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In Microsoft vs. Google, YouTube Returns as Battleground

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On Tuesday, there was an apparent thaw in the war between Microsoft and Google. On Wednesday, hostilities resumed anew, with email and especially YouTube as intersecting battlefields....
In Microsoft vs. Google, YouTube Returns as Battleground

Here's the potentially damning Steve Jobs email DoJ is using in Apple eBook price-fixing trial

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Here's the potentially damning Steve Jobs email DoJ is using in Apple eBook price-fixing trial

Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

9to5mac.com
Quicksilver, the donation-ware utility app that aims to speed up a wide range of the things you do on your Mac, has finally made it out of beta – some ten years after it was first made available. The app is compatible with OS X 10.6 onwards. Quicksilver is best...
Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0
Get ready for more media hacks, Twitter warns
This New Digital Camera Is Perfect For Nostalgic Polaroid Lovers

Android this week: HTC One arrives; TweetDeck gone soon; Galaxy Note 8.0 impresses

gigaom.com
The big HTC One launch date came and went this week, with two carriers selling the phone in stores on Friday. The Android handset is HTC’s flagship phone that has much riding on its success: HTC is hoping this hero can turn the tide of falling sales and revenue over...
Android this week: HTC One arrives; TweetDeck gone soon; Galaxy Note 8.0 impresses

Despite its efforts to fix vulnerabilities, Yahoo's Mail users continue reporting hacking incidents

thenextweb.com
Yahoo Mail users have been seeing their accounts broken into for months. While Yahoo says it has plugged at least two separate security holes leading to accounts getting hijacked, it appears the problem persists. While it’s unclear how long these attacks have been going on for, we first reported Yahoo...
Despite its efforts to fix vulnerabilities, Yahoo's Mail users continue reporting hacking incidents

BBC scraps Digital Media Initiative after spending £98.4m on a revamped archive and production tools

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The BBC has decided to abandon its Digital Media Initiative, after spending £98.4 million (roughly $148 million USD) to try to create a more integrated and digital workflow for its employees. The decision follows an operational review of the project, launched in October last year, which found that the project was...
BBC scraps Digital Media Initiative after spending £98.4m on a revamped archive and production tools

Feds say they can read your email

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Documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that government policy on email snooping is confusing. FORTUNE -- Newly released documents show that the FBI and some U.S. Attorney's offices have created justifications to support their contention that they don't need a warrant to read citizens' private emails. The American Civil Liberties...
Feds say they can read your email

Feedly adds 3M users in 2 weeks, updates mobile apps

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In the aftermath of Google announcing it will shut down RSS content aggregator Google Reader on July 1, alternative RSS services prospered from a huge influx of users searching for a replacement, including Feedly, which today announced that it’s added 3 million new users in two weeks since Google’s announcement and...
Feedly adds 3M users in 2 weeks, updates mobile apps

Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

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When we heard about a project that pairs Israeli and Palestinian teens to learn about tech and business, we were immediately intrigued. After learning more, we made MEET (Middle East Empowerment Through Technology) one of the original Global Voices at the D: Dive Into Mobile event scheduled for last fall....
Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and..."

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"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and we're losing money." - An internal email to Motorola staffers leaked to Amir Efrati of WSJ. ...but if you can look past all that... Google plans to layoff another 10 percent of employees -- following the 20...
"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and..."
Did the NSA have this PRISM t-shirt removed from Zazzle?

Striking Uber drivers plan on not answering calls for rides on St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco

thenextweb.com
Unhappy Uber black towncar drivers are planning on disrupting St. Patrick’s Day weekend service in San Francisco by refusing to respond to calls for rides. In an email TNW received from an unofficial spokesperson, from March 16-17, participating towncar drivers say they will not accept any Uber work. However, while...
Striking Uber drivers plan on not answering calls for rides on St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco

The Kogeto Dot For iPhones Lets You Shoot 360-Degree Video

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This is the Kogeto Dot for iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. Why We Love It: The Kogeto Dot is an attachable video camera for your iPhone that records 360 degree footage. Not only does it let you get panoramic shots, but there's an interactive video component, too. It snaps easily...
The Kogeto Dot For iPhones Lets You Shoot 360-Degree Video

