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 »

5 Top Trends in Consumer-Based Internet Businesses for 2011

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Description: In 1995, when Amazon was founded, e-commerce was like the proverbial talking dog. It wasn’t about how well the dog could talk, it was amazing that the dog could talk at all. The first generation of e-commerce sites were focused on functionality, getting the dog to talk better. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 3, 2010 Every… Read more »

Smartphones and Tablets to Take Over in 2011, Researchers Say

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Description: The research firm IDC predicts that in 2011, computing’s third major technology wave will become mainstream, when computers held in one’s hand — smartphones and tablets — really take over and start putting personal computers in the rearview mirror. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 2, 2010 Next year, the research firm says in a report… Read more »

The Google-Apple-Facebook Battle

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Description: The battle for total world domination has moved well beyond the computer operating system, and even beyond the computer. The biggest contenders at the moment are Google ), Facebook and Apple. Source: Forbes.com Date: Nov 8, 2010 In the mid 1990s, when Microsoft seemed invincible, company leaders hung posters inside their offices with the letters “TWD” boldly emblazoned… Read more »