WHAT IS GOOGLE VOICE?
The Battle Continues, Google, MS, Apple, Yahoo, Gear up!
Okay, I’m a PC, and this is getting good, lol. Yes, Microsoft has fell asleep at the wheel the last 3, maybe 5, years, with a sorry operating system and virtually all other software left untouched with minor upgrades. I waited for major changes as I stuck with XP as long as I could and microsoft office made me an expert after messing with it for a day or two because it was similar to the previous version. Now Microsoft has toughened up and aggressively hopes to reestablish its tech mojo. I guess they felt the attack on a growing industry that couldn’t really be predicted at times and Google’s empire is surely big now. That attack was led by Apple trying for marketshare and mocking Microsoft’s flaws in commercials aimed for the youth. Apple has a high quality product, yet expensive, as Microsoft has the power to offer cheap products that are already a platform for many users, even businesses.
Apple’s iPhone has the most impact today, u notice it’s the center of many new technologies. Apple App’s is the fast growing arena as the mobile industry’s smartphone taps the internet for extended functions. AT&T and Apple’s long relationship has helped the iPhone find light. Google nerds have attempted to add their new app, Google Voice, that would give users power to control phone function through one central number from Google. Apple has rejected, or should we say “still reviewing” the app, as they feel the threat to their current vision in the mobile industry with AT&T. This battle has continued for months with the FTC stepping in to investigate the fairness of this conflict.
Well today, Google wheeled and dealed with Verizon, announcing a partnership to launch Google phones for the Verizon Network, can you hear me yet? This deal includes the Google Android, Google Wave, and Google Voice wrapped up in the new cellular phones. I think this is a good pair as both of these companies have shown tremendous innovation and skills in the tech industry.
We will see where this leads Microsoft as they have acquired a great chunk of Yahoo, making a great deal as well. Microsoft and Yahoo threaten Google who all need to move quickly. Yahoo announced millions of dollar set aside for advertising in upcoming months that should bring the attention back to them. Microsoft is back in the mix with mobile operating systems and even more, a new operating system for PC’s, Windows 7. If you purchase a computer this year with Vista, you should receive a free upgrade to Windows 7 as they try to establish their innovation again. Students can purchase it for a very cheap price as well as other Microsoft products, just as Adobe does. Look out for Adobe their gaining ground with their Design Programs, TweetDeck, Flash, and Acrobat which is on most computers. Microsoft has talked alot and hasn’t really gave us nothing to be impressed with, but let’s watch closely when Oct. 22 bring Windows 7. Well that sums up the techie news and a nice list of resources are below if you want great deals from these companies as they battle to bring low prices to consumers. Who said capitalism is dead? lol
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MOST RECENT NEWS:
THE BATTLE HIGHLIGHTS from Each Company!
- Google Voice Learn about this controversy app from Google
- Google Android : Official Site of Android!
- Windows 7 : Learn more about Windows 7 – Oct 22. Release Date
- MS Office 7 for Cheap : This Link from Microsoft is for students. $59 thats 91% off, thanks MS.
- Microsoft Phone : New! Attempt at iPhone, idk, lol!
- MS Internet Explorer 8 : upgrade, it’s a little better than the last!
- Windows Live for Mobile : Learn about this instant messenger everywhere now
- Yahoo New Homepage for mobile : Look at this from a computer & it’s try hard with mouseover, but links outside sites pretty nicely.
- Yahoo Celebrates ‘You’ In $100 Million Ad Campaign InformationWeek
- Apple Tablet Rumors : Check out the Apple tablet design from “guardian.co.uk”
- Apple iPod Touch : Pretty cool mp3 player with great features!
- Apple Store : Buy all Apple Products from here!
CS4 Premium Student Edition : Without getting the student version, this product cost $1800 & includes many programs that are usually $200-$500 each. That keeps alot of people from purchasing, although it’s an industry standard if you into graphic design or web development. I searched for an affordable solution and finally came up with the most amazing deal at Amazon.
Student versions of CS4 is only $389.99 and yes, that’s for the complete package and this is real price. So, I advise all my tech & design readers to jump on that deal whenever u can, maybe x-mas 🙂
click here for the Adobe lineup and Free Trials for 30 days
TweetDeck: If you learned how to use twitter, u need this program, like yesterday! Learn how to tweet in this blog site, search “follow friday”!
Adobe.com : If you need Acrobat Reader, Flash upgrade to see online vidz, then go here.
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