Archive for February, 2013

Facebook makes targeted ads easier for marketers

Facebook makes targeted ads easier for marketers

Facebook plans on making marketing much more easier for companies. It has announced that its custom audiences tool, which was released back in September to let marketers create more relevant ads for users, has received an update that will help marketers to create better, more targeted ads to attract users with. This tool will combine the help of 4 companies, Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai, to help businesses with their online/offline marketing.

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ISPs consequences for abusing Six Strikes program revealed

ISPs consequences for abusing Six Strikes program revealed

5 internet service providers, including AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision launched their "Six Strikes" anti-piracy program this Monday. The program is the latest attempt for ISPs to stop its users from pirating software and media illegally. At the launch of the piracy program, the ISPs kept quiet about the consequences that would ensue if the users reached their 5th or 6th warning, but now they've explained their punishments.

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Samsung plans to double tablet sales this year

Samsung plans to double tablet sales this year

Samsung plans on doubling its tablet sales this year according to Y.H.Lee, executive VP for Samsung's mobile division. While Samsung hasn't fully disclosed how many tablet sales it made in the year of 2012, the estimated number of sales it has to make in 2013 would equal about 40 million units. Considering Samsung's reputation and power in the mobile industry, it may be able to reach those intended figures.

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Sergey Brin talks Google Glass at TED conference

Sergey Brin talks Google Glass at TED conference

Today, Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke at the TED conference held in Long Beach, California. There, he discussed Google's latest gadget, Google Glass. He praises the many features Google Glass has to offer, as well as its ease of use. He states that Google Glass will help him realize the dream he had when he helped create Google 15 years ago. Though along with the praise, he does make a few statements that are a tad bit offensive to smartphone users.

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Tim Cook talks financials at Apple’s shareholders meeting

Tim Cook talks financials at Apple’s shareholders meeting

Apple's annual shareholders meeting was held today, and present were many shareholders who were concerned about Apple's decline in stock prices since September. Apple's stock price is down 35% since its $702.10 peak in September. Its stock price is currently sitting at $443.77. This drop in stock price took out a total of $240 billion in shareholder wealth, and shareholders want to know what Apple plans on doing to change things around.

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Chromebook Pixel hands-on: does Google tempt the daring?

Chromebook Pixel hands-on: does Google tempt the daring?

Google's brand new Chromebook Pixel wasn't entirely unexpected, but last week they blasted onto the high end laptop scene with the all-new device. With all previous models being aimed primarily at the low end, this Google-made Chromebook looks to change everything. With a stunning 2560 x 1700 HD 'Pixel' display, a powerful Intel Core i5 processor, and a beautiful design is it worth $1,299? Read on for our first impressions.

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HP will focus on the tablet market

HP will focus on the tablet market

HP is planning on shifting its attention from the PC industry to the tablet industry. It has already started on this transition by announcing its new HP Slate 7 tablet, a $169 budget tablet that will definitely catch the eyes of consumers, and also make it a decent competitor to Amazon's line of 7-inch Kindle tablets. While it is $10 more than the cheapest 7-inch Kindle Fire, it does have the benefit of running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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Don’t expect Android and Chrome OS to merge any time soon

Don’t expect Android and Chrome OS to merge any time soon

Android and Chrome OS: Google's split attention between two overlapping platforms has long come in for criticism, but rumors of a merge in time for the Chromebook Pixel failed to pan out. Then again, is the world ready for a $1,300 Chromebook, no matter whether it runs Android or Chrome OS? Perhaps not, Google's director of Android user experience, Matias Duarte, says, but there's more in Pixel's prescience of the touchscreen future, he argues.

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