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Meet the Next-Generation Payments Systems Set to Drive Future Commerce - Advertising Age - DigitalNextThe holiday shopping season is finally upon us and it's proving to be bountiful.
Siri is the most useful thing I’ve seen so far this year.
A year ago, Swype launched a new way to type on a touchscreen phone at TechCrunch50 . Swype was created by the inventor of the T9 predictive typing system used on most phones today because he felt that new text input methods for small touchscreens are sorely needed. Today, the startup announced the first phone to use the technology will be the Samsung Omnia II on Verizon.
Will digital books will ever match printed ones for sheer reading pleasure?
Starting next week, Skype will begin beta testing a new group video chat feature on Windows PCs, according to the Associated Press . The feature will let up to five people join in on a video chat simultaneously, which is a big leap from Skype’s current limit of two users to a video chat.
Google has spent a lot of time evangelizing for open formats for Web applications and media. Today it took another step in that direction by announcing a new free, open source video technology called WebM . WebM will combine three technologies — VP8 for video encoding (a technology that Google acquired when it bought On2 ), Vorbis for audio encoding, and the Matroska media container format.
It’s safe to assume that there’s no Web user out there that hasn’t experienced auto-complete. Whether on Google site search and toolbars, Facebook search, or on ecommerce sites like Amazon, auto-complete has become a de-facto usability feature.
Swype, makers of innovative touchscreen text-input technology, will bring its software to all Android devices tomorrow, the company told TechCrunch , a technology blog. It’s not a full release of the software — its feature-set will be limited, and it will only be available for a few days. The company’s touchscreen keyboard technology differs from virtual input methods seen on iPhone and Android devices.
I want an app that automatically sends me a link to the Wikipedia entry for any historic building I travel nearby. I want to leave a note for my wife on a map, so she'll get a text message when she bikes past the neighborhood where we first met. I want to see all the places I've gone in my home town and get restaurant recommendations from areas I haven't visited in a long time. Those kinds of things could really happen once a startup called Geoloqi launches soon.
Earlier this month we took a look at Pinger , the company behind Textfree , a massively popular application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that gives users free, unlimited text messaging.
Google has just acquired BlindType , a very impressive technology that allows you to type on touch screens without even looking at them. See our past coverage of the startup here . BlindType doesn’t force you to type using a virtual keyboard at the bottom of your screen, which is the norm on most smartphones.
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Today Winamp for Android is coming out of beta, a month after its initial launch and more than 500,000 downloads later. The public Android release lets you manage your music downloads on your Android and will offer a couple new features, including wireless syncing over WiFi with Winamp on your desktop computer and the addition of Shoutcast radio stations. (Both Winamp and Shoutcast are owned by AOL, as is TechCrunch).