Friday, July 15, 2011
ATLANTA---On the Business Beat our focus is a new caller ID for your cell phone and competition for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.
Amazon's electronic reader Kindle and Barnes and Noble's NOOK in for some more competition this morning coming from Sony.
The will introduce a line of electronic readers next month to compete with the top products currently on the market.
Bloomberg News says the Sony version will sell for $180 to $300.
Word is Sony will first introduce the reader then will come out with its Tablet PC, which analysts say will include the ability to download PlayStation games.
On the horizon-Sony coming out with a Tablet that will feature 3D display.
And who is leading the social networking race.
ComScore says Linkedin is now number 2, behind Facebook. Linkedin is a network devoted to job seekers and recruiters.
They are reported up 63% in visitors--with 34 million in June.
MySpace, which was number 2, was down by 50%.
Facebook, on the other hand, was up 14% with 161 million visitors in June.
And T-Mobile out today with a new caller ID system that resembles what is on the landline.
It will identify a caller by name and location and it's a first among the 4 top carriers in the U-S.
But keep this in mind that the service is not free--it'll cost $3.99 a month.