GeekBeat.TV #180 | Google’s Music Store & Microsoft Buys Skype!

Microsoft Buys Skype

In their biggest acquisition ever, Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion. Did they overpay?

Google I/O

Developers are at Google I/O getting all the info on the next moves to expect on Android and other Google platforms. We’ve got all the details!

Android 3.1 Gets Improved Widgets

Verizon Xoom owners will be getting Android Honeycomb 3.1 first. It brings widgets that stretch horizontally and vertically, and USB support.

Ice Cream Sandwich and Movie Service from Google

The next version of Android will be called Ice Cream Sandwich, and Google’s going into the movie rental business.

Google’s Music Beta

We’ve known that Google’s music service was coming, but now they’ve rolled it out, at least in beta form (which means free!).

Virtual Fitting Room

Over at WebBeat.TV they covered a very cool story about augmented reality technology that is enabling people to try on clothes before they buy them – virtually!

Sponsored by Windows Azure

Developers want to focus on their app, not the infrastructure. Windows Azure helps them do that.


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    Thank you for showcasing SpeedMenu as part of your Windows Azure story. We are very happy with the Azure platform and recommend it to any company wanting to get their service out quickly.