Google partnered with Twitter to come up with ‘Speak to Tweet’ service that will enable people in Egypt to tweet using a voice connection (i.e. sans Internet, which has been blocked in Egypt now).
We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea a reality. It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers ( +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855 ) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.[source]
IBM Launches LotusLive Symphony
IBM has launched LotusLive Symphony, new set of social collaboration tools in the cloud that allows you and your customers or colleagues to work on documents, spreadsheets and presentations – together. You can co-edit, organize and manage the creation process in real-time, using LotusLive Symphony’s Web-based tools.
Google Docs Adds Priority Sorting (+ New Features)
There is also a new view called Home. The contents of the Home view are controlled by you so that the content you access the most often is easier to get to. You can remove files from the Home view by right clicking the file and selecting Don’t show in home to hide them. And when you need them, these files can always be found later by selecting All items or using search.
You may also notice Collections have replaced Folders in the left navigation bar. Collections are designed to combine the best features of labels and folders. A file can live in multiple collections, just like with Gmail labels. Collections can also be stored hierarchically, just like folders on your desktop. And of course, collections can be shared, just like you can share docs. [source]
Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales
Samsung Galaxy Tab sales is not on the same lines as one would expect (after the success of Galaxy S).
“Well, your question was on sell-in and sell-out. As you heard, our sell-in was quite aggressive and this first quarterly result was quite, you know, fourth-quarter unit [figure] was around two million. Then, in terms of sell-out, we also believe it was quite small. We believe, as the introduction of new device, it was required to have consumers invest in the device. So therefore, even though sell-out wasn’t as fast as we expected, we still believe sell-out was quite OK.”[WSJ]
Google topples Nokia from smartphones top spot
In the fourth quarter, phonemakers sold 32.9 million Android-equipped phones globally, roughly seven times more than the year-earlier quarter, compared with Symbian’s sales of 31 million, according to Research firm Canalys.[source]
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