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Burnt Toast & Tech for 110410

Welcome to another interesting morning in tech news. Yesterday Facebook had a press conference bringing in lots of new features that are possibly so intriguing that I may start using it. Foursquare isn’t trying to be left behind in the geo-location apps either according to the CEO and co-founder…and then we have some MySpace news. so grab you cup of coffee (or tea) because here’s your burnt toast & tech…

 - Yesterday Facebook had it’s mobile announcement…and things are about to get interesting. Facebook has announced Deals, which is exactly what I was referring to late last week. When you check in to certain places on Facebook, the dealer may offer you a coupon or donate to charity on your behalf. I’m sure this list is only a sampling of the businesses that will get involved in this. Watch out Foursquare…

[ Facebook Introducing Deals ]

 - Since we’re talking about Foursquare and checking into places…the CEO of Foursquare, Dennis Crowley, recent spoke about “what happens after you checkin”. Foursquare is looking to start recommending places based upon where you’ve checked in before, brand discovery, and better deals…Watch out Facebook…

[ Foursquare: A Glimpse of the Future ]

 - Did you know that digital apps can be sold out? Well neither did I but apparently that’s what happened when SkyFire, another mobile phone browser already available on Android and Windows Mobile, went live in the iTunes App Store. Apple then decided to pull the app. < sarcasm >I’m sure it had nothing to do with SkyFire being able to play Flash…</sarcasm >

[ SkyFire Can’t Handle Demand And Pulls App ]

 - Last week, MySpace (remember them…before Facebook…it allowed you to be all custom with your profile and put up music and glittery images) got a redesign. This week, News Corp is looking to sell them. In News Corp’s earnings call they were stating the dire straights of MySpace (they are down $70 million when compared to the same quarter last year).

[ News Corp Says MySpace Losses Unsustainable ]

 

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