Google Cloud Print in the Works for Printing from Chrome OS

If computing is going to the cloud, does that include printing? It does in Google’s plan. The company has introduced preliminary designs for a project called Google Cloud Print, a service that would allow any desktop, web, or mobile app on any device to print to any printer that the user sets up.

E-Reader Owners Avid Fans Of Magazines

Owners of e-readers are avid fans of magazines when compared to U.S. adults who do not own such devices, according to a new report from Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI).

The majority (91%) of e-reader owners read magazines, while 84 percent of total U.S. adults are magazine readers. In addition, e-reader owners read an average of 13 magazine issues a month, compared to 11 issues for average adults.

NASA Invites Twitter Users To Next Shuttle Launch

During the next space shuttle mission, NASA will host two Tweetups to give people an up close look at the space program.

For the second time, NASA Twitter followers are invited to a view a shuttle launch in person at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA is hosting the Tweetup May 13-14. Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 2:19 p.m. EDT, May 14 on its mission to the International Space Station.

Google Takes Second Crack At Mobile App For iPad

The day before the iPad went on sale, Google showed its support for the device by announcing five different ways in which it would accommodate iPad users.  Now, the search giant’s sort of unveiled a sixth: what it’s calling an iPad-friendly version of the Google Mobile App.

Intel Makes Android-Atom Pairing Possible

Smartphones based on Intel’s Atom processor – which is the company’s smallest and least power-hungry chip – will now be able to run Android.  An Intel official announced the step forward this morning, and hinted that some new devices will be developed as a result of this move, too.

Consumers Turn To Social Media For Health Support

Among Internet users looking for health information, product/health websites are as important as health care provider interaction, according to a new study from Epsilon.

Forty percent of online consumers use social media for health information (reading or posting content).

MasterCard Launches Online MarketPlace

MasterCard Worldwide said today is has entered into a three- year exclusive alliance with ecommerce aggregator Next Jump to launch the MasterCard MarketPlace.

MasterCard MarketPlace offers access to hundred of merchant -funded discounts and special deals each day from a network of thousands of merchants across the U.S.

Special offers from the MasterCard MarketPlace include free shipping from a network of participating merchants across a wide variety of categories including apparel, jewelry, electronics and children’s clothing.

Does Apple’s iAd Have the Right Stuff for Mobile Advertising?

This week, among other things, Apple unleashed its new mobile advertising platform called iAd. This is based on the company’s acquisition of the mobile ad platform Quattro earlier this year.

Younger Women Value Online Communities More Than Men

In a significant reversal over the past three years, many more young women than men indicate they feel as strongly about their online communities as their real world ones, according to researchers at the University of Southern California.

The researchers found 67 percent of women under 40 said they feel as strongly about their Internet communities as their offline ones, while only 38 percent of men said the same.

In 2007 the numbers were reversed, with 69 percent of men and 35 percent of women feeling the same way.

Nearly Half Of Americans Use Social Media

The percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking sites has reached almost half (48%) of the population in 2010, double the amount from two years ago (24% in 2008), according to a new survey from Arbitron and Edison Research.