Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Skype Releases FREETALK Everyman

FREETALK Everyman Headphone.
Hardware falks at Skype (Yes apparently they got them too! :) have come out with a headphone mic combination that many swear by, makes your Skype calls pleasurable, both speaking and listening terms. It is Skype FreeTalk Everyman, Yes Every Woman too can use it as well!
It looks comfortable, like the huge headphone I use for music at home with 25 feet cord, which I also use for late night TV watching. Certainly I like this headphone to no end.
From the people who have used the new Skype FreeTalk Everyman, I hear praises, specially people like Andrew Brennan at Skype who thinks even him a more pleasant person to talk with. A Link to his review is at the end of the article.

As for the actual device, the Everyman headset has a sturdy plastic design. The headband adjusts to the size of your head and the flexible boom mic easily adjusts to the right place in front of your mouth. The mic could be folded up out of the way when you don't need it, like when you are listening to music. The earpieces could be folded inward, taking up less space for travel and storage.
The headset connects to your computer via USB, and fortunately the USB jack is quite small -- you shouldn't have a problem plugging into a Mac or other computer where your USB ports are close together. In addition to the USB connection, the headset also has a regular 3.5 mm headphone jack, giving you extra flexibility to use the headset with your MP3 player or other device when you're away from your computer.
According to the reviewer, the sound quality was really good -- the speakers are neodymium and have a wide frequency response range (20Hz-20KHz). This frequency range makes it also good for listening to music. The Everyman also supports Skype's recently introduced Super Wideband Audio codec.

Skype Gear Readtest

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Amazon Buys Zappos!

If the shoe fits, wear it!
I could not understand why Amazon would want to buy a e Commerce shoe company. But it was all clear after watching the Video from Jeff Bezos about Amazon and Zappos. What boils down that customer care, might bring 800MIL.
“Zappos is a customer focused company,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of “We see great opportunities for both companies to learn from each other and create even better experiences for our customers.”

Good luck Amazon, Zappos.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Twittering Googlers!

Google has posted a list of google accounts on twitter. So if you are a twittering kind (who are not?) follow the link below to add your favorite Googlers to your twitter.
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Official Google Blog: Introducing a collection of favorite places from around the world

Google Blog has a very nice post on favorite places of famous and some what famous (because I did not know about some of them) people.
I was glad that I have visited most of the places mentioned by most of the people. Yes it hurts to think that one day Maldivian Islands will disappear from the face of the earth. I really enjoyed my trips there.
I have dined at Alice waters Chez Pannise but have not had ice cream at her creamery in San Francisco. This is good and hot week hear in bay area and I am going to try those salted caramel icecream.
But there were many other places all over the world and some were new to me.
But the target of this write up is to tell you that not only Alice Waters but you too could get exposure to your business, be it a big huge famous on or tiny home based business, through Google's local places and businesses initiative. You can use tools like Google Maps and the Local Business Center to reach customers.
Follow the link below to learn about some interesting people and what they think are interesting.
\Official Google Blog: Introducing a collection of favorite places from around the world

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Successful Ad Campaign With Google Ad Planner

Google Ad Planner is a tool that helps you launch successful Ads. Even though it is targeted at Ad Agencies, anyone could register as long as you have a client ID number.
Google is having a Google Ad Planner Webinar take you through the proper use of it and researching your ad campaign with it.
It will be held on July 15 2009.
AdWords Agency Blog: Upcoming webinar: Google Ad Planner

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AdWords Accounts Offline on July 11th

AdWords will be Offline for access on July 11th between 10:00 AM and 2:00PM Pacific time. But your advertisement campaigns will continue to run.
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