Tagged: AOL

Where Should Blackberry Go?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I was interviewed on newspaper and TV this week for my Google Glass. Right after, the second pair broke. My diagnosis was a bad power button. Second pair off to Google. Also passed the 4 year mark on Day in Tech History. 1,500 episodes is coming up fast. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365   Geek Smack! episode 270 Tech News: Windows 8.1 -The updated Microsoft OS will be released in October Facebook Gets Speech – Facebook acquires Speech recognition company Mobile Technologies Apple Event – Apple’s September 10th event will focus on iPhone LG Stunt Injures 20 – LG thought...

Adrian Grenier Talks Sustainable Product Website SHFT.com

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at Go Further with Ford, we learned about sustainable products. Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase: Entourage) joined the panel talking about options for consumers – fuel economy, biodegradable and recyclable parts, etc. Adrian also talked about his website SHFT.com, which gives people making sustainable products a place to promote themselves. For instance, on the website, they show a park bench that was made from salvaged shipping pallets. SHFT also talks about Robert Moses Joyce and what a vision quest looks like, and many other products and visions of those giving back to the environment. SHFT is co-founded by Peter Glatzer, who was also at the event. The site contains some top talent, including Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson on the Board of Directors, and backed by Ford, Aol, Virgin America, Marvell, and more. It was a great discussion with Adrian, and...

TechCrunch Drama – Could TechCrunch, Crunch Properties (like TechCrunch Disrupt) be Done?

TechCrunch Drama – Could TechCrunch, Crunch Properties (like TechCrunch Disrupt) be Done?

I am not pretending to know everything about this issue. All I know is that Michael Arrington was working with AOL on creating the “Crunch Fund”. Some other caught wind and questioned if Arrington’s editorial status at TechCrunch could be an issue. Now, we have a fight between Michael Arrington and Ariana Huffington – who wants Michael to step down. Arrington has posted an article asking to sell TechCrunch back to shareholders. This would take TechCrunch out of AOL’s hands and things might go back to some sort of normalcy. However, people would still question if Arrington should be EIC. It’s a very dramatic time for the company. What’s worse: we could see one of these situations result from this weekend: Situation 1: Arrington Fired If that happens, you might see TechCrunch staff walk. Unless they have some contractual clause that causes them not to be able to...

Geek News Morning Tech Show 2-12-11: Talking Tech

Geek News Morning Tech Show 2-12-11: Talking Tech

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI was on the Morning Tech Show with Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee. We talk about Rob’s Nissan Leaf (coming soon), New RSS elements and iTunes Ping. News dealt with Nokia and the switch from Symbian to Windows 7. We talk about Seedbox, a cloud service for Bittorrents. AOL buys Huffington Post – What that meant to unpaid bloggers. After a small hangup with Skype, we continue on with Wael Ghonim – the Google Exec that was a key in Egypt politics. Google on the new VP8 and the lawsuit on the new codec being open source. Mark Zuckerberg announces that citizen journalism is more socialized. Last leg we discussed about Verizon iPhone in Fargo, ND. Apple is getting gaming to Apple TV. Google is doing Wedding Planning. SXSW BitTorrent and final thoughts.

GWP 2011-02-09 #175: Video Now in 720p

GWP 2011-02-09 #175: Video Now in 720p

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat a monsterous 30 days. Almost done with CES videos, have to stop for the podcast. Working with Alteva on a SMB system and Unified communications 605-205-4731. Still working on going to SXSW. Truck broke in the snow. Heading down to Iowa this weekend, too. Video in 720p to test out. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page – About.Me Page...

GWP 2010-09-29 #158: Video Gremlins Attack!

GWP 2010-09-29 #158: Video Gremlins Attack!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWell, every now and then the gremlins strike. This week was my turn. I had to re-take part 2 of the audio. But sometimes doing the same thing twice is a good thing, right? The next couple months, we hit 3 years old. A special gift came from Google as the page rank went to 5. I think all the BlogWorld stuff is done – what a schedule and it’s only a week away. Looking for a WordPress Theme Developer. Contact me at [email protected] or 608-205-4378 Two weeks and no new Twitter for me! BlogWorld & New Media Expo – Sign up now, save money! The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site...

