Category Archives: Technology

I Bought An iPad

Ok, I broke down and bought an iPad.  The analytical software that my new company uses for business intelligence has an iPad/iPhone app.  Since I don’t need another phone and I dislike AT&T, I purchased the iPad. Continue reading

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UFC 116 – Apple vs Adobe

When I read this article in the April 27th edition of the Wall St Journal, where Apple CEO Steve Jobs blasts Adobe Flash in a 1,600 essay published on Apple’s website, the first thing that came to mid was….Does Steve Jobs really have a case here against Adobe?  Or is it because Adobe poses a real threat to Apple’s world domination plans?

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Google In Talks To Acquire Travel Software Company ITA

When I read this headline in an article in Businessweek this morning, I was amazed.  ITA is the company that created the software for Kayak.com, one of the best online travel sites for searching for the lowest fares & rates.  Additionally, they are used by other major companies such as Orbitz, Bing, Continental Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.  (click for full article)

Why is this important?  Because Google will enter the travel industry with a big bang.  Not only will they be able to track your online search tendencies, but they will also be able to track your travel preferences as well.  This means there could be more online advertising opportunities in the future from Google.  This could also mean higher advertising rates as well.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  Hopefully, it will mean better targeted ad campaigns for the advertiser.