Tech News Roundup: BlackBerry Playbook Preview, Firefox Add-Ons, LinkedIn Ads Slammed, & Microsoft May Buy A Phone Maker

Thursday, January 06, 2011 20:03
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Tech News Roundup: BlackBerry Playbook Preview, Firefox Add-Ons, LinkedIn Ads Slammed, & Microsoft May Buy A Phone Maker

Today's tech roundup includes a first look at the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, a list of 21 cool Firefox add-ons, a scathing appraisal of the value of ads on LinkedIn, and news that Microsoft may buy a phone company.

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Here's a video from PC World showing the new Blackberry Playbook tablet due out in March.  

 

 

 

The list of 21 cool Firefox add-ons comes from Smashing Apps.

 

"LinkedIn ads are really, really expensive, have terrible clickthrough rates, and very rarely convert," says Silicon Alley Insider. Meanwhile, Read Write Web says LinkedIn 

aims to IPO before Facebook can.

 

Mcirosoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly open to acquiring a mobile phone maker to catch up to Android and Apple. Some say Nokia is a possibility. 

 

Here's a slidesow of 12 exciting new hardware products that will debut in 2011.

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