Rumors have been brewing for a while that Dell [NASDAQ:DELL] had a new mini-desktop in the works, and it appears that the rumors were correct. The Studio Hybrid, as it's being called, appears in an anonymous tipster's copy of an internal customer service session meant to guide customer service reps through wireless keyboard and mouse resynchronization (the machine comes with these peripherals out of the box).
Two former Google [NASDAQ:GOOG] developers left the company in 2006 to begin a harrowing endeavor: build a search engine that could index more pages than their former employer's. The pair -- couple, actually, as they're married -- succeeded, at least in numerical terms. Cuil (pronounced "cool") searched 121 billion pages, which is about three times what Google's spider indexes.
1.Art installed throughout healthcare facilities makes everyone feel better! Art in hospitals, clinics, examining rooms and offices is widely recognised as a valuable asset to healing and a testament to the quality of care being provided.
As a marketer I have to admit that I had a rather visceral reaction to the June 2008 article by Dan and Chip Heath called "Dirty Marketing Campaigns: How marketers create disgust and embarrassment -- and why we shouldn't put up with it." (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/126/a-dirty-shame.html)
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Digitimes is reporting some new dirt on the activities of everyone's favorite netbook maker, Asus [TPE:2357]. The Taiwanese manufacturer is apparently not done stuffing the Eee line with models and features, say the rumor mill, reporting that the Eee PC will get "all-day" batteries and continue to push out upgrades and functionality at an aggressive rate.
As the release of Google's [NASDAQ:GOOG] Android mobile phone operating system nears, speculation abounds. But here's a new rumor, fresh from the research firm J. Gold Associates: they say that Android and Nokia's Symbian will "combine," with the goal of forming "a single open source OS" in the very near future. If that's the case, it had better happen fast -- Android's first iteration is set to release in Q4 of 2008, and it was only a month ago that Nokia announced that its newly-acquired Symbian OS would be open source.
AT&T [NYSE:ATT] definitely got the short end of the stick (or stock) during the iPhone 3G rollout, as the little orange stores sold out almost immediately. For a while, it was looking like the only way to get an iPhone 3G in-hand was to bake in the hot sun for four hours outside an Apple [NASDAQ:AAPL] store in line. Well, the tables have turned now that the Apple stores have all run out of stock as well.
If Blockbuster's [NYSE:BBI] plan to provide in-store movie download kiosks seems idiotic, then perhaps this bit of news will bring you a higher respect for their business plan. The company has been beta testing its new Movielink download service, a feature of which is at-home downloads. BBI has picked about 500 of its Total Access customers to try out the at-home service, which allows users to rent movies for $2 and buy then for $8.
An article in the New York Times earlier this week described an effort by the legendary print magazine Esquire to make “a nod to the digital age” by using something called E Ink on its cover. That’s pretty much what it sounds like: electronic ink, so the cover can blink like a Times Square billboard, as opposed to a staid old highway billboard.