Google+ Releases Vanity URL

Google+ Vanity URL for David Gumpper

The last few weeks of October 2013 have seen a bunch of news on the technology front, especially in updates/upgrades.

Google finally said thumbs-up for a vanity URL for my Google+ personal page. I believe we all have waited for some time for this to be release. I even kept the suggested URL, which is google.com/+DavidGumpper. I kind of like the + in beginning of my name and this should make Google+ more relevant in the social space.

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Open multiple tabs as a browser default home pages

When I open my browser, the first thing to do after the home page loads is, to create new tabs to open a standard set of web sites. These sites could be the company’s website, a personal website, web email client, a couple of standard blogs that I read, and a few others. How nice would it be if once a browser is open, multiple tabs are automatically initiated to the different sites? No more typing or clicking on bookmarks.

Yeah, it would be nice, right!

Well, this is easily accomplished with Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Apple Safari is a little more complex, but it is doable. The instructions below give how to set up these browsers for Microsoft Windows 7 and Apple’s Mac OS X.

View how you can set up your favorite web browser to load multiple web sites. Have Fun!!! Let me know if you have any problems.

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)

comScore’s mobile report for October 2010

comScore Reports October 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share is available.

Quick summary:

Mobile OEM manufacture Samsung continues to increase (+1.1%) market share over the last three months, while Motorola (-2.1%), LG(-0.2%), and Nokia(-0.7%) falter. RIM remains basically unchanged with a slight 0.3% increase in market share.

Google and Android again has substantially increased (+6.5%) its market share in the smartphone platform over the last three months. Apple’s iOS did have a slight increase(+0.3%), but only maintains a lead of 1.1% market share over Android(23.5%). Who has taken a beating? RIM (-3.5%) and Microsoft(-2.1%) continue to lose market share to the other smartphone platforms.

Text messaging is still the consumer’s favorite way to use mobile devices (68.1%) and continues to grow over the last three months (+2.1%). Mobile web browsing gained the most over the last three months(+2.6%), followed by downloading mobile apps (+2.3%) and interacting with social networks(+2.4%).

Thoughts:

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Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad Video

CNET published a video comparing the Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad video. What is not discussed in the comparison is Google’s development and coming release of the Android OS for tabs that will rival iPad’s usability. One point CNET does harp on about the Galaxy is the apps are not taking advantage of the bigger screen. This will change quickly as the Android is an open-source community that will catch-up very quickly to the iPad. Example is how fast the Android has captured market share in the smartphone sector.

Competition is always good for the consumer as it will spur innovation for both tablet platforms. Samsung and Google will make-up ground to Apple in the near future in it’s features and usability. Enjoy the video!

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CNET Prizefight: Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. Apple iPad 3G|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1EBIaBWLxM
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Verizon iPhone, really!!!! Maybe!!!

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Engadget - Verizon iPhone chatter is getting harder (than usual) to ignore

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Is this a possibility? Apple must port over to another carrier soon. Otherwise, Google Droid will begin slicing away the pie.

Update: 5/8/2010 – Geeze, then you see stories like this from ZDNet – “Majority of Verizon customers want iPhone, but analyst say not this year” .

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