Category Archives: Companies

Google is reaching for the top!

It now seems that Google is having a go at most things nowadays with such things as Google Plus and the chrome notebooks. But now their web browser has become the second most favorite in the UK.

Google as toppled over 22% of users and has taken over firefox as the one of the most popular.

The main reasons is the amazing speed over other web browsers and it’s neatness to it and not having lots of toolbars like IE9 or FireFx

I am a user and have used all the bug browser names (opera, firefox, safari, IE9 and chrome) and I have found chrome to be the best.

Google is doing a great job at the moment!

What do you think of Chrome

(UPDATE: Brett’s Note: Opera and Chrome is the best to me!)

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Samsung Overtakes Nokia’s Sales

It seems that things are just getting worse for phone giants nokia.

Samsung has now overtaken Nokia in smartphone sales. This is bad news for Nokia, it’s not the only thing that sanding carry, as they make a large variety of electronic products too.

Nokia isn’t doing so well because of their slightly outdated looks and a very outdated symbian operating system. If Nokia wants to dominate the mobile world, they may need to take a step to either Windows phone 7 or an Android OS very soon.

Apple INC. Takes in more money than the government

According to the  U.S. Treasury Deptment, the U.S. Government had a cash balance Wednesday of $73.8 billion, it’s less than what Steve Jobs has lying around. Apple had a big $76.2 billion in cash on Wednsday. Unlike the U.S. government, Apple rolls in more money than it spends.

IE users have lower IQ than users from other Web Browsers

In a recent study by AptiQuant the results show that IE users have less IQ points than any other web browser users. IE users score barley 80 IQ points, Chrome and Firefox users score around 110 while Opera and Camino users scare over 120.

Look at this chart and see the results for yourself.

Popular Companies Stock Goes Down

Today Apple’s Stock went down aswell as others on NASDAQ

Below are the stock info

Apple: AAPL – 1.34

Google: GOOG -7.25

Amazon: AMZN -1.38

Microsoft MSFT -0.32

 

This is not acceptable for the companies, Hopfully stock will go up by tomarrow!

Apple Updates the Mac Mini

On July 20th Apple updated the Mac mini with next-generation Intel Core processors, new graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, and Lion, the world’s most advanced operating system. The new Mac mini delivers up to twice the processor and graphics performance of the previous generation in the same amazingly compact and efficient aluminum design. Starting at just $599 (US), the new Mac mini can be ordered HERE

Google maps tells you when to get off the bus

Anyone in london knows how difficult it is to get around such a large congested city. Its even worse for someone who has never been there. But it seems that google maps can help you with that.

This is down to their new public transport addition to it. It not only lets you find out how long it will take, but where you should get off and such others etc. You can use it to plan bus, Tube, DLR and tram journeys. And if you have an Android phone, it’ll even tell you the location of the nearest Underground station or bus stop and, once you’re on your way, tell you when to get off.

This is a great addition to google maps and i would like to try it first hand. lets hope it doesn’t get lots of people who have come to see the olympics going to the wrong place!

Google Launches Hotel Finder

Google has launched hotel finder which Google says will make finding a hotel easier. This interface finds the hotels in the area you type in. The hotel finder also has the prices for the hotel incorporated into it. Also you can book hotel rooms, Compare Hotels and Make Short list’s for hotels you would like to compare further.

 In my opinion i think this will be useful for people who want to find hotels and compare them.

This Google tool is still in experimental mode but you can try it out at http://www.google.com/hotelfinder/

Google Launches “Interventions” Its time to make the switch

The company today rolled out a cheeky new “email intervention” program, offering existing Gmail users with a way to nudge their friends to switch over from their existing provider.

“You’ve probably already improved the lives of your friends and family members by helping them switch to Gmail, but what about that one friend who still hasn’t made the switch?” the site reads. “It’s time to take a stand and stage an intervention.”

What that amounts to is one of three specialized form e-mails that existing Gmail users can pick from and send to friends that includes a prepared “intervention video” that pitches the service. Users can also record their own personalized message that uses YouTube.

Groupon Buys Zappedy for 10.3 Mil

First before your crazy mad about what thees companys are about.

Groupon:

Launched in November 2008, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in 43 countries, and soon beyond (read: Space). We have about 7,000 employees working across our Chicago headquarters, a growing office in Palo Alto, CA, local markets throughout North America and regional offices in Europe, Latin America, Asia and around the world.

Our company philosophy is pretty simple: we treat our customers the way we like to be treated. That boils down to a few key things:

We sell stuff we want to buy. A great price is only half the battle – it’s also got to be a great product or service. Between our top-rated business partners and unbeatable prices, you should feel comfortable venturing out and trying something new – just because it’s featured on Groupon. We want Groupon to be an addiction you can feel good about.

No BS. We really want you to love Groupon. “Gotchas” and buried conditions that sour the experience are a terrible way to accomplish that goal. We want each Groupon purchase to feel too good to be true, from the moment you buy to the day you use it. If there’s anything unusual about a deal (e.g. an inconvenient location) we go out of our way to point it out.

Unbelievable customer service. Like you, we’ve suffered through hour-long “transfer-athons” with customer service departments, or waited days for an email reply to a simple question. If you contact us, we’ll do what it takes to make things right – and we’ll do it fast. Email us, or speak with a human (during normal business hours): (877) 788-7858

Groupon Origins

Groupon grew out of a website called The Point, a website launched in November 2007 that lets you start a campaign asking people to give money or do something as a group — but only once a “tipping point” of people agree to participate. By delaying action until enough people come together to have a real impact, The Point helps consumers, employees, citizens, activists, parents — or anyone — come together and solve problems that they couldn’t solve alone. Learn more about The Point here.

We came up with the patent-pending idea for Groupon as an antidote to a common ailment for us city-dwellers: there’s so much cool stuff to do, but the choice can be overwhelming. With so many options, sometimes the easiest thing is to go to a familiar restaurant, or just stay at home and watch a movie. As a result, we miss out on trying all the cool things our cities have to offer. By focusing on one good or service each day, Groupon makes it simple. And by leveraging The Point’s framework for collective buying, Groupon is able to offer deals that make it very difficult to say no.

While we started Groupon as a side project of The Point, it’s taken on a life of its own.

Zappedy:

Gets your products and services online in less then five minutes

So, If you small business dosen’t have a webpage you can do that at Zappedy

Or you want more buisness, Zappedy offers online advertising.

Lets Get To The Details:

Groupon has claimed Zappendy for 10.3 million, according to a document filed with the SEC today. A Groupon spokes person confirmed the deal, but denied to elaborate on the details. Already Zappedy’s site has been edited: We are happy to join the Groupon team!

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