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Zagat goes free with launch of Google+ Local

GREE May Have Missed OMGPOP, But It Has Another Way To Expand: A Deal With Ad Giant Dentsu

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When Kim first broke the news that Zynga was in talks to buy Draw Something developer OMGPOP, she noted that one other suitor was the Japanese social gaming giant GREE, which had already made a name for itself in buying U.S. gaming companies, picking up OpenFeint in April 2011 for...
GREE May Have Missed OMGPOP, But It Has Another Way To Expand: A Deal With Ad Giant Dentsu

Interview: Dom Leca of Sparrow on solving the iPhone mail client conundrum

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The new, hotly anticipated, Sparrow Mail app for iOS has been approved and is now making its way through the App Store. We’ll have our review up later today, but we wanted to start out our coverage with an interview of Sparrow co-founder and CEO Dom Leca. Along with the...
Interview: Dom Leca of Sparrow on solving the iPhone mail client conundrum
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Hasbro, Nerf revive Lazer Tag with iOS-linked blasters

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Hasbro and Nerf have brought Lazer Tag back with iOS as its cornerstone. While the blasters can work in multiplayer without any device, mounting an iPhone or iPod touch in a special holder gives them an app that both extends the firing range to 250 feet and introduces a HUD...
Hasbro, Nerf revive Lazer Tag with iOS-linked blasters

Daily Report: Google to Make Zagat the 'Cornerstone' of Local Search

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Google announced Wednesday that it is planning to make Zagat, the restaurant-ratings publisher that it bought last year for $151 million in cash, the cornerstone of a new free service, Google Plus Local, reports Glenn Collins of The New York Times. The new service is intended to enhance Google's growing,...
Daily Report: Google to Make Zagat the 'Cornerstone' of Local Search

Does Every Startup Need a Slogan?

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You’ve got a great name for your startup. What’s next? Before you design your logo, website and other marketing materials, it’s time to create a company slogan or tagline. Like Apple’s “Think Different” or Nike’s “Just Do It,” a great slogan inspires, motivates, informs and persuades. So how do...
Does Every Startup Need a Slogan?

Nokia Maps for Windows Phone makeover brings friends' photos and reviews, favorites syncing

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Nokia Maps is a cornerstone of the Lumia line, so it's more than a little vital that the Windows Phone app keep up with the smartphone pack. The just-posted 2.0 update catches up in a big way to Google Maps on social location: travelers can now add reviews and...
Nokia Maps for Windows Phone makeover brings friends' photos and reviews, favorites syncing

Voda-O2 pact may help UK get 4G faster than expected

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Two of Britain’s biggest mobile operators are joining forces, forging a pact that they say could bring higher-speed networking to the country ahead of schedule. Vodafone and Telefónica-owned O2 announced on Thursday that they plan to merge their infrastructure, pooling together resources to create a grid of more than 18,000...
Voda-O2 pact may help UK get 4G faster than expected

BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 gets a possible first sighting, themes to fit that chatty lifestyle

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It was scarcely a day ago that we got a first peek at what could be the first BlackBerry 10 devices -- and now we're looking at what may be BlackBerry 10's cornerstone app, a reworked BlackBerry Messenger. As long as N4BB's details prove legitimate, the centerpiece of the...
BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 gets a possible first sighting, themes to fit that chatty lifestyle

To Stanch Layoffs, Yahoo Has Been Shopping Its Ad Technology Platforms to Google, Microsoft and Others

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In an effort to minimize the impact of massive layoffs that Yahoo’s top management has been planning, according to sources close to the situation, one of the latest ideas to save costs and presumably jobs by new CEO Scott Thompson is to sell off much of its advertising technology...
To Stanch Layoffs, Yahoo Has Been Shopping Its Ad Technology Platforms to Google, Microsoft and Others

Google files for a patent on peer-to-peer location finding, says cell tower triangulation is for chumps

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Crowdsourcing map data itself isn't a surprise; it's been the cornerstone of OpenStreetMap and is about to get a big boost through iOS 6. Crowdsourcing actual positions is still a relatively untapped resource, however, and Google thinks that it might just be the ticket to getting a device's location...
Google files for a patent on peer-to-peer location finding, says cell tower triangulation is for chumps
Why Zipcar is tapping the college market

Confused About Microsoft's Next Version Of Windows? Here's What You Need To Know (MSFT)

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Microsoft released the first public preview of its next operating system, Windows 8, to the public today. For geeks, it's an opportunity to get our hands on all the stuff Microsoft has been showing off, in trickle-out fashion, since January 201. But if you don't follow the ups and...
Confused About Microsoft's Next Version Of Windows? Here's What You Need To Know (MSFT)

Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98

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Astronomy just lost one of its vanguards, as Sir Bernard Lovell has died at 98. The UK-born scientist was best known as a cornerstone of radio telescope development. While he wasn't the first to leap into the field, he established the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory to study...
Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98
Google finally does something with Zagat, adds reviews with launch of Google+ Local

Google shocker: American web company says web boosted American economy by $500 billion

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Who knew that a company which makes a lot of money on the web would be keen to pitch the web as important to the US economy? Google thinks it's as natural as breathing, as it just took significant credit for fueling real-world shopping. About 97 percent of Americans...
Google shocker: American web company says web boosted American economy by $500 billion

Facebook's "Sponsored Stories" Ads On $1 Million Run-Rate, Half From Mobile

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg broke out how one of the company’s key new products is doing. Sponsored Stories ads, which are advertiser messages that appear in the news feed, are getting “early results that are encouraging,” according to chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. The product, which has slowly rolled out...
Facebook's "Sponsored Stories" Ads On $1 Million Run-Rate, Half From Mobile

Mark Peter Davis: I Never Hire Jerks

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When I left my last job and set out to build Kohort, I laid out a few personal goals. One of them was simply to always work with people that I like and that I hoped would like each other. When you get to pick the team you can...
Mark Peter Davis: I Never Hire Jerks
Oracle declines copyright infringement damages from Google in anticipation of appeal
What mobile risk? Facebook says Sponsored Stories in News Feed are working

Android founder testimony in Google/Oracle trial today: Java APIs are copyrighted

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Taking the witness stand today in an ongoing legal battle royale, Android co-founder Andy Rubin may have given Oracle some heavy artillery in its lawsuit against Google. Rubin, who began working on building Android in 2003, said in court today that while Android was being developed, he was under...
Android founder testimony in Google/Oracle trial today: Java APIs are copyrighted

Axcient Adds CFO From ShoreTel and Two VPs From WebEx

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Axcient, a start-up that a specializes in a hybrid data backup that keeps corporate systems running, said it has named John Finegan, the former CFO of ShoreTel and Cornerstone, as its new CFO. It also named Jeff Teddleton, a former exec with Cisco Systems unit WebEx, as its VP of...
Axcient Adds CFO From ShoreTel and Two VPs From WebEx

Yahoo's Ad Platform Is in Limbo, but Right Media Dude Brian Silver Is Moving Forward (Video)

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Last week, during the ad:tech gathering in San Francisco, I sat down to do a video interview with Brian Silver, who runs Yahoo’s Right Media advertising exchange. Silver only got the gig in January, which is when new CEO Scott Thompson also came on board, and it’s already been...
Yahoo's Ad Platform Is in Limbo, but Right Media Dude Brian Silver Is Moving Forward (Video)

Oracle's Buy of Involver Makes for Three Social Companies in as Many Months

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Oracle continued its acquisitions streak by announcing that it will buy the social software firm Involver. It’s a privately held firm that helps large companies develop smarter marketing strategies that take better advantage of social media. Involver is Oracle’s third acquisition on the social front in as many months. In...
Oracle's Buy of Involver Makes for Three Social Companies in as Many Months

Keeping your workplace culture on the cutting edge

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Photo via Bigstock As a tech community, most of us were impacted by the “Great Recession.” As the business climate improves, it’s also important to take stock of your employees – their motivation, productivity, and collaboration – to ensure you take full advantage of the upswing. During the recession, people...
Keeping your workplace culture on the cutting edge

Google engineer says Oracle misinterpreting vital evidence

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Google engineer Tim Lindholm used testimony in Oracle's ongoing lawsuit over Java in Android to deny claims that form a cornerstone of the complaint. He denied that a potentially incriminating 2010 e-mail where he said "we need to negotiate a license for Java under the terms we need" was an...
Google engineer says Oracle misinterpreting vital evidence

Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed

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Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin, rolled out last month. The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated software and new features, including the highly-anticipated Heads-Up Display (HUD) interface. The HUD is one of several excellent improvements that have helped to make Ubuntu's Unity desktop shell even better in...
Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed
Apple adds 20th Century Fox movies to iTunes in the Cloud, all major studios now on board

Nokia’s Linux-based Meltemi platform melts amid layoffs; Qt still afloat

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Embattled phone manufacturer Nokia has conducted another round of layoffs, reducing the company’s headcount by 10,000 employees. The company is tightening its focus and making deep cuts in areas that aren’t directly tied to its current Windows Phone strategy. In conjunction with the layoffs, Nokia has also reportedly terminated its...
Nokia’s Linux-based Meltemi platform melts amid layoffs; Qt still afloat
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