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Sunday Chatter – 6/14

June 14th, 2009 posted by · No Comments

WordPress 2.8 Unveiled This Week

The latest version of WordPress was made available for download late Wednesday evening. Version 2.8 includes several new features, such as a built-in theme browser, along with faster navigation. I’m always excited when WordPress comes out with a new build, but maybe that’s because I’m a geek. Watch the video below for a complete outline of the newest version.

New Apple iPhone 3G S — Backlash in Canada

Who hasn’t heard of the new iPhone yet? Apple released it at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday and the buzz has been going on ever since. However, there is a large backlash in Canada over the release — mainly with customers still on contracts with the older iPhone. Rogers, the exclusive wireless provider of the iPhone in Canada, only has 3 year contracts available for the mobile device, meaning that existing users will have to wait until the summer of 2010 to upgrade. Ouch! You can upgrade earlier, but there will be a fee associated with doing so. Fortunately for me, I don’t have an iPhone because I was never a fan of a long 3 year contract to begin with. Come to think of it, having any cell phone for 3 years is like a lifetime, as technology is constantly evolving. I don’t think I’ve had a cell phone for more than two years without getting a new one.

Dell Makes $3 Million on Twitter

Dell said this week that their company has made $3 million in sales by having a presence on Twitter since 2007. How much did Twitter make from those sales? $0. In fact, Twitter has yet to make a profit at all. This just goes to show how more companies are extending their brands by using social media. Perhaps there’s something appealing that makes consumers want to purchase something if they see it on Twitter, but whatever their motivation is, it’s working. Read the full article from the New York Times.

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