Chris J Powell

Facebook Murder, Google Cloud Storage and the Auxus Tablet

A while back I wrote a post on “delisting friends” a trimming of the heard if you will and now a report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows that a Johnson County couple was murdered for unfriending a man’s daughter.  You know that your social network has far too much influence when it causes someone to commit murder.

36-year-old Billy Payne Jr. and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Billie Jean Hayworth, recently delisted 30-year-old Jenelle Potter on Facebook. Jenelle was upset, but not as much as her 60-year-old father, Marvin “Buddy” Potter (pictured right). He was so angry when he learned about the Facebook Status change that he and 38-year-old Jamie Lynn Curd (pictured left), who reportedly had romantic feelings for Jenelle, went out and murdered Payne and Hayworth last week.  So much for the potential for a dislike button!

All I can say to this is WTF…it was a Facebook friendship, small town or not goes to the extreme of stupidity and well a few other choice words that I will not say in a public forum like this.

Google Cloud Storage

Watch out Dropbox…Google has set its sights on your business model next.  Google Drive is set to launch in the coming weeks or months according to Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal.  Google Drive will allow users to store photos, documents and videos and then access them with any device that has a Web Connection, including smartphones.

With Picasa, Gmail and Google Music all offering basically unlimited storage (I remember when I joined Gmail back in the early 2000’s I had just over 2 GB of storage…now I am approaching 8 GB (it grows every day).  I don’t really get the appeal of more online storage.  I forget now where I have stored stuff (is it in my Gmail, NAS, Dropbox,, iCloud or Ubuntu One).

Back in 2007 it was rumored that the “G Drive” would appear as a service but was killed off because the interface and performance sucked.  It would appear that the service will be targeted at businesses to extend their Enterprise Google Docs and Gmail service and pricing is rumored to be $9.99 per month for 50 GB.

Auxus Tablet Launch in March

Hong Kong based iberry HK is set to launch India’s first Android 4.0 ICS based tablet.  Expected to sell for between $200 and $300 USD this new 7 inch tablet is poised to dominate the growing Indian Subcontinent market that has seen some pretty impressive home grown devices like the Aakash which was available for just $50 USD.

Officially set to be called as iberry Auxus, the Android Tablet will be featuring a 7” multi-touch capacitive screen. Equipped with the three cores of 1GHz CPU, GPU and VPU, the product ensures an extremely powerful gaming experience. The support of 1GB RAM further ensures smooth operating of Android 4.0 Tablet. For those looking for performance, iberry Auxus, being made for Android 4.0 performs much better than the Android systems that can be upgraded to Android 4.0 later.

It should be an interesting year…and for the price point, I could be interested in jumping on board for this too!

Another day, another virtual dollar and hopefully I will not have to leverage multiple social channels again today to reach one of my clients.  It was actually quite humorous as he explained why he has been so busy and had gone completely dark for nearly 3 months…and actually asked me to not include the “full story” as a Blog Post…nothing like a little validation from the great people I work with.


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