Microsoft previewed its Windows Phone 7 update, code-named "Mango," today and the company is calling it a more "people-centric approach" to its smartphone operating system.
Just when we thought Skype was on the verge of being bought out by Facebook and Google (see Reuters, last week), in comes today's biggest wireless headline: Microsoft is paying $8.56 billion to buy Skype, one of the world's most popular VoIP providers (it has 124 million active users worldwide).
A new Google study, conducted by Ipsos/OTX, has confirmed we are addicted to our smartphones and revealed how we use them to help make purchasing decisions, wrote John Paul Titlow of ReadWriteWeb.com (April 28).
On April 28, Nick Bilton of the New York Times blogged about what may be "the next era of consumer web search."
CBC News reported last week (April 20), that an Ottawa hospital ordered 1,800 iPads. These are in addition to the 500 iPads hospital staff were already using.
Yesterday (April 26), Nielsen published a report about smartphone adoption, and the results confirm that Android has been gaining mind-share in recent months.
Above photo: Scott Huffman, left, and Amit Singhal of Google. With voice search, Google learned it had trained people to use keywords. (Photo credit: Peter DaSilva for the New York Times)
It could very well be the friendliest city in all of the USA, and it evident as Indianapolis hosted both the Women's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament as well as hundreds of Moorehead TCC employees and agents.
On April 16, Sarah Kessler of Mashable.com reported on a new startup that is bringing the future -- targeted billboard advertising -- to present day.
As near field communication (NFC) technology makes its way to more and more smartphones, AT&T isn’t convinced the average consumer is quite ready to adopt the technology for making m-commerce payments. As a result, the company is launching an m-commerce app of its own, for consumers to use in the meantime.