s 20% faster, more stable and customizable. What else is there to say but download it, drop IE and start using. I personally was a big fan when the browser first rolled out but over the […]

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Offical FIFA world cup site

2010 marks the world cup in south africa.  The excitement is high and teams around the world are preparing to see who will emerge as the best team in the world.  Very excited about the US vs England match up.  Only 100 days left until kick off. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup

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top free photo programs

Its not all about mobile apps… People still use their regular computers and most tech buffs are into photography, like me. MSNBC.com ran an article outlining the top free photo programs you can download and use. Sure beats 500 bucks for photoshop, but, none of these programs match up to the functionality of Adobe. We’ve […]

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Making quark-gluon plasma…yummm

Scientists say the tiny bubbles of plasma they’ve created in a “big bang machine” are the hottest dollops of soup ever seen in the universe, reaching temperatures of several trillion degrees. What’s more, the weird properties of that soup may help scientists create a new breed of electronic devices – and figure out why the […]

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tech ads over the years…

MSNBC.com recently ran a story with a collection of videos over the years for tech products.  This is worth tyhe trip down memory lane for any tech junky like myself.  I totally forgot how awesome Coleco was and got a good laugh at the firefox ad. Check out the full story here.

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picfog.com

This new site features realtime image search of twitter type apps.  IT pulls together images via search in social media and sharing sites based on words and tags.  Pretty cool concept and useful to see images of a certain event.  www.picfog.com

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urbandictionary.com

Ran across this Web site that has been around for quite awhile.  UrbanDictionary is a site for modern language and words of today.  Go to the site and input a word and the site will define what that name means in a kind of hip definition way.  I put in my name to see how they […]

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Top Andriod Apps – February 2010

The release of the Google Android operating system devices has irrevocably changed the smartphone landscape, and led more developers to consider creating both free and paid applications for Android Market, Google’s mobile application store. While questions remain about how robustly Android Market can challenge Apple’s App Store, developers have been building thousands of applications for […]

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Top 100 companies to work for

In these trying times working for a great company is on everyones minds.  Fortune recently releases the top 100 companies to work for.  SAS moved into the number one spot.  Is your company on here?  Check out the full list for all the companies. 1 SAS 2% 5,487 2 Edward Jones 8% 37,079 3 Wegmans […]

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Intel Infoscape wall at CES looks awesome.

Wow!  Intel had an awesome 3D web interface running at the CES show last week.  IT seemed visually stunning as well as a possible look into the future of web browsing.  I have been researching web browsing techniques over the last year on a side project that I am working on which makes me very […]

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Google Product Advertising for Nexus One

I ran into this google phone ad for Nexus One online. It seemed odd to me and I’m not sure why. I guess I just don’t see much physical product ads by google. Anyways, Click on the image to get to Google’s microsite for Nexus One. I hear rumors of people complaining of shoddy service […]

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Is the new Apple tablet called iSlate?

There has been so much buzz around tablet computers lately. CES show is in Vegas this week breaking out new tablets, ereaders, phones, and netbooks. But, everyone is holding on to see what Apple has in store for its iSlate tablet. ISlate name is not confirmed yet and information from vendors is still pouring in […]

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Consumer Electronics Show has begun

The CES event started this week. Go to Cnet special coverage to get breaking news and information on the event. I’m looking forward to the skinny on the new Skiff reader. Several e-readers are expected to be showcased at this year’s CES. Hearst Corp.-backed Skiff and Sprint are hoping to attract attention with a reader […]

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Google annouces Nexus One officially

It’s finally official: Google Inc. will sell its own mobile phone! The phone, announced Tuesday, had been widely anticipated since Google handed out the device, called the Nexus One, to its own employees three weeks ago. Consumers will be able to buy the Nexus One for $179 if they commit to a two-year service contract […]

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what will technology bring us in 2010?

What will technology bring us in the coming decade?  Below is a very limited list of technology break-through concepts and products.  Each was faced with opposition and then adoption. Tech Crunch thinks they have the answer.  They recently ran an article that focuses on primarily the mobile Web as this years focus.  I know that […]

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Gadgets of the Decade

Everyone loves new gadgets.  Fast Company did a end of year article on the top gadgets of this last decade.  I certainly have all these gadgets… except my dyson cleaner always had problems and now sits in the basement not used anymore.  Oh yah, I don’t have a intel powered mac (yet) …my favorite was […]

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Even SNL is getting in on the fun…

Saturday Night Live threw in a jab to ATT and the iphone this week.  Every one seems to be jumping on the band wagon to slam ATT and Apple over theire self proclaimed greatness.  I love it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmgKDvWdi6o&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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Android Marketplace hits 20K apps

Android market place is growing at a rapid pace and just passed 20,000  apps at the marketplace.  Phonearena.com reports that 62% of the apps are free and the other 38% are pay for apps.  Mobile Crunch estimates that the app number for Android will hit 50,00 by second quarter.  The growth at this time is […]

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Twitter 101

CIO.com ran an article last week on how to write better tweets.  Twitter’s 140-character message format demands concise, engaging writing, and that’s a skill that a lot of people just don’t have. Here’s practical, expert advice to help you engage your followers and avoid common tweet writing blunders.

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Chat features are a big hit for online shoppers

Biz report has an interesting article to support your next chat initative.  They report, “Over three-quarters of U.S. shoppers surveyed for BoldChat’s research into the effectiveness of live chat technology said the most common reason for initiating the service was when experiencing problems during check-out.  Currently, not many online shoppers are using live chat, and […]

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Can technology provide us with a sixth sense?

TED site has a video of Pattie Maes’ speech in February that dabbles in the technology around providing us humans with the desired sixth sense. Pattie runs a lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry one of her students. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our […]

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Web 2.0 can enhance your Innovation Strategy

CIO magazine featured a timely article today on, ” Four Tips for Getting Good ROI from Web 2.0 Projects.” This article features Embarq’s use of the Jive platform with in their organization to enhance communication and information to boost their Innovation Strategy. Here are four lessons they’ve learned on how to make social networking or […]

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Mobile Netbooks – the new rage

The new buzz word in the mobile and tech industry that you may be hearing alot about is the term Netbooks. Netbooks, are laptops that have gained popularity quickly in the the midst of slowing cell phone sales. Many wireless carriers see this as an extension of the wireless products to embrace, further cutting the […]

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Mobile Blogging with Google

Google recently released a less complicated way of linking up your phone with one or more of your Blogger blogs. It put the settings to post to a specific blog through your phone or e-mail next to each blog’s title inside of the dashboard using small and simple icons. Posting via SMS or MMS message […]

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Web 2.0 Project Management

I am reposting this SlideShare Presentation done last year at Web 2.0 expo by by Dan Olsen. It contains some great information on UI design tenents and role of PM with in Web Projects. Web 2.0 Product Management by Dan Olsen View more documents from Dan Olsen.

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