The Myth of Computer/Television Synergy

The Myth of Computer/Television Synergy

It’s over. The AOL-Time Warner divorce will be final on December 9. At the time of the marriage, I was a loyal AOL customer. I cut my online teeth with Bulletin Boards, so I already knew basic nettiquette when I joined AOL (so I did not pick up some of the habits that made “AOLer” into an online insult). When AOL made the internet available to its users and announced their unlimited-use pricing scheme, BBS’s quickly died out. AOL was not the cheapest game in town, but it provided good value for the money, included newsgroup access, and fought spammers relentlessly. I wasn’t excited about the merger at the time it happened; the underlying concept, that somehow a cable/entertainment company and an online service could benefit each other, seemed off-key. Reading the story linked above, I finally realized why (I’m slow, but I eventually get there). The merger...

Week in Tech History – 8-03-09 – Time Warner and AOL Split

Week in Tech History – 8-03-09 – Time Warner and AOL Split

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a free 30 day trial It was something that people talked about for months, but on August 6, 2008, CEO Jeff Bewkes confirms the rumor. AOL will be split off into it’s own company by the next year (which came to fruition on May 28th, 2009) Other Items in Tech History, the Trash-80 is announced, SQL Server 2008 is released. Ebay and Craigslist experience outages while the first Olympic events are streamed through NBC. We also saw Bill Gates and Steve Jobs together on a 5 year deal which gave Microsoft 1oo,000 non-voting shares of Apple.

Podcast Ep 90 – 6-08-09 – Back in Madison, WI

Podcast Ep 90 – 6-08-09 – Back in Madison, WI

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe new location is cool – Setup a temporary desk while figuring out office – SuperChirp – Heading back to Vegas for the HP Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Twitter Attacks Fakes – Are you Authentic? Bing Leaps Yahoo Ballmer: Taxes could Move Jobs – If Taxes rise, Employees might not be in the US. XBOX 360 with HULU? – They’re looking at new opportunities. China Security Software – Where Big Brother can watch. Homeland Security Gets Black Hat –Full List of Names Cyberspace Review Lacking – Security Experts want...

Week in Tech History – 5-18-09 – eBay Baby

Week in Tech History – 5-18-09 – eBay Baby

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Goto Assist Express – 30 day free trial May 24, 2008: they claim it was meant as a joke, but people didn’t take it with a grain of salt. The couple put their baby up for auction. 1 euro was the price, which at the time was about $1.57 US. eBay – who already had a policy of no sale of human beings – took down the listing and suspended the account. What was worse was the child was taken and the parents were investigated for child cruelty. Eventually the charges were dropped and the parents got their little bundle of “Buy it now” back on July 4th. Other events of WITH: T. Boone Pickens puts in a ton of money into Yahoo after Carl Icahn issues a proxy battle. We also found out about the first idea...

Rolling Back

Rolling Back

Bloomberg reports that the ill-fated merger of Time Warner and AOL may finally get unraveled. Read the full story here. At the time of the merger, I was still using AOL. I had three reasons: I spent a lot of time in dial-up country in those days; I always felt like AOL, though not the cheapest, gave me good value for my money; and I supported their crusade against spam and spammers (they were in the forefront of pursuing spammers in court).

Week in Tech History – 4-04-09 – Jobs, Woz and Wayne?

Week in Tech History – 4-04-09 – Jobs, Woz and Wayne?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Quickcast is brought to you by GotoAssist – 30 Day free trial at www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts I can see it now – Grampa sits jr on his knee and tells a story of how he was the third partner in the Apple franchise. He then proceeds to tell his sons’ son that he decided it was too risky and pulls out of the company 11 days after it was founded. At the time he was concerned over Jobs and Wozniaks’ work ethic and felt the company would not last – let alone make any money. Guess he should’ve listened to Forrest Gump. By the way, that person’s name is Ronald Wayne. In other Tech History, we see the Microsoft – Yahoo bid war heat up as not only Yahoo works deals with Google, but also tries to merge the internet operations with AOL....

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand?

Love or Hate the iPhone – Where Do You Stand?

It’s been a year and a few months since the first iPhone was sold. Since the release of the 3G model, I’ve been seeing people with iPhones I would have never expected have one. The iPhone has brought up a new way to use the internet, the phone and a computer. Apple is under a lot of scrutiny: AT&T being the sole carrier, the Apps store program take downs and the 3G services being poor. Yet the iPhone still is the 2nd best selling phone behind the Motorola RAZR. Apple itself is set to continue through these tough times. There has been a lot of good and bad said about the iPhone. I have seen a lot of Forum posts, even more twitters and more. I decided to go ahead and ask a small group of people over at Help A Reporter what their thoughts were. I asked...

