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Google Launches Free Quickoffice iPad App For Google Apps For Business Customers, iPhone And Android Coming Soon

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Google just announced that it has launched a free version of the Quickoffice for iPad app for all of its Apps for Business customers. The app lets you view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files (’97 – ’10) and uses Google Drive to store files in the...
Google Launches Free Quickoffice iPad App For Google Apps For Business Customers, iPhone And Android Coming Soon

Can Seamless become a Yelp competitor?

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Seamless, a favorite resource for connecting restaurants and delivery-dependent diners, built its business helping companies order meals for its workers. But the company is now trying to become a much more consumer-focused business, and it’s now looking to the mounds of data it gathers to try to accelerate the transformation. I...
Can Seamless become a Yelp competitor?

Tello Raises $2.7M From True Ventures To Give Businesses Consumer Feedback On The Fly

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Tello,, a SaaS and mobile app that allows customers to give businesses realtime feedback on customer service, has raised $2.7 million in new funding led by True Ventures and Bullpen Capital. The company, which debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010, previously raised $1 million in seed funding from Dave McClure,...
Tello Raises $2.7M From True Ventures To Give Businesses Consumer Feedback On The Fly

Intuit shows Square, Paypal how the big boys handle sales with new GoPayment integration

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While Square and PayPal have received quite a bit of hype for their mobile credit card payment solutions, they’re still just “point of sale-lite,” according to Intuit’s mobile payments and point of sale (POS) head Trevor Dryer. Mobile credit card readers are a fine solution for young businesses, but...
Intuit shows Square, Paypal how the big boys handle sales with new GoPayment integration

6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

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Guest author Anthony Smith is CEO of Insightly. You may have read a lot of articles last year about why the so-called "freemium" model doesn't work for most consumer-oriented companies. And it's true; offering a base-level product for free to gain visibility and marketshare and then converting a subset of...
6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

AT&T Launches Enhanced Push-To-Talk Smartphone Trial For Businesses

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Though it may not always seem like it, big wireless carriers are still stuck on the concept of push-to-talk communication. It’s easy to see why — instantaneous communication between multiple people can be a huge benefit in certain lines of work, and and catering to those groups often leads to...
AT&T Launches Enhanced Push-To-Talk Smartphone Trial For Businesses

BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots

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BT today announced that its Wi-Fi hotspot numbers increased to around 4.5 million across the UK and to match this news it has launched a new BT Wi-Fi access app for Windows Mobile so that its broadband customers can find a hotspot and log in. The free app available from...
BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots
Fan fave iFixit taps Amazon cloud for new division

Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a whole ecosystem of startups building businesses around making Amazon Web Services less inscrutable to business customers. And some of those startups are now partnering up with each other to provide a fuller suite of services.. Cloudyn CEO Sharon Wagner. The latest partnership is...
Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)

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Asked what business customers like about Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system, CEO Steve Ballmer had a simple answer: "Touch! Touch! Touch!" Even with Windows 8's touchscreen-friendly user interface, though, he conceded that business customers are "going to be slow adopters," he said in an interview with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman...
Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)
T-Mobile tinkers with its tablet, dongle plans; offers overage fee option

Google Apps Users Can Now Get 24×7 Phone Support For Chrome

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Google just announced that Google Apps for Business, Education and Government customers can now call and email the company with their questions about Chrome. Google, of course, has always been somewhat notorious for its lack of customer support options, but this is slowly changing. Last November, for example, the company announced...
Google Apps Users Can Now Get 24×7 Phone Support For Chrome
The Engadget Interview: RIM VP of Enterprise Alan Panezic at MWC 2012 (video)

Office Web Apps Now Live

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Office Web Apps — Microsoft’s free online version of its Office suite — is now available to users in the U.S., the UK, Canada, and Ireland via Windows Skydrive. To try it out, just head to office.live.com (you’ll need a free Windows Live account). Office Web Apps is pretty impressive,...
Office Web Apps Now Live

RIM offers free BlackBerry 10 smartphone

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Research in Motion Thursday introduced the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program to help prepare business customers for the launch of the next-generation OS on Jan. 30....
RIM offers free BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives Users A Choice With New Mobile Share Plans

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AT&T unveiled its new Mobile Share plans earlier this morning, and at first blush it seemed awfully familiar. Under those new plans, users pay a set monthly access fee for unlimited talk, messaging, and a specified lump of data, with different classes of devices adding to the total monthly cost....
Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives Users A Choice With New Mobile Share Plans
Startup Connection Cloud aims to free your SaaS data

Weekend Tidbits: Apple explains lens flare, AT&T returns cut to 14 days, T-Mobile gets iPhone 5 nano SIMs

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It has been pretty quiet weekend in the lead up to the iPad mini launch later this month but some notable goings on.  First up, customer-centric AT&T lowered its return policy, starting today, from 30 days to 14 days without incurring penalties. Starting October 7, customers who purchase new devices...
Weekend Tidbits: Apple explains lens flare, AT&T returns cut to 14 days, T-Mobile gets iPhone 5 nano SIMs

Now That Apple Investors Have Theirs, Business IT Needs Are Next

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(This article is from WSJ.com’s CIO Journal, a new premium digital edition launching soon.) Now that Apple has acceded to Wall Street demands it distribute some of its cash hoards back to investors, business IT decision-makers are wondering whether the company will also respond with more alacrity to their specific...
Now That Apple Investors Have Theirs, Business IT Needs Are Next
Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Maker Of PassTools For Apple's Passbook, Because Not All Brands Need Fully Featured Apps

Apple announces 128GB iPad with retina display

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Apple announced that it's doubling the amount of storage available on the iPad -- something that may appeal to business customers. Apple said Tuesday that it will begin selling a 128 GB model of the iPad, on Feb. 5; previously, the iPad only went up to 64 GB of storage....
Apple announces 128GB iPad with retina display

Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

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Microsoft this morning released a new version of Office 365 for businesses and said the paid subscription service has become one of the fastest-growing businesses in the company’s history — now used by 20 percent of its largest customers, up from 15 percent a year ago. This is the latest step...
Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

Intel’s Windows 8 tablet specs look boss, but can the price be right?

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Oh my, oh dear, Intel has some beautiful specifications in mind for Windows 8 tablets. By now I’m sure that you have seen the information, but just in case, here’s what the company is looking for: tablets with 9+ hours of battery life, built-in 3G/4G, and 30 days standby time, all in...
Intel’s Windows 8 tablet specs look boss, but can the price be right?

Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

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An Internet connection is a terrible thing to waste. (That’s how that saying goes, right?) Months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed for people to open their connections up to strangers via the Open Wireless Movement, a new “six strikes” anti-piracy policy threatens to convince residential and business customers...
Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever
Microsoft Brings Its New Touch-Friendly Office Suite To Business Customers (MSFT)

Zendesk Brings Customer Support To 20K Businesses, Gets Localized In 11 Languages

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Online customer service company Zendesk is announcing a new feature that could help its customers achieve their global ambitions. Specifically, Zendesk is announcing 11 fully localized versions of its product, in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian-Portuguese, Spanish, and both simplified and traditional Chinese. To be clear, Zendesk...
Zendesk Brings Customer Support To 20K Businesses, Gets Localized In 11 Languages

Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

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The Irish mobile app development and deployment outfit FeedHenry (which was one of GigaOM’s Mobilize Launchpad finalists a couple years back) has just scored a respectable $9 million, Intel-led funding round. VMware was already an investor along with Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland, and all three have participated in the...
Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
CloudLock aims to bring PCI compliance to Google Drive
Mobile: As Twitter Tightens Its Grip, HootSuite Buys Seesmic
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