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Gripevine To Civilize Angry Twitter Mobs With Its Customer Complaint Platform

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We’ve seen what social media can do to a company’s reputation. One little slip-up, like a PayPal Ruins Christmas rant, or a Chapstick social media death spiral, can damage years of precious brand building. More importantly, it can kill a company’s stock price. Take United Breaks Guitars, a YouTube video...
Gripevine To Civilize Angry Twitter Mobs With Its Customer Complaint Platform

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?

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Apple's Siri loses a lot in translation. Could human-powered intelligence pick up the slack where virtual assistants fail? Sivi founder Nicholas Seet thinks so. The pitfalls and oddities of our interactions with Siri are the brunt of many well-documented jokes and groans. (No, Siri, giving me directions to Philadelphia...
Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?

If You Can't Wait For Microsoft Office To Come To The iPad, Try This Instead (MSFT)

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It feels like we've been waiting an eternity for Microsoft to bring its suite of Office apps to the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.  While Office is expected to launch on the iPad (finally!) in November, other devices will be left out of the fun.  That's why apps like CloudOn,...
If You Can't Wait For Microsoft Office To Come To The iPad, Try This Instead (MSFT)

10 Things We Love And Hate About Apple's New Mountain Lion Operating System For Macs (AAPL)

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Apple's newest operating system Mountain Lion made a pretty impressive debut last week. We've been using the system non-stop since it came out, and overall we really like the experience. It feels like a more significant upgrade than Lion did last year. But it's not all perfect. We do have...
10 Things We Love And Hate About Apple's New Mountain Lion Operating System For Macs (AAPL)

BBC Trust won't probe iPlayer open source gripes

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Tells users to 'Have Your Say' via online survey instead Exclusive The governing body of the BBC has no plans to investigate the Corporation's decision to block open source implementations of RTMP (real-time messaging protocol) streaming in the iPlayer, despite grumbles from many UK viewers and listeners of the service.…The...
BBC Trust won't probe iPlayer open source gripes

If You Have One of the Latest Smartphones, Here's What You are Probably Griping About

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The only thing people love more than their smartphone is complaining about their beloved device. The folks at FixYa have put together a report correlating several top smartphones with the most common complaints made about said smartphones. The report doesn’t list the types of things that happen to all kinds...
If You Have One of the Latest Smartphones, Here's What You are Probably Griping About

The Fiver | Some Idiot Leaving His Radio On In The Background | Paul Doyle

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Click here to have the Fiver sent to your inbox every weekday at 5pm, or if your usual copy has stopped arrivingMORE UNREST AT THE EMIRATESA butcher is a person in your neighbourhood. A teacher is a person in our neighbourhood. An Uzbek multi-billionaire steel and telecommunications tycoon is a...
The Fiver | Some Idiot Leaving His Radio On In The Background | Paul Doyle

Google Joins Gripes About Microsoft Shutting Out Rival Web Browsers

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Google is echoing concerns from Firefox parent company Mozilla that Microsoft is hindering rival Web browsers on some computing devices designed for the next version of Windows....
Google Joins Gripes About Microsoft Shutting Out Rival Web Browsers
The Veteran Team Behind G2 Crowd Looks To Build A "Yelp" For Enterprise Software
You'll Want To Get This iPhone App Before Apple Pulls It (AAPL)

Spoof Time Warner Cable Site And Video Asks Customers 'What Can We Do Worse?'

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Last week, a lot of people liked that video about what a TV commercial would be for an honest cable company (ah, if only truth in advertising laws really worked...). And, soon after that came out, a few people alerted us to a new "gripes site" called TWCCustomerService.com, claiming to...
Spoof Time Warner Cable Site And Video Asks Customers 'What Can We Do Worse?'

