Verizon to pay up to $90 million in refunds to customers

Oct 4, 2010
There were all these little charges of $1.99 charged to customers over the years because of data exchanges initiated by software built into their...
Posted In: business, mobile, Verizon

Obscenely wealthy person slightly less obscenely wealthy than he theoretically could have been

Oct 1, 2010
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer received only half of his potential bonus, a mere $670,000 (insult!) from the Microsoft board of directors after his...
Posted In: ballmer, Entertainment, kin, Microsoft, mobile, Web Culture

Yikes! Android apps covertly sending user data to advertisers

Sep 30, 2010
According to a new study by Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs, several popular free Android apps have been sharing personal...
Posted In: android, mobile, privacy

PlayBook enters the tablet computer fray

Sep 27, 2010
Research In Motion, the company that should just call itself BlackBerry in order to make my life easier because then I wouldn't have to type all...
Posted In: Blackberry, business, gadgets, iPad, mobile

"Get off your stupid smartphone," say new ads for smartphone

Sep 27, 2010
Interesting marketing approach from Microsoft as they get ready to roll out the new Windows Phone. They've created advertisements that talk about...
Posted In: Microsoft, mobile, shame

New augmented reality blows minds, does little else

Sep 20, 2010
Plane Finder AR is a $3 app that lets you stick your phone in the sky and see the flight number, speed, elevation, origin, and destination of...
Posted In: apps, Entertainment, gadgets, mobile

Facebook is building a phone unless they're not

Sep 20, 2010
The buzz all weekend was about a report in Tech Crunch that Facebook was secretly building a mobile phone (or rather building the software and...
Posted In: Facebook, gadgets, mobile, social media, Web Culture

Best Buy CEO: iPads are murdering laptops

Sep 17, 2010
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal as the holiday shopping season approaches. People are leaning toward buying smaller stuff. They're...
Posted In: Best Buy, Entertainment, gadgets, mobile

New marketing: getting it right, getting it wrong

Sep 17, 2010
Right:McDonald's increased foot traffic in its stores by 33% in one day by using FourSquare. This according to the company's head of social media...
Posted In: business, mobile, Web Culture

Walmart gets into wireless business

Sep 14, 2010
Walmart will begin offering their own branded wireless service (partnered through T-Mobile) starting next Monday. The retailer already offers cell...
Posted In: business, mobile, phones, Walmart