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Shipping From Paris: Web Product Manager Creates Amazon Product Page Resume

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With an average customer review of five stars, expect Philippe Dubost to be out of stock PDQ. There are many ways one can make one's resume stand out from the rest, but this one stands out by being one of about an amazillion webpages. Philippe Dubost, a Web Product...
Shipping From Paris: Web Product Manager Creates Amazon Product Page Resume

Facebook Set to Offer Faster iPhone App This Summer

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Facebook engineers speaking off the record gave the strongest signal yet that the company is addressing investor concerns about its mobile strategy and user complaints about its mobile offering. Facebook hasn't confirmed the story, but The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Facebook engineers are working on a revision of the company's...
Facebook Set to Offer Faster iPhone App This Summer

Netflix goes 'beyond five stars' in a more detailed explanation of recommendations

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The Netflix Tech Blog produced part one of a deep dive into how its recommendations work back in April and now the team is back with the other half. If you're among the many wondering why certain movies get pushed to the front of your recommendations and others don't,...
Netflix goes 'beyond five stars' in a more detailed explanation of recommendations

Game on: I Am Alive

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Is this the end of the world or an inspiring new start for action gaming?I've come late to the feast for the post-apocalyptic I Am Alive (Xbox 360/PS3). The download-only title was released on Xbox Live earlier this week to absolutely no fanfare whatsoever. It was a quiet, almost apologetic...
Game on: I Am Alive
Small Business Owners Renew Pay-For-Play Allegations Against Yelp

Introducing Netflix Social

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Movies and TV shows are better with friends. We get suggestions from our friends for new things to watch and we connect with our friends through the shared enjoyment of a great movie or TV show. Starting today, Netflix members in the U.S. can share their favorite shows and movies...
Introducing Netflix Social

Facebook tries new tactics to get users to rate apps

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In a continued effort to get users to provide star ratings for apps they’ve recently connected to, Facebook has implemented a new “rate apps” sidebar module and redesigned similar module that appears on canvas pages. The “rate apps” module (seen right) appears on pages across the site. Facebook also updated the design...
Facebook tries new tactics to get users to rate apps

6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com

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You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services? Luckily, the folks at NextAdvisor.com have done some of the heavy lifting. Whether you're starting a business or simply registering a trademark, they have determined...
6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com

LitPick, A Startup Founded By A Harvard Lad And His Dad, Aims To Rate Young Adult Literature

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The founders of LitPick have known each other since birth. Seth Cassel and his dad Gary founded their first company, FlamingNet in 2002 when Seth was in fourth grade. Designed as a book review site, Seth and his dad Gary built the site themselves and began taking a profit. “I...
LitPick, A Startup Founded By A Harvard Lad And His Dad, Aims To Rate Young Adult Literature

Still More Of The 10 Best Amazon Reviews. Ever.

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First there was Fast Company's "The 10 Best Amazon Reviews. Ever." Then, due to popular demand, we presented, just in time for Christmas, "10 More of the Best Amazon Reviews. Ever." Now we give you "Still More of the 10 Best Amazon Reviews. Ever"--the third in our series of crowdsourced...
Still More Of The 10 Best Amazon Reviews. Ever.

Put a positive spin on the day with Happier

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Happier is a new iOS app from the company of the same name. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and is currently featured in the New & Noteworthy section of the store front page. Happier is a mobile-social network that aims to get people thinking...
Put a positive spin on the day with Happier

Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals

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Netflix wants to spend up to 15 of its entire licensing budget on the production of original content within the next few years, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who said at the Nomura 3rd Annual U.S. Media & Telecom Summit that the company is going to keep...
Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals
5 Changes To Expect In Facebook Home

Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses

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We all understand the five-star rating system. But does it really provide us with valuable information? Foursquare says nay. Foursquare is experimenting with a new ratings system that gives users more information about a particular business than the often-arbitrary five-star system employed by services such as Yelp. A new...
Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses
EFF: Vendors Better At Protecting User Data, But Gaps Remain

Snapchat Users Are Bashing Facebook's Copycat Poke App (FB)

