Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

The Technology to Make Mobile Payments a Reality –

March 21st, 2011 No comments

It’s only a matter of time before your mobile phone swallows up yet another piece of technology: your credit card.In this not-too-distant future, rather than pay for gas or dinner with a piece of plastic that you slide through a machine, you will simply tap your phone to pay the bill. For this to become standard in the United States, a number of technological changes need to happen, and companies are already working on them.

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Tablet newspaper, GetResponse and iStock, Google accuses Microsoft’s Bing of cheating

February 2nd, 2011 No comments
Rupert Murdoch announces launch of The Daily tablet newspaper

Photo by Mark Lennihan/Associated Press in the New York Times

Rupert Murdoch launches “The Daily” tablet newspaper

Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday unveiled The Daily, a news app that he hopes will put his News Corporation front and center in the digital newsstand of the near future.

“New times demand new journalism,” Mr. Murdoch said on stage at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan before an audience of reporters, employees and advertising partners. The Daily, an all-purpose publication designed solely for iPads and other tablet computers, is an emblem of that new journalism, he said, telling stories in new ways with a new brand that is unencumbered by legacy printing presses.

Read the article in the New York Times here »

GetResponse Users Get Access to iStockPhoto Images

Email marketing service provider GetResponse is seperating itself from the competition in a rather unique and user-centric manner – images.

The ESP just announced that it is offering 1000 email ready graphics and pictures free – available from within GetResponse accounts – thanks to a partnership with iStockPhoto.

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Google accuses Microsoft’s Bing of ‘cheating, copying’ search results

SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Tuesday accused Microsoft’s Bing search engine of copying its results, after running an elaborate “sting” operation that Google says caught its top search rival in the act.

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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology

January 27th, 2011 No comments

The New York Times logoA recent article by Sam Grobart in the Technology section of the New York Times lists 10 things you can do to for a better experience with your computers, smartphones and assorted gadgets. And often at no cost.

“…the tech industry has given you the impression that making adjustments is difficult and time-consuming. It is not.”

From protecting your photos and files from theft, accidental loss or crashes to protecting your devices from viruses, this article is packed with good advice.

One piece of advice that I have been giving for a few years that also appears in the article is “STOP using Internet Explorer!” Using a modern browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari will give you a better browser experience and offer you a wide variety of add-ons and features.

Firefox, Chrome and Safari are available for Mac and Windows – Firefox and Chrome are available in Linux versions as well.

Read the complete article at the New York Times »

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