Improving Search: Microsoft, Yahoo look to reviews, location

Yahoo is reportedly partnering with location review service Yelp to improve local search, according to @WSJD. Earlier in the week, Microsoft made a $15 million investment in location and review app Foursquare, combined with a partnership to utilize its location data. It’s a wonder why this didn’t happen sooner, connecting location, reviews and search.  After…

Get Ready for TV 2.0

Streaming television services like Netflix and Hulu Plus are gaining momentum, moving along the adoption curve – working their way through the early majority – still years ahead of technological laggards. Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on StateCollege.com in Tech Talk, a biweekly column by Eric Zimmett. Click here to view the original column….

5 tech predictions for 2012

Introducing FIVE TECH PREDICTION FOR 2012. 5. Content producers skipping the middle man Zimedium called it on May 8, 2011. In a post titled My predictions for Internet TV and the future of Cable. “I’d watch for more studios and content owners to explore options for skipping the middle man and becoming the means of distribution for their content.” (See story May…

Top 5 tools for Mobile Productivity

Mobile is looking like Web 3.0 with the emergence of mobile devices like the iPad, Kindle and Nook; the rise in smartphone usage; and the explosion of mobile apps. It’s not just for work. Mobile is taking over our lives. Work and play. We’ve compiled the Top Five tools for Mobile Productivity, from the workplace…