If you haven’t updated your resume on the likes of Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn recently, you may want to stop playing Farmville and do so now. A leading software management firm just announced a massive campaign to provide 300 of the world’s biggest companies with “skills maps” of their employees. The headline is where they are getting that data – a fact likely to surprise, and remind, you to take your social media seriously.
Archives: March 2011
With little fanfare, Archos’ latest Android tablet has shown up on Mertado.com with a retail of $199.
This 10″ (1024×600) tablet is the latest budget model from Archos. It’s running Android 2.1 on a low power Rockchip CPU and it has a resistive touchscreen, WiFi, an accelerometer, VGA camera, SD card slot, built in microphone and speaker.
Underneath the Archos label lies a tablet designed by Rockchip, the Chinese CPU maker. The price might make you think this is a cheap junky tablet, but Rockchip designs are usually quite capable. This tablet should have excellent video and media abilities.
According to Eric Berger of Sony Pictures Television, viewers spend about 50 minutes per visit to Crackle on connected TVs. Crackle can be found in the Channel Store on Roku, on the PlayStation 3 Internet Browser home screen and on all BRAVIA Internet Video devices. Crackle is partnered with Google TV and can be accessed via the Spotlight section.
For many sports fans, the first true sign of spring is opening day in Major League Baseball. This year it comes on March 31st, as Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium the first pitch of the 2011 MLB season will cross the plate. Newly retired former Yankees pitcher and crossword puzzle enthusiast will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Yankees host the Detroit Tigers.
The buzz surrounding Google’s Buzz is officially over. The online search giant has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that it used deceptive tactics and violated privacy policies when it introduced the controversial social networking service last year.
The indie eBookstore AReCafe is running a contest this weekend. The contest rules are straightforward but a little unusual. Mystery author Joanne Fluke is giving you the chance to pick what baked good should be the focus of her next book. Cannoli? Angel food cake? Pecan pie?
You can enter the contest by naming the pastry, but you can improve your chance of winning if you include a recipe and also encourage others to participate. The prize for this contest is an eBook bundle worth $20.99. The APPLE TURNOVER MURDER BUNDLE includes 5 mysteries written by Joanne Fluke.
The contest ends on April 3rd, so time of the essence. For full details, click here.
April 16 is a special day for foursquare. It’s not the date of a rollout of a new version, or compatibility with new platforms, or a large infusion of venture capital. So, why April 16? Because four squared equals 16.
Social networking site myYearbook just announced the acquisition of Five Android apps and a multiplayer engine. These efforts are a part of myYearbook’s mobile strategy which is anticipated to see the biggest growth.
A lot of people think it’s cool that YouTube offers a new outlet for talented artists like Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black to get discovered. But not everyone thinks it’s fair. Miley Cyrus says, “It should be harder to be an artist.”
I wrote about the new Qik Video Connect and Video Connect Plus iPhone apps last week.