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In a push by both technology developers and the print industry, Google is positioning itself to compete against the magazine and newspaper apps available from Apple’s iTunes store with the possible release of the Android Newsstand product. Long languishing to almost the point of death, the periodical and print news industry got a major shot in the arm from Apple. The company sells periodical issues through its iTunes Store at 99 cents per issue for most brands. The original push by Apple gave new life to some publications, with some brands selling more online than it ever did in print. However, there has been a slow but sustained decline in the amount of downloads.
The Consumer Electronics Show of 2011 is going to start on Thursday, January 6. What new and exciting gadgetry can consumers expect to be announced at this year’s show? Plenty of things.
If you read the tech news this morning, you‘ll find a recurrent theme that is underwriting all of 2010’s successes: people don’t want to have to exist for one minute without having access to the Web anymore. Two major trends that have been around for a while took off this year: gains in the smart phone market and in the tablet market.
Google’s latest innovation is attempting to take the driver out of the driver’s seat. After conquering the internet, and lately the world of smart phone operating systems with Android, Google is taking to the road.
Yahoo’s search engine just got a face lift. In an attempt to separate itself from other engines, Yahoo updated its software in a big way, making room for new additions in the future. As far as what the new engine already has, the news, entertainment and sports sections were directly affected with new multimedia boxes that give the user all kinds of interactive options on the left side of the screen. The features offer a more user friendly and convenient organization of important information like images, articles and even tweets. Users will also be able to buy things like movie tickets through the new multimedia boxes.
Android users running version 2.1 or higher can finally use Skype on their phones. Skype announced the expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol services (which just means they offer telephone services using the internet’s connectivity system) to Android users nearly worldwide.
As with most Apple products, the introduction of the iPad left consumers digging into their wallets and competitors wanting in on the action. So, who should Apple watch out for?
Love your Android phone, but hate that your addiction to the game Angry Birds makes you harbor some resentment for it? Well, worry no longer! In just a few weeks Android users will have a full version of the application at their fingertips. Angry Birds has been on the top of Apple’s paid applications list for a long time, and Android users have had to settle for a lite version that only has 15 levels. Not for too much longer though!
Who has time to type out a search term on their smart phones anymore? Google Goggles, a popular Android application that allows users to snap a picture of something and perform a Google search on that item, is now available to Apple products through the App Store.
There are business owners out there that are in denial regarding the potential huge role and impact of the internet on business growth. Most companies carry on without updating their site for years. Even worse, most have no idea how many customers they are losing by not having their products or services visible on mobile internet.