I know everyone was curious and extremely interested to see what HP would do after
buying Palm a couple months ago and the only things we've seen so far are a possible line of WebOS printers and a huge amount of departures from the company and the merger. The most recent casualty is the former Senior VP for Product Development, Mike Bell. Bell had served 16 years at Apple before jumping ship to work for Jon Rubinstein but has now donned the color of blue, as he will be joining Intel to become the new Vice President for the smartphone division. More specifically, Bell will act as the Director of Smartphone Product Development in Intel's Ultra Mobility group.
As we have been telling you, Intel has been looking to get into the smartphone market for quite some time, and a man of Mike Bell's stature guiding them may be just the thing they need to propel them to the top quickly, or at least allow them to hit the ground running in the right direction.
Click past the break to read the company email sent revealing Mr. Bell's arrival to the company.
In yet another testament to science fiction becoming science fact a revolution has started in the advertising industry all the way across the world in none other than Japan. Take a trip back to June 21st. 2002 when
staring Tom Cruise was released. The personalized digital ads seen in the movie have become a reality. The digital billboards displaying these ads are outfitted with cameras that can determine gender and age group even if you are just passing by and glance at the billboard.
Hit the break for a video and more!
The world is more than familiar with social networking giant
Facebook and this is starting to scare Google a little bit. That is an odd statement to make and I had some concern that a hole would rip in space and time but it's true, and maybe they should be.
For those of us who have ever used
Orkut which is Google's social networking project. You will immediately notice a user interface that is quite lacking in aesthetics and functionality. This is probably due to the fact that Orkut has been a back burner project for quite some time. Google also realized that Buzz was not enough to break into social networking properly. Adam D'Angelo, a former Facebook director, shared what he has heard about a full scale Google social networking site called Google Me:
Hit the break for more info on Google Me.
1 vs 100 has met another tragic fate, this time on Xbox Live. Microsoft announced this week that it will not be renewing 1 vs 100 for a third season.
Dave McCarthy, General Manager of Microsoft Game Studios, said,
When we started on this journey, we knew we were creating an entirely new genre of entertainment that would be a continually evolving concept. We're very proud of the '1 vs 100' team and their accomplishments, and are excited to apply what we've learned to future programming.
The Internet is an interesting place. You never quite know what is going to happen next in the viral world. The only thing you know is that there will always be something exciting coming around the corner. This week we had the pleasure of watching hundreds of Old Spice commercials made over the course of just a few days.
The "commercials" were filmed in the same style as the TV commercials but with a twist: they were all in response to messages and comments they received online. All produced real-time and posted back to the Interwebs. Assuming no breaks, they produced a commercial every 7 minutes or so.
Hit the break to find out how they did it and to see the spots.
It's time for us to add more fuel to the Apple iPhone 4 fire!
Bloomberg has reported that "someone familiar with the matter" claims that Apple's own antenna expert, Ruben Caballero, informed Apple management that the iPhone 4 antenna blueprint could make for some severe reception problems, could drop calls and cause a major engineering challenge.
Caballero is a major player in the Apple ladder with quite a fair amount of experience and antenna patents to his name and even though we may not know the whole story, it's possible his concerns were put to bed during Apple's testing.
Follow the break to read more about this story.