Crunch time for Microsoft – time to choose a successor

Some believe, however, that it may be too late to make that transition. According to Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “Microsoft missed the boat, big time, on major shifts in the technological landscape. And now the very network externalities that solidified its former dominance probably stand in the way of any attempt to return to past glories.” Continue reading

Originally posted 2013-08-31 18:33:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

A first look at the Google Car! No driver? NO CHANCE!

Reports in the United States suggest that the ultimate goal of the self-driving car project is to create a “robo-taxi” that picks up commuters on demand. Company executives believe that such a system could transform transport systems around the world, doing away with the need for most people to buy cars. They also believe that it would reduce the number of road accidents as well as having environmental benefits.

Automated taxis have long been the stuff of science fiction, such as the robot-operated “Johnny Cab” that featured in the 1990 blockbuster Total Recall.

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Originally posted 2013-01-02 03:31:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Attract More Local Business with Phone and Internet Technology

Attracting local business is important to many firms. Unless you’re based online, you’re likely to be trying to get local customers interested in your business. There are “traditional” advertising methods that work well for targeting local areas. But you can also use modern technology to reach people within a certain geographical location. Marketing methods such as print advertising can be effective for local businesses. But it’s also very useful to think about telecommunications and online advertising too. Through the use of techniques such as landline to mobile technology and local SEO, businesses can use technology to bring in customers in their local area. Continue reading

Originally posted 2014-11-11 11:03:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Four Ways Tech Is Improving Your Life

Technology has improved every aspect of our lives and the prominence it has in society is only growing. In ten years, almost everything we do throughout the day will involve using a piece of tech. It is easy to look at this as a bad occurrence, particularly when the tech scandals seem to be neverending. But for once, let’s be optimistic and look at how technology has improved and is continuing to improve your life. Continue reading

Originally posted 2015-07-28 02:27:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Google vs Apple – Round two goes to Google!

“The price that most developers will pick is free,” said Steve Jobs, late co-founder of Apple, when he launched a store for iPhone applications in 2008. Apple and software developers had “exactly the same interest, which is to get as many apps out in front of as many iPhone users as possible,” he said.

Five years later, the gadget goliath has proved there is money to be made in shunting out goods for nothing. Since its inception, more than 50bn apps have been downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners, generating $9bn (£5.8bn) for software engineers. Apple, which takes a 30% cut of all paid-for applications, has pocketed $3.9bn.

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Originally posted 2012-10-14 01:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter