Kind of a slow week techwise…
Yahoo Bests Google
Yahoo’s CEO can use some good press on the heels (pun intended) of her somewhat controversial photo for Vogue magazine showing her sprawled out upside down on a lounge chair with her hair fanned out and wearing stilettos. This follows up some work-related controversies she has had, such as her two-week maternity leave, complete with a crib in her office upon her return, and the elimination of Yahoo’s work from home policy.
Microsoft Merges Skype and Outlook
For more information on how to use Skype in Outlook, go to Microsoft Support.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to Connect the World
Facebook has committed $1 billion to this effort and will be joined by Ericsson, Mediatek, Nokia, Opera Software, Qualcomm and Samsung.
Samsung and Sony to Unveil New Products
Released in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season, the two companies may be trying to steal some of Apple’s thunder by announcing their products a scant six days ahead of Apple’s announcement. Apple has hinted that several new products will be coming out this fall.
The announcements also come two days before the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.
Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years!
Manning, who was arrested in May 2010, has already served more than three years while awaiting trial and sentencing. He still faces more than three decades behind bars, although he may be eligible for parole in 10 years time. I wonder how Edward Snowden might be feeling after hearing this news.
Microsoft attacks Google with a fresh round of “Scroogled” ads
As an alternative, Microsoft has offered schools an ad-free version of its Bing search engine. The Redmond giant is also offering parents the opportunity to participate in a ‘Bing Rewards’ program, redeemable by the schools in return for free Surface RT tablets.
This quote from the Scroogled site: “When students use Google for searches in school, they are shown ads that can distract from their studies. Bing for Schools removes all ads from searches on the school’s network, adds strict filters to help prevent adult content, and enhances privacy protections.”
- Catch up with the latest Scroogled ads here: http://www.scroogled.com/schools