No Cards, No Cash. Just a Phone.

Posted by & filed under e-payment, Ecommerce, EXAM ARTICLE, fraud, Google, industry analysis, M-commerce, revenue model, Security, smartphones.

Description: Plenty of companies would love to get their hands on our wallets. But Google wants to go one step further: it wants to be our wallets. Source: NYT.com. Date: Sept 21, 2011 Its new phone software, called Google Wallet, is intended to replace the credit cards in our actual wallets. It does sound pretty… Read more »

Cloud Computing May be a Shot in the Arm our Economy Needs

Posted by & filed under business models, Cloud Computing, e-payment, Ecommerce, EXAM ARTICLE, Google, M-commerce, smart phones, smartphones, Software.

Description: Economists and pundits have long feared the emergence of what they called “hollow corporations,” or businesses that don’t actually produce actual goods or services themselves, but instead act as brokers or intermediaries relying on networks of suppliers and partners. Source: Forbes .com. Date: Sept 19, 2011 Where are these services coming from?  Look to… Read more »

How to increase your search engine optimization

Posted by & filed under Digital Policy, EXAM ARTICLE, Google, industry analysis, IS ethics, SEO.

Description: Every company wants to be the first listing in a Google search. Some spend thousands of dollars making sure their websites are search accessible. This process is called search engine optimization (SEO). It’s certainly legal and quite common. Source: USAToday .com. Date: Sept 16, 2011 Big problems arise when you employ illegal tactics, often… Read more »

Data Analytics: Crunching the Future

Posted by & filed under Business Intelligence, business models, data analytics, Google.

Description: New analytics technology is predicting behavior—and building businesses.   In the early 2000s a wave of startups made it possible to gather huge volumes of data and analyze it in record speed—à la SecureAlert. A retailer such as Macy’s (M) that once pored over last season’s sales information could shift to looking instantly at how… Read more »

Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers

Posted by & filed under Cloud Computing, Google, Green Computing, Green Tech, YouTube.

Description: Google released what was once among its most closely guarded secrets on Thursday: how much electricity its enormous computing facilities consume. Source: NYT.com Date: Sept 8, 2011 “The company said that its data centers continuously drew almost 260 million watts — about a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant — to run Google… Read more »

New system to add Internet addresses as numbers run out

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Description: Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough? Source: Globeandmail.com Date: Feb 15 , 2011 In 1976, Cerf and his colleagues in the R&D office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced… Read more »

What’s Driving Apple’s 10 Billion App Success?

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Description: Apple’s iPhone App Store launched in July 2008. In just over two and a half years, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users have downloaded 10,000,000,000 applications for their iOS devices. Source: Informationweek.com Date: Jan 24 , 2011 “With more than … seven billion apps [downloaded] in the last year alone — the App Store… Read more »

In the Works: A Google Mobile Payment Service?

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Description: Google (GOOG) is considering building a payment and advertising service that would let users buy milk and bread by tapping or waving their mobile phones against a register at checkout Source: Businessweek.com Date: Jan 4 , 2011 The service may make its debut this year, say the two, who requested anonymity because the plans… Read more »

Google’s Android Likely to Lose as Verizon Gets IPhone

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Description: Google Inc. may lose business as Verizon Wireless starts selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone, giving the carrier’s customers a new alternative to smartphones running the Android operating system. Source: CNN.com & Businessweek.com Date: Jan 11 , 2011 Verizon said today it will offer Apple’s iPhone 4 as of Feb. 10, and begin taking orders a week… Read more »