Open Garden is an application available for Windows, Mac, Android, and soon iOS that enable mobile connection sharing among multiple devices. This gives users a faster and more efficient way of connecting to the Internet without the hassle of manually finding the best connection available. Open Garden started off as an app used to share mobile data, but now the company is changing their focus to crowdsourcing connectivity. The new version presents four new features:
If you polled a random audience, chances are they would tell you that the top Internet browsers are Chrome, Explorer, Safari and Firefox. But you may not have heard of Opera, the little known and less-used browser that actually outscores Safari and sometimes even Internet Explorer. Opera specializes in mobile web browsing and recently purchased Skyfire, a video optimization product for mobile devices.
Though Opera is not the most popular browser, its features definitely set it apart from the competition. Here are the top three features of Opera that may have you reconsidering your primary mobile browser:
A Chattanooga-based advertising agency was contracted by a startup called “SodaStream” to develop an ad to describe its homemade soda alternative to Coke and Pepsi and air it during the Super Bowl. CBS banned the ad, deciding at the last minute to not allow it to run, reported the Chattanooga Times Free Press
. Thus, the company saved $4 Million and clinched the favored underdog position in online speech for the next week. It’s a rule on the internet, anytime you try to silence someone’s message, you simply amplify its platform and give it a passionate following.
-By Philip Icuss
Yesterday, Apple and Yahoo released a new way to browse the Internet from multiple mobile devices. Yahoo’s Axis
is the name, and advanced “on the go” browsing is the game. Axis is designed to link all of a user’s mobile devices, allowing them to switch devices and still be on the same search. At this point, it is exclusive to use on Apple products.
Yahoo has reported that the main goal of Axis is to allow a user to “answer questions, not find links.” Yahoo’s V.P. Shashi Seth went on to say, “With Axis, we have redefined and re-architected the search and browse experience from the ground up.”
If you want to see a cheap movie from home, I’ll bet you a whole Lincoln you don’t think “Let’s to go Blockbust…oh yeah, it’s not there anymore.” We’re so used to streaming videos online or seeing what’s at the Redbox. And the numbers make a strong argument against not just Blockbuster, but the DVD medium itself (including Blue Ray). The flexibility, portability and price of online streaming is motivating the same migration that happened from CDs to MP3s in the music industry.