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WSJ: Google preparing to open digital bookstore, Google Editions

December 1st, 2010

A report filed by the Wall Street Journal indicates that Google, Inc. will be opening an online eBook store in the near future. Scott Dougall, a Google product director, told The Journal that the new store “is set to debut in the U.S. by the end of the year and internationally in the first quarter of next …

Throwback Thursday: Microsoft Encarta

November 11th, 2010

Before the invention of the internets, information was a hot commodity. If you needed to acquire information on an unknown or obscure topic there were several options at your disposal: the public library, that eccentric uncle who always knew the strangest things, and… encyclopedias. Hell, if you’re old enough you might even remember encyclopedia salesman going door-to-door hawking …

Nielsen: U.S. digital music sales flat in 2010

September 27th, 2010

According to analytics company Nielsen, digital music sales in the United States were flat during the first half of 2010; showing no positive growth from 2009. The data should be concerning to record labels as digital music sales rose 28% from 2007 to 2008 and 13% from 2008 to 2009. Nielsen’s Jean Littolff spoke with Reuters …

Apple's hiring of NFC expert sparks digital wallet rumors

August 16th, 2010

Benjamin Vigier is a bit of a near field communication (NFC) pioneer. Since 2004, he has worked with the likes of Bouygues Telecom, Sandisk, and mFoundry. He is also responsible for, “the development of mobile wallet applications for two top US mobile network operators and an NFC wallet application for a top three US bank.” …

Yoko oh no! No Beatles catalog on iTunes for now

August 7th, 2010

This article totally gave me an excuse to write that headline… been saving it for years. Reuters is reporting that 77-year old Yoko Ono was quoted as saying, “don’t hold your breath,” when asked about the possibility of the Beatles catalog coming to the iTunes digital music store. Ono went on to say: “Steve Jobs has his own idea …

Telus says Bye-Bye to Analog, Hello Digital

September 18th, 2008

Hey Canucks! What you see in all those pretty colors are areas where there was analog coverage (in green), and the new digital coverage area. Seems like the digital coverage is slightly better than analog, but there will be those green areas which won’t have digital coverage… worrisome for those emergency situations requiring a quick …

Delta Trialing Cellphone Boarding Passes at LaGuardia

June 19th, 2008

Welcome to the future that should have been here years ago. Why airlines haven’t been doing this for years is beyond us but kudos to those who have finally started to get moving. Delta is by no means the first airline to play with the idea of mobiles to be used as boarding passes, but …