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Google+ gets a major update, simpler UI and heavier focus on Hangouts (video)

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Google isn't quite calling it version 2.0, but today's update to its flagship social product is just that. As with most Mountain View projects, the new Google+ will rollout gradually, but as it does it may just lure back some of those who jumped ship early on. The UI...
Google+ gets a major update, simpler UI and heavier focus on Hangouts (video)

Bump Narrows Down Product to Contacts and Photos

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Bump was first known as that nifty way to digitally share contacts by physically bumping smartphones together. Over the last three years, it also became an app for sharing photos, other apps, calendars and songs. No longer. Bump is making some dramatic cuts to reduce confusion in its product and...
Bump Narrows Down Product to Contacts and Photos

Google brings DoubleClick Ad Exchange to China, despite its core business continuing to slump there

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Google’s search business may be sinking in China but the Mountain View-based giant has buoyantly introduced its DoubleClick Ad Exchange in China, as it looks to boost its business in the country. DoubleClick itself has been active in China for some time but the launch adds the real-time ‘Ad Exchange’...
Google brings DoubleClick Ad Exchange to China, despite its core business continuing to slump there

Canon touts EOS Rebel T4i with improved video focusing system, EF-S 18-135mm and EF 40mm silent lenses (hands-on)

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There wasn't much reason to upgrade with last year's T3i, but that's certainly not the case with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i. This new entry-level DSLR packs a redesigned 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with brand-new focus capabilities, enabling the camera to use both phase- and contrast-detection autofocus when paired...
Canon touts EOS Rebel T4i with improved video focusing system, EF-S 18-135mm and EF 40mm silent lenses (hands-on)

Tim Cook pays a visit to a Foxconn factory, smiles for the camera

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We can't say we're particularly surprised, but Apple CEO Tim Cook managed to take some time out of his whirlwind tour of China to pay a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou charged with making those shiny new iPhones. The above shot of the bespectacled executive in the...
Tim Cook pays a visit to a Foxconn factory, smiles for the camera

Apple's new iPad constrained by Retina display supply, 'sound labor practices'

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Demand for Apple's new iPad remains strong, but production of the device has reportedly been limited by supply of Retina displays, as well as a new focus on employees at Foxconn that has resulted in worker hours being cut....
Apple's new iPad constrained by Retina display supply, 'sound labor practices'

China Telecom introduces corporate iPhone deal as it seeks to overcome recent slump

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China Telecom, the country third largest operation and recent new Apple partner, is wooing corporate customers with a deal aimed at increasing sales of the iPhone 4S and boosting its 3G business, according to The Standard. Beijing-based companies that buy 10 iPhone 4S devices, registered with China Telecom’s subscriber plans,...
China Telecom introduces corporate iPhone deal as it seeks to overcome recent slump

Foursquare simplifies iPhone and Android apps in striking redesign

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Location-based social network Foursquare has redesigned its popular iPhone and Android applications with new focus on simplicity and encouraging more interactions between users with likes and mentions, the company announced today. Foursquare has attracted 20 million users to its service to date, but that certainly pales next to Facebook’s...
Foursquare simplifies iPhone and Android apps in striking redesign

Who wants to live forever? This immortal worm knows how | Brady Haran | Notes & Theories blog

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Viewer comments left beneath a YouTube video inspired a scientist to investigate how a worm defies ageingInternet forums have a reputation as a haven for troublemakers, timewasters and trolls. As someone who spends his days uploading films to YouTube – and drowning in the resultant torrent of comments – I'm...
Who wants to live forever? This immortal worm knows how | Brady Haran | Notes & Theories blog

Amazon Studios expands into TV series, looks to load up on content for streaming

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Amazon has had a content development division for some time but today it's announced plans to expand from just movies to developing (and distributing, via its Instant Video service) original comedy and children's series. The new focus follows the competition like Netflix and Hulu which have both dived headlong...
Amazon Studios expands into TV series, looks to load up on content for streaming
2012 Ford Focus Electric test drive: behind the wheel of Ford's $39,200 electric car

