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Google+ redesign foreshadows app platform

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Google rolled out a significant redesign of Google+ Wednesday morning, including new profile pages, a revamped news feed and some tweaks for profile pages. One of the new features with the biggest potential however is a navigation sidebar that can be customized by the end user. Google SVP Vic Gundotra...
Google+ redesign foreshadows app platform

Google+ gets updated with new "Local reviews" tab, larger cover photos and easier profile editing

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Google has just announced a number of updates to Google+ in the browser, including the addition of a new “Local reviews” tab, easier editing of the About tab and larger cover photos. Google shares that the new Local reviews tab will sit alongside “your photos, +1′s and YouTube videos,” and...
Google+ gets updated with new "Local reviews" tab, larger cover photos and easier profile editing

At CES, a little skepticism goes a long way

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This time a year ago, LG's 55-inch OLED TV was the belle of the CES ball. LG unveiled the massive HDTV set during its 2012 CES press conference, producing a chorus of hosannas from the press corps. And why not? You show me a 55-inch HDTV with bright, vibrant...
At CES, a little skepticism goes a long way

eBay Debuts Standlone ‘Couch Commerce’ iPad App To Purchase Items, Watch With eBay

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Over the holidays, eBay and PayPal both pushed the term ‘couch commerce,’, in which consumers use their tablets and mobile phones from the comfort of their couches. In fact, eBay launched a new feature of its iPad app called Watch With eBay, which allowed users to shop a selection of...
eBay Debuts Standlone ‘Couch Commerce’ iPad App To Purchase Items, Watch With eBay

Lumia 900: Redefining the smartphone?

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After almost five years of manic one-upmanship following the initial release of the iPhone, one OEM has finally realized that the future of smartphones lays in the arms of everyday consumers. The Nokia Lumia 900, available today and priced at $450 off-contract (or between $0 and $99 on-contract), is the...
Lumia 900: Redefining the smartphone?

A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

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It’s been a week of unusual activity for gender politics online. Social media has amplified issues around a few incidents where mistakes were made, people were offended and apologies were issued. But can these networks also help to find solutions as well as shining a light on the problems? The...
A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path—It's Just Not Doing A Very Good Job Yet (FB)

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A Facebook executive just came out and admitted it: His company is trying to copy Path, the mobile social network started by former Facebooker Dave Morin. "There’s a lot of people in Menlo Park who like to use [Path],” Facebook's Henri Moissinac said at Le Web London, a conference currently...
Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path—It's Just Not Doing A Very Good Job Yet (FB)

The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage

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The Huffington Post has closed an exclusive agreement with Ustream, the live streaming service announced today. Following the announcement, the HuffPo will get access to videos from Ustream’s citizen journalists, which it will be able to embed on its breaking news pages. Citizen journalism is the key word here; with this partnership,...
The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage

Consumer Privacy: Can the FTC Enforce a Voluntary Code of Conduct?

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"There is no Federal regulation at the end of the process," reads the White House framework document promoting the creation of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, "and codes will not bind any companies unless they choose to adopt them." This is how the Obama Administration refers to the creation...
Consumer Privacy: Can the FTC Enforce a Voluntary Code of Conduct?

5+ ESSENTIAL Back To School tips to help you study

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Right now, Australian school kids are going back to school after their summer holidays. However, we all know that the level and amount of study increases – especially when they enter their final years of school to complete their VCE, HSC or equivalent. Since I finished high school last...
5+ ESSENTIAL Back To School tips to help you study

Wooga CEO Jens Begemann on how the social gaming startup rivals giants like EA and Zynga

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Under the fresh ‘TNW Profile’ banner, we regularly shine a light on great European entrepreneurs and startup founders, to learn more about their journey and their business, and what drives them personally. We kicked off our series of Q&A-styled TNW Profile interviews with Unity co-founder and CEO David Helgason, and...
Wooga CEO Jens Begemann on how the social gaming startup rivals giants like EA and Zynga
Galaxy S II Android 4.0 UK update schedule for Three, O2, Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile detailed
Read this: 'Frankenstein' for iOS is an interactive take on a literary classic

