The death of e-mail? July 13, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Internet.
“Instant” may replace the “e” in e-mail > The death of e-mail? E-mail may be on the way out, at least for teenagers.
Trends show that many young people now prefer instant communication, such as text messaging and commenting on MySpace.com personal pages, because it allows for faster conversations and shorter wait-time.
Maxell’s “Guy” to be face of X Games campaign July 13, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Entertainment, Sports.
Maxell’s “Guy” to be face of X Games campaign > Maxell Targets Youth Market With X Games Campaign
Maxell’s iconic “Blow Away Guy” will be the star attraction of a major print, online and TV sponsorship with ESPN for the Aug. 3 through 6 “X Games 12″ action sports competition in Los Angeles.
The campaign includes ads in the print editions of Rolling Stone, Stuff and Wired!, as well as Yahoo! Music, and a specially created online game aimed at younger consumers.
Expanded toy, baby offerings on Amazon July 13, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Business, Internet.
Amazon debuts expanded toy, baby store > Expanded toy, baby offerings on Amazon
The online retailer for the first time will extend its shipping promotions to shoppers who buy toys and baby products on its site, including its long-standing free shipping promotion on orders of $25 or more.
Amazon spokesman Patty Smith said the company would continue to add selection in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. “We’ve got a ways to go,” she said.
‘Google,’ ‘Unibrow’ Added to Dictionary July 13, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Google, Internet.
Google added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as a verb > ‘Google,’ ‘Unibrow’ Added to Dictionary
Need tips on how to groom a unibrow or soul patch? Just google it. Or get a mouse potato to do it for you. If you’re still lost, grab the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary for a definition of those and about 100 other words that have made their way into its pages.
But be warned: you might come across a drama queen (a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions), an empty suit (an ineffectual executive), or a himbo (an attractive but vacuous man _ think “male bimbo”.)
AOL could offer free Web to high-speed users July 13, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Internet.
Report: AOL could offer free Web to high-speed users. Read this report > AOL may offer free high-speed connection to Web
Time Warner Inc.’s AOL unit is considering whether to forgo up to $2 billion in subscription revenue to switch to an ad-driven model of Web and e-mail services for users with high-speed connections, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
The proposal calls for AOL to charge monthly fees only to users with traditional dial-up service.