Tag Archives: Google

Monday: Headlines

13 Aug

I volunteered to write an article for my sorority’s magazine, but I’m having major writer’s block! Any suggestions? While you think of some, here are today’s headlines.

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola

The Internet giant is trying to make the cell phone producer profitable again. What do you think of Google’s operation of Motorola? Can they save the company?

Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

Some of you may disagree, but I am sad to see the Olympics end. However, the 2012 London Olympics leave behind some amazing statistics, including this outstanding Twitter statistic: 150 million tweets! Did you send one of these tweets? What does this statistic tell us about the universal appeal of the Olympics?

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You?

Another great infographic from Mashable.com! I love the combination of personality tests with social media. It tells us a lot about our society and our fellow citizens. What was your personality type? Do you agree or disagree?

 

Alright I am headed back to my article. Feel free to share any additional Monday headlines…it will provide me an good distraction.

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Monday: Headlines

16 Jul

Hi all! I hope you survived Monday. I am limping to the finish line. I am preparing to go on vacation, so not only is it a short week, but it is an incredibly busy week. Don’t worry though. I will be blogging throughout the week to make sure you get all your social media news. Here’s your Monday Headlines courtesy of Mashable.com.

Marissa Mayer and Yahoo: Silicon Valley’s New Odd Couple?

When I saw that Marissa Mayer was jumping from Google to Yahoo, I immediately asked why? At this point, I think Google is much more successful and much more popular than Yahoo. Plus, Yahoo has had its share of drama recently, including “a revolving door of chief executives.” Insiders admit that the long-time Google employee was a “flight risk.” However, she has also been called “The Google Princess.” This again begs the question why leave? Only Mayer can answer that question. I am anxious to see what she can do for Yahoo, that is if she lasts longer than her predecessors. If she is indeed “a kindred spirit to Apple’s Steve Jobs,” then she will do amazing things. Time will tell what the move holds for Yahoo and Google. Personally, I’m rooting for Google. Sorry, Yahoo!

What do you think of Mayer’s move? Smart move? Bad move? What’s your prediction for Yahoo and Google?

Mircrosoft Office 15: A Touchscreen, 21st Century Upgrade

Speaking of Google and Apple, their old rival, Microsoft, is back at it. This time they are releasing Microsoft Office 15. Believe it or not Mircrosoft Office has been around since 1989. It has certainly come a long way. Although according to the review, many of the changes seem to be minor. Bing seems to be integrated more fully into the software. Overall, Emily Price says, “Office 15 is the same Office you’ve become accustomed to over the years.”

Have you tried Microsoft Office 15? Share your reviews.

Breaking News: More Google on Your iPhone

28 Jun

According to Wired, “you can synchronize files stored on your Chrome OS and iOS devices with GDrive.” The news is great for Google users who also own an iPhone. For people like me, this means simplification! Read the full article to get more details about this exciting news. 

How do you think Apple will react? Does this give Google an edge?