Jim’s WebLetter for 6/5/10

Hi-ya friends and neighbors!

Could Microsoft be poised to buy AOL? Reuters reports since the breakup of Time Warner and American Online, the latter hasn’t been doing real well. But on speculation of the sale, AOL’s stock jumped up in Friday’s trading. With AOL’s database of users, Microsoft would see a jump in their search device, Bing. Currently AOL uses Google. The question is, how much are you willing to pay, Microsoft? AOL is estimated worth at $2.2 Billion.

Here’s an inside tip that may be coming soon to YouTube. Live streaming for some town hall meetings and political rallies. YouTube has already shown live feeds of sporting events and concerts to find a huge audience in attendance. It appears that one day everyone will be able to broadcast live their events, their lives, on YouTube much like they do on Justin TV and Ustream. But for now, politicians are the number one target. http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/03/youtube-live-stream/

Personally, I think Ticketmaster has had a strangle hold on event ticket sales for way too long. Their fees they impose on ticket sales has continued to climb ever since they began in the late 70’s. So, now there’s Eventsv.com … a new search and price comparison tool that links up to various event ticket providers around the world. This fairly new site launched with 100,000 listings of music, cultural and sporting events. Once the right ticket has been found, the site also suggests hotels in the area and information about the city in which the event is being held. http://www.eventsv.com

Goggles is an impressive app from Google’s Mobile Labs. This visual search tool is available as a free download for Android phones. It uses the phone’s camera to take a photo of an object and analyses it for visual matches in Google’s image catalogue. It will even look at a bar-code to return information about the product. Goggles is due to release the app for other phones including the iPhone soon. http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#logo

And speaking of iPhone … it’s carrier, AT&T just changed their phone plans and eliminated the word “unlimited” from their vocabulary. Now you get a choice of two plans and will be charged extra if you go over that amount. 3G iPad owners, if you purchase before the end of the weekend, you can still get in under the wire for unlimited data useage, otherwise you too will be limited. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/att-tiered-data/

The junior executive had been complaining to his wife of aches and pains. Neither one could account for his trouble.
Arriving home from work one night, he informed her. “I finally discovered why I’ve been feeling so miserable. We got some ultra-modern office furniture two weeks ago, and I just learned today that I’ve been sitting in the wastebasket.”
(thanks, Ron)
Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right because everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.
Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she’d asked the other children. So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the principal’s office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it any more.
I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am. Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most.
I told her, “Colonel Sanders.”
Guess where I am now…….
(thanks, Howard)
One of my co-workers got a speeding ticket and was attending a defensive-driving course to have points erased from his license. The instructor, a police officer, emphasized that being on time was crucial and that the classroom doors would be locked when each session began.
Just after one class started, someone knocked on the locked door. The officer opened it and asked, “Why are you late?”
The student replied, “I was trying not to get another ticket.” The officer let him in.
(thanks, Rachael)
A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked,”Son, Can You tell me where the Post Office is?”
The little boy replied, “Sure! Just go straight down this street a coupla blocks and turn to your right.”
The man thanked the boy kindly and said,”I’m the new pastor in town. I’d like for you to come to church on Sunday. I’ll show you how to get to Heaven.”
The little boy replied with a chuckle. “Awww, come on… You don’t even know the way to the Post Office.”
(thanks, Taz)
That’s it for this week, friends. Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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