App Location Analytics: Placed Exits Stealth Mode With $3.4M In Its Pockets

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With the number of apps growing by the day, companies offering analytics on how they are performing have taken on a new focus, and the recent acquisition of Chomp by Apple has put the area positively on the map. Now a company is emerging, Placed, that is zoning in...
App Location Analytics: Placed Exits Stealth Mode With $3.4M In Its Pockets
Introducing the Android for grid batteries: GELI

Google gears up for March Madness with live ESPN Google+ hangouts and more

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Yes, it’s March Madness time. The time where everyone who attended a popular college magically becomes a basketball fan. Google is getting into the college basketball mix with some fun initiatives this year, led by some Google+ interaction, Google Earth tours of stadiums, and handy search tricks. First things first,...
Google gears up for March Madness with live ESPN Google+ hangouts and more
The BGR Show: Episode 4 – Top 9 apps for iPhone, Android, iPad

Path launches version 2.1 with music match, camera enhancements

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At an event in San Francisco today, Path’s CEO Dave Morin discussed a new release of its moment-sharing app Path. Some new features in the new version of Path 2.1, now available on the App store is: - Music match to find songs that you’re listening to - Camera enhancements...
Path launches version 2.1 with music match, camera enhancements

Don't Write Windows Phone's Obituary Just Yet, Samsung's New Focus 2 Is A Winner [REVIEW] (T, MSFT)

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The Samsung Focus 2 4G LTE pleasantly surprised me. I've had it for about a week now and I don't want to give it back. That's how much I like it. And that says a lot about Windows Phone. This was my first time using one for an extended period...
Don't Write Windows Phone's Obituary Just Yet, Samsung's New Focus 2 Is A Winner [REVIEW] (T, MSFT)

FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight From Advertisers To Data Brokers

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Advertising companies like Facebook and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) are usually on the front line of the digital privacy debate. But in a long-awaited privacy report, the Federal Trade Commission today took the heat off these familiar names and called instead for tougher supervision of lesser known firms that collect...
FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight From Advertisers To Data Brokers

Danny Bilson on THQ: his last interview as the company's boss

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On Tuesday, Danny Bilson dramatically stepped down as executive vice president of games at troubled publisher THQ – but not before giving the Guardian his final interview in the roleLast week, Danny Bilson, executive vice president of THQ, flew over to London to present a showcase of the company's current...
Danny Bilson on THQ: his last interview as the company's boss
Check out Foodspotting’s new personalized picture menus for every restaurant
StudiVZ’s answer to Facebook? Change names, go niche

Screw TVs — Why Isn’t Apple Building A Smartwatch?

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3.2 million dollars. That’s how much the iOS-friendly Pebble smartwatch has raised on Kickstarter in just six days. It’s the fastest growing project in Kickstarter’s history; by tonight, it’ll almost certainly have raised more than any Kickstarter project before it. Are you listening, Apple? There’s gold in them thar...
Screw TVs — Why Isn’t Apple Building A Smartwatch?
Because TVs & iPads belong together, Brightcove targets dual-screen Apple TV apps
Path iOS app updated with Nike+ integration, music match, and camera enhancements

COMMON, an accelerator for social change, needs innovators for Pitch Milwaukee

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Back in December we wrote about COMMON, a creative community for accelerating social change, and COMMON Pitch NYC. That event highlighted the brightest ideas for collaborative consumption — the ways social technologies help us to borrow, share and trade everything we need. Now, COMMON is back in our sights, following its Threadless typography competition, with a...
COMMON, an accelerator for social change, needs innovators for Pitch Milwaukee
Nintendo bets big on “asymmetric” tablet-based gameplay — one player against several

Ford 'Overclocks' New Focus ST: More Top-End Power, Better Fuel Efficiency

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Ford announces that 2013 Focus ST will have "overclocked," overboosted engine for better performance at high engine speed....
Ford 'Overclocks' New Focus ST: More Top-End Power, Better Fuel Efficiency
MetaMarkets crunches your big numbers, raises $15M
Ford banks on Yahoo reality series to launch new Focus

Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

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Even though social networks have begun to rival search in raw traffic-driving power, no one who wants to be visible online can ignore Google's influence. Google's new focus on Google+ social signals and fresh content means news organizations have to learn to understand those factors. How are they doing so...
Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+
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