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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link...

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Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.1MB) Brought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (5.9MB) It 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...

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This week in Tech History- 3-31-08 – WOZ buys Apple

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.1MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:57 — 4.1MB) Experimenting with the time for TWITH. Let me know if you like the longer version. Some topics in History discussed -When Steve Wozniak (aka WOZ) bought Apple… -Coffee, twinkies and velcro -IBM Portables -First Video Game Death -GMail -Mozilla and Netscape.

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Someone is always Challenging Someone – Apple iPhone vs. Blackberry

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.6MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:39 — 2.6MB) Today in the Gym I was watching a report that Apple iPhone was challenging Blackberry for market share in the corporate world. I agreed with the report – Apple has a better user interface than the Blackberry, Blackberry is too expensive in their messaging systems and an iPhone looks a lot better than a Blackberry device. But then I got to thinking about it. Is this really news? I mean, yeah – we’ve got one company trying for a niche...

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Vocalo.org Ep 7 – Goldfish are Smartfish

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.4MB) http://vocalo.org/play/?playerID=13732 608-205-4378 Geekazine@gmail.com www.geekazine.com HD-DVD Throws in the Towel Goldfish are Smartfish?  Rush Limbaugh begs Steve Jobs to fix bugs Feature Article: Facebook and MySpace Given up for Lent Transcript

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Android Video – 10 million dollar challenge

The following video was posted on YouTube yesterday. Hosts Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the functionality of the SDK (Software Development Kit). The most impressive part is the mention of a ten million dollar kitty which will get distributed to the best programs developed for Android.