Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tech Talk Podcast: Search Engines for Phones

How do people use search engines on mobile devices compared to those on computers? On this week’s Bits: Tech Talk podcast, Claire Cain Miller, a Times technology reporter in Silicon Valley, discusses how behavior differs. She also explains how advertisers are adapting to search-on-the-go, and how Google came to its early dominance of the mobile-search market.

While its simple enough to find British dramas and comedies for sale or rent on DVD, the Acorn Media Group has started its own video-streaming service to make it even easier for Anglophiles to find their favorite shows on this side of the pond. Miguel Penella, the chief executive of the Acorn Media Group, talks about his companys Acorn TV subscription site, which streams a rotating roster of classic British TV programs to American Web browsers.

This weeks roundup of technology news includes the memorial for Steve Jobs, a look back at the life of the audio pioneer Edgar Villchur, Research In Motions apology offer to frustrated BlackBerry users after the recent network disruption, the new features of Googles new Android 4.0 mobile operating system (also known by the tasty code name Ice Cream Sandwich) and two familiar products getting modern makeovers.

The Tip of the Week points the way to posting to popular social-media sites with SMS text messages.

To find out more about the show and links to topics that were discussed, go to the Tech Talk page.

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