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Meet Google Buzz

Google Buzz lets you be social from Gmail. You can update your status there and share photos.

Who do you share Google Buzz with? Gmail contacts, for one, but you can also send your updates to Twitter as well. Your Gmail contacts can respond to your updates, using the @ symbol much like Twitter and now Facebook use. Your Gmail inbox will be used to push notifications to Buzz users.

Google Buzz was just launched on Feb 9, 2010 so it may take a few days before you get access. In the meantime, check out this vid to see how it works.

Do you think that Google Buzz can compete with Twitter and Facebook? Do you think that dominating yet another area of the Internet is a good idea for Google considering all the anti-trust scrutiny? I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, I will check it out once it rolls out to my Gmail account.

iPad. What will Apple come up with next.

The iTampon! That’s correct. The new Apple iPad – Now with Wings. LOL. Yesterday on Twitter, I noticed that one of the top trending topics was iTampon. Since Apple announced the name of their new device – iPad, there has been a flurry of jokes all over Twitter about the similarity of its name to a feminine hygiene product.

itampon

It is hard to believe that Apple would pick this name, especially after MadTV did a skit making fun of this. At the time they called the new fictional Apple product the iPad. Yes thats right you read it here, the same exact name Apple picked to call their new product. Too funny!

Call it iPad or iTampon or whatever you like. The fact is that Apple comes out with some killer products, so regardless of the name or the jokes attached to it…it’ll be flying off the shelves. Apple is a hugely popular brand so it can get away with it. For us little guys, picking a good name for ourselves or our products and services can make us or break us. So do your market research even if it means bribing your friends and family to get together around the dining room table to brainstorm.