• Houzz Goes International, Opens Offices In London, Berlin And Sydney

    Houzz Goes International, Opens Offices In London, Berlin And Sydney

    Houzz, the fast-growing website and mobile app for all things home remodeling and design, today announced that it has opened offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. This marks the company’s first official international expansion, but as its co-founder and CEO Adi Tatarko told me earlier this week, 35 percent of Houzz’s traffic already comes from outside of the U.S. Read More

  • Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands

    Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands

    Google has learned all that it needs to learn about the reception of its Chromebook laptops in the U.S. and UK and has announced availability of Acer, HP and Samsung flavors of its device in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. As we’ve spent time with Google’s Chromebook and OS, it has become apparent that the goal of the operating system is to focus… Read More

  • Facebook’s Revenue Per User In North America Is Now 3-4X Europe and Nearly 6X Asia (But User Growth In Its Cash Cow Is Slowing Down)

    Facebook’s Revenue Per User In North America Is Now 3-4X Europe and Nearly 6X Asia (But User Growth In Its Cash Cow Is Slowing Down)

    Facebook’s user base is growing much faster outside of the U.S. than it is in its home market, but it has a little problem: those users are continuing to generate far less revenue than U.S. consumers do for the company. Facebook noted in its Q4 earnings today that average revneues per user (ARPU) for the U.S. in the quarter was $4.08, compared to $1.71 in Europe, $0.69 in Asia and only… Read More

  • Keen On...Could WCIT Really Mean the End of the Internet?

    Keen On… WCIT: Is This The End Of The Internet? [TCTV]

    Today, the dark day Syria shut down its Internet, web freedom should be at the very forefront of all of our minds. Web freedom was also center stage earlier this week when Stanford Law School hosted an event called “Sticky WCIT: Is This The End Of The Internet.” I asked several of the experts attending the event whether a WCIT meeting next week in Dubai might be a big threat to… Read More

  • AT&T thinks global

    AT&T has expanded its international wireless offerings. New traveling perks include: new international data discount plans; increased voice and data coverage; international data roaming coverage in 150 countries, up from 145; discounted data packages available in 67 countries, up from 41; international roaming coverage on 120 major cruise ships, up from 75; and global GPS navigation… Read More

  • AT&T Navigator now works in 20 countries

    Those of you with AT&T, and a compatible cellphone, will now be able to use the company’s Navigator GPS service in 20 different countries. This luxury will set you back twice what you’d pay for regular domestic coverage, or $19.95 per month. That’s on top of any data you have to pay for while overseas. Maps cost like €5, for the record. The coverage extends to… Read More

  • Sacrebleu! AmazonMP3 to expand internationally this year

    AP image: The magic of Amazon AmazonMP3, the best way to get DRM-free MP3s onto your iPod—iTunes sells AACs, some with DRM—,will be available in other, non-U.S. countries beginning this year… and that’s all the info we have. No specific dates, no pricing information, no region-specific peculiarities. Just the warm feeling that… Read More

  • Skype launching branded mobile phone

    From our big brother TechCrunch comes news that Skype will be releasing a branded mobile phone later this month. The device will be released in partnership with 3 Mobile in Britain, Italy, Hong Kong and Australia, with three more countries to follow by years end. Unfortunately for us patriots here in the USA, we won’t be seeing this mystic Skype phone anytime soon, as there are currently… Read More

  • In Da Club: Bill Gates

    In Sarajevo, Bill Gates is the next best thing to diamonds apparently. So it makes perfect sense why Club Bill Gates exists. Looks actually kind of crowded and more like a restaurant than a club. I wonder how the “Blue Spaghetti of Death” is… Flickr Page Read More

  • Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Surely if you’ve ever traveled by plane with a laptop, you’ve used Boingo Wireless. Quite a few airports in the US uses Boingo for WiFi and shelling out $7.95 each time for access isn’t very fun. So to retain more customers and to please the masses, Boingo Wireless is rolling out a new plan today. For $39 a month, you’ll be able to connect to any WiFi spot operated… Read More

  • Garmin Launches Two New GPS Units

    Today, Garmin announced it would be releasing two new models in its nuvi line of GPS units. The 200W and 250W each come with a high-sensitivity antenna to cut back on size so the case isn’t huge. You’ll find a very welcome 4.3-inch touch-screen on each unit, great for browsing through maps to find the closest McDonalds on the road. Garmin is including over six million points of… Read More

  • International Pandora Listeners Getting The Shaft

    For those of you unfamiliar with Pandora, it’s pretty much the best Internet radio service out there next to iTunes. It helps you find artists similar to those you currently listen to and it does a pretty darn-good job of doing it. But there is bad news for those of you who use Pandora and don’t live in the United States. As of today, you’re now banned from listening to… Read More

  • Hammacher Schlemmer 150-Country Travel Adapter

    I’m not sure how old this 150-Country Travel Adapter is, but it’s worth noting. It’s quite compact and allows for simultaneous charging of AC and USB. Plus it has a built-in surge protector. The adapter is configurable to work throughout Europe, Australia, Africa and the Americas. It’ll set you back $29.95, but its utility seems more than worth it. 150-Country… Read More