I was in Best Buy looking at LCD monitors and browsing the web on my PDA for better prices when I noticed something I have taken for granted : Google makes more $$ by playing dumb on search queries. It's important because I have always understood that good SEO helps Google deliver relevant pages to searchers. In a sense, as SEO I felt that Google and I were partners. Until I saw froogle on my PDA, that is...
VeriSign announced they are creating mobile authentication devices to help fight off online fraud and identity theft while putting themselves closer to consumers.
The WSJ mentioned the news:
VeriSign Inc. plans to create a common system that will allow multiple companies to provide secure access to online accounts with pocket-sized security devices, rather than relying on passwords alone.
Motorola Inc., the world's second-largest maker of cell phones, late Thursday said it entered a global mobile search agreement to give its customers easy access to Google Inc.'s popular search engine through its handsets.
Starz offers a new video download service for portable device at Vongo.com. A $10 monthly subscription fee allows you to download an unlimited number of films from their catalog (which currently is a bit limited in size).
Although I use Skype, I cannot claim to use the Skype Toolbar . NetImperative reports that Skype (owned now by eBay) "has signed a UK partner deal with Thomson Directories to boost its toolbar with new local search features."
Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry, just had a major setback in court.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. on Wednesday was pushed closer to a possible shutdown of its U.S. mobile e-mail service after a judge refused to delay a patent infringement case and rejected a disputed settlement with patent holder NTP Inc.