Archive for March, 2010

Steve Jobs, Now the World’s Most Valuable CEO

Monday, March 29, 2010 9:53 No Comments

In year 2008 and 2009, when most of the companies in the world were passing through a state of recession and financial crisis, there were some who went on the offensive and scored big. So this week when Barron released its annual list of the best CEOs in the world, Steve Jobs of Apple returned to the list from last year, joining Jeffrey Bezos of, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway and Mark Hurd of Hewlett-Packard. When Barron drew up its annual list of the 30 most respected CEOs, it sought to identify executives who kept their companies out of trouble and took advantage of the downturn to expand, make shrewd acquisitions, feast on the problems of competitors, and sailed

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Microsoft revamps Bing Search Engine with interactive Foursquare map

Friday, March 26, 2010 2:28 No Comments

Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app. “[The app] is a powerful combination of the spatial canvas that Bing Maps provides, combined with Foursquare’s user reputation service ability to see who has unlocked specific badges, where and who has been crowned mayor of certain locations making it easier to explore any city in the world as if you were a local,” explained Microsoft spokesperson Todd Schwartz. “Let’s say you’re traveling to New York City for the week, but you don’t know what’s hot in Greenwich Village. Selecting the fours

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New games site lets losers pay to play with girls, Join the Club – GameCrush

Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:19 No Comments

No girlfriend? No life beyond gaming? Join the club – a new social network service is betting on there being a lot of you out there. GameCrush allows players to fork out cash for the pleasure of playing hardcore games with attractive women. First, the user browses profiles of women – PlayDates – which show their photos and list their ‘turn-ons’. All utterly truthful, we’re sure. Then, after registration, $8.25 buys a game session, with $1.65 going to the lucky female as a tip. Classy. To start with, the service supports only a few Xbox 360 games, including Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, and Halo. There are also some casual games hosted on the

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Microsoft May Allow USB Storage for Xbox 360

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:36 No Comments

Microsoft appears to be prepared to support third-party USB storage for saving and loading game data, according to a post by Joystiq on Thursday. The source, an alleged Microsoft engineering document, also states that the capability would be added to the Xbox 360 platform sometime this spring. Instead of providing flash-based storage cards, the new update would allow USB hard drives to be used as storage options. There’s a catch, though: although many USB hard drives ship with capacity points higher than 16 GB, Microsoft will only allow a partition of 16 Gbytes on size, with 512 Mbytes of that used for system data. Up to two USB devices may be used, for a total of 32 Gbytes

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Opera Put Mini Browser to Apple store for iPhone browser

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 13:41 No Comments

Opera has officially asked Apple to approve its Mini browser for the iPhone. But what are the chances of Club Cupertino giving a thumbs up to a competing application? The browser – which was first unveiled at the 2010 Mobile World Congress – has already received positive reviews for its ability to “power through” Web pages six times faster than Apple’s Safari. “Due to server-side rendering, Mini compresses data by up to 90 percent before sending it to the phone, resulting in rapid page loading and more Web per MB for the end user,” Opera explained in an official statement. “Those familiar with iPhone roaming charges will relish Opera Mi

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