Google Product Search for Android now with Barcode Scanning

This is very cool. This scanner app for google mobile phones allows you to to check prices, reviews and product details with Android. According to Eiji Hirai, the integration of Barcode Scanner and Product Search for mobile is available in the US and UK, for Android-powered devices.

I just wish the carriers would stop looking at old models of market share gain through device placement and concentrate on core services. Markets need to be opened up to all of these new applications.

Read the original post from Google's Mobile Blog here

Hispanics rush to get online with cell phones

New Mintel report shows online Hispanics adopting new Internet technologies fastest

March 25, 2009

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Internet technology spins ahead, US Hispanics are clamoring to stay on top of the latest and greatest in online communication. A new report from market research firm Mintel shows that online Hispanic adults are quickly surpassing other demographic groups in acquiring new online communication skills.

Looking for God

By Emilio Castellanos

The God machine was turned on today after 14 years of building when a beam of protons was circulated one way through the 17 mile ring that makes up the Large Hedron Collider (LHC). The most anticipated scientific event of our lifetimes aims to uncover what holds us together.

Following is the third part of a series by Alan Boyle correspondent in Geneva for MSNBC who has been covering the unprecedented event. You can visit to learn more.


Hispanic mobile media and advertising market heats up

Date: June 25, 2008 9:56:09 PM EDT
Source: VentureBeat (
Author: Jake Swearingen

For companies looking to make a move into mobile advertising, it might be good to a get a few bilingual Spanish speakers on staff. While money has already been following Hispanics online for a while, with Hispanic consumer spending expected to top $1 trillion by 2010, and use of mobile phones exploding within the Hispanic market, expect more and more mobile marketing targeted at Hispanics in the coming months [...]

Get ready! The Mobile Internet Device (MID) is around the corner

Mobile phones and laptop computers are closer to merging into one single device, through advances in microchip technology and user preference. Some people shun the idea of having a multipurpose device but phone, camera, and music may soon live together in harmony in the mobile internet device (MID) as companies like ARM, Intel and Apple, search for new ways to make mobile devices more efficient and powerful.


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