Twitter Startup Tips

As you may or may not know, Twitter has a little bit of a learning curve. It’s not a bad curve until it is compared to Facebook and things people are more familiar with. Your average Facebook user that doesn’t use Twitter, will look at it and see a project they don’t want to tackle. Here are a couple of tips that I have seen around and have come up with myself to help those people ease in to Twitter. Read more of this post

I Live The Google Lifestyle Too

Back in May, Devon wrote an article entitled “I Live The Google Lifestyle.”  I can relate to some of the things he said, and I’ve been meaning to write my own version of that article.  So a whole 3 months later, here it is.

Google is going to take over the world, starting with the Internet.  Seriously, Google is everywhere.  It started back in the late ’90s as a simple search engine, but it now monopolizes the Internet industry.   Read more of this post

New Amazon Kindle – Direct shot at iPad?

I’ve personally been following Amazon’s innovative ebook reader solution the kindle and I believe this is the first that has anything on the iPad.  Read more of this post

Facebook Is On ‘Lockdown’ As It Prepares For Its War With Google

Google isn’t the only one gearing up for a social network battle.

Rumors recently surfaced that Google is working on developing a Facebook competitor called Google Me (which, I might point out, is a God-awful name), and it only became more obvious with their recent acquisition of social app maker Slide.

We are now hearing from a reliable source that Facebook is working on fending off Google’s plans.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg has officially declared that the company is on “lockdown” for the next 60 days.  Within this lockdown period, the office is open on weekends as the company works to revamp all of the major Facebook features in preparation for the rise of Google Me.  Apparently Zuckerberg even has a neon “Lockdown” sign on his office door.   Read more of this post

Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Will Be Dead In 5 Years

Today at the Techonomy in Lake Tahoe, Maria Bartiromo sat down with a few panelists including Bill Joy, Kevin Kelly, Nicholas Negroponte, and 
Willie Smits.  The topic was the future of technology, and Negroponte had something very interesting to say.

He said that the physical book is dead.  According to him, people are going to have a hard time accepting it, but it is happening.  Think about film and music.  Back in the ’80s, people like him were predicting that physical film was about to die, and companies like Kodak were denying it.  Back then, everything was physical, but things are changing now.   Read more of this post

An Interview About My Thoughts On Blogging

I was interviewed a couple of days ago by Drew from ImNotAFamousBlogger.com, who interviews upcoming bloggers who aren’t necessarily in the mainstream yet.  Falling into that category, I thought hey, why not?  It was fun sharing some of my goals and perspectives on the subject of blogging, and I’d like to thank Drew (a.k.a. BenSpark)  for publishing the interview.

If you’d like to take a look, you can click here to read it.

Microsoft’s Mystery Hardware: Arc Touch Mouse, Set To Launch In September

Microsoft has been teasing a new piece of hardware via Twitter over the past week, and we now know what it is:  The Arc Touch Mouse.

Details of the device began surfacing in early July as retailers began publishing store listings for a “Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse.”  Microsoft registered arctouchmouse.com on March 30, and redirected it to a Bing search for “arctouchmouse.”  According to inside sources, it is set to launch in September 2010.

Presumably, the mouse came about as a result of Microsoft’s “Mouse 2.0” research project.  The project outlined different designs for a possible multi-touch mouse, one of which looking very similar to the Arc Touch Mouse.   Read more of this post

Eric Schmidt On Google Wave’s Death: “We Celebrate Our Failures.” [Video]

As you may have heard, Google Wave is now dead.  But why?  Google CEO Eric Schmidt took some time after the Techonomy conference to answer that.

Thanks to MG Siegler of TechCrunch for the video.   Read more of this post

So 20 Android Phones Outsold 1 iPhone? But How?!

Shocker:  On Monday, Android sales overtook iPhone sales.  This seems to be a big deal to the media, but why?  How many Android phones (that are still being sold) are there in the US?  I’d say 20, more or less.  Why is it so shocking that those 20 phones, on 4 carriers, overtook 1 phone, on 1 carrier?  Sure, it’s a known fact that Google Android is an iPhone competitor, but on what world is it logical to compare the sales of 20 different phones to 1 single phone?   Read more of this post

Google Wave Waves Goodbye

It was fun while it lasted.  Google has announced that it will be ending further development of Google Wave, their real-time messaging platform.

Wave was unveiled in May of 2009 at the Google I/O event in San Francisco.  It could be described as a combination of email, IM, and Twitter.  Users can drag and drop files from their desktop to the conversation.  It also allows for real-time document collaboration.

Although Wave had some loyal users who loved the service (including our own Devon Schreiner), “it has not seen the user adoption we would have liked,” says Google.   Read more of this post