November 12, 2008
Billing revolution brings one-click payments to iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android Apps
Erick Schonfeld writes about a startup company called Billing Revolution, which is offering mobile device users access to one-click shopping.
“Already available on other phones, Billing Revolution is announcing availability Monday for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android apps. Once a consumer signs up to pay for things through Billing Revolution, he is presented with an Amazon-like one-click payment option no matter what app is using it. Billing Revolution charges a 3.5 percent transaction fee plus 50 cents per transaction.”
Solving IT energy conservation issues requires holistic approach to management and planning, say HP experts
Dana Gardner looks at how businesses can become more green.
“The critical and global problem of energy management for IT operations and data centres has emerged as both a cost and capacity issue. The goal is to find innovative means to conserve electricity use so that existing data centers don’t need to be expanded or replaced – at huge cost. In order to promote a needed close matching of tight energy supply with the lowest IT energy demand possible, the entire IT landscape needs to be considered. Wasted energy use, it turns out, has its origins all across IT and business practices.”
Microsoft steps up program to bribe users to search
Mike Masnick writes what Microsoft’s apparently doing now to get more people to use its search engine.
“Apparently Microsoft’s ongoing program to bribe users to use its search engine wasn’t getting enough attention, and the company seems to be upping the ante. At least for a little while, it’s now giving 25% cash back on eBay purchases (limited to $200).”