Home » 2011 » November

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Apple vs Samsung

Apple vs Samsung

The intellectual property battle rages on between Apple and Samsung. In April 2011, Apple filed for patent infringement, claiming that Samsung copied its iPhone and iPad designs. Courts all over the world have taken on this battle. Europe and Australia, for instance, have ordered preliminary injunctions barring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from shelves — just in time for the holiday ... Read More »

How to Use Google Search More Effectively

How to Use Google Search More Effectively

Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I’m known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that’s shrouded in too much mystery — I’ve just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in ... Read More »

Google+ Adds Mutual Circle Chat

Google+ Adds Mutual Circle Chat

Take a look in the lower left-hand corner of your Google+profile and you may notice a brand new feature: Chat with those in your mutual Circles. This little addition is significant because it breaks down a key interaction barrier between you and those you’re only acquainted with via Google+’s Circles social connection metaphor. As Google explains it in a brief support post, ... Read More »

Adobe Stops Development of Mobile Browser Flash

Adobe Stops Development of Mobile Browser Flash

Adobe has ceased the development of Flash Player for browsers on mobile devices, ZDNet reports citing an upcoming announcement from Adobe. “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to ... Read More »

How Cellphones Shape the Lives of College Students

How Cellphones Shape the Lives of College Students

The majority of college students today use smartphones — although three-quarters don’t foot their own bills. Not surprisingly, this has changed the classroom dynamic. Some 88% text during class; 40% use their phones for last-minute test prep; and a quarter take their devices out during each class. This infographic, created by HackCollege, delves into the intricacies of how college students ... Read More »

Yahoo Buys Interclick for $270 Million

Yahoo Buys Interclick for $270 Million

Yahoo has purchased data-driven ad firm Interclick for $270 million. Interclick, a 4-year-old company that analyzes and identifies the most responsive audiences for marketing using digital media, will help Yahoo better value remnant ad space. Typically, such unsold opportunities are snapped up by other firms, which resell it for a higher price. Yahoo makes about $600 million a year from ... Read More »