Logitech Talks About its Role in Google TV

Last week at Google I/O, Google TV was announced by the company, along with its launch partners DISH Network, Sony, Intel, Adobe, Best Buy, and Logitech. Just after the unveiling presentation was given, WebProNews spoke with Ashish Arora, the Vice President and General Manager of Logitech Digital Home, about Logitech’s role in the service.

Microsoft Moves Tag Out Of Beta

Microsoft has moved its mobile barcode technology, Tag out of beta after 18 months of testing.

Users can download the Microsoft Tag app on their smartphone, take a photo of the Tag and be directed to a website, view a text message or linked to a phone number.

Microsoft says since its beta launch more than 1 billion Tags have been printed globally and in April more than 20 million magazine with Tags were in the hands of U.S. consumers.

Google Analytics Book Earns Company’s Endorsement

If you’re interested in marketing and Google Analytics, and have $27 and the time to read 450 pages to spare, Google thinks it knows of just the right book for you.  Yesterday evening, the search giant took the rather unusual step of endorsing a privately-authored paperback called Performance Marketing with Google Analytics.

Facebook Calls for Beta Testers for Q&A Product

As Facebook continues to take over the web in a variety of other ways, the social network is preparing to launch a new Q&A feature.

"We think it will be as exciting as Facebook Photos and Facebook Events, but we need your help to make it great," Facebook says.

Facebook’s Open Graph About to Get Significantly Bigger, Courtesy of Demand Media

Facebook’s Open Graph is about to get significantly bigger. I spoke with Demand Media VP, Marketing Jason Jaynes about the company’s new integration with it, and it’s a biggie, but not necessarily in the way you might think.

When you think of Demand Media, you probably think about Demand Studios, the company’s content production arm, and the sites it powers – sites like Cracked, eHow, LiveStrong, etc. These sites have enormous reach in themselves, but Demand’s new announcement has much bigger implications.

Google Makes Buzz Available From More Mobile Devices

We’ll let you judge whether this is a good or bad thing, but Google is not giving up on its Buzz service.  Today, in addition to introducing a "reshare" feature, the company decided to make Buzz available to people using many more types of smartphones.

Do Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Really Protect Your Privacy?

Facebook has introduced its latest changes to privacy settings, to appease disgruntled users who have been somewhere within the range of mildly irritated to outraged over the previous incarnation. The company is getting numerous pats on the back, or at least "that’s more like it" responses from people for the most part (there are some who still aren’t satisfied).

Symantec To Make Big Push On Mobile Security

Symantec said today it is introducing a new security initiative called "Norton Everywhere" aimed at protecting any Internet connected device.

As part of its Norton Everywhere initiative Symantec is launching Norton Smartphone Security Beta for Android in June. The new mobile application will give users the ability to remotely lock or erase data from the device via text if it is lost.

Google Completes Acquisition Of AdMob

Google said today it has officially completed its acquisition of AdMob.

The Google Blog offers more details about the AdMob acquisition. "It’s clear that mobile advertising is becoming a much larger part of our clients’ and partners’ strategies and with this acquisition, it’s now a central part of our own business."

Official Facebook SDK For Android Released

The number of Android apps with ties to Facebook – while already large – is likely to soar over the next few weeks.  Or the existing apps should get significantly better, at least, as the first official Facebook SDK for Android was released this afternoon.