HAPPY EASTER!!! The Waves of Tech crew would like to wish everyone a safe and family friendly Easter weekend. There will be no show next week as we stop to share some time with loved ones during the week. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode as we dive into Yahoo, Google, and GIVV.org!
Do you Yahoo?
Some 15% of Yahoo employees were provided with quite the shock this week – Layoff Notices. Yahoo has struggled with revenue the past five years. The company has cycled through a few CEOs, a change in management, and shifts in board members. Recently, Yahoo has experienced a steep decline in advertising revenue – something that the new CEO was attempting to resolve. It begs the question of how relevant Yahoo is in today’s tech realm. Once a major entity and staple of the Internet presence, they find themselves struggling to remain relevant.
Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses
Introducing – Project Glass. Google has initiated another innovative, yet limiting, project. This futuristic technology bridges the social media experience and the everyday stroll across town. Google’s augmented reality glasses allow you to access several service with cruising around town: FourSquare, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and so many more. Even though this technology may have very limited success in the hands of the general end user, we see some serious potential to exist in the healthcare and customer service industries. Check out this show note link above for a quick Project Glass experience.
GIVV.org – Digital Donations
Want an easy way to donate to all your favorite non-profit organizations without having to go to several websites? Want to see one transaction come from your bank account rather than several? Well, check out GIVV.org for the latest in digital donations. Submit your monthly donation, select which organizations get your money, and let GIVV do the work. GIVV does not charge you transaction fees or processing fees. Add your favorite charities or search their database for reputable non-profit organizations. Philanthropy and technology come together to provide you the opportunity to give, give, and give!