Google celebrated its 13th birthday with a doodle on the Google homepage.
The latest re-incarnation of MeeGo, the Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, is being called Tizen. Previous incarnations have included Moblin, which was being promoted by Intel. Then Moblin became Meego, a collaboration between Intel and Nokia. Unfortunately, Nokia went its separate way by committing to making Windows phones after taking a billion dolars from [...]
Slideshare, the appropriately named site where you share presentation slides, has ditched Adobe Flash. They redid the whole site in HTML5, which means you can access it with iPhones and iPads now, because iOS doesn’t have Flash. Sometimes the Slideshare widget takes a lot of CPU time, so here’s hoping it’s speedier.
It used to be whenever you searched for something on Google, there’d be a link “Cache” right next to it. It would go to the Google Cache for the URL result. But I just noticed that they’re not there anymore. I don’t know how many days (weeks?) it’s been, but it’s not there now, as [...]
One of the largest drug store chains in the US, Rite Aid, has started up a virtual doctor consultation kiosk program. Customers will pay $45 for a 10 minute consultation. What’s interesting is that virtual consultations appear to have the same success rate as normal consultations. The system even sends the diagnosis to your primary [...]
Robert McGarvey writes that HP has paid $80 million over the years in severance pay, stock options, and so on to fired CEOs Carly Fiorina, Mark Hurd, and Leo Apothekar. Meanwhile, Eric Jackson calls the HP board pathetic, and I agree. It would have been better to spend the $80 mil to flood the market [...]
Up until now you’ve been able to find out who friended you on Facebook, but not who un-friended you. But with the latest Facebook update, the Facebook Timeline feature, you can. You just click on a given year in the timeline. There’s a list, “Made x New Friends”. If someone un-friended you (or you them), [...]
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Meg Whitman, former CEO of EBay, and fresh off a failed gubernatorial bid in California, is set to become CEO of HP, which just fired Léo Apotheker. Apotheker is the one responsible for the disastrous (in my opinion) decision to drop WebOS and HP’s entire hardware business. Whitman was behind the purchase of Skype for [...]