The makers of Blekko believe they’ve built a great alternative to Google, but they’re also realistic. They know their two-year-old Internet search engine won’t ever supplant Google as the most popular place to search on laptop and desktop computers.
Google tweaked their image searching function in order to make it more difficult to find pornography and other sexually-explicit photos.
Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone.
Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, like Seattle-based Amazon’s Kindle, signaling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war.
It’s high season for consumer electronics. Manufacturers of various gadgets are unveiling their holiday lineups. Seattle-based Amazon and Redmond-based Microsoft and Nintendo are all coming out with new and improved products just before the holidays. There’s probably something high tech on your wish list!
Apple Inc. is set to reveal a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad at an event on October 23, just three days before Redmond based Microsoft releases Windows 8 and new Surface tablet, according to reports on Friday.
Attention is turning to Apple this week amid expectations that it’s announcing a new iPhone. Plus, Seattle’s Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers, while Nokia and Motorola unveiled five new smartphones between them. Makers of consumer electronics, including Seattle’s Microsoft, are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season.
Toys R Us plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo on October 21, a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business.
Twitter is offering a new way for advertisers to deliver their marketing pitches to the people who are most likely to buy their products and services.
Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility wireless phone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola’s 90 locations.