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Typically, Fridays on Wall Street are comparatively quiet, and often, they sag a bit lower than other weekdays. It's the end of the work week, volume is lower, and hardly any company announces spectacular, can't-miss news on a Friday. But if you're Google, you're pretty pleased with how Friday treated you. Google's stock was the talk of Wall Street as the trading week closed, with its per-share price soaring (and staying) beyond $1000. The company's third-quarter results were to thank for the nearly 14% single-day increase. Google has practically been printing money for years on end now, and it's showing no signs of slipping soon. “Google had another strong quarter with $14.9 billion in... Read more...
About a year ago we decided our living room furniture was on its last legs.  It had been a cheap sectional set, and it was badly in need of replacement.  We had never tried buying furniture online before, except for small items such as TV stands or footstools.  With the trend toward lower prices on the Internet, and looking at a retail price of $4000 or so for a decent set, we decided to try the Web.  A little searching found something that really suited us, with delivery and assembly for reasonable prices, and satisfaction guaranteed as well.  They even sent swatches for free.Well, the sectional not only met our expectations, it surpassed them.  In fact, it didn't need assembly at all except... Read more...
There's bad, and then there's evil. But spammers are worse than evil. And the worst version of evil is to use our beloved Homer Simpson to trick you into giving up your e-mail address, and then signing you up for a spam barrage. Don't click on that survey about the Simpsons movie. The spammed e-mails try to lure unsuspecting users to a Web site, where their e-mail addresses will be harvested for later spamming attacks, according to researchers at Sophos. To get users to visit the site, the spam claims recipients will be given a $500 Visa gift card if they click on a link and participate in an online survey about the movie. Each e-mail contains... Read more...
Mobile phone carrier Sprint Nextel has sent out about 1000 "Dear John" letters, terminating service to customers that called Sprint's customer support line between 40 an 50 times a month, often about the same thing over and over. Industry analysts estimate that it costs $10 to $20 per call to handle customer service. So, right, wrong, or indifferent, the former customers were losing propositions for Sprint, and they're taking the PR hit and dumping them. "While we have worked to resolve your issues and questions to the best of our ability," the letter said in part, "the number of inquiries you have made to us during this time had led us to determine that we are unable to meet your... Read more...
Manu Kumar, a researcher at Stanford university, has come up with an alternative to using a mouse to identify and click on items on the computer screen. It uses an eye-tracking camera and a button on the keyboard. At the heart of Kumar's technology is software called EyePoint that works with standard eye-tracking hardware. The software uses an approach that requires that a person look at a Web link, for instance, and hold a "hot key" on the keyboard (usually found on the number pad on the right) as she is looking. The area of the screen that's being looked at becomes magnified. Then, the person pinpoints her focus within the magnified region... Read more...
The amount of information available to the consumer has exploded with the advent of the internet. Think of your attention span as capital. The coming battle is going to be to among content providers to always place exactly the appropriate content right in front of you. Read/WriteWeb explores this fantastic world we're moving into, where the pixel producers endlessly smooch the bums of the consumer. Otherwise, you're gone.  It is important to realize that the key ingredient in the attention game is relevancy. As long as a consumer sees relevant content, he/she is going to stick around - and that creates more opportunities to sell. Literally, the longer a user stays on a... Read more...