Is Comcast Trying to Be the Next AOL?

Is Comcast Trying to Be the Next AOL?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAudio Podcast Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Special discount on Training materials if you use code “Geek08”. 1-877-654-2265. Comcast has been riddled in the news lately. Bandwidth caps, overage fees all for simply surfing the internet. However they simultaneously opened Fancast – a Video Download site which won’t go against that cap. They also have Comcast.net, Disney Connection and Rhapsody Player Plus – All within their community. There was another company that tried to keep their members contained within their virtual fence. That company was AOL.  However, AOL has been opening up for all to use. Still, I have to ask the question: Is Comcast becoming the next AOL?

Episode 45 – 8-06-08 – Podcasting Outdoors

Episode 45 – 8-06-08 – Podcasting Outdoors

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI decided to take the Podcast outside since it was a nice day. If this works, we’ll do it again next week, too. Computer Reload – Looking for investors – Listener Drive Continues Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

This Week in Tech History 7-14-08

This Week in Tech History 7-14-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSome of the events that happen this week: Sony BMG gets the OK to merge Protection from the y2k bug Apple introduces the buttonless mouse ATI releases the Radeon chip Disneyland Opens Amazon Opens it’s doors

Welcome to the Mess we call Social Networking

Welcome to the Mess we call Social Networking

I am reminded of the Billy Joel tune “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. In the song he chronicles history in about 4 minutes 40 seconds. The chorus says “We didn’t start the fire, It was always burning since the world’s been turning. Well, we DID start the Internet, and we DID start Web 2.0 and Social Networking. Now it’s ignited and it’s time to fight it. With new ideas coming out daily and web sites popping up left and right, it’s confusing to know what is going to be the next big thing and what’s gonna fizzle. Better yet, whats going to mess this whole thing up by taking it in a new direction.

Episode 40 7-02-08

Episode 40 7-02-08

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This Week in Tech History 6-23-08

This Week in Tech History 6-23-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA little later than usual, but we got your week in tech history right here. It includes: Active Inc LCD Display iPhone 1.0 released IEEE Standard Windows 98 released AOL buys Mapquest

Episode 34 5-21-08

Episode 34 5-21-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHTML clipboardNew Webpage design – More work – Need Notebook – Writing more – Winner of iPod/Zune Contest On this day: First Public Aquarium(1853), Star Wars: Ep 5(80), Atari7800(84), OSX Ships(01) Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Buy an iMac – Apple.geekazine.com Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Episode 32 05/07/08

Episode 32 05/07/08

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Final Negotiations with Yahoo – Bitstrip Friday

Final Negotiations with Yahoo – Bitstrip Friday

This week we sit down with Steve Ballmer and Jerry Yang to try and resolve this merger issue. Dr. Eric Schmidt also joins the group. Select the picture to enlarge.  

Episode 29 – 4-16-08 – Weekly Podcast

Episode 29 – 4-16-08 – Weekly Podcast

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AOL – Time for a change?

AOL – Time for a change?

  Most of us know what AOL stands for. Up until a year or so ago, we all got AOL disks mailed to us. AOL was the #1 ISP in the nation for a long time. Now it’s struggling to keep up with the times. Recently they purchased Bebo, a social networking site. Is AOL going in the right direction? What should they do to become a top name again?It all started around 1981 with a revolutionary way to download games and music on the Atari 2600: for a $65 fee (Modem and setup fee) and $1 an hour usage. William (Bill) von Meister was the man that had this prolific vision. Because of his ideas, he made Isaac Azimov proclaim that this was “the beginning of the Information Age”. Bill started many companies and ideas on communications, but the one company – called Control Video Corporation –...

Episode 24 3-12-08

Episode 24 3-12-08

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMore Fish issues – Dorkazine – Moday Live show on Ustream.tv –  Bitstrips – Why does iTunes NOT remember what I check? Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 email -geekazine (at) gmail.com  Skype: Geekazine Download the show– Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit www.techpodcasts.com. On this Day: 1999 Infosys becomes the first Indian company on NASDAQ Part I

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