With all the recent changes in the banking and credit card industries, you’re bound to get more than a few e-mails or letters from your bank or credit card company.
But, wait. Was that last e-mail really from your bank?
It might have been, but there’s a pretty good chance it might not have been. Phishing is a pretty common practice for those trying to steal your identity. All they need is you username and password, and off they go, taking all your private financial information with them. Phishing is serious and you’ve probably been targeted whether you realize it or not.
2008 is coming to an end and various publications will be getting out their crystal balls to make wild predictions about what the buzz-techs of 2009 will be.
Here’s my look into 2009, along with a look back at developments in 21st century technology (funny how 21st century technology used to conjure up images of spaceships and sci-fi). It’s quite amazing to see how far we’ve come in less than a decade
On Wednesday, I wrote about a battle looming between Apple and Googleas discussions take place over the possibility of Apple making Microsoft‘s Bing the default search engine on the iPhone.
Stepping back further than a single search engine fight, it’s evident that Google, Microsoft, Apple, and even Yahoo are now competing in numerous different business arenas.
The chart above illustrates many of the services these companies provide. Some of their products have been cornerstone revenue streams, and others are just at the beginning of development. But putting them up against each other really helps illustrate each company’s focus and their possible future directions of exploration.
Google has perhaps more than any other company become “The Internet Company.” It’s grown hand in hand with the internet and its entire business model has from the start been totally focused on the internet as a delivery platform.
And let’s face it, Google is a pretty interesting company. In fact, we think it’s so interesting that we put together this infographic with a ton of facts and figures about Google. We’ve been digging through Google’s SEC filings, news articles and the trusty old Wikipedia to get plenty of interesting data to include. We hope you like it!