Steve Rubel reports that Yahoo missed its estimates and that’s sending advertising-based stocks down sharply in after-hours trading (MSFT is down a bit too). The market will be interesting to watch tomorrow, that’s for sure.
For those of you who are buying the new Cingular 2125 phone (the one I have) you might want to save these directions on how to use it as a GPRS/Edge modem in your references file for when you need to get on the Internet but no Wifi network is nearby. Thanks to Mike Poulson for doing the hard work.
This is a fun one to play with.
MSR Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite parts in each shot of the series and Group Shot will automatically build a composite image.
Various companies are now offering me a chance to try out their equipment. In the past week I’ve received:
1) Lenovo X41 Tablet PC. I lent that to Jeff Sandquist so that he could try it out since he’s looking for a new Tablet PC.
2) OQO Tablet PC edition. I wish I could afford one of these. It is so cool to use this in the plane. Gets lots of looks since it’s so tiny.
I hear that Nokia is sending me a cell phone — the 90 (very brave of them) so that I can try that out. I also hear that Motion has a Tablet on its way to me. And I picked up various things at CES.
Does getting free stuff change my opinions? Of course! For one, I now have real-world experiences with these products.
Am I less likely to say something bad about them? Probably. If I can’t say something nice I probably won’t say anything at all.
But, I don’t like it when writers don’t disclose that they get stuff for free and I later find out about it. It feels dirty.
How do I know that? Cause I pulled a Rick Segal and checked Flytecomm. You can follow along. I’m on Southwest Airlines from Las Vegas to
Philadelphia Pittsburgh. Flight 2348. I showed my Tablet to a bunch of people standing nearby with a picture of where our plane is. That was a hit.
Update: plane arrived 10 minutes late, just like Flytecomm said.
It was pretty clear to me when I spoke at Google a few months ago that Google was now an advertising company. Today they bought their way into the radio business.
I wouldn’t be suprised if they bought into the TV business or magazine business either.
Google wants to be the one-stop-shop for advertisers.
This news is all over Memeorandum/Tech.