KashFlow Adds Tradeshift Support After Being Blindsided By News Of Intuit's Strategic Investment In E-Invoicing Startup

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This week’s news that Tradeshift, the business interactions and e-invoicing platform, has taken a ‘multi-million’ pound strategic investment from legacy accounting software maker Intuit is bound to have made others in the accounting software space sit up and take notice. One such player is the UK’s KashFlow who, in what...
KashFlow Adds Tradeshift Support After Being Blindsided By News Of Intuit's Strategic Investment In E-Invoicing Startup
Gripevine takes on Radian6 with Resolution1, a dashboard for 'hearing' & resolving customer issues
LevelUp gets ready to explore a world outside of mobile payments
SoftBank's summer 2012 Android lineup: better signal, faster downloads

Want your ed-tech product to survive? EverFi's Tom Davidson says to think about a distributed work force

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For every seemingly (key word) useless thing we learn in high school, whether it’s the Pythagorean theorem, the difference between ionic and covalent bonds, or just what in the hell “onomatopoeia” means, there’s something applicable to so-called (key phrase) “real life” that goes untaught, such as the importance of...
Want your ed-tech product to survive? EverFi's Tom Davidson says to think about a distributed work force
Microsoft's Surface RT is more profitable than iPad (theoretically)

Apple denies conspiracy in ebook pricing trial: "Publishers fought [us] tooth and nail"

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The Department of Justice’s ebook pricing case against Apple kicked off in New York on Monday, and is expected to last for three weeks. The DOJ accuses Apple of conspiring with book publishers to fix ebook prices for the launch of the iBookstore. The Department of Justice and Apple’s opening statements lasted...
Apple denies conspiracy in ebook pricing trial: "Publishers fought [us] tooth and nail"
Yahoo Wants To Touch People's Lives "Everyday", One Reason It's Developing For Google Glass

Is NFC Finally Becoming Mobile's Next Big Thing?

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It was hard to avoid the message at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The GSMA, the organizing body, was keen for everyone to believe that Near Field Communication might finally be about to have its day. NFC has been a decade in the making, and has always been...
Is NFC Finally Becoming Mobile's Next Big Thing?

PBS shows quick ad instincts with 'Big Bird' Twitter buy

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In the midst of Big Bird-gate, PBS shrewdly purchased the character’s name as a way to promote the public broadcaster on Twitter. The decision shows how companies are learning to respond to the massive but short-lived ad opportunities that bubble up on social media. First some context. If you somehow...
PBS shows quick ad instincts with 'Big Bird' Twitter buy
The Dizzying Rise of Social Media in China and What It Might Mean for Facebook (Infographic)
Facebook’s 50M extra shares are still just an option

The U.S. Likely Won't Get Its Thumbs On The Hardware QWERTY-Sporting BlackBerry Q10 Until May Or June

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When BlackBerry unveiled its new BB10 line of devices and mobile OS, the company showed off both the Z10 and Q10 smartphones. The Z10 was released shortly after the announcement in many markets (the next day in the U.K., this week in Canada) and will hit the U.S. in March,...
The U.S. Likely Won't Get Its Thumbs On The Hardware QWERTY-Sporting BlackBerry Q10 Until May Or June
How Dropbox continues to win: Pre-loads on devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3
Google fine-tunes Hot Searches to showcase only a few top searches

Zuckerberg to announce "historic milestone" tomorrow -- does Facebook really have 1 billion users?

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Tomorrow on the TODAY Show, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will announce what’s being called a “historic milestone” during his one-on-one interview with Matt Lauer. For the past couple of days, Zuckerberg’s interview has been the talk of the town and this will be the first television interview the social network founder...
Zuckerberg to announce "historic milestone" tomorrow -- does Facebook really have 1 billion users?

★ Thoughts on the Display, Price, and Name of the Impending Smaller iPad

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Ever since last month’s Apple event for the iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch, I’ve been asked the same two questions about the impending smaller iPad with more frequency than any questions in recent memory. I think I’ve got answers to both, and a bonus third. How Can the New...
★ Thoughts on the Display, Price, and Name of the Impending Smaller iPad
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