Google Super Bowl Ad, Project Titan, Social Media and portable computing.
News, tips and information impacting your life through technology.
Show Notes Episode 20
What’s new in tech!
- Google Super Bowl Ad
- Facebook project Titan
- Is Social Media too fast?
- Will Google become your ISP?
Discussion of the Cast
Portable computing: iPad and Apple products
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Dave visited San Diego this weekend and took part in the day-long Podcast San Diego event. The event featured keynotes and presentations from Kate Erickson, Shannon Hernandez, Anthony Tran, Espree Devora, and many other headliners in the podcasting industry. With some many great presentations, Dave gives you the main takeaway from each presentation. In the second half of the show, Amazon is in the news again. The tech giant is making headlines with the Dash Button, as they have partnered with 18 business to provide you a cool in-home service. In addition, Amazon is making themselves a household name with the introduction of Home Services.
Best Buy shenanigans, Kmart again, Blackberry app and Social Media Billions.
Is your mobile device always in reach?
- Always on my person (58%)
- Always within my vicinity (28%)
- It’s a 50-50 split (11%)
- I’m always having to look for it (3%)
The Waves of Tech crew quickly dissects the poll results. Thanks for your participation everyone. We love the feedback and your willingness to help us out.
2. Blackberry Podcast App
Get free podcasts delivered directly to you with the BlackBerry Podcast app. Subscribe to your favorite podcasts or download new ones. Blackberry has designed a native app that is user based and friendly. Get it! It’s free and the Waves of Tech Media Network shows will be on there soon.
3.The shenanigans of Best Buy continue
What is Best Buy up to now!?!? To optimize or not to optimize using Best Buy services, that is the question. Relive Dave’s story of his recent visit to Best Buy in helping a co-worker pick out a new laptop. Broken manufacturer seals, “Inspected By Best Buy” stickers, and more Tom Foolery.
4. Kmart crap again
How many times have you answered a survey question before paying with your credit card at a store? Probably quite a few and probably without much thinking about it. Steve addresses the concerns about answering these questions and explains how data is being used to the business’ advantage.
We all know that advertising is big business worldwide. Social networks are estimated to bring in arounf $3.3 billion this year with an anticipated increase of 25% in 2011. Where do Myspace, Facebook, and social gaming sites fit into the equation. Listen in and follow the show note link here.
We learned this week that Amazon now has a deal with Apple to sell most of the Apple products on the online retailer’s marketplace. Absent from that is the HomePod and for good reason. InSight landed on Mars this week as it is set to explore and teach us more about what’s going on beneath the surface of the red planet. In more Apple news, the Silicon Valley giant is battling with iPhone users over the 30% commission earned from app store purchases and app developers. Lastly, we share a few stories related to customer service, cancelling accounts, and strange mapping directions.