Daily Archives: April 25, 2011

Walmart is exploring ways to take on online rivals by launching a test service in one Californian city that lets shoppers order fresh food on the internet for home delivery.

The world’s biggest retailer began the “limited test” on Saturday as it looks to online commerce to offset the mediocre growth performance of its bricks-and-mortar stores in the US. Read more >>

Many challenged my grim assessment early last year, when I called for America to develop a new strategy to address the kinds of cyberattacks that could cripple our nation’s infrastructure, writes Mike McConnell, director of the National Security Agency in the Clinton administration.

If there were a cyberwar, I told Congress, we would lose. The unfortunate truth is that, a year later, we are no better prepared – and the stakes have risen. Read more >>

Instant messaging applications for mobile devices, such as BlackBerry Messenger, are becoming so popular that use of text messages by 15-24 year olds will fall by a fifth in many large markets including the UK, analysts predict.

Mobile Youth, a consultancy, forecasts that text, or SMS, volumes will drop by 20 per cent in the next two years in regions including the UK, Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil, where BBM is particularly popular among teenagers and students.

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Barnes & Noble has released a major update for the Nook Color that boosts the popular eReader’s appeal as a budget tablet.

With Amazon rumoured to be planning an Android tablet of its own, its rival is introducing more than 100 new apps, including the Drawing Pad art studio and games such as Angry Birds, while its browser has been improved and an email program added.

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Chris Nuttall

Barnes & Noble has released a major update for the Nook Color that boosts the popular eReader’s appeal as a budget tablet.

With Amazon rumoured to be planning an Android tablet of its own, its rival is introducing more than 100 new apps, including the Drawing Pad art studio and games such as Angry Birds, while its browser has been improved and an email program added. Read more >>

Tech news from around the web:

  • Boy Genius Report claims that Apple is testing the iPhone on T-Mobile’s network. BGR believes that Apple is just experimenting with T-Mobile’s network on its iPhone hardware for possible future devices.
  • In other iPhone news, after pushing back dates for its release, Apple is preparing to finally sell its white iPhone 4 models, Apple Insider reports.  Stores are said to have received notice of shipments and to hold onto them until an official announcement.

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