Category Archives: wireless

Microsoft yodels for Yahoo!

The announced Microsoft bid for Yahoo! means a lot of different things for lots of people. An emboldened competitor for Google. A stronger ad network for advertisers. Heightened acquisition hopes for AOL. Better benefits for Yahoo! employees. (Microsoft has the … Continue reading

Posted in aol, google, iphone, microsoft, mobile, mobile search, social networking, wireless, wireless data, yahoo

Searching for a search engine that understands deep dish pizza

Update: If you’re looking for deep dish pizza near O’Hare, see my step-by-step guide to Gino’s East on Higgins. Having gone to school in Chicago, I love deep dish pizza. Unfortunately, there’s no Carmen’s or Giordano’s in the D.C. area. … Continue reading

Posted in local search, mobile, mobile search, search, wireless | 2 Comments

Google Chat and AIM, together at last + free SMS

Google has integrated AIM into its chat in Gmail, delivering what Google and AOL announced nearly two years ago when they renewed their search deal and Google invested $1 billion in AOL. The integration is not true interoperability, like what … Continue reading

Posted in aol, google, im, instant messaging, sms, wireless | 6 Comments

Hngry. Snd pzza now.

In a first for the U.S. pizza market, Papa John’s is now letting you order your carbs by text message. This won’t work for last-minute cravings. You have to create an online account at papajohns.com and pre-configure the pies that … Continue reading

Posted in fun, random, sms, wireless, wireless data

The power of location in presence

I travel frequently and have friends scattered throughout the country. I usually do a bad job of keeping track of who is where, who has moved, etc. Last week I was in Boston. As I headed out to dinner, I … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, google, gps, lbs, maps, social networking, wireless, wireless data | 5 Comments

Tracking the trackers

My friend Jason ran in the Marine Corps Marathon yesterday. The marathon, like many races, uses a chip on runners’ shoes to track times. The Marine Corps Marathon also offered runner alerts: you could sign up before the race to … Continue reading

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Rocky wuz here

Location-based services have been hampered by the balkanization of carrier networks and a focus on mobile-only implementations. LocPoke, a new Facebook application, is a promising alternative. I’ve written before about WHERE, a location service platform that has offered GPS-based location … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, gps, lbs, mobile, where, wireless, wireless data | 3 Comments