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Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  Loyalty vs. Novelty Dept. 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! Loyalty vs. Novelty Dept.

An interesting juxtaposition of opinions this weekend, showing how two persons can look at the same stats and draw almost-opposite conclusions: At the New York Times (link here), Miguel Helft claims that Bing! really doesn’t have far to go to catch Google, now that Microsoft has inked a deal for Bing! to be the engine for Yahoo searches, if Bing! and Yahool stats are viewed as a single entity. A nugget: ComScore found that for the combined Yahoo-Microsoft, “searcher penetration,” or the percentage of the online population in the United States that uses one of those search engines, is 73 percent. Google’s searcher penetration is higher, but not by that much: at 84 percent. Meanwhile, Reuters (link here), using the same report as the Times, reports that Google users are exceptionally loyal: Yet Google searchers conduct an average of 54.5 searches a month — about double the number...

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True? 0

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.

This Week In Tech History p1 10-06-08 – The Apple Falls 0

This Week In Tech History p1 10-06-08 – The Apple Falls

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was Ocober 6th 1997 that CEO Gil Amelio was asked to leave. Many people wanted Steve Jobs to come back, however it was a concern that it wouldn’t be the right move at this time. Michael Dell went on record saying that Apple should shut it’s operation down. Today, even with the stock issue last week, Apple’s market cap is greater than Dell and even Google. Of course we have some great products out of the turnaround and eventual comeback of Jobs. All from a company that could have dissolved back in 1997 Hear about this and a bunch of cool stuff on Part I of This Week in Tech History. Brought to you by Gotomeeting – Get a 30 day free trial, no CC required.

Can Technology help Stabilize us Financially? 0

Can Technology help Stabilize us Financially?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAudio Podcast Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Download FREE Practice Tests. Use Code Geek08 for discounts. The Economy is in Danger. Banks and Institutions are in a financial pickle. With the fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because of bad business decisions and a Blind eye to investors building more homes than Americans need, financial institutions could collapse upon themselves. To protect their money, they could make it harder for Businesses to get loans.

Is Comcast Trying to Be the Next AOL? 0

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?

What if Microsoft went Open Source? 0

What if Microsoft went Open Source?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOpen Source seems to be a growing movement. Not everything is part of the “GNU General Public License” though.  Some have even gone as far to make their own Public License standard. Microsoft does have some Open Source to them, but what would happen if they took their Operating System to that standard? Would people accept the Microsoft OS, or would they finally make the switch to Linux? Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – 25% off Training materials if you use code “Geek08”.

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone? 0

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGigaOM’s OM Malik talked with Michael Dell about the company a couple weeks back. Michael made some statements whose predictions at times were no easier than determining Nostradamus’ writings. Yet other websites interpreted it in saying that Dell is hinting on making a phone to rival iPhone. While it’s not an impossibility, will Dell get into the market or are they playing on the media to ilicit a response from the public? The Quickcast is brought to you by Gotomeeting. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days at GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. No credit card needed.

Geekazine FAQ

Geekazine FAQ

Here is a comprehensive list of questions about Jeffrey Powers and Geekazine.com: 1. Does Geekazine use Mac or PC? Yes. I use Both. Macbook Pro (dual boot), Windows notebook, Windows desktop. 2. What does Geekazine use to get those cool graphics on your screen Photoshop to create the graphics. I use Wirecast for the overlays. For interviews in the field, I usually mix down later using Sony Vegas. 3. What do you use for cameras Canon VIXIA HD camcorder – Logitech c910 and 9000 webcams, Kodak Playtouch (Zi10) handheld 4. What is your Audio Rig? I speak into a EV Blue Raven Microphone for the podcast- running into an Alesis MultiMix 8 Firewire mixer. I run insert into a DBX 266XL and ART 355 EQ before coming back into the computer. The Geek Bar uses a MXL 991. The Mobile Rig is a 2 Channel Behringer mixer with...

Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new. 0

Webware 100 Winners – Who won, and what’s new.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeb Apps.  Can we live without them anymore? What did we ever do without them? Webware put out it’s top 100 and we’re going to go through them and see what was good, what was bad, and what was… well, you know.. Webware is a site dedicated to watching what is popping up out on the internet. Any application that a web developer puts out will be checked out and reported on by this organization. It’s a good thing, too. There are so many out there, it’s tough to keep up. On April 21st, Webware put out the list of the top 100 apps. There were ten categories, each with ten winners. There were 5000 nominees, and 300 apps were chosen as finalists. Over 1.9 million votes were cast to dwindle this list down to...

Isn’t it ironic? – Cnet Cuts Jobs 0

Isn’t it ironic? – Cnet Cuts Jobs

Don’t you think? Cnet yesterday laid off 4.5% of their workforce – 120 jobs in the news department (US) were “Streamlined”. The difficult decision was made so the company could get back on track. What is Ironic about it? Well, if you search online, you will notice one major source missing. In fact, I went to their website and search specifically on the subject and found nothing. Cnet news isn’t reporting of the layoff.

Customer Service – How Social Networking makes the job that much harder. 0

Customer Service – How Social Networking makes the job that much harder.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*Updated 03-13 -08. See Below Snafu.  Freedictionary.com defines it as “A chaotic or confused situation”. The word SNAFU is an acronym, in which most of it I cannot decode here, so I’ll fudge it a bit. Situation Normal All Fouled Up. If you were to go through a snafu a few years ago with a company, you would most likely grumble to your friends and family and then move on – Little impact on that. However, in this day and age, a Snafu can really come back to hurt. With Social Networking rising 47 percent year to year (according to Nielsen Netratings), this can really give companies a tough time if problems arise. But still, can social networking cause a company hardship because of a single or series of transactions?

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Geekazine Giveaway Rules Official Rules The following are standard rules in any Geekazine contest. Unless otherwise stated in the individual contest, these rules will serve as a base. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me @geekazine Geekazine contests do not require a purchase to enter (unless otherwise stated). Eligibility: Geekazine Giveaways are open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 13 years of age or older. Employees of Geekazine are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Agreement to Official Rules: Participant entry constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth...

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About Geekazine Geekazine has been an online podcast and smaller news source since 2007. Geekazine primarily covers consumer technology and music technology, along with Enterprise tech, car tech, geek culture articles, and AR/VR. Most articles contain video, which can also be seen at YouTube.com/Geekazine. Geekazine receives 80,000 monthly unique visitors, with around 50,000 social media views, and over 11,000 YouTube subscribers. About Jeffrey Powers Podcasting & videocasting since 2007, Jeffrey Powers interviews, reviews and discusses with industry leaders. Jeffrey Powers twitter – @geekazine – Geekazine Facebook – Geekazine Google+ Copyright, Other Legal Information Geekazine is copyright 2017, JMP Enterprise. Shows “Morning Geeks!”,  and “Day in Tech History” are trademarks of Geekazine.com and Jeffrey Powers. Contact Information: 5204 Manitowoc Pkwy Madison WI 53705 Additional address information will be sent upon request. Please email geekazine [at] gmail.com or call 608-205-4378 for more information. Interviews: Geekazine will conduct interviews at any time the Interviewee...

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Geekazine Weekly Podcast #5 10-31-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Show #5 Notes – 10/31/07 Apple Leopard News: 2 Million Copies Sold – MacDailyNews Adobe Apps on Leopard: What You Need to Know – John Nack on Adobe Blog Mac BSOD? – CNet Holes in Max OS – builder.au Hack to run Leopard on a PC – Information Week On the Geek: Seagate Offers 5% refunds on Storage Products – Geek.com NEC SX-9 Fastest Computer Ever? – Geek.com Hitachi Bringing Ultri-Thin LCD HDTVs – Geek.com Samsung 30nm 128 GB Memory Cards – Geek.com Cool Geek Stuff: Computer Repair Utility Kit – Technibble More News:

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