Last month, Twitter posted a job listing saying it was looking for someone who knew business, and now it looks like the microblogging site has found one--the first of several, it appears. Twitter has hired Kevin Thau, a veteran of tech companies Buzzwire and Openwave, as its director of mobile business development.
According to Twitter stats app Twitterholic, Thau has been using Twitter since early March of last year. He's been hired in part to handle the "crushing amount" of partnership proposals that Twitter receives. The mobile front is particularly important for Twitter, as it's the … Read more
Taking a page from Google's book, perhaps, the new Locate Me feature in Windows Live Search Mobile can work on non-GPS phones to zero in on your approximate location. If that fails, you can easily … Read more
I'm a big Apple fan, but I'll admit that I'm hoping that Palm's new Pre device, glowingly reviewed by Dan Lyons in Newsweek, will dent Apple's iPhone fortunes.
Not forever, mind you. I just want Apple to have to compete again. Like Microsoft with Office and Windows, Apple too often can take its fan base for granted now.
You don't agree? Consider some obvious features that Apple has stubbornly resisted including in its iPhone updates: copy-and-paste, ability to run multiple applications simultaneously, etc.
Designed to work in conjunction with the publisher's mobile phone data keeper, this desktop database creator offers little on its own. Mobile Secretary for Desktop's almost blank interface is designed to let the user handcraft all data fields and folders. Any user needing a Help manual will be sorely disappointed and quick to give up on this freeware app. Operation shouldn't vex experienced users, but they'll find the app too limiting compared with other common database programs.
Mobile Secretary for Desktop requires the Java Runtime Environment to operate, which means it doesn't actually install to … Read more
Even at a show like CES there's always room for basic phones. Just take the Samsung SGH-T119, which T-Mobile debuted in Las Vegas. The candy-bar design is about as simple as you can get, as is the pale gray color scheme. It will be available in February.
Features are equally minimal. You'll find a speakerphone, a voice recorder, a calendar, a calculator, an alarm clock, a currency converter, messaging, speed dialing, support for T-Mobile's myFaves, and a Web browser. You also get photo caller ID, though the T119 doesn't have a camera. It's only dual-band (… Read more
The Consumer Electronics Show tends to be about small gadgets, the kind that fit in the hand or a pocket, or at least don't take up too much space on a desk or TV stand.
For Advanced Micro Devices, however, CES 2009 was an opportunity to talk about a supercomputer, the sort of high-tech machinery that even today tends to require at least a modest-sized room.
AMD said Thursday that by the second half of the year, it will be ready to go with the massively parallel "Fusion Render Cloud" supercomputer. And where supercomputers typically are used … Read more
If knowledge is power, then salespeople in the field and roving business execs can now wield their share of it thanks to two new mobile apps. Hoover's Mobile and Hoover's MobileSP tap into the Hoover's business directory to bring instant company and employee information to sales, financial, media professionals, and just about anyone else drenched in B2B.
The free Hoover's Mobile for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile phones looks up company information, phone numbers, the building address, executive organization, competitors, and financial overview for any company you enter--like the one whose doors you're about to … Read more
Sprint may have the Palm Pre, but T-Mobile wasn't a wallflower at CES. The carrier announced five new cell phones that span the range of usability. In the smartphone category there's the T-Mobile Shadow and the Rim BlackBerry Curve 8900, the Nokia 7510 is a midrange handset, and the Motorola Renew W233 and the Samsung SGH-T119 weigh in on the basic side.
It's a decent assortment in most regards, and we're glad to see T-Mobile starting the year off with a bang. So you can see all the handsets together, we've wrapped them up in … Read more
Subscribers to the new Way2Go service will be able to create up to 30 3D aerial picture routes online, which they'll then be able to access from their cell phones through a downloadable viewer. GPS tracking and verbal and written directions will also be there to keep you on course.
In addition to using routes to get from point A to point B, the service lets you forward … Read more