Donald Bell and Antuan Goodwin stop by the studio for a very special episode of Boys Out Loud with your host Brian Tong. We discuss the future of Google Wallet and whether or not we will spend more money for higher quality apps for the Windows Phone. We also discuss Apples Malware evolution as well as the PayPal founders idea to pay high school grads not go to college and instead start their own tech companies. All this and much more on todays episode of BOL.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Google today introduced Google Wallet and Google Offers at an event in New York City.
The company says it plans to bring all parts of the retail experience together to make "tomorrow's best shopping experience," said Google Vice President of Commerce for Stephanie Tilenius.
The services will combine coupons and discounts and payments at the time people buy things through their phone.
Together the services will work like this: Coupons for items you buy regularly will pop up on your phone, or an item that the store you're shopping at is out of will pop up … Read more
Amazon's response to Barnes & Noble launching the new Nook? Counter with a new ad-supported version of the Kindle 3G for $164.
The new model, like its $114 Wi-Fi-only counterpart, is called the Kindle 3G With Special Offers. It costs $25 less than the standard Kindle 3G.
With the arrival of the $114 Kindle with Special Offers last week, Amazon.com has created an interesting dilemma for buyers.
The company has duplicated its Wi-Fi-only e-reader from a specs and hardware standpoint but offers you a $25 savings if you're willing to contend with some ads. Or you can choose to see it from a different perspective: to keep your Kindle ad-free, you must pay an extra $25.
Now some of you are probably saying: what's $25? Not much really. Here in New York, it's a couple of drinks at a bar (and sometimes $25 … Read more
Target wants you to know that it's carrying the new Kindle With Special Offers so it gave us one to give away to one lucky reader. It says it's the first retailer to get the $114 Kindle in stores and if you happen to have a Target RedCard, you can also save 5 percent on your purchase. Woo-hoo.
For those of you who don't know what the Kindle with Special Offers is, it's an ad-supported version of the Wi-Fi only third-generation Kindle, which would run you $139. Some of those ads are for "special" … Read more
Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:
Beware the Unfollowed Me virus on Twitter
The new Skype for Android lets you IM and make voice calls over Wi-Fi or 3G, though there are no video calls yet
Google launches its Groupon-mimicking Offers in Portland
Verizon says its next-generation iPhone will be a world phone
A public radio station in San Francisco lets listeners donate and then listen to pledge-drive-free programming
The royal wedding is mentioned about every 10 seconds online and will be streamed live on YouTube next week
The first market that will get Google's new Groupon competitor will be--drum roll, please--Portland, Ore.
The search giant announced Thursday that it will be launching the beta version of its Google Offers coupon and discount deals service in Portland. Google first revealed its plans for the Groupon-like service in January.
Google has already put up a page where people can sign up to receive deals that will be e-mailed each day. Like the Groupon service, users can receive discounts of 50 percent or more at local businesses. But unlike Groupon, the deals won't need to hit a user … Read more
First, there were friends with benefits. Now Amazon has Kindle with Special Offers.
That's right, Amazon will be shipping a new ad-supported version of its popular e-reader on May 3 for $114 or $25 less than the standard Wi-Fi-only Kindle, which retails for $139. This new model--available for preorder now--is also Wi-Fi-only and comes in the same carbon color as its ad-free sibling. Specs-wise, the two devices are identical.
The big question, of course, is why $114 and not some other number, say $99? Apparently, Amazon isn't willing to go quite that low quite yet, but Russ Grandinetti, … Read more
Not sure if you need your rainboots or an umbrella today? Look no further than your computer screen and YoWindow will not only tell you the temperature, but it will show you what the weather is like outside. There are a ton of desktop weather apps, but YoWindow is a different kind of a weather app that is fun and useful at the same time.
Why? Here is a quick summary of what YoWindow does:Watch the weather unfold in your city or anywhere around the world--see if it's rainy, sunny, hailing, or snowing outside your house or on … Read more
Last week, word of a great offer began to make its way around the Internet. I first heard about the offer--a $20 Amazon gift card for $10--on an e-mail list. Then I saw it on The Huffington Post. Then it started showing up on Twitter. Every few seconds, it seemed, someone new would tweet about it. It was all over Facebook, and people were blogging about it left and right.
If you're fairly new to the group offer space, you probably would have thought that this great deal was coming from Groupon, the superstar start-up that has blown … Read more