CNET has learned something interesting happening to Gmail, it seems that Google has been testing Gmail Call, where you can have the ability to call any phone, both in the US and Canada, for free. Google already lets you do this with Google Voice, however that requires you have a cell phone, as it calls your phone and then the person your calling. With this, you can just place the call and use the Mic and Speakers on your laptop or desktop and talk to someone.
Aside from a little paragraph explaining what happened, there’s not much else about it. Yahoo is now being powered by Bing search results, something that has been being worked on for sometime. This is a relationship that will likely be benefitial to both sides, mostly Microsoft because it means Bing! will be getting a part of the userbase of the Yahoo Search and will be getting money from the ads being placed.
Still, I would much rather either use Google or go to the Bing! website itself, instead of using Yahoo to show me Bing! results.
Via Bing.com Blog
Earlier this morning, Intel announced that they will be purchasing the security software giant, McAfee for the low, low sum of $7.7 Billion Dollars. In cash. Intel has been looking at expanding for quite sometime now out of just creating and manufacturing chips for computers, even though it is a very lucrative business.
With the purchase of McAfee, Intel is showing that they are a company that is also willing to spend money and who knows where they may want to go to in the future. Intel purchased McAfee for $48 dollars a share, almost twice as much as their closing stock prices from the other day.
Everyone knew that Google would be working on a tablet to fight head-on with Apple’s iPad, but who would have thought that it wouldn’t be coming with Android?
Well, apparently HTC and Google are teaming up to create a Tablet not based off one of the fastest growing mobile OS’s, but instead using Google’s new ChromeOS. When is it reported to be coming out? Well, according to DownloadSquad.com it’s supposed to be out November 26th, Black Friday here in the States. And that’s not November 26th, 2011 or 2012, that’s November 26th, 2010!
*UPDATE* Apparently it was all a farce. The original author over at Downloadsquad commented later on in the day that everything, aside from the date and the Verizon agreement was pure speculation on his part.