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Tech Thursday: Can Amazon Fight off Apple’s iPad With Fire?

Amazon has announced its newest creation, the Kindle Fire, in an attempt to burn the leader of the tablet industry — iPad — and gain a majority of the market share.

Apple is likely thinking there’s no way that the 7-inch, 8GB Kindle Fire will be able to compete with its 10-inch 16GB iPad, but if you dig a little deeper  than the size of the product, there

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Tech Thursday: Jobs Out, Cook In

Apple has confirmed that the iconic Steve Jobs has stepped down from his role as CEO of the company. His replacement will be Tim Cook, who was previously Apple’s chief operating officer and was highly touted by Jobs to the board to take over his position.

Jobs stated in his resignation… Continue reading

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Flight of the FNC Flip Cam: The Epic Conclusion

Remember the Flight of the FNC Flip™ cam?

We’ve posted the epic conclusion on Facebook. Like FNC Inc. on Facebook to check it out.

For those who may have missed it, here’s the back story (SPOILER WARNING):

FNC’s marketing department bought a Flip™ cam in late 2010. It served us well during Collateral Management Conference in January 2011. We had actually just gotten… Continue reading

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Flight of the FNC Flip Cam, Part II

Due to unforeseen circumstances (or, if you’re superstitious, because it’s Friday the 13th), video from our Flight of the FNC Flip™ cam will be posted Monday soon.

Today’s Washington Post examines Friday the 13th phobias, and the five strangest fears you never knew existed: Read more.

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Tech Thursday: Sending FNC’s Flip Cam into Orbit

FNC’s marketing department bought a Flip™ cam in late 2010. It served us well during Collateral Management Conference in January 2011. We had actually just gotten into the habit of capturing employee events with the tiny camera when Cisco announced the company was shutting the Flip business.

So, to give our Flip cam a proper sendoff, we decided to send it skyward — on a helicopter… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday (on Friday): What “Cool” Phone does President Obama Need?

Barack Obama is tired of his BlackBerry.

“I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff. I’m like, c’mon guys, I’m the President of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t?”

Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to use email, and he said in 2009 that the only way he’d… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: Is there an app for that?

Tech Thursday will be Tech Friday this week.

In the meantime, please enjoy 5 Simple Web Apps For Saving Time At Work, presented by OPEN Forum.

With apologies to Nationwide, sometimes work comes at you fast.

Maybe someday there’ll be an app for that… Continue reading

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Tech Thursday: The Power of Technology (Good and Evil)

This week, FNC’s Nick Wanzenried revisited technology’s not-so-distant past1 in his post 2001: A Mortgage Technology Odyssey. In 2001, Nick recalled, the mortgage process itself was performed by pushing paper around. Ten years later, almost every step of the mortgage process includes automation or technological assistance of some sort.

Inman News presented tech personality Robert X. Cringely2 with a set of questions3 about technology’s “good and evil” effects… Continue reading

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2001: A Mortgage Technology Odyssey

Working for FNC I am constantly exposed to examples of new technology. It seems like on almost a daily basis someone pulls me aside to show me a new blinking toy that promises to incrementally change one’s life at the wave of a handi. I am not immune to those flashing toys. Last night I found myself in the local AT&T store succumbing to my need to upgrade my… Continue reading

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Game-Changer of the Week: Google +1

Google’s +1 (say plus-one) button “is shorthand for ‘this is pretty cool’ or ‘you should check this out.’ Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval.” From Google.com: Recommendations when you want them.

The +1 effort, Google’s latest attempt at social networking, won’t replace Google search results. Instead, +1 allows users to publicly recommend websites to their Google/Gmail contacts.

Sound familiar? It’s inspired by… Continue reading

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