Rumors of new iPad swirl as iPhone 5 owners air their gripes

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Apple may be preparing another surprise event ahead of the holidays, according to a report from Fortune. The nugget of a rumor comes from an unnamed source identified only as a "major Apple investor" who told Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt that Apple will send out invitations to a press event for...
Rumors of new iPad swirl as iPhone 5 owners air their gripes

7 Things Windows Phone Needs To Fix Before We'll Ditch Our iPhones (MSFT)

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We love the Windows Phone operating system. In fact, it's better than iOS in several key ways. We might even be on the cusp of recommending you buy a Windows Phone, if it weren't for a few major gripes we have with it. To its credit, Microsoft has fixed...
7 Things Windows Phone Needs To Fix Before We'll Ditch Our iPhones (MSFT)

Foursquare Releases “Cheater Code” To Stop People From Checking In Where They Are Not

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If you play Foursquare, having the mayorship of your favorite spot is the biggest and best thing in the game. Having someone cheat and steal your crown is downright blasphemous.So, after much to-do Foursquare is finally rolling out their “cheater code” to stop “some of the folks that are checking...
Foursquare Releases “Cheater Code” To Stop People From Checking In Where They Are Not

LinkedIn to Developers: We'll Give You the Clarity the Other Platforms Won't

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In light of frustration with platform policy changes on other social media services like Twitter, LinkedIn today pushed out updated terms of service, a revamped developer resources Web site and a more explicit approved-developer program. “The intent is clarifying rules of the road,” said LinkedIn spokeswoman Julie Inouye. LinkedIn’s new...
LinkedIn to Developers: We'll Give You the Clarity the Other Platforms Won't

Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

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On my 30th birthday, I decided to quit Facebook. Being on the site seemed pointless at the time, but now I'm beginning to question my decision.  It's not because the site has changed drastically (it hasn't) or that I miss snooping on random acquaintances (I don't).  What it comes down...
Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)
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Surface RT tablet sales 'modest,' says Microsoft CEO

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Despite Microsoft's big marketing push, sales of the Surface RT tablet have started "modestly," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says in a recent interview. The tablet is also drawing some gripes and less interest than Microsoft likely wants. Ballmer did not disclose any sales figures, but says he is optimistic...
Surface RT tablet sales 'modest,' says Microsoft CEO

TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints

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Ofcom warns home phone, broadband and paid-for TV providers they need to improve performanceComplaints about home phone, broadband and paid for TV services have failed to drop over the past three months, leading the regulator Ofcom to warn providers they must "improve their performance".TalkTalk continues to be the most complained...
TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints
New survey details the ways your cell phone service sucks

Why Wikipedia Doesn't Belong In The Classroom

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Wikipedia's stated goal to be a neutral fact-based encyclopedia has enabled it to accumulate an incredible amount of useful information. But the service's very nature makes it unsuitable for classroom use in the minds of many teachers and professors - no matter how much students want to rely on it. ...
Why Wikipedia Doesn't Belong In The Classroom

For One Week, My Incredible Pebble Smartwatch Was All It Promised To Be--And Then It Stopped Working

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The Pebble is intriguing, and I might have picked a bad apple. But with big Apple looming, a young company must grow up quick. One night earlier this week, my Pebble watch showed me an important Gmail message from my "VIP" label (from my mother), and let me change...
For One Week, My Incredible Pebble Smartwatch Was All It Promised To Be--And Then It Stopped Working

Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone and iPad

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In principle, trapping adorably rotund bugs to feed them to birds is not my idea of a fun game. I like cute things, and I don't like watching or making them to die. But I quickly got over my ethical gripes about killing tiny critters when I started playing Bubble...
Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone and iPad

Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

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The other day, a friend gchatted to discuss Path’s $30 million funding round, which was led by Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures and included Richard Branson and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner. My friend, a tech-savvy one-time user of Path, summed it like this: “Path. $30 mill. Wtf?” Indeed, it’s a...
Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

3 Top Gripes About the New iPad

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Reviewers give Apple's newest tablet three strikes, but it's far from out, according to analysts and technicians....
3 Top Gripes About the New iPad

BlackBerry 10.2 Beta SDK arrives with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime, final release this summer

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BlackBerry today released the much-anticipated beta release of the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2. That’s a mouthful, but all you really have to know is that the new version adds the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime; you can download the latest...
BlackBerry 10.2 Beta SDK arrives with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime, final release this summer

Aakash 2 tablet brings much faster chip, capacitive touch

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India took quick action to address quality gripes with the original Aakash tablet by releasing an upgraded version. The new Android 2.2 model is still made by Datawind but is roughly twice as fast, carrying a 700MHz ARM Cortex-A8 chip. Its much-maligned resistive, seven-inch touchscreen has been replaced with a...
Aakash 2 tablet brings much faster chip, capacitive touch
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