• After 36 years and billions of sales, the floppy disk is to join the video player, cassette deck and film camera on technology's scrapheap. The 9cm piece of plastic will no longer be available from Britain's biggest computer retailer. PC World announced last night it would stop selling the disks when stocks ran out. via Metro.co.uk

    Jan 31,
    - by semoadmin
  • Wal-Mart is applying its famous price rollback strategy to health care by announcing it will make nearly 300 generic drugs available to customers and employees for only $4 per prescription. The change in pricing affects both customers with and without insurance. Those with insurance will pay a co-pay of $4.00. Wal-Mart says they will still file with your insurance company, but will not charge them. The program began in September of 2006, and is expanding each month with new additions to the list of offered prescriptions. Visit the Wal-mart Pharmacy Website for more information.

    Jan 30,
    - by semoadmin
  • Sending and sharing files is a daily routine. If you have the need in your working, or personal, life to send and share large files easily without tying up your email, senduit could be a service for you to try out. The senduit service allows users to upload up to 100MB of data, and create a unique URL to share in two steps. This data is then given an available time frame in which users can access it. So if it’s somewhat private or sensitive material you can set it to be available for 30 minutes, and all the way up to one week of availability. A better known provider of this type of service includes yousendit, who allows for

    Jan 30,
    - by semoadmin
  • Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone carrier, passed on the chance to be the exclusive distributor of the iPhone almost two years ago, balking at Apple's rich financial terms and other demands. Among other things, Apple wanted a percentage of the monthly cellphone fees, say over how and where iPhones could be sold and control of the relationship with iPhone customers, said Jim Gerace, a Verizon Wireless vice president. "We said no. We have nothing bad to say about the Apple iPhone. We just couldn't reach a deal that was mutually beneficial." Verizon's decision to pull the plug on talks sent Apple into the waiting arms of Cingular, which will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the iPhone. The

    Jan 30,
    - by semoadmin
  • Renkoo solves a problem we've all had: how does a group of friends decide on a place and time to get together (and maybe also an activity to enjoy)? Preferably without completely filling up your email box or spending all day on the phone :-) Renkoo is a free, easy way to plan your social events, send out invitations and organize your outings. For more information, go to renkoo.com!

    Jan 26,
    - by semoadmin

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