Profile of Jonathan Salem Baskin
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Articles by Jonathan Salem Baskin
posted in January 2009
There's lots of buzz about the Google cloud storage solution -- the GDrive -- as references to it continue to pop up in various programs. When it arrives, will consumers rush to give up their data to the ether?
Verizon's fourth-quarter 2008 sales and profit results benefited from its BlackBerry Storm product launch, but I'm not sure the long-term impact will be so kind.
As Conficker/Downadup worms its way into PCs, and the OSX.iWork trojan haunts pirated copies of Apple's updated work suite, I'm reminded that the technology of paper continues to find new uses.
Microsoft may be the next technology brand to announce layoffs "due to the terrible economy." I'd suggest its terrible branding is at least partly to blame.
Facebook, the popular social media and networking site, is aggressively rolling out its sign-in tool to let other content providers -- CBS, most recently -- exploit the technology to let visitors seamlessly move their logged-in identities across sites.
There's a new public-service campaign coming from Microsoft, Best Buy, and a handful of industry and parent groups, intended to promote age-appropriate carjacking, zombie annihilation, and troll slaughter.
I can't decide whether Apple's announcement yesterday that it's going to sell DRM-free songs at variable prices is a good thing, or a really dumb idea.
Google is expected to work even harder this year on Gmail, its Web-based e-mail product, so it can keep gaining ground on Microsoft and Yahoo. It just might succeed.