Apr. 11, 2008
No iPhone lessons from the BlackBerry Pearl
IT World Canada
Sharky notes that University of California-Irvine researchers have found that the habit of checking up on blogs can be just as a habit as checking for e-mail.
“‘They found that regular blog reading can become ‘an Internet ritual,’ with the content secondary to the process of checking for new posts. The researchers said this is much like the routine of checking e-mail regardless of whether a new message is expected or not.’”
“(The Dell version) will go on sale in the second quarter. The company believes these low-cost laptops–along with related products such as ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) and mobile Internet devices (MIDs)–will grow rapidly starting this year. The company predicts total low-cost laptop shipments this year will be about 6 million units.”
“Yahoo said in a statement that upon completion of the acquisition, IndexTools’ assets well be used to expand Yahoo’s set of online marketing services, with additional capabilities enabling third-party developers to monitor and optimize the traffic performance of their applications to follow later in the year.”