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Within less than a week of launching, Facebook's newest app Poke has plummeted from the number one spot in the Apple App Store to number 36.  It seems to be because loyal Snapchat users are totally bashing the app in the reviews.  Poke and Snapchat let you send self-destructing photos...
Snapchat Users Are Bashing Facebook's Copycat Poke App (FB)

Boot up: The Wikipedia vandalism police, Apple analysts, and more

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Plus the three phases of owning a computer, and Apple's last quarter in chartsA quick burst of 6 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamAnalysts just can't get Apple right, it's too innovative >> Fast CompanyHere are some of the most-quoted Apple analysts: Gene Munster,...
Boot up: The Wikipedia vandalism police, Apple analysts, and more
App developers: need reach, retention, revenue? Scringo doubles time-in-app and recurring sessions

Facebook Takes Too Long To Make Its iPhone App Run Twice As Fast

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Keeping up with friends is about to get twice as fast for the millions of people using Facebook's famously slow iOS app. The newest version of the app, for iPhone and iPad, hits the App Store today and promises a mobile experience that's twice as fast as the previous version....
Facebook Takes Too Long To Make Its iPhone App Run Twice As Fast
Google TV updated with recommendations, ratings, and more info in TV & Movies app

Foursquare takes on Yelp with 10-point rating system

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Foursquare has been pitching itself as a local search tool but until now, it didn’t have a rating systems for places like Yelp’s five stars or Google’s Zagat 3o-point scale. But now, the location-based service is introducing a 10-point rating system that will give users a better idea about how...
Foursquare takes on Yelp with 10-point rating system
3 Ways To Fix Google Play

Backed By Yammer's David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews

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When you’re ready to try a new product, Stephen Svajian, co-founder and CEO of a startup called Fresh, said that what you’re really looking for are recommendations from consumers like you — but the review systems on sites like Amazon are basically broken. That’s why he’s launching Fresh, a site...
Backed By Yammer's David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews

Dark Summoner, Instagram and more on this week's Android app charts

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The top of the Android charts were once again dominated by apps we’ve seen in previous weeks, namely DeNA’s card-battle game Rage of Bahamut, which refuses to budge from the No. 1 spot in the list of top grossing chart. At a recent event held in San Francisco, Mobage showed...
Dark Summoner, Instagram and more on this week's Android app charts
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

Facebook tests star ratings for places

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Facebook appears to be testing star ratings for places, similar to the system it uses for apps. Some users are seeing a “rate these places” module in the sidebar with the option to give one to five stars to places they’ve been to. This feature could help Facebook better...
Facebook tests star ratings for places

Must See HDTV (October 22nd - 28th)

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While baseball's postseason moves on to its final round, football is just hitting its stride and NBA preseason action is just beginning to get interesting. This week Blade Runner gets yet another HD home release, there's one more presidential debate, and on Friday the maker of Pushing Daisies returns...
Must See HDTV (October 22nd - 28th)

Glow: Location-Based "Feelings" for iPhone

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Ever wonder how the people in your neighborhood are feeling? How about those that work downtown? Are people really happier on a Friday than a Monday? A new mobile application called Glow will tell you. Designed for the iPhone, this app lets you share your feelings using a simple star-based...
Glow: Location-Based "Feelings" for iPhone

Life After Onion: What’s Next for Baratunde Thurston?

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Mr. Thurston (baratunde.com, Mindy Tucker) During lunch on Mother's Day, my own mom had some exciting news to announce: "I'm reading the best book!" she declared, taking a sip from her sweating water glass in the building May heat. "It's called How To Be Black. It's excellent--hilarious, but also serious," she...
Life After Onion: What’s Next for Baratunde Thurston?

Whoovie: A refreshingly simple app for sharing short & sweet movie reviews

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Whoovie is a wonderfully simple iOS app that lets anyone write short movie reviews and share them with friends — that’s it. Somehow, out all of the useless entertainment apps that clog up Apple’s App Store, Whoovie manages to be surprisingly addicting and worth-while. The app was created by Huge Design...
Whoovie: A refreshingly simple app for sharing short & sweet movie reviews
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