BlackBerry apologizes for outagesNew Facebook interaction added to eBay, Siri has some quirky answers and BlackBerry service is restored, but will there be compensation for down time?
-It's Thursday, October 13, 2011. I'm Bridget Carey on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. Blackberry users will find service back to normal today. After 3 days of worldwide data disruptions, Research in Motion's CEO, Mike Lazaridis said in a Thursday morning press conference that the network has been fixed and apologized for the service issues. The problems began on Monday. The center failure caused the domino effect with outages throughout Europe and North America. The company said it is not looking into compensations for effective customers. AOL was pushing the idea to investors that it should merge with yahoo. According to reports from Reuters, AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong believes selling itself to Yahoo will save the companies 1.5 billion by combining resources and they will be stronger kind of like of dynamic duo rather than each struggling along. EBay will be integrating Facebook into its global commerce system, which include services like PayPpal and shopping site builder Magento. By adding Facebook's new open graph function, it means customers don't just click like for an item, but they will be able to click buy, own, want, recommend, or even review. The idea is that it will be boost for online word to mouth marketing. Engineers at Stanford University had developed a tablet App for the blind. The touchscreen braille writer software creates buttons based on the location of the fingers. It's a similar concept to how a traditional braille keyboard works, but of course there are no physical buttons. The thought here is that it can shake up the expensive market for braille devices. If they can be as simple as an app, those who are blind don't have to pay thousands of dollars for machines that do the same thing. For example, one upcoming android based braille display device cost nearly $400. Siri, the voice control task assistant for the iPhone 4S has been discovered to have some pretty interesting responses to unusual questions. Tech website, this is my next posted several gems like if you ask Siri that you need to hide a body, it offers a few helpful location suggestions. It also answers to who's your daddy? I had some thoughts on the meaning of life, but you all know that answer already. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Bridget Carey for CNET.com and you just been loaded.