Bing Search Gets Social
Bing and Facebook announced an extension to their partnership on Wednesday. Bing search results will now feature a section that shows Facebook profiles and highlights articles that were “liked” on Facebook by a user’s friends. Microsoft’s Qi Liu, president of Online Services explained that Bing wants to make social people part of the search experience.
FCC Wants to Eliminate Mobile Phone “Bill Shock”
The FCC is proposing a rule that would require mobile phone companies to alert customers if they are going to incur usage or extra charges. FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski says the new rule would eliminate the “bill shock” that customers often experience. No surprise, mobile companies are less than thrilled with the proposal.
Sirius XM Is Making Money
Sirius XM had big losses over the past few years but 2010 looks promising. So far this year, the company has added over 1 million subscribers and has generated $56 million in profit. However, Howard Stern’s 5-year contract is about to expire and a new deal hasn’t been reached. How important is Stern to Siriux Xm’s success? We’ll see.
Apple Stock Breaks $300
Apple’s stock hit an all-time high, breaking $300 on Wednesday. The stock price hit $301.96 per share, a 1.1 percent increase since September. Sales of the iPhone and iPad have been significant in increasing Apple’s profits, which are expected to top $18 billion for the first time this year.
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