In this week’s Technology edition over at Al Watan Daily, the news covered a variety of events from the newly discovered spray-on batteries, RIM’s incredibly miserable situation, as well as the newly introduced products by Google.
Let’s start off with RIM otherwise known as the Blackberry maker. They have entered a fateful stage in their professional journey in which they have lost more and more cash this year than any of their previous years. Their loss was so drastic that they ended up firing 5,000 people as well as postponing all of their new devices until 2013. That means no Blackberry 10 phones, that device they thought would save their behinds and make them popular again well nope it’s gone now. They are currently functioning on their cash reserve and you know that they will run out of that soon so let’s see how this whole thing plays out eventually. [Link]
Zain Kuwait being one of the first companies in Kuwait to fully utilize the true use of Social Media held together a gathering of social media activists whether they were Bloggers, Tweeters, Instagrammers, YouTubers, or simply professionals running their own Social Media companies to celebrate the Global Social Media Day on June 30th. The event was held in Al Hamra Tower 55th Floor in the Sky Lobby, so not only do you get awesome an awesome socializing event but you also get one with a view!
The Social Media Club in Kuwait has released their Social Media Day video celebrating the Social Media Day. Wow how many times have I said social media in that sentence! Guess the amount and you get my undying gratitude.
Anyways so the Social Media Club met with Social Media enthusiasts from bloggers, to professionals and made this awesome video featuring: Nasser Al Mutawaa, Mohammed Al Muhaini, His & Hers Q8 with Mesho, Sh3aib, Danderma, Ansam, among others. So have a peak!
It is officially June 30th and thus the third annual Social Media day! You might be wondering what is “Social Media Day” well to answer your wandering mind, back in 2010 Mashable decided that since there was no official Social Media Day that they would dub June 30th as such a day.
It is a day set to connect with other enthusiasts in your area by arranging meet ups. Shortly afterwards the world heard the social cry and Canada officially named June 30th as Social Media Day.
If you are constantly found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Pintrest, Tumblr, Blogs, YouTube, Google+, and any social platform then today is a day for you. It’s a celebration you have to partake in because seriously without those social platforms your life will be a boring potato. So I’d like to wish you all a very “Happy Social Media Day” and keep on socializing digitally!
A few days ago Google held their I/O Keynote in which they announced a number of cool stuff (not really cool to me since I’m an Apple Fangirl! :P Seriously but technology is technology and any new gadget is something I gobble up quickly!) So what was announced and what does it mean to all of you?
Two words. Forza Azzuri!
Italy has made it to the finals, after an amazing game with 2 goals courtesy of the amazing Super Mario Balotelli to 1 goal for Germany which came in the final moments!
Disclaimer: The following short story is a work of fiction; names, characters, and incidents are the product of this author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual people or events is coincidental.
Most girls at my age would be worried about paying for the latest pair of Gucci heels, Prada bag, Armani shoes; they’d also be making over their look once or twice a month and sometimes a week all of this in hopes of catching a guy here or there. But not I, nope, no sir! I am the closeted (or so I lie to myself) gadget-a-holic! I am a twenty-something girl who is absolutely and utterly obsessed with the latest gadgets! And if you like fruits, as I love them, then you’d know which fruit I’m quite partial too.
Ever since I was a young cub (woah, I’m not a bear, let’s just scratch that), so ever since I was a young child I had a certain infatuation with all things that speak geek. I am not a certified geek-a-holic but I sure loves me some nerd speak and a lot of technology!
My obsession reached it’s peak a few years ago, a point of no return. I require a fortune just to feed off this obsession and allow myself to live the geeky life. Family members would ask me to go shopping with them and instead of losing myself in department stores filled with the latest clothes and shoes I find myself yearning to enter an electronics store in hopes of getting lost in between the endless rows of mobile phones, music players, TVs, laptops, desktops, and everything that is wonderful! Don’t get me wrong I love to shop for clothes and shoes and all the basic necessities, but that’s exactly what they are: basic necessities. But my UMHs (Ultimate Must-haves)? That term would be applied to the latest phone that is being released which has x-y-z features or the revamped tablet or computer.
I thought one of the best ways to make new friends as I am constantly being told to do so, is to give you this glimpse into my life and show you what a typical day would require from me. But before I can do any of that I have to introduce myself, hmmm on second thought I would rather prefer to remain nameless, to give you that sense of mystery and allow you to imagine yourself in my shoes for once (trust me they’re not Gucci heels!)
But remaining nameless will sort of be hard therefore I think I would like to be called “Gadget Girl”, my friends call me “GG” and since we are going to know more about each other I believe it’s safe to assume you could all call me that. So fasten your seat belts and be prepared to enjoy the roller coaster ride of your life, I am about to give you the inside scoop of my life and I bet you will surely fall in love with it.