Hutchison, more commonly known as 3 in the UK, today announced a partnership with Skype, Sling Media, Yahoo, Nokia, Google, eBay, Microsoft, Orb and Sony Ericsson. The idea is to bring all of these services on to your mobile for a flat rate fee — it’s been dubbed ‘X-Series’.
According to the hype, you’ll get free Skype-to-Skype calls to any PC or other X-Series user worldwide, be able to search on Google and Yahoo, send MSN instant messages to your friends, watch your TV from a Slingbox, access your computer at home with Orb and buy or sell stuff on eBay.
“Palo Alto-based Loopt Inc. has announced an agreement with Sprint Nextel to immediately begin offering their cell phone mapping service to all 3.8 Million Sprint Boost subscribers (Sprint Boost is a service specifically targeting the under-25 market). This service will notify users when another subscriber in their contact list is within 25 miles, providing a real-time map displaying their contacts’ locations.
Nothing beats controlling your own schedule, but what happens when it comes to controlling your attire? Working from the confines of your own home, car, and cafe sure does have its major benefits, but how can you supercharge some possible downfalls, like wearing clothes that may be a tad too casual. To quote a business adviser friend of mine, “Just because you work from home, doesn’t mean that you should dress like you’re at home.”