Microsoft boldly adds Google to list of chat services in Outlook.com & SkyDrive

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale In a move to get more people to try its sleek email app Outlook.com, Microsoft has smartly added Google to its list of chat services, joining Facebook and Skype chat. Microsoft recently announced that Outlook.com now has more than...
Microsoft boldly adds Google to list of chat services in Outlook.com & SkyDrive

Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

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If you can’t beat ‘em, aggregate ‘em. That was my take in late 2010 when a host of daily deal aggregators sprang up at the height of the whole Groupon-clone thing. So you’ll be forgiven if this post reeks of déjà vu for you, too. Bownty, the Denmark-based daily deal...
Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

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BT said the 'particularly big' downloads are to blame for me exceeding my monthly broadband allowanceI thought others might like to know that I have succeeded in getting BT to refund an additional charge that appeared on my bill for usage over the monthly allowance included in my broadband package....
Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

Google Wallet comes to Gmail so you can pay by sending an email, launches Android API for goods and services

thenextweb.com
At its I/O 2013 conference, Google announced two important features regarding Google Wallet. The first is integration with Gmail so you can pay by sending an email. The second is the launch of the Google Wallet Instant Buy Android API, which lets developers integrate payment features into apps for selling...
Google Wallet comes to Gmail so you can pay by sending an email, launches Android API for goods and services

Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts

thenextweb.com
Visa has updated Visa Offers, a rewards scheme that helps retailers and merchants offer exclusive discounts to Visa cardholders at the point-of-sale, with instant discounts, real-time analytics and support for third-party offer programs today. The idea is to remove the need both for physical rewards cards and purpose-built smartphone apps by...
Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts
Want free airport parking? Try new ride-sharing startup Flightcar

A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

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In Silicon Valley, getting things done quickly is crucial. In the time it takes to get contracts drafted and papers signed, your funding could fall through along with your investment. So most deals in the high-tech hub start out with a low-tech handshake. This is meant to satisfy all parties...
A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

www.geekwire.com
There’s something great about subscribing to a newspaper on a dedicated e-reader for automatic daily delivery. Goodbye, wet rolls of paper on the lawn. I love to read the New York Times at all hours on my Kindle Paperwhite. But the overall newspaper experience on Amazon’s Kindle is in need...
Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative

marketingland.com
In the past, when email marketers noticed a drop in audience engagement, they would increase the volume of email sends, trying to win the attention deficit game by increasing frequency. But this strategy just doesn’t work anymore. With the increased usage of mobile devices, smart phones and... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative
Blip to publishers: we're going to monetize your videos, whether you like it or not

Apple in the Running for a new Pentagon Contract

www.patentlyapple.com
Earlier this month we reported that the Pentagon was expected to approve Apple's iDevices for Non-Classified Communications. Two weeks later and the Pentagon approved iPhones and iPads to be used by military agencies for non-classified communications, such as email and Web browsing. The motivation behind Apple's push to get approval...
Apple in the Running for a new Pentagon Contract
Google rolls out revamped Chrome notifications, available in Windows beta channel now

Triaged Email at Tablet-Scale: Mailbox App Comes to iPad

allthingsd.com
Mailbox, the iPhone email app that some folks really love and Dropbox loves so much it paid many millions for, is now available for the iPad. The swipe-to-triage service still only works with Gmail, but it’s been modified with panels to fit the larger screen. No Android, yet....
Triaged Email at Tablet-Scale: Mailbox App Comes to iPad

Pinterest Buys Local Recommendations App Livestar For Talent

marketingland.com
Pinterest has confirmed its purchase of Livestar, a mobile/local recommendations app — but the purchase is about the team of engineers more than the service itself. In an email, a Pinterest spokesperson tells us: We think the Livestar team is a natural fit for Pinterest because of their... Please visit...
Pinterest Buys Local Recommendations App Livestar For Talent
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