At less than 10 years old, Google is no longer a spring chicken. The search engine giant's stock went into a tailspin Tuesday when Chief Financial Officer George Reyes said advertising revenue growth is slowing. The disclosure at a Merrill Lynch Internet Advertising conference in New York sparked wide selling on Wall Street, as the American Stock Exchange Internet Index fell more than 3 percent.. . . Full Story: "Google Shows Its Age"
Both companies and individuals have become much more successful lately coping with computer viruses by buying, installing and using anti-virus software. But what about the REAL germs living on your mouse and keyboard?. . . Full Story: "Dealing With The Computer Viruses On Mouse And Keyboard"
Apple plans to announce something tomorrow, and the rumor mill is working overtime trying to guess what that announcement might be. Over the weekend, one possibility -- a big-screen video iPod -- was knocked out of contention after a hoaxter posted a step-by-step video about how he created the fake prototype photo everyone was buzzing about.. . . Full Story: "For Apple, There's No Business Like Show Business"
A whopping 66 percent -- two thirds -- of "young online users" (13 to 21) send more instant messages than e-mail messages, according to a study by America Online. That's up from last year, when just 49 percent claimed to send more IMs than e-mails.. . . Full Story: "IM Skyrockets, E-Mail Declines Among Young"
A company called PSPdownloadservices.com is offering unlimited game and movie downloads for the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) for life. The Price? $34.95 -- basically a rounding error. Normally the fee is $74.95, but they're offering a promotional price until tomorrow (Thursday). Sounds great, but what's the catch?. . . Full Story: "Site Offers $35 Unlimited PSP Games For Life"
An injunction banning Google Image Search from displaying nude photos from Perfect 10, an adult-oriented Web site, may have implications for Google's book-scanning project, for which it is also being sued.. . . Full Story: "Will Porn Copyright Ruling Endanger Google Book Scanning?"
I love the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. Though overpriced, the store tries really hard to find both cool and exclusive products, many of which are just awesome toys you couldn't even imagine when you were a child. One great example is a new remote-controlled robotic shark.. . . Full Story: "Why Everyone Needs A Remote-Controlled Shark Robot"
Nokia staff at the 3GSM show have revealed that Nokia is working on follow-on models to the Linux-based Nokia 770, which Personal Tech Pipeline reviewed recently. The 770 is a table form-factor device with an 800x480 screen optimized for Web surfing.. . . Full Story: "Nokia Working On Next-Gen 770 Tablets"
My Treo 650 is a marvel of engineering. It's packed with amazing features and capabilities, including a digital camera, Bluetooth support, thousands of available downloadable software programs, QWERTY keyboard and much, much more. I just wish I could turn off that annoying blinking green light.. . . Full Story: "Finally: The Right Kind Of Cell Phone Innovation"
I told you back in November about three new Treo smartphones from Palm expected to ship in 2006: 1) A Windows Mobile version; 2) an inexpensive device code-named "Lowrider"; and 3) a sleek, internal-antenna 3G device code-named "Hollywood." Since then, the Windows Mobile device has shipped, and we haven't heard a peep about the other two.. . . Full Story: "Palm Treo 800p Rumor In Circulation"